The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD) are ready to be at odds with Gulf Giants (GUL) in the 16th match of International League T20 2024 at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Giants are currently placed third in the points table with two wins in their last four matches. They have a positive NRR of 0.153.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, on the other hand, are placed second last in the points table with only two wins of their last five SA20 League 2024 matches. So, this will be a battle to watch out for.
ABD vs GUL Match Details
- Match – ABD vs GUL, 16th Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- Date & Time – January 31, 2024 & 8:00 PM
ABD vs GUL Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is well-balanced with equal opportunities for both batters and bowlers. The last match played here was between Sharjah Warriors and Dubai Capitals, where a total of 209 runs were scored at a loss of 11 wickets. The weather is expected to be cloudy with around 40% chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 23° Celsius.
ABD vs GUL Head-to-Head Records
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Gulf Giants have faced each other twice. One match was won by Gulf Giants by 6 wickets, while the other match was abandoned due to rain.
ABD vs GUL Toss Prediction
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are expected to win the toss in ABD vs GUL’s 16th match.
ABD vs GUL Predicted Playing XI
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders: Alishan Sharafu, Andries Gous (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Sam Hain, Laurie Evans, Imad Wasim, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, David Willey, Sunil Narine (c), Joshua Little
Gulf Giants: James Vince (c), Jamie Smith (wk), Chris Lynn, Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Aayan Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Gleeson
ABD vs GUL Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: James Vince (GUL)
Since the pitch is well-balanced, James Vince can definitely be a player to watch out for. He is currently in next level form, scoring runs in almost every match.
He has already smashed 126 runs in the last four matches. Jordan Cox and Alishan Sharafu are other good batter picks for today’s ABD vs GUL match.
Top Bowler: Chris Jordan (GUL)
Chris Jordan is a kind of bowler, who no one should ever underestimate. He is a perfect bowler who has the ability to take wickets in the death overs. He might go expensive, but get wickets in the death overs.
He has already taken 5 wickets in the last four matches. Dominic Drakes and Richard Gleeson are other good bowler options for today’s ABD vs GUL match.
Top All-Rounder: Carlos Brathwaite (GUL)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Carlos Brathwaite is no doubt the best option.
He is currently one of the key players in the Gulf Giants squad and his performance is necessary for the team to secure the top position. He took 3 wickets in the last match against Dubai Capitals.
Sunil Narine and David Willey are other good all-rounders for today’s match. They are clever wicket-takers and can aggressively hit the ball for boundaries in the middle order.
ABD vs GUL Best Betting Odds Comparison
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ABD vs GUL Who will win?
The Gulf Giants are expected to win the 16th match since they have a better squad and head-to-head record. Current Form also favors them. They have some of the best SA20 League 2024 players.