India Legends are favorites to win
India Legends will take on England Legends in Match 14 of the Road Safety World Series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun. The game begins at 19:30 local time on Thursday 22nd September.
The hosts are in third place so far in the 2022 Road Safety World Series after winning one game and having two no-results. The only full game saw India Legends thrash South Africa Legends by 61 runs in Kanpur in Match 1 of the tournament.
Openers, keeper-batter Naman Ojha and captain Sachin Tendulkar, hit scores of 18 and 19 not out before the rain arrived in Indore against New Zealand Legends on Monday. Ojha hit a six as did Suresh Raina across the 5.5 overs of the match.
This India side have plenty of bowling options in their squad and this was shown in their Match 1 victory over South Africa Legends when five of the seven bowlers used took wickets. Pace bowler Munaf Patel has taken two wickets in three of his last four games in Legends cricket.
Although they have not been able to complete the fixtures in their last two matches, India Legends are still playing excellent cricket and have only lost one match over two seasons in the Road Safety World Series.
Ian Bell’s team have had a disappointing start to the campaign with two defeats and one no-result from their three scheduled games in the campaign. However, in the 2021 tournament, they were the only side to beat India Legends and they will use that as encouragement for the side ahead of this clash.
It was England’s higher-middle order who produced the runs for the team in their eight wicket defeat to West Indies Legends on Saturday. Captain Ian Bell scored 46 runs from 43 balls, Darren Maddy scored a run a ball 23 with Rikki Clarke top scoring with an impressive 50 not out from 25 balls.
Rikki Clarke completed an impressive all-round performance with figures of 2-16 in Match 9. No other England Legends bowlers took a wicket while Clarke dismissed Dwayne Smith and Navin Stewart. Dimitri Mascarenhas conceded 16 runs from his only over.
England Legends won only three games last season and are yet to get their first win this year. They were outplayed in all departments against West Indies Legends.
The match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun. We expect a par score to be over 170 on this pitch which we anticipate will turn a good amount for the spinners.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs England Legends, Road Safety World Series 2022
Naman Ojha (wk), Sachin Tendulkar (c), Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Abhimanyu Mithun
Mal Loye, Ian Bell (c), Tim Ambrose, Phil Mustard (wk), Rikki Clarke, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Darren Maddy, Chris Schofield, Chris Tremlett, Stephen Parry, Stuart Meaker
Although the memory of last year’s six run defeat to England Legends in Raipur will still be in the minds of the India Legends players, we expect them to get revenge in this clash. India Legends have looked far more talented in the tournament so far and we are backing them to win this match.
India Legends are favorites to beat England Legends