Date: 10 September 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
After an incredible inaugural season, the Road Safety World Series returns for the second edition with India Legends taking on South Africa Legends in the first match on 10 September. The tournament will be played among eight teams and will see the game’s finest players battle against each other.
IND-L will be led by Sachin Tendulkar who will see players like Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh in action. Whereas , the SA-L team have Jonty Rhodes will be along with stars like Lance Klusner, Johan Botha and Vernon Philander.
The average score in Kanpur is around 140. The pitch will be slightly slower and will be beneficial for the spinners, hence batters would need to be careful to save their wicket because big-hitting from the get-go would be difficult.
The India Legends team has a stacked batting lineup with Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as their leader. They have brought in ‘Mr IPL’ Suresh Raina who recently retired from all forms of cricket along with other explosive batters like Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan to cap off a deep batting unit. Similarly, their bowling lineup includes stars like Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Abhimanyu Mithun and Pragyan Ojha who have a lot of variety and experience of playing in these conditions.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India Legends
Sachin Tendulkar, Naman Ojha, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma
South Africa Legends
South Africa Legends after a semi-final finish as they lost to Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. But this season they have made a lot of changes to their squad while keeping Jonty Rhodes as their skipper. All-rounders Vernon Philander and Lance Klusener will be the biggest strengths for the South Africa Legends. Their batting includes the likes of Henry David and Alviro Peterson who will be crucial in the tournament. While the bowling line has superstar Makhaya Ntini and Johan Botha leading the charge.
SportsTiger Playing XI of South Africa Legends
Henry Davids, Alviro Peterson, Jacques Rudolph, Morne van Wyk (wk), Jonty Rhodes (c), Lance Klusener, Johan Botha, Vernon Philander, Johan van der Wath, Makhaya Ntini, Garnett Kruger
The Indian Legends squad are looking like the favourites to take the victory against South Africa Legends as they have a more well-rounded team with star players in each department.
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