Legends Special T20 2023, Eliminator: AL vs IM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Legends T20 League 2023

Eliminator: AL vs IM



The Eliminator match of the Legends T20 League will occur between AL and IM on Saturday, 18th March 2023, at 08:00 PM IST in West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha. 

The team of Shahid Afridi has lost two straight games. Their batting crumbled in their most recent match, losing to the WG by 20 runs. The AL side would prefer to put them in the rearview mirror. However, Afridi hopes his team will be motivated by their prior success against the IM and reach the championship game.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has performed well, and the team is counting on him and Upul Tharanga to get a strong start in this match. The middle order must be led by Mohammad Hafeez, who must also contribute runs with Thisara Perera and Misba-ul-Haq. The team wants to take advantage of the depth in their batting lineup, which includes Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, and Paras Khada.

The team would anticipate Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Amir to strike first and put the Indians on the back foot after their performance with the new ball in the last game. Throughout the competition, Abdul Razzaq and Sohail Tanvir have succeeded, and now they need to stop the runs from coming in. Afridi and Isuru Udana must perform well in the supporting role despite their expertise.

Gautam Gambhir has been leading his team in this do-or-die game from the front and must continue. They've performed poorly thus far in the competition, and their bowlers have disappointed. With their weakness in the bowling department, Gambhir wants his batters to be at the top of their game. The AL is a formidable opponent, so the Indians must stand out to prevail.

The team needs an exciting start since Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have run under their belts. Since the middle order is well-balanced, they may anticipate runs from Suresh Raina, Manvinder Bisla, and Mohammad Kaif. Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, and Stuart Binny make up the side's deep batting order.

Their bowlers will have a difficult challenge. Therefore Irfan Pathan and Ashoke Dinda will need to produce solid periods for their team in this match. The team's most seasoned bowler, Harbhajan Singh, must bowl tight periods in the middle overs with Pravin Tambe and Yusuf Pathan. This offensive has more diversity, thanks to Suresh Raina. Thus he must succeed.


Match Details

Match: AL vs IM, Eliminator Match, Legends T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha


Pitch and Weather Report 

Since the pitch turns slower in the second half, it gets tricky for the batters, and chasing down runs at this location has proven challenging. This will serve as a hint for both captains, and the team that wins the toss will elect to bat first and attempt to post a substantial total.

Both Batting and Bowling are balanced on this ground. Here, batters who play to the ball's strength have had success. While fast bowlers have had trouble on this surface, favorable weather conditions assist them in succeeding. Spinners excel under the circumstances and have a solid track record.

On March 18, Doha's sky will be gloomy. The highest and the lowest temperatures will be around 19℃ and 29℃, respectively, with a wind speed of 9 km/h in the northeast direction. The bowlers who haven't had much to shout about this season will benefit from it. Because of the flat nature of the pitch, hitters may easily score by striking the ball as it rises. The first-batting team would need to aim for more than 170 runs.



AL: Shahid Afridi (c), Muthiah Muralidaran, Asghar Afghan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Rajin Saleh, Abdul Razzaq, Paras Khadka, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Abdur Razzak, Dilhara Fernando, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Amir

IM: Gautam Gambhir (c), Mohammad Kaif, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Manvinder Bisla, Robin Uthappa, Ashok Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Joginder Sharma, Parvinder Awana, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Pravin Tambe, S Sreesanth, Stuart Binny


Probable Playing XIs

AL: Shahid Afridi (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Thisara Perera, Paras Khadka, Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Tanvir, Isuru Udana

IM: Gautam Gambhir (c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ashok Dinda, Yusuf Pathan, Pravin Tambe, Manvinder Bisla, Stuart Binny


Match Prediction

The bowlers for IM will be in poor form throughout the competition, which will worry them. It is challenging for the side since they have yet to produce on predicted lines. On the other hand, the batters for AL are in terrific shape, while their bowling attack is balanced. In this game, they will be favorites in front of the IM.

To win: AAL


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