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

Match: India Capitals vs Manipal Tigers, Legends League Cricket (IC vs MNT)

Date: September 29, Thursday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

India Capitals will lock horns with Manipal Tigers in Match 10 of Legends League 2022 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. India Capitals are at the top of the points table with two wins in four games. They come into this fixture on the back of a win over Gujarat Giants in the previous game.

After losing the toss, the Giants were put to bat first. Helped by a half century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, they posted a total of 152 for 7 in 20 overs. For the Capitals, Pravin Tambe and Ashley Nurse picked up two wickets each. In the second innings, the Capitals chased down the target with more than an over to spare. Hamilton Masakadza scored a fifty while Solomon Mire scored 41.

Manipal Tigers, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the points table with one win in four games. They come into this game on the back of a narrow win against Bhilwara Kings in their previous game. A first wicket partnership of 109 runs between Jesse Ryder and Tatenda Taibu helped Tigers score 175 for 8 in their 20 overs, which they defended with help of four wickets by Dilhara Fernando. Parvinder Awana also picked up two wickets.

Ahead of the 10th 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 MNT, Legends League Cricket

The pitch at the Barabati Stadium is a good one to bat on. The last two games played here were also high scoring ones. Overall, 3 T20 matches have been played at this venue so far, of which 2 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 140, while the average second innings score is 110. The highest and lowest T20 total recorded at the Barabati Stadium is 180 for 3 and 87 for 10.

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 top of the points table with two wins in four games.

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

Manipal Tigers team news and predicted XITeam news: The Tigers at the bottom of the points table with one win in four games.

Squad: Harbhajan Singh (C), Brett Lee, Mohammed Kaif, Muttiah Muralitharan, Darren Sammy, Phil Mustard (Wk), Ryan Sidebottom, Corey Anderson, Lance Klusener, Imran Tahir, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Romesh Kaluwithrana (Wk), Reetinder Sodhi, Parvinder Awana, VRV Singh

Predicted XI: Phil Mustard (wk), Romesh Kaluwitharana, Corey Anderson, Mohammad Kaif, Darren Sammy, Dimitri Mascarenhus, Lance Klusener, Harbhajan Singh (c), Ryan Sidebottom, Imran Tahir, Parwinder Awana

Head to head record

This is the first time both teams will play against each other.

Five players to watch out for

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

Mohammad Kaif – batsman, Manipal Tigers

Mohammad Kaif is the leading run-scorer for the Tigers with 129 runs in three matches at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 114.15. He recently scored a knock of 73 against the Kings and will look for a similar performance in the next game. Kaif featured in 125 ODIs for India, from which he scored 2753 runs at an average of 32.01.

Harbhajan Singh – bowler, Manipal Tigers

Harbhajan Singh is the leading wicket-taker for Manipal Tigers with five wickets in three matches at an average of 14. His economy of 6.36 has also been impressive. The offbreak bowled played 28 T20Is for India from which he took 25 wickets.

Pravin Tambe: bowler, India Capitals

Pravin Tambe is currently the leading wicket taker in the tournament with seven wickets in three matches at an average of 11.71, and an economy of 7.02. The veteran bowler will be expected to put in another good spell in the next game.

Solomon Mire – batsman, India Capitals

Solomon Mire is the leading run-scorer for the Capitals with 132 runs in three matches at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 183.33. The former Zimbabwe international played nine T20Is from which he scored 253 runs at an average of 31.62 and strike rate of almost 130.

Gautam Gambhir – batsman, India Capitals

Skipper of the India Capitals, Gautam Gambhir has consistently performer in all games played so far, but still remains a good pick for your MPL team, given his experience. The T20 World Cup winning player two-time IPL winning captain brings plenty of experience with him.

MPL fantasy XI – IC vs MNT, Legends League Cricket

IC vs MNT – 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 29.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

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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