Bangladesh Legends had a horrid start to their campaign in the tournament. India Legends, led by Sachin Tendulkar, thrashed them by 10 wickets, chasing down 114 in a mere 10.1 overs. Barring Nazimuddin, who fell one run short of a half-century, no other Tigers player could make an impact.
The first over of India’s run-chase where Virender Sehwag scored 20 runs summed up Bangladesh’s performance. In their next game, they would be up against the England Legends on Sunday, March 7 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium in Raipur.
The English team comprises the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Monty Panesar, among others, who have played a plethora of matches at the international level. Defeating England won’t be a walk in the park for Bangladesh by any stretch of the imagination.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Raipur turned out to be an absolute beauty in Friday’s game between India and Bangladesh. The track didn’t show any kind of demons and is not expected to change during match-time. The temperature would be around the 34 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the 20s.
Playing Combinations for ENGL vs BDL
Phil Mustard (wk), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Usman Afzal, Monty Panesar, Kabir Ali/Sajid Mahmood, James Tredwell, Chris Tremlett, Ryan Sidebottom
Bench: Kabir Ali/Sajid Mahmood, Chris Schofield
Nafees Iqbal, Javed Omar, Mohammad Nazimuddin, Mehrab Hossain, Rajin Saleh, Mushfiqur Rahman, Khalid Mashud (wk), Khaled Mahmud, Mohammad Rafique, MD.Sharif, Alamgir Kabir
Bench: Mamoon Rashid, Hannan Sarkar, Abdul Razzak
Probable top performers for ENGL vs BDL
Kevin Pietersen– England Legends
Kevin Pietersen has played a number of thunderous knocks for England during his heydays. The veteran also showed his class in various formats while playing for his nation in India. The fact that the right-hander took part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) should also give him loads of confidence.
Nazimuddin– Bangladesh Legends
Nazimuddin was the only shining light for Bangladesh in their game against India. He scored 49 runs off 33 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. Just when he was looking good for a big knock, Yuvraj Singh rattled his woodwork. He would now be looking to replicate something similar next time around.
ENGL vs BDL Broadcast Details
Match Timings: 07:00 PM IST
TV and Live Streaming: Colors Cineplex, Rishtey Cineplex, Colours Kannada Cinema, and also on Voot.
The prediction is for England Legends to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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