The table toppers, the Gulf Giants, who were unbeaten in the first ten days of the league, received their first defeat against the Sharjah Warriors. After a couple of run-fests on Sunday, we saw a low-scoring game on Monday. Let’s go through more details of the game and see the market variations.
Match 14: Gulf Giants vs. Sharjah Warriors
Sharjah Warriors 151 for 7 (Denly 58, Naveen 5/38) beat Gulf Giants 130 all out (Jordan 37 & 3/25 (↑31%), Wiese 35 (↓2%)) by 21 runs.
The Gulf Giants opted to bowl after winning the toss and struck twice in the powerplay. Tom Kohler-Cadmore played another fine knock of 36(20) before becoming the second wicket of the day. David Malan(↓8%) also fell quickly to leave his side at 50 for 3.
Joe Denly played a fighting innings to avoid a collapse. His 58 runs off 43 balls made sure that the Warriors could get to a respectable total. Moeen Ali(↓6%) and Mohammed Nabi(↓3%) scored 16 and 20, respectively, to help the Sharjah side close the innings at 151 for 7.
The target didn’t look challenging, but Chris Woakes(↑19%), Junaid Siddiqui, and Naveen-ul-Haq ran through the Giants’ batting line. The first 5 wickets fell inside the powerplay, and when Liam Dawson became the 6th one to fall, the score was just 30.
Chris Lynn(↑30%) showed some resilience with a 22-ball 20, but when he was dismissed, his side had scored only 71 runs in 12.1 overs. David Wiese(↓2%) and Chris Jordan(↑31%) fought with 35 and 37, respectively. But, a horror start made sure that the Giants fell short by 21 runs. Gulf Giants are still on top of the points table, and Sharjah Warriors have now raised to the 4th position.
Chris Jordan(↑31%) couldn’t help his team win the game, but he was Sportiqo’s most valuable player on Monday. After bowling a brilliant spell of 3 for 25 in 4 overs, he smashed 37 runs in just 26 balls. His final SportiScore on day 11 of the league turned out to be 40.45.
Another English all-rounder, Chris Woakes(↑19%), is second on the list with 25.75 SportiScores. He didn’t do well with the bat and was dismissed for a 9-ball 4. But, his 4 overs went for just 11 runs and brought 2 wickets as well.
Here are the performances and SportiScores earned by all the top players on day 11 of the ILT20 League:
|Chris Jordan||37 & 3/25||40.45|
|Chris Woakes||4(9) & 2/11||25.75|
|David Wiese||35(29) & 1/33||8.5|
|Rehan Ahmed||0(4) & 1/23||-6.5|
Chris Jordan’s(↑31%) heroics with both bat and ball raised his price by 31.45 SPQs. Chris Woakes(↑19%) also got his value up by 19.05 SPQs. Dawid Malan’s(↓8%) poor run of form continued, and his price further fell by 18.2 SPQs. Rehan Ahmed‘s(↓16%) ordinary day resulted in a 16.1 SPQs price fall for him.
Let’s see the major price changes in the players’ value after the 14th game of the season:
|Player||SportiScores||23 Jan Price||24 Jan Price||% Change||Cumulative SPQs Earned|