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

Match: India Capitals vs Gujarat Giants, Legends League Cricket (IC vs GG)

Date: September 25, Sunday, 4:00 PM IST

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

India Capitals will lock horns with Gujarat Giants in Match 7 of Legends League 2022 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. India Capitals are currently at the second position in the points table with a one win in three league games. Giants, on the other hand, are right at the top of the points table with two wins in three games.

Giants’ last match against Manipal Tigers was abandoned due to rain and in their last completed game, they beat the same team by two wickets. After electing to field first, Giants restricted the Tigers to a first innings total of 120 runs with help from Ashok Dinda and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who picked up two wickets each. Later, a 17-ball 34 from Parthiv Patel helped the Giants to a two-wicket victory.

India Capitals, too, had their latest game against Bhilwara Kings washed out, but won the earlier fixture against them comprehensively. Solomon Mire (82) and Hamilton Masakadza (48) helped the Capitals post a good total of 198 runs, after which their bowlers did a brilliant job to defend the target. Nearly all their bowlers picked up at least one wicket to bowl out the Kings for 120 runs.

Ahead of the seventh game of the 2022 edition for 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 IC vs GG, Legends League Cricket

The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is a good one to bat on. The spinners fare better here in as compared to the quicks. Overall, 7 T20 matches have been played at this venue so far, of which four have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 163, while the average second innings score is 154. The highest and lowest T20 total recorded at the Arjun Jaitley stadium is 212 for 3 and 120 for 10. The skipper winning the toss may want to bat first. 

The weather in Delhi during the evening will be pleasant with no chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 28 to 32 degrees Celsius.

India Capitals team news and predicted XI

Team news: The Gautam Gambhir-led India Capitals are currently placed at the second position in thr points table with 1 win in their kitty.

Squad: Gautam Gambhir (C), Liam Plunkett, Rajat Bhatia, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, John Mooney, Ravi Bopara, Pravin Tambe, Denesh Ramdin, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Prosper Utseya, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Ajantha Mendis and Pankaj Singh.

Predicted XI: Gautam Gambhir (c), Hamilton Masakadza, Jacques Kallis, Asghar Afghan, Ravi Bopara, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Rajat Bhatia, Liam Plunkett, Mashrafe Mortaza, Pravin Tambe

Gujarat Giants team news and predicted XI

Team news: Virender Sehwag-led Gujarat Giants are currently placed at the top position in points table with two wins in as many games. One match was washed out.

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.

Head to head record

This is the second fixture between the two teams in the on-going season of the tournament. The earlier fixture was won by three wickets by Gujarat Giants. Ashley Nurse was the Player of the Match for scoring an unbeaten century.

Five players to watch out for

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

Kevin O’Brien– batsman, Gujarat Giants

The former Ireland international is currently the highest run scorer in this season of the tournament. He slammed a century – 106 off 61 – when India Capitals and Gujarat Giants faced earlier in the tournament. More recently against the Manipal Tigers, he chipped in with 23 runs off 19 balls.

Pravin Tambe: bowler, India Capitals

The leg-spinner is so far the leading wicket taker at the Legends League 2022 tournament with five wickets in two innings. The veteran bowler took three wickets while conceding only 28 runs in the earlier fixture against Gujarat Giants and will be looking to replicate the same in the return fixture.

Parthiv Patel – wicketkeeper batsman, Gujarat Giants

Parthiv Patel has scored 58 runs in two innings but what has been impressive is his strike rate of almost 194. He scored 24 off 13 against the Capitals and 34 off 17 against the Tigers.

Solomon Mire – batsman, India Capitals

The opening batsman slammed 82 off 38 balls, laced with seven fours and six maximums against the Bhilwara Kings and will be high on confidence ahead of the next game. The former Zimbabwe international played nine T20Is from which he amassed 253 runs at an average of 31.62 and strike rate of almost 130. He also featured in 47 ODIs and two Tests.

Gautam Gambhir – batsman, India Capitals

Skipper of the India Capitals, Gautam Gambhir is yet to produce a good performance this season but still remains a good pick for your MPL team for the experience he brings to the table. The two-time IPL winning captain is a proven match winner in the game’s shortest format.

MPL fantasy XI – IC vs GG, Legends League Cricket

Wicketkeepers: Denesh Ramdin, Parthiv Patel (VC),

Batters: Gautam Gambhir, Solomon Mire, Kevin O’Brien (C)

 All-rounders: Jacques Kallis, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Binny

Bowlers: Ajantha Mendis, Mitchell Johnson, Pravin Tambe

IC vs GG – 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 4.00 PM IST on September 25.

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. 

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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