ILT20 2024: Match 1, SW vs GG Match Prediction: Who will win today’s ILT20 match between SW and GG?


The 2024 ILT20 will kick off with an opening game between Sharjah Warriors and Gulf Giants at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on January 19.

The 2024 International League T20 (ILTO) second season is set to commence on Friday, January 19, at the esteemed Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE. The opening clash will feature Sharjah Warriors (SW) against the defending champions, Gulf Giants (GG).

SW vs GG Match Details :

Teams: Sharjah Warriors vs Gulf Giants

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

Date & Time: January 19, 08:00 PM(IST)

Live Broadcast: Zee TV, Zee TV HD

Streaming: Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions

The anticipated surface at Sharjah Cricket Stadium is likely to be batsman-friendly, with a placid nature. However, teams will closely monitor the dew factor, potentially impacting bowlers. If dew comes into play, batters might have an advantage, challenging bowlers in containing runs during the tournament opener.

Weather conditions in Sharjah are forecasted to feature clear skies on the clash day. With a milder evening temperature around 16 degrees Celsius, the game promises to be pleasant for players. Fans can expect an electrifying battle in store for them.

SW vs GG Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played	            02
Sharjah Warriors Won	    01
Gulg Giants Won             01

SW vs GG Predicted Playing XI

Sharjah Warriors (SW):

Martin Guptill, Johnson Charles, Kusal Mendis (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Denly (c), Daniel Sams, Chris Woakes, James Fuller, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Dilshan Madushanka

Gulf Giants (GG):

Chris Lynn, James Vince (c), Jordan Cox (wk), Usman Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Zuhaib Zubair, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drake, Afzal Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

SW vs GG Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: James Vince

Gulf Giants’ premier fast bowler Chris Jordan could be the best bowler in the first game against Sharjah Warriors. He was the leading wicket-taker in the inaugural ILT20 and emerged as the Player of the Series for his 20-wicket haul. He is currently playing for Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing BBL and is expected to join the ILT20 squad and carry forward his form in the upcoming game.

Probable Best Bowler: Chris Jordan

Gulf Giants’ top-notch fast bowler, Chris Jordan, is poised to be a standout performer in the opening game against Sharjah Warriors. Leading the wicket charts in the inaugural ILT20, he earned the Player of the Series title for his remarkable 20-wicket haul. Currently playing for Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing BBL, Jordan is expected to bring his excellent form to the ILT20 squad and make a significant impact in the upcoming game.


Gulf Giants, entering the match as defending champions, are the favorites, eager to make a statement in the first game. Retaining most of their squad from the last season, they boast depth in batting and quality in bowling. Although Sharjah Warriors are formidable, the Gulf Giants appear slightly stronger on paper. Our prediction leans towards Gulf Giants to secure the victory.

Bet on Gulf Giants to win.

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