Legends League Cricket 2023 - India Maharajas vs World Giants Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|India Maharajas vs World Giants, 5th Match, 8:00 PM|
|Date||March 15, 2023, Wednesday|
|Time||8:00 PM IST|
|Venue||West End Park International Cricket Stadium Doha|
The 5th Match of the Legends League Crickets 2023 could potentially be the last time India Maharajas step onto the field, this season. Having registered their first win just hours before, their next battle will be against the mighty World Giants at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha. Ahead of this highly exciting showdown, let us take a detailed look at the playing XI, pitch report, and much more.
After dropping both of their initial games of this edition, the Gautam Gambhir-led unit managed to fight their way back into the competition by securing a hard-fought 10-run victory (and 45 balls remaining) against the Asia Lions.
The World Giants could secure their berth in the finals with a win in Match 5 of Legend League Cricket 2023. After already inching past INM by 2 runs in their previous game, this team will be backing themselves to beat India Maharajs even this time around.
RV Uthappa rose to his veteran best to lead the run chase for India Maharajs in Match 4. He scored 88 runs at a strike rate of more than 225. Whereas, it was Suresh Raina who managed to get 2 wickets for the team in his spell of 2 overs.
Chris Gayle got off to a good start for World Giants in their previous game but couldn’t convert it into a big inning as he got dismissed for 23 runs, which was ironically the team’s highest. On the other hand, Ricardo Powell managed to fetch 2 wickets by giving 17 runs in his 2 overs.
From what we have witnessed in the tournament so far, the pitch at West End Park International Cricket Stadium is not a high-scoring venue as it makes it difficult for the batsman to settle since the early overs. Yet the spinners have got massive help to get some unprecedented bounce.
Given that there will be a 0% chance of rain interrupting the contest, humidity would be around 87% during the game hour as the temperature will be around 28 to 21 degrees.
Gautam Gambhir (C), Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Manvinder Bisla (Wk), Yusuf Pathan, Pravin Tambe, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Stuart Binny, RV Uthappa
Ross Taylor, Aaron Finch (C), Kevin O'Brien, Morne van Wyk (Wk), Chris Gayle, Brett Lee, Hashim Amla, Ricardo Powell, Monty Panesar, Jacques Kallis, Shane Watson
This is a huge contest for both these teams wherein India Maharajas will look to replace Ashok Dinda with the swing-king Praveen Kumar as the latter could get some swing with the new ball.
On the other hand, the World Giants could head into Match 5 with some changes, the likes of Brett Lee and Hashim Amla can make their way through the starting Xi at the expense of Lendl Simmons and Paul Collingwood.
In the previous 4 games wherein these two teams have locked horns on the field, the World Giants have managed to emerge victorious on 3 occasions.
|Batters||Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir (Vc)|
|All-rounders||Irfan Pathan, Shane Watson (C), J Kallis|
|Bowlers||Harbhajan Singh, Monty Panesar, Brett Lee|
The dynamic opening order batsman and skipper of India Maharajas have led from the front as is entering Match 5 on the back impressive 61-run innings at a strike rate of 169.
After finally making his presence felt in the competition, Uthappa has just displayed why he can carry INM single-handedly with his bat. Having scored 88 runs in the previous game, the team will expect the 2007 T20 World Cup Champion to score big even in this game.
Although the West Indian storm has not struck the Legends League Cricket 2023 so far yet there is no denying how Gyale can take the center stage if he counter-attacks the opposition bowling attack in his true manner.
Having taken 3 wickets in the 2 games for WG so far, Powell will be expected to take at least over 2 wickets to help the Giants put pressure over India Maharajas in Match 5.