The England Legends will take on the Sri Lanka Legends in the 14th match of the Road Safety World Series on 14th March 2021. Both the teams will head into the encounter after experiencing contrasting fortunes in their previous matches.
The England Legends were thrashed by 8 wickets in their previous rubber against the South Africa Legends. After Thandi Tshabalala scalped 3 wickets with the ball for the South Africa Legends to restrict the England Legends to just 121, the likes of Morne Van Wyk and Alviro Petersen sent the England bowlers on a leather hunt as the South Africa Legends chased down the target with 7 overs to spare.
On the other hand, the Sri Lanka Legends pummeled the Bangladesh Legends by 42 runs in their previous match. Led by a blazing unbeaten 99 by Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka Legends posted a challenging total of 180 runs on the board. In reply, the Bangladesh Legends could muster just 138 runs in their allotted 20 overs, as skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan scalped 3 wickets, and gave away just 21 runs in his 4 overs.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch will be one where the batsmen can make hay. The ball will come onto the bat nicely, and the willow wielders can certainly cash in if they can spend some time out in the middle. Expect a high-scoring encounter.
Playing Combinations for ENL vs SLL
Phil Mustard (WK), Kevin Pietersen (C), Usmaan Afzaal, Darren Maddy, Jim Troughton, Chris Schofield, Kabir Ali, Chris Tremlett, James Tredwell, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar
Sri Lanka Legends
Tillakaratne Dilshan (C), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga (WK), Chamara Silva, Farveez Maharoof, Dulanjana Wijesinghe, Russel Arnold, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Thilan Thushara, Malinda Warnapura
Probable Top Performers for SLL vs ENL
Kevin Pietersen- England Legends
Kevin Pietersen has destroyed bowling attacks in the Road Safety World Series. In the match against the Bangladesh Legends, the right-handed batting icon scored a whirlwind 17-ball-42 to help his side thrash the opposition by seven wickets. Against the India Legends, Pietersen once again came to the fore and decimated the India Legends bowling attack.
The 40-year-old scored 75 off 37 deliveries to help his side beat the Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends by six runs. If Pietersen can come good in the match against the Sri Lanka Legends, then England Legends will surely gain the upper hand.
Upul Tharanga- Sri Lanka Legends
Upul Tharanga’s blistering knock helped his side to a comfortable win over the Bangladesh Legends. In an innings studded with 11 fours and five sixes, the left-hander scored 99* to render the Bangladesh Legends totally helpless. Also, even in the match against South Africa Legends, Tharanga scored a patient 27*. The fortunes of the Sri Lanka Legends will depend on the way Tharanga performs with the willow.
Match Timings: 07:00 PM IST
TV and Live Streaming: Colors Cineplex, Rishtey Cineplex, Voot
The prediction is for Sri Lanka 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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