Date: 29 January 2022
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman
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After India Maharajas were knocked out of Legends League Cricket on Thursday, the stage is set to witness the final between World Giants and Asia Lions, slated to take place on Saturday at Al Amerat stadium. World Giants were trailing behind in the game due to the blistering knock from Lions’ Naman Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, and a last-minute cameo from Irfan Pathan. However, Bret Lee’s last over heroics in the last over denied India a ticket to finals and ensured Giants’ birth in the elite clash.
The final of Legends League Cricket will witness the clash of titans between two teams which are studded with greats of the game. Darren Sammy-led side Giants will fancy their chances against Asia Lion, led by Misbah ul Haq. Both the teams have one win against each other in their previous clash, while they will look to win the ultimate match of the league.
World Giants: Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibbs, Jonty Rhodes, Corey Anderson, Brad Haddin (wk), Albie Morkel, Daren Sammy (c), Brett Lee, Morne Morkel, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Monty Panesar
Asia Lions: Kamran Akmal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mohammad Hafeez, Ashgar Afghan, Misbah ul Haq (c), Sanath Jayasuriya, Shoaib Akhtar, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Umar Gul
Although the Lions were defeated in their previous face-off against World Giants, the team still provides a fair share of star players for the fantasy team. Batters like Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga and Asghar Afghan have been in great form. All these players must be picked for the fantasy team as they have proven themselves as big- occasion players. The lions’ bowling department is a significant concern for the team, but fantasy legends like Muttiah Muralitharan and Nuwan Kulasekara can score some valuable points at the end. Chaminda Vaas should not be ignored as he is pretty handy with both bat and bowl.
Giants must be highly motivated to take their guard against Asia Lions in the finals. Players like Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibbs and Kevin O’Brien are some of the most valuable players in the tournament and hopefully will make a difference in the final. Even Daren Sammy should be in the fantasy team as the player can earn some much-needed points with his batting, bowling and fielding.
Wicket-keeper: Brad Haddin
Batters: Kevin Pietersen, Herschelle Gibbs, Upul Tharanga, Ashgar Afghan , Daren Sammy
All-rounder: Corey Anderson
Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Bret Lee, Ryan Sidebottom
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