Market Report – UAE International League T20 – Qualifier 1, February 8, 2023

Gulf Giants vs. Desert Vipers Match 31

The two top teams in the league stages, Desert Vipers and Gulf Giants, faced each other in the first qualifier of the ILT20 League. Read the blog to find out about the game details and the market changes after the first playoff match.


Match 31: Gulf Giants vs. Desert Vipers


Desert Vipers 178 for 7 (Hasaranga 31 & 3/36(5%), Curran 29 & 4/31(90%)) beat Gulf Giants 159 all out (Hetmyer 36(8%), Jordan 17 & 3/40(8%)) by 19 runs.


Gulf Giants won the toss and decided to chase in the all-important game. Rohan Mustafa played a breezy cameo of 23 in just 13 balls, but Alex Hales(↓8%) and Colin Munro(↓28%) fell cheaply. Consequently, the Vipers found themselves at 33 for 3 in the 6th over. Then, a 60-run partnership between Wanindu Hasaranga(5%) and Sam Billings steadied the ship.

Both scored 31 runs each, and after them, Sherfane Rutherford and Tom Curran(90%) joined the party. The former scored 37 off 19, while the latter hit 29 in 17. All these cameos powered Gulf Giants to 178 for 7 in their 20 overs.

The Giants started the chase by bringing up 53 runs in the powerplay. The opening stand between Chris Lynn and James Vince was broken on the first delivery after the powerplay. After the first 6 overs, the Gulf Giants lost 4 wickets for just 22 runs in 27 deliveries.

Then, Shimron Hetmyer(8%) brought them back with a crucial knock of 36 runs in 21 balls. However, after his departure at the score of 110, the target always looked out of their reach, and they eventually lost by 19 runs. Tom Curran(90%) got 4, and Wanindu Hasaranga(5%) picked 3 wickets. Now, the Vipers are just one win away from lifting the trophy of the first season of the ILT20 League.


SportiScore Analysis


Tom Curran(90%) was Sportiqo’s most valuable player in qualifier 1. With the bat, he played a vital knock of 29 runs in 17 balls. His cameo included 2 fours and as many sixes. Then, he returned with brilliant figures of 4 for 31 to seal the game for the Vipers. Consequently, he earned 35.5 SportiScores.

Shimron Hetmyer(8%) smashed 36 runs in 21 balls, along with 3 sixes and a four, to grab 22 points. Chris Jordan is third on the list with 19.1 SportiScores. He was quite expensive with the ball as he went for 40 runs in his 4 overs. But, he picked 3 wickets and later smashed a six and a four to score 17 off 10.


Here are the performances and SportiScores earned by top players in the first qualifier of the ILT20 League:

PlayerPerformanceSportiScores Earned
Tom Curran29(17) & 4/3135.5
Shimron Hetmyer36(21) 22
Chris Jordan17(10) & 3/4019.1
Wanindu Hasaranga31(20) & 3/3614
Sheldon Cottrell0/21-4
Colin Munro2(7) -7
David Wiese0(2) & 1/34-8
Alex Hales3(8) -9


Market Update


Tom Curran’s(90%) terrific all-round performance increased his price by 24.32 SPQs. Shimron Hetmyer(8%) also got a price increment of 12 SPQs. On the other side, Alex Hales'(↓8%) value dropped by 19.63 SPQs. David Wiese’s(↓14%) price also went south by a margin of 18.45 SPQs.


Let’s see the major price changes in the players’ value after the first game of the playoffs:

PlayerSportiScores08 Feb Price09 Feb Price% ChangeCumulative SPQs Earned
Tom Curran35.527.1351.4590%51.45
Shimron Hetmyer22145.89157.88%157.8
Chris Jordan19.1126.93136.858%136.85
Wanindu Hasaranga1475.3579.455%79.45
Sheldon Cottrell-491.4780.25-12%80.25
Colin Munro-762.0744.8-28%44.8
David Wiese-8129.60111.15-14%111.15
Alex Hales-9245.43225.8-8%225.8


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