Sharjah Warriors will face Gulf Giants in the first match of the ILT20 2024 on Friday (January 19) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. This is the second edition of the tournament.
The Warriors managed to win three out of 10 matches last season and finished in fifth place in the points table. One of their wins came against the Giants, their opponents for this game. They retained six players from the previous season and released players like Moeen Ali. He was the skipper of the side last season and has been replaced by Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
The Giants won the first edition of the tournament and defeated the Desert Vipers in the final. They chased down the target of 147 runs in 18.4 overs with seven wickets in hand. James Vince will be back as the skipper of the side for this season and will partner with Chris Lynn at the top.