Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 07:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium, Raipur
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After an extremely grueling league stages, we are finally set for the first semi-final of Road Safety World T20. India Legends will lock horns with West Indies Legends to secure a berth in the grand finale of the inaugural edition of this legendary tournament. Sachin Tendulkar’s side cruised to the knockouts after finishing second in the points table with 20 points. On the other hand, Brian Lara’s side struggled in the beginning but emphatically won their last two matches to qualify with 12 points to their name. With two of the biggest names in world cricket leading their sides, it is going to be a mouth-watering contest in Raipur on Wednesday.
Matches: 5 | Runs: 169 | Avg: 56.33 | SR: 153.64 | HS: 80*
Matches: 3 | Runs: 115 | Avg: 38.33 | SR: 182.54 | HS: 58
Matches: 5 | Wickets: 8 | ER: 7.00 | SR: 11.25 | Best: 4/19
Matches: 5 | Wickets: 8 | ER: 6.05 | SR: 14.25 | Best: 3/17
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have been in top notch form at top of the order and will be key once again in this crucial encounter. While Yuvraj Singh has shown that he still got his explosiveness in him, S Badrinath has also shown glimpses of his class. Yusuf Pathan could be an X-Factor pick considering his ability to score quick runs and his good bowling form in the tournament. Pragyan Ojha and Munaf Patel have been the most impressive bowlers for the hosts and should be among the wickets on Wednesday.
Dwayne Smith is going to be the player to watch out for in this contest. He is coming on the back of a heroic all-round performance and must be riding high on confidence. In the middle-order, Kirk Edwards and skipper Brian Lara have played some crucial knocks and could prove to be vital picks. In the bowling department, Sulieman Benn should be a definite addition in your fantasy side. The left-arm spinner could trouble the India Legends batsmen, similar to how Monty Panesar did in the league stages.
Probable Playing XI
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar (c), S Badrinath, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha (wk), Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel
West Indies Legends:
Dwayne Smith, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Narsingh Deonarine, William Perkins, Kirk Edwards, Brian Lara (c), Tino Best, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Ryan Austin
Wicketkeepers: Ridley Jacobs, William Perkins
Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Kirk Edwards, S Badrinath
All-rounders: Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Dwayne Smith
Bowlers: Pragyan Ojha, Sulieman Benn, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel
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