Legends League Cricket 2023 - Asia Lions vs India Maharajas Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Asia Lions vs India Maharajas, 4th Match, 8:00 PM|
|Date||March 14, 2023, Tuesday|
|Time||8:00 PM IST|
|Venue||West End Park International Cricket Stadium Doha|
The 4th contest of the Legends League Cricket 2023 will provide the Indian Maharajas the last chance to feature in the final showdown as any more slip-ups would result in them in being knocked out. On the other hand, the Asia Lions have emerged to become the best side of the tournament after winning their inaugural game against the World Giants. Ahead of this highly anticipated match, let us take a detailed look at the pitch report, marquee Dream XI picks, and much more.
In their first match that was cut short to 10 overs, the Asia Lions not only showcased their dominance with the bat by setting a target of 100 runs. But even restricted the opposition well within the margin to post a 35-run victory.
India Maharajs have failed to deliver to their hype up until this point. They have lost both their games in an excruciating manner, with their last loss coming at the hands of World Giants by 2 wickets. Having the opportunity to undo their mistakes, this side will be hoping to bounce back in style in Doha, Qatar.
Former Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq showcased just why he can still adjust to the modern-day game as he smashed 44 runs off just 19 balls, batting at a strike rate of 231. On the other hand, Shahid Afridi, another former Pakistani cricket sensation, was able to register 2 wickets against his name after his spell of 2 overs for the Asia Lions.
Gautam Gambhir made sure his presence has been felt in the Legends League Cricket 2023 after he smashed a brilliant 68-run inning in Match 2. While, Harbhajan Singh took the center stage with the ball as he took 4 wickets in just the 2 overs he bowled, giving just 13 runs.
The wicket at West End Park International Cricket Stadium hasn’t looked like a high scoring venue. Rather has given the spinners a decent chance to take wickets at regular intervals. This will ensure that both captains will look to bowl first at this wicket.
The predicted weather is clear as the game begins. However, overcast could potentially result in delaying the match in the worst-case scenario.
Mohammad Hafeez, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga (Wk), Abdur Razzak, Abdul Razzaq, Paras Khadka, Asghar Afghan, Thisara Perera, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi (C), Sohail Tanvir
Gautam Gambhir (C), Praveen Kumar, Suresh Raina, Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Pravin Tambe, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Stuart Binny, RV Uthappa (Wk)
The Asia Lions seem to have placed their best XI on the field, and with no injuries taking place, it seems unlikely that there will be any changes made at least not in just their second game of the tournament.
On the other hand, the bowling department of the India Maharajas have been a problem so far in the competition as the majority of work has been done by one player in each game. Moreover, their batting department too has shown signs of inconsistency. This is just why the likes of Sreesanth and Praveen Kumar could be sued with the new ball alongside Irfan Pathan.
The Asia Lions inched past India Maharajas in their last contest by 9 runs, and have even defeated them in two consecutive games.
|Batters||Gautam Gambhir (Vc), Misbah-ul-Haq, Asghar Afghan, Yusuf Pathan|
|All-rounders||Irfan Pathan, T Perera, Shahid Afridi (C)|
|Bowlers||Harbhajan Singh, Sohail Tanvir, Praveen Tambe|
The southpaw opening batsman has been in sensational form for the INM so far in the 2023 edition. Leading the newly-shaped side, Gambhir has already scored 122 runs in 2 games, playing at an average of 61 runs per game.
The unorthodox spinner bamboozled the opposition batting lineup in the previous game by taking 4 wickets in 12 balls. Given the importance of Game 4, Harbhajan will be crucial in taking wickets in the middle overs for INM.
Coming into Match 4 on the back of an impressive 44-run inning, Misbah will be hoping to get onto the field early to score an even bigger score against the predominant favorites.
Known for his swing, Tanvir will be hoping to get some early overs with the new ball. However, his variation in the death overs can be crucial for ASL in Match 4.