Date: 11 March 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
It is now time for one of the most anticipated clashes in Road Safety World Series as England Legends go up against South Africa Legends on Thursday.
Kevin Pietersen's side has taken the tournament by storm, having won both their matches so far. They stunned the India Legends side on Tuesday after securing a remarkable 6-run win over them. While skipper Pietersen (75) starred with the bat, Monty Panesar (3/15) stole the show with the ball. With players like Darren Maddy and Ryan Sidebottom also looking in good touch, the English side will certainly be riding high on confidence.
On the other hand, South Africa Legends started the tournament with a fantastic win in their first match of the season last year. Skipper Jonty Rhodes led from the front with a brilliant 53*. However, they resumed their campaign without few of their star players like Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Harris and Albie Morkel. It was a shambolic performance by the Proteas against Sri Lanka Legends as they were bowled out on a paltry score of 89, which was chased easily by the opposition.
These two nations have always produced exciting action on the cricket field and we can expect the same from the Legends on Thursday. With both the sides eyeing a top 4 spot, this is going to be a cracking contest.
Players to watch out for:
Runs: 117 | Strike Rate: 216.66 | HS: 75
Runs: 55 | Strike Rate: 122.22 | HS: 53*
Wickets: 4 | Economy: 3.75 | Best: 3/15
Wickets: 1 | Economy: 9.50 | Best: 1/23
Probable Playing XI
Phil Mustard (wk), Kevin Pietersen (c), Darren Maddy, Chris Schofield, Gavin Hamilton, Monty Panesar, Kabir Ali, James Tredwell, Chris Tremlett, Ryan Sidebottom, Matthew Hoggard
South Africa Legends:
Morne van Wyk (wk), Alviro Petersen, Loots Bosman, Andrew Puttick, Jonty Rhodes (c), Justin Kemp, Zander de Bruyn, Garnett Kruger, Makhaya Ntini, Nantie Hayward, Thandi Tshabalala