Date: 13th March 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
India Legends face South Africa Legends in the 13th match of the ongoing Road Safety World Series in Raipur. India currently occupy the second spot in the points table with 12 points while the Proteas take the third spot in the table with 8 points.
Talking about the current form of the two teams, Sachin Tendulkar’s men are coming on the back of their first-ever loss in the tournament. The side was inched by England Legends in their previous game, thanks to Kevin Pietersen’s blazing 75 off 37 to set the game for the Englishmen. Despite the loss, India’s net run rate of +1.412 is still the highest in the table.
For the India Legends, their opener Virender Sehwag has been in terrific touch in the tournament, whereas his fellow partner and skipper of the team, Sachin hasn’t played up to the expectations yet and badly needs a good innings to re-establish himself at the stage. Munaf Patel has been impressive with the ball so far by picking 8 wickets in 4 games. He tops the wicket-takers' chart currently.
On the other hand, South Africa Legends must be high on confidence after beating England Legends, one of the best sides in the tournament. The side has a formidable bowling unit along with an in-form batting top order. Jonty Rhodes has been their best batsman, scoring at an average of 72. Meanwhile, Thandi Tshabalala has been the best bowler for the side, conceding at an economy of just 6.
Players to watch out for
Innings: 4 | Runs: 163 | Strike Rate: 159.80 | HS: 80*
Innings: 2 | Runs: 118 | Strike Rate: 181.53 | HS: 61*
Wickets: 4 | Economy: 7.75 | Best: 3/28
Wickets: 8 | Economy: 7.23 | Best: 4/19
Wickets: 3 | Economy: 6.00 | Best: 3/26
Probable Playing XI
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar (c), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, S Badrinath, Naman Ojha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel
South Africa Legends:
Loots Bosman, Alviro Petersen, Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk (wk), Zander de Bruyn, Jonty Rhodes (c), Roger Telemachus, Garnett Kruger, Thandi Tshabalala, Monde Zondeki, Makhaya Ntini