WOG vs ASL Dream11 Prediction: World Giants will take on Asia Lions in Match 5 of Legends League Cricket. It is an important game as the tournament is progressing towards the end and the finalists are yet to be decided.
With one win in two games, World Giants haven’t qualified for the final yet. If they win this one, they will make a very strong case for the final, but losing will put their place in jeopardy. The last time they played, Imran Tahir pulled off a heist for Giants to gift them a win. However, the challenge is expected to be tougher as Lions after besting Maharajas with a lot of confidence. The giants would be looking for their star batters to support them this time again as their bowlers haven’t performed to their liking.
Probable Playing XI: Daren Sammy (c), Monty Panesar, Corey Anderson, Phil Mustard (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Morne Morkel, Kevin O Brien, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, Owais Shah
Asia Lions are at the top of the table with 2 wins in 3 games. A victory here will ensure them a place in the final, however, losing won’t eliminate them either. However, they would like to win the game and enter the final without depending on the other results to go in their favour. The lions showed the importance of all-rounders in their last game and their pacers and spinners would like to restrict Giants once again. The last time these two teams met, Asia Lions defeated World Giants by 6 wickets.
Probable playing XI: Kamran Akmal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mohammad Hafeez, Asghar Afghan, Misbah ul Haq (c), Sanath Jayasuriya, Shoaib Akhtar, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Umar Gul
Match: World Giants vs Asia Lions, Match 5, Legends League Cricket
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman
Date: 26th Jan, 8:00 PM IST
Telecast: Sony Sports Network
The pitch and conditions are batting friendly and the team winning the toss would look to chase again. The dew factor is expected to be a factor again and pacers should be more effective in the second innings.
No injury was reported by both teams.
WOG vs ASL Dream11 Key players
Upul Tharanga: The highest scorer of the tournament so far, Upul Tharanga has is in great touch. He has scored 201 runs in 3 games and should continue his consistent form. Batting at top of the order, Tharanga can get you quite a lot of Fantasy Points.
Asghar Afghan: Asghar Afghan didn’t play the first game but he has made his presence felt since coming into the line-up. The Afghan player has scored runs at a brisk rate and his performance has been outstanding. Being a power hitter makes a contender to captain in Grand Leagues.
Nuwan Kulasekara: At an average of 18.25, Kulasekara has been impressive this season with 4 wickets in 3 games. If not captaincy, he deserves a place in the team for his wicket at taking ability.
Kevin Pietersen: He has scored 67 runs in 2 games. He is a reliable option at the top and should look to utilize the powerplay. Going by his ability and reputation, he is a good option for Small Leagues’ captaincy.
Kevin Obrien: The last time these two teams locked horns, Kevin Obrien pulled off an outstanding innings to light up the tournament (95 runs off 46 balls). He can be trusted to score another such knock in this match with pressure from the Lions’ bowlers. He can be a captain of Grand League considering his high strike rate.
Morne Morkel: With 3 wickets in 2 games and an economy of 7.75, Morne Morkel has been an outstanding bowler for Giants. He can be looked up as one of the bowling options for the Fantasy XI.
WOG vs ASL Dream11 Small League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Kevin Obrien
- Asghar Afghan
- Misbah Ul Haq
WOG vs ASL Dream11 Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Kevin Pietersen
- Morne Morkel
- Upul Tharanga
WOG vs ASL Dream11 Match Prediction
World Giants got the momentum against Maharajas with a close win snd Asia Lions have won two consecutive games. With nothing to bisect these two teams, we expect World Giants to win the game, considering the spinners have not been many effects on these surfaces.
WOG vs ASL Grand League Tips
- Pick more pacers in your team and less number of spinners as the pitch and dew make it easy for the seamers.
- As it is an important game top-order batters like Kevin Pietersen and Upul Tharanga should be trusted with their ability to handle such situations better.
- Players with high strike rates like Asghar Afghan and Kevin Obrien can be the captain in the Grand Leagues.
WOG vs ASL Dream11 Team
Wicket Keeper: Kamran Akmal, Brad Haddin
Batters: Kevin Pietersen, Kevin Obrien, Upul Tharanga, Asghar Afghan
All-rounders: Albie Morkel
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Shoaib Akhtar, Nuwan Kulasekara, Morne MorkelTips4FantasySports-Telegram
Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.
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