Match: Bangladesh Legends vs West Indies Legends (BAN-L vs WI-L)
Date: September 11, Sunday, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Green Park, Kanpur
Road Safety World Series 2022 got underway on September 10. A total of 8 teams will compete in the tournament, and each team comprises of retired cricketers.
The league, as its name suggests, aims to create awareness about road safety. The first edition of the series was called off after four games in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Each of the eight teams will play five matches in the group stage. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be played in Raipur on September 28 and 29, while the final will be held at the same venue on October 1.
In the second match of the series, we have Bangladesh Legends taking on West Indies Legends in Kanpur on September 11. Both teams have a strong squad. While Bangladesh Legends will be led by Shahadat Hossain, Brian Lara will be at the helm of the West Indies Legends. In the last edition, Bangladesh won only one of their six games and were at the bottom of the table when the league was indefinitely suspended. The Windies, on the other hand, were a better side with three wins in six games.
Ahead of the second 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 BAN-L vs WI-L
The pitch at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur has historically been balanced and has offered equal assistance to both the batters and bowlers. But the spinners here fare much better than the fast bowlers. Only a solitary T20 game has been played at this venue in the past, in which a target of 148 was successfully chased down. In other T20 games played here, the average first innings score is 132. The captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
The weather during the game will be pleasant. The temperature will fluctuate between 26 to 30 degrees. No rain is forecast.
West Indies Legends team news and predicted XI
Team news – West Indies Legends won three of their six games in the previous edition. They will be led by the legendary Brian Lara this year.
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: William Perkins (wk), Brian Lara (c), Kirk Edwards, Narsingh Deonarine, Danza Hyatt, Dwayne Smith, Dario Bartley, Dave Mohammed, Krishmar Santokie, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn
Bangladesh Legends team news and predicted XI
Team news: Bangladesh Legends will be led by Shahadat Hossain, while Alok Kapali and Elias Sunny are the other two new additions to the team. Last year, Bangladesh won only one of their six games and will be looking to do better this season.
Squad: Shahadat Hossain (C), Abdur Razzak, Alamgir Kabir, Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Mamun-ur-Rashed, Nazmus Sadat, Dhiman Ghosh, Dolar Mahmud, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Sharif, Mehrab Hossain, Elias Sunny, Mohammed Nazimuddin, Abul Hasan, Tushar Imran.
Predicted XI: Dhiman Ghosh, Khaled Mashud (wk), Nazimuddin, Tushar Imran, Aftab Ahmed, Mehrab Hossain, Dolar Mohammed, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain(c), Abul Hasan
Head to head record
When Bangladesh Legends and West Indies Legends met last year, the latter registered a comprehensive win. Batting first, Bangladesh posted a total of 169 runs on the board, which West Indies chased down in 18.5 overs. Suleiman Benn was the Player of the Match for taking three wickets and conceding only 17 runs.
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for BAN-L vs WI-L
Brian Lara – batsman, West Indies Legends
One of the best batsmen of his era, Brian Lara will lead the West Indies Legends this year. Last year, he scored some good knocks in the series, including an unbeaten 53 against Sri Lanka legends. Lara played 131 Tests for West Indies, from which he averaged 52.88. In ODIs, he finished his career with an average of 40.48.
Suleiman Benn – bowler, West Indies
Suleiman Benn picked up eight wickets in the previous edition of the tournament. He was also named the Player of the Match when West Indies and Bangladesh met last season. Benn, who retired from cricket in 2016, finished his career with 87 wickets in 26 Tests, 39 wickets in 47 ODIs and 18 wickets in 24 T20Is.
Dwayne Smith – batsman, West Indies
Dwayne Smith 178 runs in four innings in the last edition at a strike rate of 179.79. This includes two half centuries – against India Legends and England Legends, respectively. Smith played 105 ODIs and 33 T20Is for West Indies, in which he averaged 18.57 and 18.18 respectively. With the ball, he picked up 61 ODI wickets and 7 T20I wickets.
Nazimuddin – batsman, Bangladesh
The opening batsman scored 180 runs in five innings at an average of 36 last year. During his international career, the right hand batsman played three Tests, 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for Bangladesh.
Aftab Ahmed – batsman, Bangladesh
In the previous edition of the tournament, the middle-order batsman scored 70 runs in two innings, with a best score of 39 and a strike rate of 155.55. Ahmed played 16 Tests, 85 ODIs and 11 T20Is for Bangladesh between 2004 and 2010.
MPL fantasy XI – BAN-L vs WI-L
BAN-L vs WI-L – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The Bangladesh Legends vs West Indies Legends game of the Road Safety World Series 2022 will not be televised Colors Cineplex. You can also watch the game on the Voot app. The match will begin at 3.30 PM IST on September 11.
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.