In the fourth match of the Legends League Cricket 2023, Bhilwara Kings will lock horns with Gujarat Giants on November 22 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Both teams are looking to make a mark in the tournament, and this encounter promises to be an exciting battle between bat and ball.
Bhilwara Kings made a remarkable start to their campaign, securing a three-wicket victory against India Capitals. Irfan Pathan’s explosive innings of 65 runs off just 19 deliveries stole the show, earning him the Player of the Match accolade. Anureet Singh’s stellar performance with the ball, claiming four crucial wickets for 29 runs, played a pivotal role in their triumph.
On the flip side, Gujarat Giants faced a setback in their opening match against the Manipal Tigers, falling short by 10 runs. Despite a solid start provided by Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis, the Giants couldn’t capitalize on the foundation. Rajat Bhatia’s three-wicket haul showcased the team’s bowling prowess, but the batsmen struggled to chase down the target of 174 runs.
- Match: Bhilwara Kings vs Gujarat Giants, Match 4
- Event: Legends League Cricket, 22 Nov 2023, Wed, 7:00 PM IST
- Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
The JSCA International Stadium Complex has witnessed an average first innings total of 189 runs in the last 10 T20 games, hinting at a potentially high-scoring affair. Pacers might play a crucial role on this surface, and the team winning the toss could opt to chase.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Lendl Simmons, SF Mire, TM Dilshan (wk), R Bist, YK Pathan, IK Pathan (C), CD Barnwell, JB Karia, Iqbal Abdulla, Anureet Singh, R Sharma
BENCH: PR Shah, WTS Porterfield, SR Watson, RJ Sidebottom, P Utseya, KTGD Prasad, TJ Murtagh
CH Gayle, Jacques Kallis, RE Levi, KJ O’Brien, Parthiv Patel (C), CG Khurana, R Bhatia, DT Johnston, RR Emrit, S Ladda, IH Chaudhary
BENCH: DH Yagnik, AA Jhunjhunwala, NJ Reardon, E Chigumbura, LE Plunkett, Ahmed Raza, S Sreesanth, B Laughlin, DL Piedt, A Mithun, SJ Benn, S Prasanna, Dhruv Raval, MS Panesar
Player Picks: Captains and Top Performers
- Anureet Singh (BLK) | BOWL
- The right-arm medium-pacer claimed four wickets for 29 runs in the previous game.
- With 64 wickets in 71 T20 matches, he brings experience and effectiveness to the Kings’ bowling attack.
- Rajat Bhatia (GG) | ALL
- Bhatia showcased his all-round skills with three wickets for 31 runs in four overs in the last match.
- Last season, he took seven wickets in five innings with an average of 10.85, proving his value in the team.
- Solomon Mire (BLK) | BAT
- Formerly with India Capitals, Mire moved to Bhilwara Kings and made an impact with 70 runs off 40 deliveries in his first outing.
- Sarabjit Ladda (GG) | BOWL
- The experienced legspinner, playing in the USA after retiring from Indian cricket, picked a wicket for 25 runs in four overs in his first match in the LLC.
- Irfan Pathan (BLK) | ALL
- The Player of the Match in the previous game, Irfan remains a key player for the Kings after an impressive performance of 65 runs off 19 deliveries and a wicket.
- Rahul Sharma (BLK) | BAT
- Contributed with the ball, picking up two wickets for 41 runs in three overs in the last game. A reliable option for the Kings.
Players to Avoid
- Kevin O’Brien (GG) | BAT
- Managed only nine runs off 10 deliveries in the first outing, making him a risky choice for fantasy teams.
- Iqbal Abdulla (BLK) | ALL
- Gave away 31 runs in two overs in the first game, suggesting he might not be the best fantasy pick for this match.
Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- WICKET KEEPER: Parthiv Patel
- BATTER: Chris Gayle, Solomon Mire, Jacques Kallis
- ALL ROUNDER: Jesal Karia, Irfan Pathan, Anureet Singh, Rajat Bhatia
- BOWLER: Sarabjit Ladda, Rahul Sharma, Trent Johnston
Cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Bhilwara Kings take on the Gujarat Giants in what promises to be a thrilling encounter in the Legends League Cricket 2023. Tune in to witness the battle between bat and ball unfold at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.