The second match of the Legends League Cricket T20 tournament is all set to be played between the Manipal Tigers and Bhilwara Kings. The match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Before the two sides lock horns for this match, here is the match prediction, toss prediction, predicted powerplay score and the average first innings total at this venue.
Even though both teams have not yet played a match in the competition so far, Manipal Tigers captain Harbhajan Singh did walk out for the toss in the special match when he led India Maharajas against the World Giants. On that occasion, he lost the toss. Going by that stat, Irfan Pathan who will lead Bhilwara Kings might win the toss in this match.
Predicting Bhilwara Kings to win the match, although there is no statistical evidence to back this claim. Bhilwara Kings have a number of in-form players who have been playing in leagues after retiring from cricket which keeps them in good stead over some of the other players who will be returning to action after some time with this tournament. This is the reason for this prediction.
On the other hand, Manipal Tigers have fewer of these players and the likes of Brett Lee who is featuring in Road Safety World Series did not show his great form as yet.
Team of the Day
Bhilwara Kings are predicted to be the Team of the Day.
Predicted powerplay Score and average first innings total
51.5 was the average powerplay score of the teams in the special match of the Legends League Cricket. For this match, at a different venue, the score is expected to be between 40- 55 for both teams in the first six overs. The average first innings total in 8 T20s at this venue is 157.
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