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MI Emirates vs Gulf Giants LIVE: James Vince & Co eye second ILT20 Final

MI Emirates vs Gulf Giants LIVE: James Vince & Co eye second ILT20 Final

The Giants are the defending champions and will aim to get to their second consecutive final, while Emirates, under Kieron Pollard, look to add another trophy to the MI franchise cabinet.

MI Emirates vs Gulf Giants LIVE: The MI Emirates (MIE) will go against defending champions the Gulf Giants (GG) in Qualifier 1 for a place in the ILT20 2024 Final. The two table-toppers have made it to the playoffs, with six wins each and a 1-1 record against each other so far in the tournament.

Apart from getting the most wins, MIE and GG have also dominated the proceedings in both departments. All three highest wicket takers in the event are from the Emirates. Fazalhaq Farooqi, Waqar Salamkheil, and Trent Boult have 45 wickets among them (17, 14, and 14 respectively) and helped their side reach the qualifiers.

Whereas Giants’ skipper James Vince and opener Chris Lynn are the second and sixth-highest run scorers in the event, respectively.

Based on their current form, the Gulf Giants are ahead. They are on a four-match winning streak, which includes a 5-run victory for the MI Emirates. Meanwhile, the Kieron Pollard-led side is on a two-match losing streak, having lost to the Giants on February 8 and the Dubai Capitals on the 10th.

MI Emirates vs Gulf Giants, Qualifier 1: Squads

MI Emirates Squad: Muhammad Waseem, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Andre Fletcher, Chris Benjamin(w), Dan Mousley, Kieron Pollard(c), Jordan Thompson, Dwayne Bravo, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Trent Boult, Muhammad Rohid Khan, Waqar Salamkheil, Reece Topley, Monank Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Odean Smith, Zahoor Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, Asif Khan, Will Smeed, McKenny Clarke

Gulf Giants Squad: James Vince(c), Jordan Cox, Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Jamie Smith(w), Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Zuhaib Zubair, Blessing Muzarabani, Carlos Brathwaite, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Saurabh Netravalkar, Sanchit Sharma, Usman Khan

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