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GG vs BLK, Legends League Cricket – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Gujarat Giants vs Bhilwara Kings, Legends League Cricket (GG vs BLK)

Date: September 30, Friday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur

Bhilwara Kings will go head to head with the Gujarat Giants in the 11th match of the Legends League Cricket 2022 at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur on September 30. Kings are currently placed at the second position in the points table with two wins in five games. Giants, on the other hand, are placed at the third position in the points table with the same number of wins as the Kings, but a poorer net run rate.  

This will be the second successive match between the two teams this year. In their respective last games, they played against each other in Cuttack on September 27, when the Kings won by 57 runs. Batting first, the Irfan Pathan-led side scored 222 for 4 in 20 overs. Morne van Wyk and William Porterfield stitched together a first-wicket partnership of 117 runs, which laid the foundation for a big total. Down the order, Yusuf Pathan scored 14 off 5 at a strike rate of 280, while Rajesh Bishnoi chipped in with a 2-ball 12. Later in the game, Sreesanth picked up three wickets to help the Kings bowl out the Giants for 165 in 19.4 overs. The Virender Sehwag-led side will now look for revenge in the return fixture between the two teams.

Ahead of the 11th game of the 2022 edition of the Legends League Cricket, 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 GG vs BLK, Legends League Cricket

This will be the first game of the tournament that will be played at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur and hence not much can be told about how the pitch will play. The venue has hosted just one international game which was back in 2002.

The weather in Jodhpur during the evening will be mostly pleasant with no chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 27 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Gujarat Giants team news and predicted XI

Team news: Giants are placed at the third position in the points table with two wins in five completed games. One of their matches was washed out. They have five points and a net run rate of -0.418.

Squad: Virender Sehwag (C), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Ajantha Mendis, Manvinder Bisla, Lendl Simmons, Richard Levi, Mitchell McClenaghan, Stuart Binny, Kevin O’Brien, Ashok Dinda, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett and Elton Chigumbura.

Predicted XI:  Virender Sehwag (c), Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Kevin O Brien, Parthiv Patel (wk), Elton Chigumbura, Daniel Vettori, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ajantha Mendis, Ashok Dinda, Graeme Swann.

Bhilwara Kings team news and predicted XI

Team news: the Kings are placed second in the points table. From four completed games, they have two wins, while one match was washed out.

Squad: Irfan Pathan (C), Yusuf Pathan, Shane Watson, Monty Panesar, William Porterfield, S. Sreesanth, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, Matt Prior (Wk), Naman Ojha (Wk), Nick Compton, Tim Bresnan, Owais Shah, Tino Best, Sudeep Tyagi.

Predicted XI: Naman Ojha (wk), Nick Compton, Matt Prior, Tanmay Srivastava, Yusuf Pathan, Rajesh Bishnoi, Irfan Pathan (c), Dinesh Salunkhe, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Monty Panesar

Head to head record

This will be the second meeting between the two teams in the Legends League 2022. They earlier met a couple of days ago, when the Kings registered a comprehensive win.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for GG vs BLK, Legends League Cricket

Kevin O’Brien – batsman, Gujarat Giants

The former Ireland international is currently the top run scorer in this season of the Legends League Cricket with 154 runs in four matches at an average of 38.5 and a strike rate of 160.41. He scored a century in the first game of the tournament – 106 off 61 – and will be looking for another big knock in the coming games. O’Brien played 110 T20 internationals, in which he scored 1973 runs at an average of 21.21 and strike rate of almost 131.

Tillakaratne Dilshan – batsman, Gujarat Giants

The former Sri Lankan international is coming into this fixture after scoring an unbeaten 75 against India Capitals in the last game, which was laced with nine boundaries and a maximum. He recently also slammed a century in the Road Safety Series, a tournament which he is playing simultaneously. Given his recent form, Dilshan is a good pick for your fantasy team’s captaincy.

Thisara Perera – all-rounder, Gujarat Giants

Thisara Perera is the leading wicket-taker for the Gujarat Giants with four wickets in four matches at an average of 23.75 and an economy of 7.91. Perera played 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka, in which he picked up 50 wickets.

Yusuf Pathan – all-rounder, Bhilwara Kings

Yusuf Pathan has made 114 runs in four matches at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 180.95. With the ball, he has taken five wickets at an average of 10.6 and has bowled at an economy of 6.62. The former India international has a batting strike rate of almost 147 in his T20 international career and can also pick crucial, game-changing wickets.

Fidel Edwards – bowler, Bhilwara Kings

Fidel Edwards is the leading wicket-taker for Bhilwara Kings with seven wickets in four matches at an average of 17.28. He has bowled at an economy of 8.06. The fast bowler picked up 20 wickets in his T20I career of 26 matches.

MPL fantasy XI – GG vs BLK, Legends League Cricket

GG vs BLK – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Legends League Cricket 2022 will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 7.30 PM IST on September 30.

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 accordingly.

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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