Date: 19th March 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Sri Lanka Legends face South Africa Legends in the semi-final 2 of the ongoing Road Safety World Series in Raipur. The winner between the two will face India Legends in the final game on March 21. Tillakaratne Dilshan’s men finished the league stage at the second spot in the points table with 20 points while the Proteas legends took the third spot in the table with 16 points. It is worth noting that when the two teams met in their only encounter in the league stage, Sri Lanka Legends had overwhelmed South Africa Legends by 9 wickets.
Talking about the current form of the two teams, Sri Lanka Legends are unbeaten in the past four games. The side has lost only one game in the tournament so far; India Legends had beaten them by 5 wickets.
For the Sri Lanka Legends, their skipper Dilshan has been in terrific form in the tournament. The opener leads the run-scorers’ chart as well as the list of highest wicket-takers’. He has scored at an average of 58.00 so far and has picked 12 wickets. The result of the semifinal game on Friday will heavily depend on how Dilshan performs in the game.
On the other hand, South Africa Legends must be high on confidence as they have beaten team like England Legends earlier in the tournament. The side has a formidable bowling unit along with an in-form batting top order. Andrew Puttick has been their best batsman, scoring at an average of 61.66. Meanwhile, Thandi Tshabalala has been the best bowler for the side, conceding at an economy of 7.60.
Players to watch out for
Innings: 6 | Runs: 232 | Strike Rate: 142.33 | HS: 61*
Wickets: 12 | Economy: 5.67 | Best: 4/6
Innings: 4 | Runs: 185 | Strike Rate: 117.83 | HS: 82*
Wickets: 5| Economy: 7.60 | Best: 3/26
Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka Legends:
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Chamara Silva, Farveez Maharoof, Malinda Warnapura, Russel Arnold, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Kaushalya Weeraratne
South Africa Legends:
Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk (wk), Alviro Petersen, Jonty Rhodes (c), Zander de Bruyn, Justin Kemp, Garnett Kruger, Thandi Tshabalala, Monde Zondeki, Makhaya Ntini, Lloyd Norris Jones