Date: 16 September 2022
Time : 07:30 PM IST
Venue : Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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The second edition of the Legends League Cricket kicks off on 17 September with a match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants. But before that, a charity match will be played between India Maharajas and World Giants on Friday (16 September). The two teams will lock horns at the beautiful Eden Gardens in what will be a showpiece event to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. It will be interesting to see who emerges victorious. Will it be Virender Sehwag’s India Maharajas or will it be Jacques Kallis’ World Giants to win this match?
The Eden Gardens is probably one of the best pitches available in India. It is known to offer something to everyone. While pacers get a decent amount of pace and bounce, spinners get to do their magic in the middle overs. The fast outfield and shorter boundaries help the batters. So, a cracker of a game is expected when the two teams meet here on Friday.
Virender Sehwag-led India Maharajas will have the opportunity to shine in a game that is being played to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. Also, they will be looking to avenge their defeats against the World Giants in the previous edition of the Legends League Cricket. India Maharajas will have two really good openers in Virender Sehwag and Naman Ojha. Mohammad Kaif and S Badrinath will be there to strengthen the middle order. Meanwhile, the Pathan brothers will take care of the finishing. In bowling, India will have Kerala Express (S Sreesanth) run through the opposition’s batting lineup. The spin duo of Pragyan Ojha and Harbhajan Singh will also come in handy.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India Maharajas
Virender Sehwag, Naman Ojha (wk), Mohammad Kaif, S Badrinath, Stuart Binny, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha
World Giants have a really good leader in Jacques Kallis. The former Proteas all-rounder is still one of the best in business. They will also have two express pace bowlers in Brett Lee and Dale Steyn. Then the skillful Muttiah Muralitharan is also there to bamboozle the opposition batters. The never giving up Shane Watson will also be there to provide another dimension to the game. Two of the greats of their time, Jonty Rhodes and Daniel Vettori are also a part of the squad and can be included in the playing XI.
SportsTiger Playing XI of World Giants
Lendl Simmons, Shane Watson, Asghar Afghan, Eoin Morgan, Jonty Rhodes, Matt Prior, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Brett Lee, Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan
World Giants will have the benefit of having top resources from around the globe. Plus, the past record also speaks in their favour. So, World Giants are expected to win the Friday game.
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