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WI-L vs NZ-L, 13th Match, Road Safety World Series 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies Legends vs New Zealand Legends, (WI-L vs NZ-L, 13th Match)

Date: September 21, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

After the first two legs of Road Safety World Series 2022 in Kanpur and Indore, the caravan now moves to Dehradun. The match no. 13 of the competition will witness New Zealand Legends locking horns with West Indies Legends at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, September 21st.

West Indies Legends have played three games in the season so far, winning two with one resulting in a washout. They’re coming off a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over England in their last game.

Sulieman Benn was excellent with the ball, picking 2 for 26 in four overs while Krishmar Santokie also bagged two scalps as they restricted England Legends to 156/5. Dwayne Smith and William Perkins then put on a 120-run opening stand. Smith blasted 73 off 42 while Perkins made 57 off 35. Brian Lara remained unbeaten on 22 to see off the chase.

New Zealand Legends have played three games, winning one and losing one while one ended in no result. They lost by nine wickets versus South Africa in the first game before they defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the second game. Their previous fixture against India Legends was abandoned after 5.5 overs of play, in which India scored 49/1, with only wicket going to Shane Bond.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI-L vs NZ-L, 13th Match

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun has hosted six T20 matches and the pitches were pretty good to bat on. The average first innings score from six games reads 178. Afghanistan have the record of the highest total at the venue, having smashed 278/3 versus Ireland in 2019. 

Dehradun could witness thunderstorms on Wednesday morning and afternoon. There’s around 25% chance of precipitation in the evening but wet outfield could be an issue.

New Zealand Legends – Expected XI and Team News

New Zealand Legends have Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom in the batting unit along with all-rounders Jacob Oram, James Franklin. The bowling attack comprises Shane Bond, Kyle Mills and Hamish Bennett. They have Scott Styris and Craig McMillan in the squad.

Probable XI – Jamie How, Dean Brownlie, Ross Taylor (c), Aaron Redmond, Neil Broom, Gareth Hopkins (wk), Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Hamish Bennett, Kyle Mills, Shane Bond

West Indies Legends – Expected XI and Team News

West Indies had a few changes to their XI last game, including Brian Lara coming into the side. William Perkins was sent up to the order to partner Dwayne Smith. The bowling attack has Devendra Bishoo, Krishmar Santokie, Sulieman Benn and Daren Powell.

Probable XI – Dwayne Smith, William Perkins (wk), Brian Lara, Kirk Edwards (c), Navin Stewart, Narsingh Deonarine, Devendra Bishoo, Krishmar Santokie, Sulieman Benn, Daren Powell, Danza Hyatt 

13th Match: Five players to watch out for in the WI-L vs NZ-L match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Dwayne Smith: All-rounder, West Indies Legends

Dwayne Smith scored 51 runs off 42 in the first game and followed it up with a blistering 73 off 42 versus England Legends. The West Indian powerhouse has scores of 58, 63, 51 and 73 in his last four innings in the Road Safety World Series across two seasons. Smith had scored over 7800 runs in his T20 career.

Sulieman Benn: Bowler, West Indies Legends

Sulieman Benn bagged 2 for 20 in the first game against Bangladesh and followed it up with 2 for 26 versus England. The left arm spinner had done well last season as well, snaring 8 scalps at an economy of 6.87. Benn had 88 wickets in his T20 career at 6.57 economy.

Dean Brownlie: Batter, New Zealand Legends

The 38yr old Dean Brownlie has played 97 T20 matches in his career and scored 1972 runs at an average of 22 while striking at 143. He scored run-a-ball 48 in the first game versus South Africa and then smashed 31* off 19 against Bangladesh.

Ross Taylor: Batter, New Zealand Legends

Ross Taylor, one of the stalwarts in New Zealand cricket, retired from international cricket this year. He scored an unbeaten 30 off 17 against Bangladesh in his last innings. Taylor has amassed over 6400 runs in the T20 format at an average of 31 and strike rate of 131.

Krishmar Santokie: All-rounder, West Indies Legends

Krishmar Santokie has figures of 3 for 7 and 2 for 38 in the two innings this Road Safety World Series season. The left arm seamer enjoyed immense success in his T20 career, claiming 180 wickets in 119 matches at an economy of 7.22. Santokie has seven four-wicket hauls to his credit.

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 West Indies Legends vs New Zealand Legends clash at 7:30 PM IST on Wednesday.

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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