Date: 18 September 2022
Time : 03:30 PM IST
Venue : Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Ball-by-ball commentary : SportsTiger App
Sri Lanka Legends and South Africa Legends have had a decent start to the tournament. While SL-L have won both of their games so far, South Africa have won one out of the three games they played (one of which was abandoned). After losing to India Legends in their first game. SA-L made a comeback in their next game against New Zealand Legends and registered an emphatic victory. Now, they will have the challenge of playing against Tillakaratne Dilshan-led Sri Lanka Legends and keep themselves in the hunt for the elusive title. Meanwhile, SL-L will only look to continue with their momentum.
The Holkar Stadium pitch is one of the belters that helps batters. The shorter boundaries also work in their favour. Meanwhile, bowlers have to stick to a particular length and line to not leak runs. Spinners get some help during the middle overs with the pitch getting a bit slower.
Sri Lanka Legends
Sri Lanka Legends have all their top-order batters firing. While captain Dilshan scored a century against Australia Legends, Dilshan Munaweera and Upul Tharanga have also been among the runs. In bowling, Sanath Jayasuriya left everyone baffled with his spin-bowling skills against England Legends. Jayasuriya outfoxed England batters with his deliveries and sent back four of them. Nuwan Kulasekara and Chaturanga de Silva have also been among the wickets. Sri Lanka Legends are likely to field the same eleven they played against England Legends.
Sri Lanka Legends Squad
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Mahela Udawatte, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Silva, Rumesh Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Chaminda Vaas, Isuru Udana, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Dhammika Prasad, Chaturanga De Silva, Dilshan Munaweera, Dilruwan Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulsekara, Ishan Jayaratne, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera.
South Africa Legends
South Africa Legends have also fared decently so far. Their batters have done a fair job in the two games they have got a chance to play. Andrew Puttick, Jonty Rhodes, and Alviro Petersen have been among the runs and will be expected to do the job against Sri Lanka Legends. In bowling, Johan Botha showed some class to take four wickets against New Zealand Legends. The off-spinner completely derailed NZ-L innings with his fiery spell. T Tshabalala was also among the wickets. SA-L have also got the skilful Makhaya Ntini.
South Africa Legends Squad
Jonty Rhodes (c), Andrew Puttick, Alviro Petersen, Garnett Kruger, Henry Davids, Eddie Leie, Johan Botha, J Van de Wath, Jacques Rudolph, L Norris Jones, Makhaya Ntini, Lance Klusener, T Tshabalala, Morne Van Wyk, Vernon Philander, Zander de Bruyn.
Both teams have played some good cricket so far in the tournament. But Sri Lanka Legends have an edge in terms of the bowlers and in-form batters they have. Therefore, they will be the favourite to win the match.
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