The resumed edition of the Road Safety World Series has been ongoing in Raipur and the tournament is heading towards the decisive stage with only a handful of league fixtures left. While the tournament had kicked off with plenty of excitement last year, it was brought to an unfortunate halt due to the arrival of the COVID pandemic.
Road Safety World Series 2021 Points Table
|Sri Lanka Legends||5||4||1||0||0||16||1.055|
|South Africa Legends||5||3||2||0||0||12||-0.531|
|West Indies Legends||5||2||3||0||0||8||-0.352|
Paused at match number four, the tournament resumed this year with two new teams – England and Bangladesh Legends – coming inside to replace the missing Australia Legends. Being held for a noble cause of raising road safety awareness, the tournament has been a rare opportunity for the fanatics to rewind the clocks and drench themselves in nostalgia by witnessing legends of yesteryears back into action.
A look at the journey of the teams thus far:
Having been through all of their league fixtures, the Indian Legends currently sit atop the points table and will continue to be seated there in all probability, owing to their mightily superior net run rate (1.733). While they handed defeats to West Indies Legends (by 7 wickets) and Sri Lanka Legends (by 5 wickets) last year, India Legends thrashed Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the first encounter of the resumed edition. They suffered a 6-run defeat against England in a high-scoring thriller but finished the league stage on a high through a comprehensive 56-run victory over the South Africa Legends.
Sri Lanka Legends
Sri Lanka Legends started the tournament on a winning note last year as they defeated Australia by 7 runs. While they lost their second league clash against India Legends by 5 wickets, Sri Legends, who are second in the tally with a match left, have been invincible ever since the tournament has resumed. They have recorded a hat-trick of victories by defeating West Indies by 5 wickets, South Africa by 9 wickets, followed by a 42-run victory over Bangladesh Legends.
The new entrants in the tournament are currently placed at the third spot in the tally with three victories in four fixtures. Having started their tournament through a 7-wicket win over Bangladesh Legends, they defeated India in a nerve-sapping game by 6 runs before taking an 8-wicket beating against South Africa Legends. With two fixtures – against Sri Lanka and West Indies, respectively – left to go, England is in clear contention of making a top-four finish.
South Africa Legends
Though they started the proceedings by defeating West Indies by 6 wickets, South Africa Legends have had a bumpy ride with their results reading WLWL. They suffered a 9-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka Legends in their second fixture, following which they thrashed England by 8 wickets. However, failing to continue their winning momentum, they were fairly outplayed during their 56-run loss in their most recent rubber against India Legends. Placed fourth in the table with 12 points from five games, South Africa Legends are set to face Bangladesh Legends in their last league game.
West Indies Legends
Having lost three encounters in a row, the fifth-placed West Indies Legends arrested their streak of losses by handing a 5-wicket loss to Bangladesh Legends in their fourth fixture of the league stage. They underwent a loss against India Legends in the tournament-opener last year, which was followed by a 6-wicket loss against South Africa Legends in what turned out to be the last game before the tournament was halted due to the pandemic. They are set to face England Legends in their last league game.
The latest entrants have had a tough time in the tournament and they are yet to open their account. Having lost all four of their encounters – by 10 wickets against India, by 7 wickets against England, 42 runs against Sri Lanka, and by 5 wickets against West Indies – so far, they are out of semifinal contention and are eyeing the danger of failing to open their account. They will face South Africa Legends in their final clash this year.
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