AL vs WG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 13, 2023

AL vs WG Match Prediction - Mar 13, 2023

The Asia Lions will be looking to retain their number 1 standing on the points table as they take on the World Giants on Monday in match number 3 of the Legends League Cricket in Doha.

Both teams have won their opening game and have 2 points each. However, the Lions are on the top thanks to a better NRR compared to their opponents. Let’s see how both teams stack up against each other. 

 

AL vs WG Team Previews

Asia Lions

The Asia Lions reached the finals in the inaugural season of the Legends League where they were defeated by the Giants. They will now be eager to avenge that loss in this match.

The Lions played their opening match of the season against India Maharajas last Friday. Choosing to bat first, the Lions seemed to be struggling as they lost 2 wickets with just 18 runs on the board. However, Upul Tharanga and Misbah ul-Haq built up a solid partnership for the third wicket, putting up 108 runs and helping the Lions put up a fighting total of 165-6 in 20 overs.

Misbah in particular was in excellent form as he reached 50 in just 35 deliveries. However, the Lions will be hoping for a better performance from their power hitters, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Shahid Afridi in this match. Thisara Perera and Abdul Razzaq are two all-rounders on the team, who are capable of playing cameos toward the end of an inning.

The Giants have two quality left-arm seamers in the form of Sohail Tanvir and Isuru Udana, while Afridi and Dilshan can chip in during the middle overs. The Giants have two world-class bowlers in the form of Shoaib Akhtar and Muttiah Muralitharan in their reserves and it remains to be seen how the team uses them in the upcoming matches. 

 

Asia Lions Playing 11

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


World Giants

Just like the Asia Lions, the World Giants began their campaign on a winning note by defeating the India Maharajas in their season opener.

Skipper Aaron Finch and Shane Watson appeared to be in good form right from the word go, as they scored individual half-centuries and stitched a match-winning partnership of 88 for the second wicket. The Giants have Chris Gayle and Ross Taylor in the squad and both are capable of scoring some quick runs during the Powerplay.

Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson add stability to the middle order and are also reliable with the ball and can pick up wickets at regular intervals. However, the lower middle order consisting of Kevin O’Brien, Tino Best, and Morne van Wyk is a bit of a weak link for the Giants.

When it comes to bowling, the Giants have plenty of options as they used as many as 7 bowlers in the match against the Maharajas. Brett Lee and Tino Best are expected to open the bowling with the new ball, while Monty Panesar and Ricardo Powell are the two specialist spinners in the team.

Powell was in good form during the opening game as he picked up 2 wickets for 16 runs. Overall, the Giants have a well-balanced side with plenty of options in bowling as well as batting.

 

World Giants Playing 11

Ricardo Powell, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch, Morne van Wyk, Chris Gayle, Monty Panesar, Shane Watson, Kevin O'Brien, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Paul Collingwood.

AL vs WG Toss Prediction

Both matches played so far on this ground have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely 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 surface at the West End Park Stadium in Doha is well-balanced providing equal opportunities to the batsmen as well as the bowlers. The average first-inning score here is around 165. The seam bowlers will enjoy the consistent bounce offered by the pitch and the spinners too can expect some turn.

The weather is expected to be overcast with temperatures remaining below 25 degrees Celsius.

 

 

AL vs WG Betting Tips

Both teams have begun their latest campaign on a positive note but we feel that the World Giants have a slight edge here. The team has some big hitters of the ball at the top of the order and has plenty of depth in their batting. The presence of several all-rounders gives them a great amount of flexibility in the bowling department.

Bet on the World Giants to win this match.

 

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Shane Watson was in excellent form in the last match, scoring a brilliant half-century, and was the top-scorer for the Giants in that match. Watson has an excellent record when it comes to T20 cricket as he has scored a total of 8821 runs at an average of 29.30. Seeing his record, we can safely presume that he will play another good inning here.

Today Match Prediction

World Giants To Win the Match, 1.70

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Who will win AL vs WG

Asia Lions 64.6% (122)
World Giants 35.4% (67)
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