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Road Safety Series Match 17: AUS-L vs WI-L Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends (AUS-L vs WI-L)

Date: September 25, Sunday, 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

West Indies Legends will take on Australia Legends in Match 17 of the Road Safety World Series 2022 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun. Australia Legends, who have a single victory in three league games, are currently placed sixth in the points table. Their only win of the season has come against Bangladesh Legends. Each of Australia’s seven bowlers picked up a wicket each to restrict Bangladesh Legends to a first innings total of 158 for 9. Later in the game, an unbeaten half century from Brad Haddin propelled the Aussies to a three-wicket win.

West Indies Legends, on the other hand, have two victories in as many matches and are placed second in the table. It can be noted that two of their games were washed out. In their last completed game, they beat England Legends comprehensively. Krishmar Santokie and Sulieman Benn picked up two wickets each to restrict England Legends to a first innings total of 156. In response, West Indies Legends chased down the target in 17.2 overs after openers Dwayne Smith and William Perkins scored 120 runs for the first wicket. While Smith scored 73 off 42, Perkins chipped in with 57 off 35 before retiring himself out.  

Ahead of the 17th game of the Road Safety World Series 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for AUS-L vs WI-L

The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Dehradun is batting friendly, and we also saw this in the last match of the on-going tournament played here. However, the bowlers also enjoy a fair bit of assistance from the surface. Only six T20 game has been played at this venue in the past, of which four were won by the team batting first. The average first innings score is 177, while the average second innings score is 151. The highest and lowest total recorded here is 278 for 3 and 122 for 10. The captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.

The weather during the game will be pleasant. The temperature will fluctuate between 25 to 27 degrees. There is a slight chance of rain.

West Indies legends team news and predicted XI

Team news – West Indies Legends are currently placed second in the points table with two wins in four matches. They won both their completed games, while two matches were washed out.  

Squad: Brian Lara (C), Danza Hyatt, Devendra Bishoo, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor, Kirk Edwards, Marlon Ian Black, Narsingh Deonarine, Sulieman Benn, Daren Powell, William Perkins, Darion Barthley, Dave Mohammed, and Krishmar Santokie.

Predicted XI: Dwayne Smith, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Brian Lara (c), Danza Hyatt, William Perkins (wk), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Krishmar Santokie, Daren Powell, and Navin Stewart.

Australia Legends team news and predicted XI

Team news: Australia Legends are at the sixth spot in the points table after two wins and one loss in three completed games. One match was washed out.

Squad: Shane Watson(c), Cameron White, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Reardon, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin(w), George Horlin, John Hastings, Brett Lee, Bryce McGain, Dirk Nannes, Chadd Sayers, Alex Doolan, Ben Dunk, Jason Krejza, Stuart Clark

Predicted XI: Shane Watson (c), Cameron White, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Reardon, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin (wk), George Horlin, John Hastings, Brett Lee, Bryce McGain, Dirk Nannes

Head to head record

Australia Legends and West Indies met once in the 2020 edition of the tournament, when the West Indies Legends won (walkover without a ball bowled)

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for AUS-L vs WI-L

Shane Watson – batsman, Australia Legends

Shane Watson is currently the leading run-scorer for Australia Legends with 74 runs at an impressive strike rate of 168. He also picked up a wicket against Bangladesh Legends. Watson, one of Australia greatest all-rounders retired with a strike rate of 145.32 in T20Is. He also picked up 48 wickets in the format. Later, he went on to play in several T20 leagues in the world.

Brad Haddin – batsman, Australia Legends

Brad Haddin is currently the second leading run scorer for Australia Legends this season with 58 runs at a strike rate of 156. Haddin scored an unbeaten 58 against Bangladesh Legends, which was laced with three boundaries and four sixes, and will be looking for a similar knock in the next game. In his T20 career, Haddin scored 402 runs at a strike rate of 114.52.

Dwayne Smith – batsman, West Indies Legends

Dwayne Smith is the top run-scorer for West Indies Legends with 124 runs at a strike rate of 147. He scored 51 off 42 in the game against Bangladesh Legends. Smith played 33 T20Is for the West Indies, from which he scored 582 runs at a strike rate of almost 123. He has also played in several T20 tournaments including IPL, CPL and PSL.

Krishmar Santokie: bowler, West Indies Legends

Krishmar Santokie is leading the wickets chart for the West Indies Legends with five wickets in two matches. In his first outing of the season, he picked up three wickets for just seven runs against Bangladesh, and followed this with two more wickets against England Legends. He played 12 T20Is for West Indies, picking 18 wickets.

Sulieman Benn – bowler, West Indies Legends

The spinner has four wickets in two games– two wickets each against Bangladesh Legends and England Legends. His economy of 5.75 has also been impressive. Benn featured in 24 T20Is for West Indies, in which he picked up 18 wickets with best bowling figures of 4 for 6.

MPL fantasy XI – AUS-L vs WI-L

AUS-L vs WI-L – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends game of the Road Safety World Series 2022 will be televised live on Colors Cineplex. You can also watch the game on the Voot app. The match will begin at 3.30 PM IST on September 25.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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