Date: September 24, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun
The 15th match of the second edition of the Road Safety World Series will bring Australia Legends up against South Africa Legends on September 24 (Saturday) at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun. Both the teams had a contrasting result in their previous games as the South Africa Legends lost the game against Sri Lanka Legends, while Australian Legends opened their account by beating Bangladesh Legends.
The last T20I game on the surface was played in 2019 between Afghanistan and Ireland. The pitch has a lot for batters as we can expect some incredible hard hitting from them.
Shane Watson-led side is currently placed at sixth position in the points table after one win and a loss. Shane Watson has amassed 74 runs at a strike rate of 168 and is currently the leading run-scorer. Watson, and Brad Haddin (58 off 37) batted brilliantly in the second game as the side chased down 158 in 20 overs. However, Australian batters failed to dominate Bangladesh Legends as five of their batter could not even reach double digit figures. The skipper tried eight bowlers in the previous game and all of them picked one wicket each, excluding Bradd Hodge.
Australia Legends Squad
Last playing XI: Shane Watson (c), Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wk), Brad Hodge, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Reardon, John Hastings, Bryce McGain, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, George Horlin
Bench: Ben Dunk, Chadd Sayers, Jason Krejza, Stuart Clark, Alex Doolan
South Africa Legends:
South Africa Legends have underperformed in most part of the tournament as they have lost two games and emerged victorious in only one game. Morne van Vyk has been the top run-getter for South Africa Legends with 116 runs at a strike rate of 112, including 7 sixes and 10 fours. Andrew Puttick has also made 82 runs at a strike rate of 122. Speaking of their bowling, Johan Botha has picked up 5 wickets while bowling at an average of 13 and an economy rate of 5.67.
South Africa Legends Squad
Last playing XI: Morne van Wyk (wk), Andrew Puttick, Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Jonty Rhodes (c), Johan Botha, Zander de Bruyn, Eddie Leie, Garnett Kruger, Vernon Philander, Alan Dawson
Bench: Henry Davids, Johan van der Wath, Thandi Tshabalala, Makhaya Ntini, Lance Klusener, Lloyd Norris Jones
After losing the first game, Australia Legends have bounced back well and will be favourites in their next game. Considering their last performance, Shane Watson-led side is likely to claim victory in the game.
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