Match: India Legends vs Bangladesh Legends, (IND-L vs BAN-L, 18th Match)
Date: September 25, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
Bangladesh Legends and India Legends will lock horns in match no. 18 of the Road Safety World Series 2022. The two teams will meet at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on Sunday, September 25th.
This will be India Legends’ final group match. They’ve secured a place in the semi-final with 12 points from four games, having won two matches and the other two getting rained off. They’re coming off a 40-run victory over England in a rain-affected 15-over a side contest.
Sachin Tendulkar smashed 40 off 20 while Yusuf Pathan made 11-ball 27. Yuvraj Singh blasted 31 off 15 to power the total to 170/5 in 15 overs. Rajesh Pawar then snared 3 for 12 in three overs as India restricted England to 130/6.
Bangladesh Legends have played three matches in the tournament and have lost all. They have no chance of making it to the top four. They lost their last fixture by three wickets at the hands of Australia.
Elias Sunny top scored for Bangladesh with 32 off 29 but extras had bigger role to play. Australia conceded 39 extras as Bangladesh posted 158/9 in 20 overs. Sunny then snared 4 for 8 in his four overs while Abdur Razzak picked 2 for 26. It looked like they had the match sealed with 21 to defend in the final over but Brad Haddin smashed three fours and a six to snatch the victory.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IND-L vs BAN-L, 18th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun has been a good venue for batting. It has hosted six T20 matches, with the average first innings score reading 178. 300 runs were scored in 30 overs In the first match played here in the ongoing tournament.
The weather doesn’t look promising as there’s a 100% chance of rain in Dehradun on Sunday afternoon. While there’s around 25% chance of precipitation in the evening, the wet outfield could have a big impact on the match.
India Legends – Expected XI and Team News
India Legends line up a strong batting unit with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny and Irfan Pathan. The bowling attack has Manpreet Gony, Rahul Sharma and Pragyan Ojha along with Pathan brothers.
Probable XI – Sachin Tendulkar (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Stuart Binny, Manpreet Gony, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Rajesh Pawar
Bangladesh Legends – Expected XI and Team News
The Mohammad Sharif-led side doesn’t have great batting options, mostly reliant on Alok Kapali and Dhiman Ghosh. Elias Sunny was superb in the last game while Abdur Razzak is another good bowling option.
Probable XI – Nazimuddin, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Dhiman Ghosh (wk), Nazmus Sadat, Elias Sunny, Mohammad Sharif (c), Dolar Mahmud, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan
Head to head record of IND-L vs BAN-L
Total Encounters – 1
India Legends Won – 1
Bangladesh Legends Won – 0
18th Match: Five players to watch out for in the IND-L vs BAN-L match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Sachin Tendulkar: Batter, India Legends
The Indian maestro turned the clock back versus England Legends, smashing 40 off 20 balls. Tendulkar had a remarkable record in his playing days. In the two seasons of the Road Safety World Series, he has scored 308 runs in 10 innings at 38 average and 140 strike rate.
Yusuf Pathan: Batter, India Legends
Yusuf Pathan smashed 35* off 15 balls against South Africa and 11-ball 27 in the last game versus England. He has been playing in the Legends League simultaneously and has scored 50* off 35 and 44 off 28 in two of the games. Yusuf also picked 3 for 24 in the last game.
Rahul Sharma: Bowler, India Legends
Rahul Sharma was superb in the first match of this season, picking 3 for 17 in his four overs against South Africa. The leg-spinner had played 74 matches in his T20 career, claiming 80 wickets at an economy of 7.11.
Elias Sunny: All-rounder, Bangladesh Legends
Elias Sunny produced a terrific all-round performance for Bangladesh in the last game. He scored 32* off 29 and went on to claim 4 for just 8 runs in four overs. The left arm spinner had picked 72 wickets in his T20 career at an economy of 6.96.
Stuart Binny: Batter, India Legends
Stuart Binny smashed an unbeaten 82 off just 42 in the first game of the Road Safety World Series. In the last game, he scored 18 off 11 and picked up a wicket. Binny was a decent utility cricketer in his time, scoring over 1600 runs and picking 73 wickets.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, the Road Safety World Series will be broadcasted live on Colors Cineplex. You can also enjoy the live streaming on Just Voot application. Catch the India Legends vs Bangladesh Legends clash at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday.
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.