GUL vs EMI Dream11 Prediction: 26th Match, International League T20 2024, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates Dream11 Team

Updated on: Feb 7, 2024 10:38 pm IST

GUL vs EMI ILT20 2024 Match 26 Dream11

The 26th match of the UAE T20 League 2024 will see Gulf Giants (GUL) squaring off against MI Emirates (EMI) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Thursday, February 8.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Gulf Giants vs Mumbai Emirates, International League T20, 2024

8 February, 8:00 PM IST

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

GUL vs EMI Preview

MI Emirates had played against Desert Vipers in their last encounter, where Desert Vipers won the toss and elected to field. They had a decent start but quickly picked up pace and were cruising ahead to a good total. Kusal Perera, Ambati Rayudu and Nicholas Pooran made significant contributions to the team as they amassed 188 runs. Vipers, in return, had a horrible start, and they just kept on getting worse from there. It was the brilliant eighth wicket partnership for 73, which saved the face for them and took them a good total as they lost the game by 30 runs.

Gulf Giants had played against Dubai Capitals in their last encounter, where Dubai Capitals won the toss and elected to field. Giants did not start well on a slow track as they lost several wickets early and were tottering at 17 for four. It was a significant partnership for the fifth wicket, which did the job for them as they crawled to a decent total of 126 runs. Capitals made a decent start but they missed a trick by losing wickets at regular intervals. Dasun Shanaka did play a handy knock but did not receive much support from the other end, as they lost the game by just 19 runs.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s pitch offers an equitable platform for both batters and bowlers. The fast bowlers enjoy significant swing and are expected to capitalise on the new ball during the initial phase of the game. On the other hand, spinners face challenges in getting a firm grip due to the even surface. However, batters will have the upper hand beyond the initial overs for most of the game on this track. The team winning the coin toss should consider opting to bowl first at this venue.

Last T20 result at the venue (FEB 6, 2024)

Gulf Giants – 126/9 (Pacers – 7w, Spinners – 1w)

Dubai Capitals – 170/7 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 4w)

Gulf Giants won by 19 runs.

Form Guide:

GUL – WWLLW

EMI – WWLWW

GUL Playing 11

  1. Jamie Smith (wk)
  2. James Vince (c)
  3. Chris Lynn
  4. Jordan Cox
  5. Shimron Hetymer
  6. Gerhard Erasmus
  7. Aayan Khan
  8. Jamie Overton
  9. Chris Jordan
  10. Zuhaib Zubair
  11. Dominic Drakes
  12. Blessing Muzarabani

GUL Key Players

Jamie Overton T20 Stats

Last 5 Scores in T20 Last 5 T20 bowling figures T20 Stats DT20 Stats at Dubai Vice captain choice
1, 25, 8, 6*, 41 1/29, 1/17, 0/31, 0/25, 1/41 85 Runs & 16 wickets in 9 matches 5 wickets in 3 matches         ✅  

Zuhaib Zubair T20 Stats

Last 5 Bowling Figures in T20 DT20 Stats DT20 Stats at Dubai Stadium Captain or Vice captain choice
1/16, 4/22, 2/49, 1/17, 1/8 19 wickets in 15 Matches 3 wickets in 4 innings         ❌  

EMI Playing 11

  1. Muhammad Waseem
  2. Kusal Perera (impact)
  3. Andre Fletcher
  4. Nicholas Pooran (c & wk)
  5. Ambati Rayudu
  6. Tim David
  7. Odean Smith
  8. Akeal Hosein
  9. Muhammad Rohid Khan
  10. Trent Boult
  11. Fazalhaq Farooqi/ Dwyane Bravo
  12. Waqar Salamkheil

Mumbai Emirates Team News

  • Fazalhaq Farooqi might miss the later part of this tournament for the national duty. Dwyane Bravo might replace him.

EMI Key Players

Nicholas Pooran T20 Stats

Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Stats DT20 Stats at Dubai Captain or Vice captain choice
39, 24*, 17, 33, 37 1792 Runs in 82 matches 280 runs in 9 innings         ✅  

Trent Boult T20 Stats

Last 5 Bowling Figures in T20 T20 Stats DT20 Stats at Dubai Vice captain choice
1/45, 2/29, 0/44, 1/37, 2/11 74 wickets in 55 Matches 13 wickets in 7 matches         ✔  

Who will win today match between Gulf Giants and MI Emirates (Match 26 of UAE T20 League, 2024)?

  • MI Emirates, sitting at the top, have dominated this tournament. On the other hand, Gulf Giants are in the third position of the points table.
  • This is the home ground for the Giants.

We can expect a result favouring the Giants in this match.

GUL vs EMI Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: N Pooran, K Perera

Batsmen: C Lynn, J Vince, W Muhammad, S Hetmyer

All-rounders: J Overton

Bowlers: T Boult, C Jordan, A Hosein, Z Zubair

Who are the Best Captain or Vice Captain Options for GUL vs EMI Dream11 Team?

For Small League, Head to Head contest: J Overton, N Pooran

For Grand League, Mega Contest: T Boult, C Lynn

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