International T20 LEAGUE 2023, Qualifier 1st GG vs DV Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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International T20 League

Qualifier 1st: GG vs DV



After a Topsy-Turvy Group stage of the International T20 League, the first qualifier will occur between GG and DV in Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, 08 February 2023 at 07:30 PM IST. GG was the best side in the group stage, with only one defeat in 10 matches, while the DV squad was in second place with seven wins and three losses. 

GG is here after beating SW by 7 wickets in their last game, which was a booster for their Morale in this match. However, DV lost their previous league game against the same GG by 25 runs, and they’ll seek an act of sweet revenge in this game. 

Vince’s GG would want to continue on this winning streak and get to the championship. First, the team would like a solid start from Tom Banton and Vince, who have performed well in the competition. Then Gerhard Erasmus and Aayan Afzal Khan in the middle order, along with Colin de Grandhomme, Colin de Grandhomme, and Dominic Drakes, must perform as per their hitting reputation.

To win this game, Dominic Drakes and Sanchit Sharma must strike quickly against a potent batting lineup. In the last game, David Wiese, Qais Ahmed, and Brathwaite bowled brilliantly; they'll want to repeat that performance tonight. The side would also want powerful spells from Tom Helm, Erasmus, and Aayan Afzal Khan.

On the other hand, this game will be a significant test for Colin Munro's team. They have lost two games against the Giants, including the most recent one by a score of 25 runs. It will require steely nerves to beat the Giants in this game, given how dominant they have been against opponents. Munro coaches a talented team; thus, he demands excellence from his athletes.

Since he has been in such excellent form, Alex Hales and Rohan Mustafa will be the team's starting pair. The team's middle order, which includes Munro, Sam Billings, and Sherfane Rutherford, is powerful. The team's batters include Wanindu Hasaranga, Benny Howell, and Tom Curran.

The team has to put GG on the back foot right away. Sheldon Cottrell and Mustafa must score first. Then Hasaranga must participate in this game, where he will take advantage of the favourable circumstances and enjoy them. The side will also witness effective spells from Matheesha Pathirana, Shiraz, and Benny Howell.


Match Details

Match: GG vs DV, Qualifier 1st, International T20 League

Date: Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Pitch & Weather Report 

The toss has been the deciding factor at this venue; in this ground, the team awarded the toss will undoubtedly choose to bowl first. As batting conditions are at their finest in the second innings, we have often seen significant scores being chased here. 

The pitch at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is flat despite having a sizable outfield. The conditions are challenging for fast bowlers. Therefore, they effectively use their variations. Spinners have benefited from the circumstances and taken several wickets. The team batting first here would want to score 170 runs, which can be effectively held off by solid bowling.

The Weather will be pleasant for the game. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 27℃ and 19℃ with a wind speed of 24 km/h in the Northwest direction.


GG vs DV Squads

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: 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 vs DV Probable XIs

GG: James Vince (c), Tom Banton (wk), Gerhard Erasmus, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin de Grandhomme, Dominic Drakes, Aayan Afzal Khan, Tom Helm, Sanchit Sharma, Qais Ahmad

DV: Colin Munro (c), Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesha Pathirana, Shiraz Ahmed


Match Prediction

The second-best team in the competition has been DV. They have performed well against every team but have yet to rise to the GG's challenge. Before taking on the field, they must prevail mentally. Key players for the Giants are in terrific shape and have performed up to their reputation. Although we anticipate a competitive contest, the Giants will start as favourites. Gulf Giants will triumph in this game.


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