DV vs GGT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 04, 2023

DV vs GGT Match Prediction - Feb 04, 2023

The Desert Vipers will be looking to finish their group stage at the top of the points table as they face the Gulf Giants for the second time this season on Saturday in the International League 20.

Their previous encounter was a close one as the Gulf Giants emerged as the winners in the very last over of a high-scoring match. Nevertheless, the Vipers will be eager to avenge that loss and finish the group stage on a high. 


DV vs GGT Team Previews

Desert Vipers

The Desert Vipers have been one of the most consistent performers in this inaugural season of the ILT20 and as a result, are currently at the top of the points table. Since this is their last match before the playoffs, a win here will help them end the group stage on a high and help them give immense confidence. 

The Vipers have won each of their last two matches and will be hoping to carry forward the winning momentum. Alex Hales has been in sublime form this season, scoring 439 runs, and is the top-scorer of the tournament. The middle-order batsmen, including captain Colin Munro, Sam Billings, and Sherfane Rutherford, have played some good innings but more will be expected of them in this key encounter.

Rohan Mustafa has been a decent all-rounder, picking up 3 wickets and scoring 131 runs. The bowling has been much stronger, as both their seamers, Sheldon Cottrell and Gus Atkinson, are in excellent form. In the spin department, Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up 11 wickets.

He, along with Cottrell, is among the top-3 wicket-takers of the tournament. All-rounder Tom Curran has had a good time with the ball but has struggled with the bat. 


Desert Vipers Playing 11

Alex Hales, Rohan Mustafa, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Tom Curran, Jake Lintott, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesha Pathirana, Sheraz Piya.

Gulf Giants

The Giants have been a bit unlucky this season as they saw two consecutive matches get washed away due to inclement weather. However, they came back strongly after the break, defeating the MI Emirates by 5 wickets in their latest outing. They trail the Vipers by 2 points and a win here will take them to the top of the table. 

James Vince has by far been the best batsman in the squad, scoring 3 half-centuries in 6 innings and scoring a total of 255 runs. Shimron Hetmeyer and Chris Lynn put up a brilliant 117-run partnership in the Giants’ earlier encounter against the Vipers, with both scoring half-centuries. However, other batsmen, including Tom Banton and Gerhard Erasmus have been found to struggle.

Just like their opponents, the bowling has been one of the biggest reasons for the Giants’ success this season. Chris Jordan has picked up 13 wickets so far and is the leading wicket-taker for the tournament. He has received good support from David Weise as well as Rehan Ahmed. Richard Gleeson and Sanchit Sharma too have chipped in. 

Gulf Giants Playing 11

James Vince, Tom Banton, Chris Lynn, Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Aayan Khan, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Sanchit Sharma.

DV vs GGT Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely bat first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The Dubai International Stadium has a flat pitch which is excellent to bat on and has produced some high-scoring encounters till now. There is little help for the quicker bowlers but the spinners do see some amount of spin as the game progresses. This being a Day match, dew will not be a factor here.

The average first-inning score here is around 150 but the team batting first will be looking to score over 170 to feel safe. The weather is expected to be clear with plenty of sunshine and temperature remaining around 22 degrees Celsius. 


DV vs GGT Betting Tips

Both, the Vipers as well as the Giants, are two of the best-performing teams this season, making this an extremely difficult match to call. However, we will be backing the Desert Vipers to win this match. They have a much deeper batting lineup compared to that of the Gulf Giants. On the other hand, the Giants are over-reliant on the likes of James Vince and Chris Lynn for their batting and will struggle if they get out cheaply.

Bet on the Desert Vipers to win. 


Today Match Prediction

Desert Vipers To Win the Match, 1.81

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Who will win DV vs GGT

Desert Vipers 75.34% (55)
Gulf Giants 24.66% (18)
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