DV vs GGT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 12, 2023

DV vs GGT Match Prediction - Feb 12, 2023

We have now reached the end of the hugely successful inaugural season of the International League T20 being played in the UAE as the Desert Vipers face the Gulf Giants at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants and the Vipers were two of the most consistent teams during the group stage, finishing as the top two teams on the points table and it is only fitting that they clash against each other in the finale. 


DV vs GGT Team Previews

Desert Vipers

The Vipers had lost both their group-stage fixtures against the Gulf Giants but did manage to beat them in the Qualifier 1 to gain a direct entry in the Finals. They have had a couple of days to rest and will take on the field with renewed energy unlike their opponents, who have endured a hectic week. 

Alex Hales has been in superb form for the Vipers, scoring 4 half-centuries and a century for them in 11 innings, and is the leading scorer of the tournament. Sam Billings and Colin Munro have played a couple of good knocks in the middle order but the team will be counting on them to play big innings here.

Sherfane Rutherford has displayed his hard-hitting abilities on more than one occasion this season. Sheldon Cottrell and Tom Curran will once again spearhead the pace attack and both have performed pretty well so far this season.

Curran bowled a brilliant spell in Qualifier 1, picking up 4 wickets, and was instrumental in helping the Vipers make it to the finals. Wanindu Hasaranga has troubled the opposition batsmen with his leg breaks and is the leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets. 


Desert Vipers Playing 11

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Adam Lyth, Wanidu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Ali Naseer.

Gulf Giants

The Gulf Giants lost just one match during the group stages but did see two of their games get washed away due to bad weather. Nevertheless, they did finish at the top of the table and became the first team to make it to the next stage.

They were defeated by the Vipers in Qualifier 1 and had to face the MI Emirates in Qualifier 2, where a James Vince masterclass saw them chase down a target of 168 with 4 wickets in hand. Earlier in the match, Chris Jordan and David Weise carried on with their brilliant form, picking up 2 wickets each as they remain the top two bowlers of this tournament.

While James Vince remains the mainstay of the Gulf Giants’ batting, he has received good support from Chris Lynn and Shimron Hetmeyer at the top of the order. The middle order, however, appears to be a bit weak as wicketkeeper-batsman Gerhard Erasmus as well as the all-rounders, Colin de Grandhomme and Carlos Brathwaite have failed to create a big impact with the bat.

Brathwaite has however bowled well in the middle overs, keeping a tight line and picking up 5 wickets. While the pace attack of the Giants is one of the best among all teams, they lack a quality spinner in the squad. 


Gulf Giants Playing 11

James Vince, Chris Lynn, Colin de Grandhomme, Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Aayan Khan, Qais Ahmad, Sanchit Sharma.

DV vs GGT Toss Prediction

3 of the last 4 matches played here in Dubai were won by teams batting second. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss is likely to field first.


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium is well-balanced, providing ample opportunities to the batsmen as well as bowlers. There is quite a bit of pace and bounce on offer, especially in the first innings, and the quicker bowlers will enjoy bowling here. Also, since this is a D/N fixture, we might see some dew in the field, making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball in the second innings.

The average first innings score here is around 150, which should be easy to chase under lights. The weather is expected to be clear with a pleasant temperature. 


DV vs GGT Betting Tips

With the kind of form that both teams are currently in, this is an extremely difficult game to call. Nevertheless, we are backing the Desert Vipers to win this match. While they did lose 2 matches during the group stage, they came back strongly in the Qualifier and defeated the Giants convincingly.

The Vipers have a stronger batting line-up compared to the Giants and also have a more balanced bowling attack.

Bet on the Desert Vipers to win this match. 


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    Top Batsman for Gulf Giants

    Shimron Hetmeyer (8.5)


In the 3 matches played between the Giants and the Vipers this season, Hetmeyer has scored 2 half-centuries and has emerged as the top batsman for his team on 2 occasions, making the Vipers his favorite opponents this season. His record at Dubai is good too and that’s why we are backing him to become the top batsman for his team in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Desert Vipers To Win the Match, 1.92

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Who will win DV vs GGT

Desert Vipers 76.67% (92)
Gulf Giants 23.33% (28)
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