South Africa Legends were faced with some brutal power-hitting from the India Legends as a result of which they lost by 56 runs. The team is currently placed in the middle of the points table with three wins from five matches with 12 points. Their next match is against the Bangladesh Legends, who have lost all their four matches and are yet to open their account in the T20 tournament.
Another win will help the Proteas strengthen their chances of qualifying for the semis. The Tigers, on the other hand, played two one-sided affairs to start their campaign. However, the team, led by the legendary Mohammad Rafique, put forth a strong show against the West Indies Legends, though they ended up losing the game. Bangladesh would be hoping to open their account in the league.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Raipur has been fairly decent for batting. The bowlers haven’t had much to cheer for on the surface. The track isn’t expected to change in nature and hence, chasing should be the way forward. The temperature will be around the 31-degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the high-30s.
Playing Combinations for SAL vs BANL
Andrew Puttick, Morne van Wyk (wk), Alviro Peterson, Jonty Rhodes (C), Zander de Bruyn, Loots Bosman, Roger Telemachus, Makhaya Ntini, Garnett Kruger
Bench: Nicky Boje, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Hall, Albie Morkel, Johan van der Wath, Paul Harris, Ryan McLaren, Justin Kemp, Lance Klusener, Nantie Hayward, Martin van Jaarsveld, Lloyd Norris Jones
Nazimuddin, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Sharif, Abdul Razzak, Khaled Mashud Pilot (wk), Mushfiqur Rahman, Mohammad Rafique, Rajin Saleh, Nafees Iqbal, Khaled Mahmud Sujon
Bench: Mamun Rashed, Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar Belim, Alamgir Kabir
Probable top performers for SAL vs BANL
Morne van Wyk– South Africa Legends
Morne van Wyk has been excellent for South Africa as he is their leading run-scorer in the tournament. The right-hander has notched 106 runs from four games at an average and strike-rate of 26.50 and 124.70 respectively. A lot will depend on how he takes his team off to a flier in the next contest.
Aftab Ahmed– Bangladesh Legends
Aftab Ahmed missed the first few matches after being tested positive for COVID-19. He batted at number three against the West Indies and showed his class. In 21 balls, he managed 31 runs and played at a strike-rate of 147.61. He will be a tough prospect to deal with for the opposition team.
SAL vs BANL 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 South Africa 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.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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