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Road Safety Series Match 10: SL-L vs SA-L Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Sri Lanka Legends vs South Africa Legends (SL-L vs SA-L)

Date: September 18, Sunday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

South Africa Legends will take on Sri Lanka Legends in Match 10 of the Road Safety World Series 2022 at the Holkar Stadium in Kanpur.

The Sri Lankans have made a great start to their campaign, with convincing wins over Australia Legends and England Legends. Against Australia, they scored 218 in 20 overs while losing only a solitary wicket, and then bowled out Australia for 180 in 18 overs. Nuwan Kulasekara picked up four wickets while Chaturanga de Silva and Jeevan Mendis took two wickets each. Earlier in the game, openers Dilshan Munaweera and Tillakaratne Dilshan stitched together a first-wicket partnership of 208 runs. In the next game against England, Sanath Jayasuriya picked up four wickets to help bowl out the opponents for 78 runs, after which it was a comfortable chase for the Lankans.

The South Africa Legends, on the other hand, lost by 61 runs to the India Legends in their first game, but won the next game by nine wickets over New Zealand Legends.

Johan Botha picked up four wickets, which helped restrict New Zealand to 99 runs in 20 overs. With the bat, Andrew Puttick scored a half century to help the Proteas chase down the target in 13.3 overs.

Ahead of the 10th game of the Road Safety World Series 2022, 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 SL-L vs SA-L

The pitch at the Holkar Stadium in Indore is batting friendly.  Between the slow and fast bowlers, the latter get better assistance from the pitch here. Only two T20 game has been played at this venue in the past, one of which was won by the team batting first. The average first innings score is 201, while the average second innings score is 158. The captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.

The weather during the game will be pleasant. The temperature will fluctuate between 27 to 30 degrees. No rain is forecast.

South Africa legends team news and predicted XI

Team news – South Africa Legends are on the fourth position in the points table with three points and an NRR of -0.258. They lost by 61 runs to the India Legends before winning over New Zealand Legends by nine wickets. One of their games was washed out.

Squad: Jonty Rhodes (Captain), Alviro Petersen, Andrew Puttick, Eddie Leie, Garnett Kruger, Henry Davids, Jacques Rudolph, Johan Botha, J Van de Wath, Lance Klusener, L Norris Jones, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Van Wyk, T Tshabalala, Vernon Philander, Zander de Bruyne.

Predicted XI: Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk (w), Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Henry Davids, Jonty Rhodes(c), Johan Botha, Johan van der Wath, Eddie Leie, Thandi Tshabalala, Garnett Kruger

Sri Lanka Legends team news and predicted XI

Team news: Sri Lanka Legends are currently the table toppers with four points and a NRR of +2.159. After two back to back wins, they are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI

Squad: Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (w), Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Thisara Perera, Chaturanga de Silva, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chaminda Vaas, Dhammika Prasad, Dilruwan Perera, Mahela Udawatte, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Jeevan Mendis, Ishan Jayaratne, Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne

Predicted XI: Dilshan Munaweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (w), Chaturanga de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Silva, Ishan Jayaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Chaminda Vaas

Head to head record

Sri Lanka Legends and South Africa Legends met twice in the 2021 edition of the tournament. In their first meeting in the group stage, Sri Lanka Legends won by 9 wickets (with 40 balls remaining). They met again in the second semi-final, which South Africa Legends won by 10 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for SA-L vs SL-L

Tillakaratne Dilshan – batsman, Sri Lanka Legends

Tillakaratne Dilshan was the best performer for the Sri Lanka Legends in their first game of the Road Safety Series 2022. He scored 107 runs off 56 balls laced with 14 boundaries and four maximums. He was dismissed for 15 runs in the next game and will now look to bounce back in the third game. Dilshan played 80 T20 internationals for Sri Lanka, scoring 1889 runs at an average of 28.19 and strike rate of 120.54. He also played 330 ODIs and 87 Tests.

Dilshan Munaweera – batsman, Sri Lanka Legends

Opener batsman Dilshan Munaweera unbeaten on 95 off 63 balls laced with 10 boundaries and two maximums in the game against Australia Legends. In the following game against England Legends, he scored 24 but could not convert it into a long innings. Dilshan played two ODI and 13 T20Is for Sri Lanka between 2012 and 2017.

Sanath Jayasuriya – bowler, Sri Lanka legends

Sanath Jayasuriya was absolutely brilliant in the previous game. He finished with figures of 4/3 from his four overs. This including two maidens and his economy rate was merely 0.80. One of the greatest all-rounders of his generation, Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 ODIs and 31 T20Is for Sri Lanka.

Andrew Puttick – batsman, South Africa Legends

Andrew Puttick was South Africa Legends’ highest run scorer in the match against New Zealand Legends. He scored 51 not out from 36 balls and will be looking to carry the form into the next game.

Johan Botha – all-rounder, South Africa Legends

Johan Botha began tournament with disappointing figures of 0-39 against India Legends but was among the best bowlers against New Zealand Legends, conceding only 11 runs and taking four wickets in four overs.

MPL fantasy XI – SL-L vs SA-L

SL-L vs SA-L – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends game of the Road Safety World Series 2022 will be televised live on Colors Cineplex. You can also watch the game on the Voot app. The match will begin at 7.30 PM IST on September 18.

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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