India Legends kickoff the Road Safety World Series 2022 with the opener against South Africa Legends on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
India Legends are the defending champions of this tournament after beating Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs in the finals last year. They had also finished first on the points table last season with 20 points in six games. Sachin Tendulkar was the leading run-scorer for the side with 233 runs while Yusuf Pathan picked nine wickets.
Suresh Raina, who recently retired from all formats, is set to feature for the Indian side this season in place of Virender Sehwag.
Meanwhile, Jonty Rhodes will once again lead the South Africa Legends in this tournament. The South African side has all-rounders like Lance Klusener, Johan Botha, and Zander de Bruyn in their squad to provide them depth in batting. They will also have the experienced pair of Vernon Philander and Makhaya Ntini sharing the new ball this season. The South African side lost to Sri Lanka Legends by eight in the semi-final last season.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: India Legends: 1.28, South Africa Legends: 3.55
Betwinner odds: India Legends: 1.30, South Africa Legends: 3.38
Dafabet odds: India Legends: 1.28, South Africa Legends: 3.70
Betway odds: India Legends: 1.28, South Africa Legends: 3.50
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends head-to-head in T20Is
India Legends beat South Africa Legends by 56 runs last season which is their only match in this competition.
India Legends have won four of their last five matches in the Road Safety World Series while South Africa Legends have won only two of their last five matches.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 squads
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Subramaniam Badrinath, Stuart Binny, Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Manpreet Gony, Pragyan Ojha, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Rajesh Pawar, and Rahul Sharma.
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (captain), Alviro Petersen, Andrew Puttick, Eddie Leie, Garnett Kruger, Henry Davids, Jacques Rudolph, Johan Botha, Johan Van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Lloyd Jones, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Thandi Tshabalala, Vernon Philander, Zander de Bruyn.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends probable playing XI
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha.
South Africa Legends: Alviro Petersen, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Zander de Bruyn, Jonty Rhodes (captain), Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Puttick, Lance Klusener, Johan Botha, Vernon Philander, Makhaya Ntini, Thandi Tshabalala.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends combined fantasy XI
Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Alviro Petersen, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Lance Klusener, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Vernon Philander, Makhaya Ntini.
India Legends top picks vs South Africa Legends
Sachin Tendulkar: The right-handed batter was the leading run-scorer for India Legends last season with 233 runs in seven games. Tendulkar was also the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament. The 49-year-old has scored over 34,000 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as the greatest cricketer ever. Tendulkar has scored 2797 runs in T20s at an average of 32.90 and has a top score of 100 not out.
Suresh Raina: The 35-year-old is considered to be India’s finest T20 batter and will feature in the middle-order for India Legends. The southpaw has scored 5528 runs in the Indian Premier League at a strike rate of 136.73. Raina was last seen in action for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2021 edition of the IPL.
South Africa Legends top picks vs India Legends
Lance Klusener: The all-rounder was South Africa’s best player in the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, being the Proteas’ leading run-scorer as well as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. With 281 runs with the bat and 17 wickets with the ball, Klusener single-handedly carried South Africa into the semi-finals. The 51-year-old will once again be seen as a finisher for the South Africa Legends in the upcoming tournament.
Makhaya Ntini: The-arm pacer was South Africa's most trusted fast bowler for more than a decade. Ntini has picked 666 international wickets for the Proteas across all three formats. Ntini’s ability to generate pace and swing early in the innings made him one of the most feared pacers of his time.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends prediction
The majority of the players from the Indian side have been playing various cricket tournaments around the world giving them the advantage over South Africa Legends. Players like Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh have recently retired from competitive cricket and are very much likely to be the standout performers.
Meanwhile, not a lot of players from the South African Legends side have been playing regularly and are likely to struggle against the Indian side. Vernon Philander and Johan Botha are the only two players who have had some experience in recent times.
India Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 32°C
Wind: 24 km/h
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