International T20 LEAGUE 2023, Final DV vs GG Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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International T20 League

Final: DV vs GG



After the super thrilling 33 games of the inaugural season of the International T20 League, the Final will occur between DV and GG in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, on Sunday, 12th February, at 07:30 PM IST. DV won by 19 runs when they last met in the Qualifier 1 match. So now is the time for an act of perfect revenge on DV for GG.

The Vipers' starting lineup at the match has a significant issue. Colin Munro, the captain, seemed to be utterly out of it.

In his previous three games at no.3, the New Zealand batsman has scored 2, 2, and 1. Despite having an excellent five victories from 7 matches on this field, their batting order is erratic, which increases their vulnerability.

In Qualifier 1, the lower middle-order players Sherfane Rutherford and Tom Curran prevented the Vipers' ship from perishing. Before them, after losing three wickets in the powerplay, the innings were saved by the partnership between Billings and Hasaranga.

In T20 cricket, Alex Hales is a heavyweight player renowned for his powerful hitting. Although he has also been unable to have a meaningful influence in recent games, the team's depth should inspire some confidence in the top order.

A strong start might make a significant impact on the Vipers. The bowling assault will be led by Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, and Luke Wood. They are trustworthy bowlers who can provide timely strikes.

Overall, the team is well-balanced, with many young and skilled players.

Chris Lynn assumed team command in Qualifier 2, changing the leadership. However, as soon as he was removed from leadership, James Vince came out and had his most remarkable performance.

The Giants are also concerned about their batting. Despite fielding some of the top T20 players, GG has had significant meltdowns. At this location in Qualifier 1, they were bowled out for 159 runs against the Vipers.

They had previously chased a 152-run mark in Dubai when they were all out for only 130 runs against Sharjah. Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, and Colin de Grandhomme make up the middle and bottom of the Giants' star-studded batting order.

Giants from the T20 format are present in the batting order. Hetmyer, David Wiese, and Tom Banton will lead the middle order if the Giants are to pursue a target in this situation; all of these need to go off. In addition, Brathwaite and Colin de Grandhomme may do better with the bat than they did.

Brathwaite, though, can be helpful with the ball. The bowling assault also benefits significantly from Chris Jordan's extensive expertise. This is a strong team made up of top T20 players who have played for championship-winning teams all around the globe.


Match Details

Match: DV vs GG, 2nd Final, International T20 League

Date: Sunday, 12th February 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Pitch & Weather Report 

Since the toss has always decided the winner at this ground, the team that wins the toss will likely choose to bowl first. Therefore, the best time to bat is in the second frame. Because of this, enormous sums are often chased here.

The outfield at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is vast. The conditions are challenging for bowlers who bowl fast. However, they utilize their variations in the right way. Spinners have taken a lot of wickets because of the conditions.

This venue is still a good place to bat because it has a lot of paces. So expect a score between 165 and 175 to par. Today will be cloudy, and the temperature will be between 23°C and 17°C. The wind will be coming from the east at 29 km/h.


DV vs GG Squads

DV: Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz AhmedBenchTymal Mills, Ali Naseer, Adam Lyth, Mark Watt, Jake Lintott, Ronak Panoly, Ruben Trumpelmann, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal

GG: James Vince (c), Tom Banton (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Chris Lynn, Aayan Afzal Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Tom Helm, Qais Ahmad, Ollie Pope, Dominic Drakes, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Ashwanth Chidambaram


DV vs GG Probable XIs

DV: Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed

GG: James Vince, Chris Lynn (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Gerhard Erasmus (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Qais Ahmad


Match Prediction

This season, DV and GG will meet for the 4th time. So far, the Giants have a 2-1 lead in head-to-head stats. The Vipers have done well here in the past. Based on how things are going, both teams are struggling and showing promise with their batting. Both teams have match-winning players, so it's hard to say who will win. But GG has a slight edge in this game and will start as the favorites.

GG will likely win the game and lift the trophy of the inaugural edition of the International T20 League 2023.


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