Gujarat Giants are favorites to win
Gujarat Giants will take on Manipal Tigers at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Match 5 of the 2022 Legends Cricket League begins at 19:30 local time on Thursday 22nd September.
The Giants are top of the table with two wins from two games. They began the tournament with a three wicket win over India Capitals before getting home against Manipal Tigers by two wickets on Monday. Although the victories have been narrow, they have shown the ability to win matches from tough positions.
Keeper-batter Parthiv Patel top scored with 34 runs from 17 balls and took the Player of the Match award in Match 3 against Manipal Tigers. Captain Virender Sehwag has begun the tournament with successive single figure scores but a big innings from him will not be far away.
Thisara Perera and Rayad Emrit have taken three wickets each so far in the 2022 Legends Cricket League although both registered only one dismissal in the last game against Manipal Tigers. Ashok Dinda and Tillakaratne Dilshan took two wickets against the Tigers in Lucknow on Monday.
With successive victories in the competition, Gujarat Giants are the form side and well deserving of their place at the top of the table.
The Tigers have played two and lost two so far in the tournament. However, the performances have not been as bad as the results would suggest with defeats by only three and two wickets. If they can win some key moments then they will win a game sooner rather than later.
Only Kevin O’Brien and Ashley Nurse have scored more runs than Mohammad Kaif’s 97 runs for Manipal Tigers. Ravikant Shukla top scored for the Tigers in the last clash against Gujarat Giants. He hit a run a ball 32 and will be looking forward to facing the same bowlers in this game.
The Tigers have two of the top four bowlers in the tournament so far. Zimbabwe’s Chris Mpofu has taken two wickets in both games with Sri Lanka’s Mutiah Muralitharan taking 2-10 from 2.2 overs in the last game with the Giants. Captain Harbhajan Singh also took two wickets in the last match.
With defeats from both games in the campaign, Manipal Tigers are looking to avoid their third successive defeat in this match.
The match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. This is an excellent batting wicket where the bowlers, fast and slow, will have to work very hard to pick up dismissals.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers, Legends League Cricket 2022
Virender Sehwag (c), Kevin O Brien, Parthiv Patel (wk), Manvinder Bisla, Thisara Perera, Yashpal Singh, Rayad Emrit, Mitchell McClenaghan, Graeme Swann, KP Appanna, Ashok Dinda, Elton Chigumbura, Richard Levi
Ravikant Shukla, Swapnil Asnodkar, Corey Anderson, Mohammad Kaif, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Harbhajan Singh (c), Parvinder Awana, Chris Mpofu, Ricardo Powell, Pardeep Sahu, Shivakant Shukla, Muttiah Muralitharan
The Giants got over the winning line with 16 balls remaining on Monday but had only two wickets remaining. We are expecting to see another close game between the sides and are backing Gujarat Giants to continue their 100% record and register another victory.
Gujarat Giants are favorites to beat Manipal Tigers