ROAD SAFETY WORLD SERIES: WHO WILL WIN BETWEEN IND-L VS WI-L?
Both India Legends and West Indies Legends opened their Road Safety World Series 2 campaigns with a win. While India Legends led by Sachin Tendulkar defeated South Africa Legends in the opening fixtures, West Indies Legends made the most of Bangladesh Legends. WI-L played without Brian Lara as the southpaw missed the first few games for personal reasons. However, Lara will return for the second match. Meanwhile, India Legends will also play its best XI.
Two pitches have been used in the tournament so far. While one of them is a bit slow and hard to bat at first, the second deteriorates in the second half. Since the England Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends match is played on the second pitch, India Legends and West Indies Legends will battle it out on the slow one. So spinners will play a bigger role and pacer cutters will be frequent. There may be a thriller with a low scoring.
India Legends team
India Legends had an excellent first game in which they beat South Africa Legends by 61 runs. Stuart Binny took the opposing bowlers to the cleaners when he racked up an unbeaten 82 from just 42 balls. Yusuf Pathan did it too with his great hits. Captain Sachin Tendulkar didn't have the best performance, but the batting legend should score runs for his team. In bowling, Rahul Sharma played with his 3/17. Munaf Patel and Pragyan Ojha also took two wickets each. India Legends team are expected to field the same XI.
Play XI of India Legends
Naman Ojha (wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny,Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Manpreet Gony, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha.
West Indies legends
The West Indies Legends gave the Bangladesh Legends a hard time by grouping them to a measly 98. Krishmar Santokie was the leading destroyer with three wickets. Sulieman Benn and Dave Mohammad also provided two wickets each. Darren Powell was also top notch when he pitched economical overs. With the bat, Dwayne Smith stole the show by scoring half a century. Captain Kirk Edwards also scored a comfortable 22 *. Now their batting lineup will be further strengthened with the come back of Brian Lara. He can replace Narsingh Deonarine.
Play XI of West Indies Legends
Brian Lara, Dwayne Smith, Danza Hyatt, Kirk Edwards, William Perkins (wk), Dave Mohammad, Devendra Bishoo, Marlon Black, Krishmar Santokie, Darren Powell, Sulieman Benn.
While both teams have momentum with them, it was India Legends that were more clinical in their approach. Therefore, they remain the favorites to win the game.
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