WG vs AL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 16, 2023

WG vs AL Match Prediction - Mar 16, 2023

The Asia Giants will face the World Giants on Thursday for the last match in the league stage of the ongoing Legends League Cricket in Doha.

The Giants and the Lions are currently at 4 points each and are ranked first and second respectively in the points table. The winner of this match will make it directly to the Finals, scheduled to be held next Monday, while the loser will face India Maharajas in an Eliminator on Saturday.


WG vs AL Team Previews

World Giants

The Giants did lose their earlier fixture against the Asia Lions but will be entering this contest with some confidence as they defeated the Maharajas in their latest outing.

The Giants will be relieved to see that Chris Gayle has finally managed to hit some good form as he scored a half-century to set the tone for their win in their last match. Gayle, along with Shane Watson and Aaron Finch makes up a formidable top order for the Giants.

Ross Taylor, who is batting lower down the order, has the capability of scoring some quick runs toward the end of an inning, while Hashim Amla lends stability to the batting. The Giants have a lot of depth in their batting thanks to the presence of all-rounders like Samit Patel, Ricardo Powell, and Tino Best. Brett Lee bowled a brilliant spell in the last match, picking up 3 wickets for just 18 runs, and was well supported by fellow seamers Chris Mpofu and Tino Best.

The inclusion of Samit Patel adds an extra option to bowl in tandem with specialist spinner Monty Panesar.


World Giants Playing 11

Brett Lee, Morne van Wyk, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Monty Panesar, Kevin O'Brien, Tino Best, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Chris Mpofu, Samit Patel, Ricardo Powell.

Asia Lions

The Asia Lions began their campaign on a winning note, winning the first two matches of the season, including the one against the World Giants. However, they did falter a bit in their latest fixture, where they were thrashed by India Maharajas.

The Asia Lions will once again depend on Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan to give them a good start here. The duo put up a solid stand of 73 runs for the opening wicket before Dilshan departed for 32 runs. Dilshan has got good starts but has failed to convert them into a match-winning inning so far.

Tharanga on the other hand scored a brilliant half-century and will be looking to put up a similar performance here. It is however Misbah ul-Haq who has been the most consistent performer for the Lions this season and has an average of 58.50 from 3 innings.

However, the form of the middle-order batsmen, including Thisara Perera, Asghar Afghan, and Abdul Razzaq remains a cause of concern for the Lions. Sohail Tanvir has been the pick of the bowlers for the Lions, picking up 4 wickets. Tanvir, along with Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Akhtar forms a formidable pace attack.

The team will be relying on the likes of Abdur Razzak and Mohammad Hafeez to rein in the opposition batsmen during the middle overs. 

Asia Lions Playing 11

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Upul Tharanga, Paras Khadka, Thisara Perera, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Abdul Razzaq, Sohail Tanvir, Isuru Udana.

WG vs AL Toss Prediction

The winner of the toss is likely to bowl first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The West End Park Stadium has hosted 5 matches during the last week, leading to some deterioration in the pitch. Nevertheless, it is still a good surface to bat on, with an average first-inning score of 150-160. The bowlers will get some assistance thanks to the rough patches on the pitch.

The weather is likely to remain clear with temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius.


WG vs AL Betting Tips

While both teams have endured a similar journey in this tournament so far, we think that the World Giants hold a slight edge here. They have a stronger top order and also bat quite deep down in the team. The presence of quality all-rounders also gives them plenty of opportunities to play around with their bowling.

Bet on the World Giants to win this match. 


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    Upul Tharanga Total Runs

    Over 20.5 (1.87)


Upul Tharanga has proved to be a solid performer for the Lions at the top of the order. He has scored a total of 110 runs at an average of 36.66 and has only once been dismissed under a score of 20.5 in his 3 matches so far. We are therefore backing him to score over 20.5 runs in this match.

Today Match Prediction

World Giants To Win the Match, 1.58

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Who will win WG vs AL

World Giants 76.79% (43)
Asia Lions 23.21% (13)
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