Date: 16 March 2023
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
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The third edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters is underway in Doha. The sixth match will see World Giants going head-to-head with Asia Lions in a reverse fixture on Thursday (March 16). While Shahid Afridi is leading the Asia Lions at the helm of affairs, former Australia captain Aaron Finch is leading the World Giants. The two teams have full-strength squads and thus a mouth-watering contest is on the cards.
Talking about their previous encounter, the two teams played a rain curtailed match which the Lions won by 35 runs. Asia Lions posted 99/3 after being invited to bat first. But with the Giants looking strong on paper, failed to chase the 99-run target after the batting collapsed in the middle overs of the innings.
The pitch at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha is a typical Middle East wicket. The surface will be dry and slow, aiding the spinners. Meanwhile, the batters will have to use power to send the ball over the boundary ropes.
World Giants Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Hashim Amla, Tino Best, Paul Collingwood, Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Chris Mpofu, Kevin O’Brien, Monty Panesar, Ricardo Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Ross Taylor, Morne van Wyk (wk), Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel
Asia Lions Squad: Shahid Afridi (c), Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Razzak, Asghar Afghan, Dhiman Ghosh (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Paras Khadka, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Nawroz Mangal, Thisara Perera, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana
Both teams stand at par seeing their head-to-head record from the last four matches. However, Asia Lions won the recent outing with 35 runs with rain playing a spoilsport. But Asia Lions have a better win record in the ongoing league and thus have an upper hand in this fixture also.
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