The second season of the Road Safety World Series is all set to commence at the historic Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Saturday. India Legends will be taking on South Africa Legends in the tournament opener in what promises to be a mouth-watering contest.
Before the two teams face off, here is a stat-based prediction of who might win the toss, the predicted powerplay scores and the eventual winner of the match.
1. Toss Prediction
Although this is a brand new season of the competition meant exclusively for retired cricketers, India Legends won 3 of the 7 tosses last season. South Africa Legends, meanwhile, had a better toss record as they won 4 of the 6 tosses. So based on that stat, predicting South Africa Legends to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
Look at their performance in the previous season, predicting Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends to win this contest. They are the defending champions and will want to start off from where they left last season.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is India Legends. They were the better team last season and reached the finals where they beat Sri Lanka legends to be crowned the champions.
4. Predicted Powerplay Score and Average first innings total
147 was the first innings total in the only T20I that has been played at the Green Park Stadium so far. 48.33 was South Africa Legends powerplay score in the last 3 T20s of the previous season. Similarly, India Legends average powerplay score in their last 3 T20s last season was 49.33. The powerplay score is predicted to be between 40-55 in this fixture.
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