DOL vs DPWL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 23, 2022

DOL vs DPWL Match Prediction - Dec 23, 2022

The Lions will be looking to get back to winning ways as they take in the Dolphins for their final league match of the CSA One-Day Challenge on Friday.

This game will not have any bearing in the playoffs as the Lions have already booked their berth in the finals while the Dolphins have no chance of making it there. The odds on offer for a Lions’ win are shorter than what we would have liked, therefore punters will have to look towards side bets to make the most out of this match. 


DOL vs DPWL Team Previews


The Dolphins have won just 2 of their 6 fixtures so far and are second-last on the points table. With just one match to go, the team is already out of the race for the finals. With the pressure of qualification gone, the Dolphins have nothing to play here for except pride.

Bradley Porteous and Jason Smith have by far been the best batsmen for the Dolphins this season. Porteous has scored 242 runs so far, while Smith is close behind with 210 runs. However, the top order has been a big letdown for the team throughout the entire season. JJ Smuts, Ruan de Swardt, and Grant Roelofsen have all got some good starts but have failed to build upon them.

Andile Phehlukwayo has been decent with both, the bat as well as the ball. He has picked up 12 wickets and has also scored 111 runs from 6 matches. Smuts has picked up 8 wickets so far and has also been quite economical. But other than them, the bowling effort has been quite mediocre. 


Dolphins Playing 11

Andile Phehlukwayo, Bradley Porteous, Bryce Parsons, Jason Smith, Odirile Modimokoane, Daryn Dupavillon, Eathan Bosch, JJ Smuts, Ottneil Baartman, Prenelan Subrayen, Tshepang Dithole.

DP World Lions

The Lions are the defending champions for this season. Their form from the previous season has spilled over into this season too and they have been the best-performing team in the competition so far. The Lions won each of their 5 opening games and were the first ones to reach the Finals.

They did however falter in the last game against the Warriors, where they faced their first defeat of the season. Opting to bowl first, the Lions’ bowling line-up was caught in a blizzard of runs thanks to a stunning onslaught by Tristan Stubbs and Diego Rosier.

Chasing a mammoth target of 349, the Lions lost 3 wickets for just 56 runs. Reeza Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder then put up a gritty stand of 195 runs for the 4th wicket, but the lower order surrendered quite meekly and the Lions lost the match by 50 runs. Batting however has been one of the biggest strengths for the Lions this season.

Ryan Rickelton, who has scored 377 runs so far, is the leading scorer for the tournament. He has received good support from Reeza Hendricks as well as Dominic Hendricks, while Mitchell van Buuren and Wiaan Mulder have performed well in patches. Sisanda Magala has picked up 14 wickets so far and has been well supported by Malusi Siboto and Lutho Sipamla. 


DP World Lions Playing 11

Bjorn Fortuin, Connor Esterhuizen, Joshua Richards, Liam Alder, Mitchell Van Buuren, Dominic Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Malusi Siboto, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder.

DOL vs DPWL Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss is likely to opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban is a balanced one, providing equal opportunities to both, batsmen and bowlers. While the good bounce will make playing shots easy, the pitch offers plenty of assistance to the seamers, thanks to humid and windy conditions.

The average first innings score here is around 240. The weather here on Friday is expected to be clear and sunny, with gusts of wind reaching over 30 km/h. There is very little chance of rain and we should have a full game. 


DOL vs DPWL Betting Tips

The Lions have been the team to beat this season. The batsmen, especially Rickelton and Reeza Hendricks have been in excellent form. Given the fact that the bowling for the Dolphins has been pretty average this season, the Lions should have no problems in either setting or chasing a big total.

Bet on the Lions to win. 


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    Top Bowler for the Dolphins

    Andile Phehlukwayo (4.75)


Phehlukwayo has been the best performer for the Dolphins with the ball this season. In 6 matches, he has picked up 12 wickets, including a 4-wicket haul. His best figures in ODI have also come in this very ground. The conditions in Durban are excellent for the seamers and that is why we are backing him to be the top bowler of his team in this match.

Today Match Prediction

DP World Lions To Win the Match

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Who will win DOL vs DPWL

Dolphins 80.00% (4)
DP World Lions 20.00% (1)
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