Match: Bhilwara Kings vs India Capitals, (BLK vs INC, 4th Match)
Date: September 21, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Bhilwara Kings and India Capitals are set to lock horns in the fourth match of the Legends League Cricket 2022. The two sides will meet at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday, September 21st.
The Irfan Pathan-led Bhilwara Kings are coming off a three-wicket win over Manipal Tigers whereas India Capitals lost their first match against Gujarat Giants by three wickets. India Capitals, who did not have Gautam Gambhir in the first game, were reduced to 4 for 34 in 6.2 overs.
Ashley Nurse then blasted an unbeaten 103 off 43 balls to power them to a strong total of 179/7. Pravin Tambe snared 3 for 28 while Liam Plunkett bagged two scalps but Kevin O’Brien powered Giants to a victory with 61-ball 106.
Bhilwara Kings had a great start to their match as Fidel Edwards and Irfan reduced Manipal Tigers to 4 for 15 in four overs. Edwards snared 4 for 30 as they restricted the opponents to 153/7. Chasing the target, they lost both the openers inside the first two overs.
Tanmay Srivastava scored a run-a-ball 28 while Yusuf Pathan smashed 44 off 28 to take the team closer to the target. Needing 12 runs off the last over, Tino Best then belted a six and a couple of fours to seal the victory.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BLK vs INC
Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has provided good batting wickets in the ongoing tournament. The seamers have also found some movement with the new ball. The first innings scores in the first three games played here were 179, 153 and 120.
Rain is expected in Lucknow on Wednesday afternoon with around 55% probability. And while the number drops to 25% for the evening, the match might get affected by wet outfield.
Bhilwara Kings – Expected XI and Team News
Bhilwara Kings had Naman Ojha and William Porterfield at the top of the order, followed by Nick Compton, Tanmay Srivastava, Yusuf and Irfan Pathan. Tino Best, S Sreesanth, Fidel Edwards and Monty Panesar comprise the bowling attack.
Probable XI – Naman Ojha (wk), William Porterfield, Nick Compton, Tanmay Srivastava, Yusuf Pathan, Matt Prior, Irfan Pathan (c), Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Monty Panesar, S Sreesanth
India Capitals – Expected XI and Team News
India Capitals had Jacques Kallis, Denesh Ramdin and Ashley Nurse in the batting unit with Ravi Bopara not featuring in the first game. The bowling attack was formed by Mitchell Johnson, Pravin Tambe, Liam Plunkett and Nurse along with other Indian options.
Probable XI – Jacques Kallis (c), Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ashley Nurse, Liam Plunkett, Mitchell Johnson, Pankaj Singh, Pawan Suyal, Rajat Bhatia, Pravin Tambe
BLK vs INC: Five players to watch out for in the match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Irfan Pathan: All-rounder, Bhilwara Kings
Irfan Pathan bowled beautifully in the last game, picking 1 for 13 in three overs. He then scored 15 runs with the bat. In the exhibition match, he smashed 20* off 9 balls. In his T20 career, Irfan had scored over 2000 runs at an average of 23 while picking 173 wickets at an economy of 7.60.
Ashley Nurse: All-rounder, India Capitals
Ashley Nurse bagged the ‘player of the match’ award in the last game despite ending on the losing side. He smashed 103* off 43 and picked one scalp. Nurse played 112 T20 matches in his time, snaring 77 wickets at an economy of 7.13 while scoring 715 runs at an average of 18.
Fidel Edwards: Bowler, Bhilwara Kings
The West Indian fast bowler was steaming in versus Tigers in the last game, claiming 4 for 30 off his four overs. Edwards bowled fast and swung the ball with great effect. He had 112 wickets in his T20 career at an economy of 7.86, including three four-fors.
Yusuf Pathan: All-rounder, Bhilwara Kings
Yusuf Pathan has been playing cricket in the leagues after his retirement and has done pretty well. He recently smashed 35* off 15 in one match of the Road Safety World Series. Yusuf came over to the Legends League and blasted 50* off 35 in the exhibition match followed by 44 off 28 in the last game.
Pravin Tambe: Bowler, India Capitals
Pravin Tambe, who has had a remarkable journey, has played 64 T20 matches in his career. The leg-spinner picked 70 wickets at an economy of 6.92 with best figures of 4 for 15. Tambe was superb in the previous game, picking 3 for 28 in 3.4 overs in what was a high-scoring contest.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, Disney Star have acquired the rights for the second season of the Legends League Cricket. Watch all the action on Star Sports Network on television. For those who prefer online streaming, you can catch the action on Disney+ Hotstar and FanCode.
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.