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INC vs MNT, 12th Match, Legends League Cricket – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: India Capitals vs Manipal Tigers, (INC vs MNT, 12th Match)

Date: October 1, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur

The 12th and final group match of the Legends League Cricket 2022 will witness Manipal Tigers taking on the table-toppers India Capitals. The two teams will clash at Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur on Saturday, October 1st.

India Capitals sit at the top of the table and their place in the Qualifier is confirmed. They have seven points from five games with a net run-rate of 1.293.

Manipal Tigers, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table with three points from five games and a net run-rate of -0.607. And if they are to play in the knockouts, Tigers need to win this match by a big margin to edge out one of Bhilwara Kings or Gujarat Giants.

Capitals and Tigers faced each other in their most recent clash on Thursday, with Capitals claiming the victory by seven wickets. Batting first, Manipal Tigers did a decent job to post 161/5 in 20 overs. Jesse Ryder smashed 79 off 56 whereas Mohammad Kaif played a good supporting knock of 67 in 48 balls. The duo added 126 runs for the third wicket.

India Capitals had a fast start to their chase with 51 runs on the board in 5.3 overs before Solomon Mire became the second victim on 28 off 19. Hamilton Masakadza stood up for the team yet again and hammered 68 not-out in just 39 balls. Ashley Nurse also smashed an 11-ball 21 to help his side over the line with 16 balls to spare.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for INC vs MNT

Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur has only hosted two ODI matches some 20 years back. The pitches for this tournament are expected to be good for batting with fast outfield. Seamers may get some movement with the new ball.

The weather in Jodhpur on Saturday evening is likely to be mainly clear and pleasant. There’s almost no chance of rain with the temperature hovering around 26°C.

India Capitals – Expected XI and Team News

India Capitals, led by Gautam Gambhir, have Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Ross Taylor, Denesh Ramdin and Ashley Nurse in the batting unit. The bowling attack has the likes of Mitchell Johnson, Pravin Tambe, Liam Plunkett, Pawan Suyal, Rajat Bhatia and Nurse.

Probable XI – Gautam Gambhir (c), Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Ross Taylor, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ashley Nurse, Liam Plunkett, Mitchell Johnson, Pravin Tambe, Pawan Suyal, Ishwar Pandey

Manipal Tigers – Expected XI and Team News

Manipal Tigers have Jesse Ryder and Tatenda Taibu opening the innings. Mohammad Kaif, Lance Klusener, Daren Sammy, Corey Anderson and Dimitri Mascarenhas form the middle order. The bowling attack comprises Muttiah Muralitharan, Ryan Sidebottom, Parvinder Awana, Dilhara Fernando and Harbhajan Singh.

Probable XI – Jesse Ryder, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Mohammad Kaif, Corey Anderson, Lance Klusener, Reetinder Sodhi, Pardeep Sahu, Harbhajan Singh (c), Muttiah Muralitharan, Dilhara Fernando, Parvinder Awana

INC vs MNT: 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:

Hamilton Masakadza: Batter, India Capitals

Hamilton Masakadza has been in superb form for India Capitals in the Legends League Cricket. He scored 48 and 50 before smashing 68* in the last game. The 39yr old had done well in his career, averaging 35 in 130 T20 matches while scoring nearly 4000 runs.

Jesse Ryder: All-rounder, Manipal Tigers

The former New Zealand player has only played two matches in the ongoing tournament but has done an excellent job. He scored 47 off 35 versus Bhilwara Kings and followed it up with 79 off 56 against India Capitals. Ryder has scored over 3400 runs in T20 cricket at 26 average and 145 strike rate.

Solomon Mire: Batter, India Capitals

Solomon Mire hammered 82 off just 38 versus Bhilwara Kings. He then scored 41 off 23 and 28 off 18, providing Capitals good start. Mire has 594 runs to his credit in the shorter format at an average of 24 while striking at 144.

Pravin Tambe: Bowler, India Capitals

Pravin Tambe didn’t bowl in the previous game but had snared seven wickets in three games prior to that. The leg spinner bagged 3/28 versus Gujarat and followed it up with 2/24 and 2/30. Tambe had picked 70 wickets in his T20 career at an economy of 6.92.

Muttiah Muralitharan: Bowler, Manipal Tigers

Muthiah Muralitharan was the only bowler in the previous game versus Capitals to not concede above 9 runs per over. The Sri Lankan legend picked 1 for 15 in his four overs. Muralitharan has picked five wickets in four games in the ongoing competition with best figures of 2/10. He had 179 wickets in his T20 career at an economy of just 6.38. 

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.

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