Legends Special T20 2023, Match 4: AL vs IM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Legends T20 League 2023

Match 4: AL vs IM



The 4th match of the Legends T20 League will occur between AL and IM on Tuesday, 14th March 2023, at 08:00 PM IST in West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha. The AL narrowly beat the IM by nine runs in their last head-to-head match. The IM, however, is not looking for favorites but is keen to disprove such probabilities in this situation.

The AL is in great form and has won both games so far. They are currently at the top of the points standings, and a victory here would help them secure a place in the Finals.

Misbah ul-Haq has performed effectively in the middle order this year, scoring 73 and 44, and is in terrific shape. However, the squad will need other batters to contribute to relieving some of Misbah's burden. Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga have played well in spots and will aim to improve here.

Shahid Afridi and Asghar Afghan have yet to contribute with the bat. With Sohail Tanvir and Abdul Razzaq on the team, the Lions' speed attack is rather potent. Although Mohammad Hafeez and Dilshan will step in during the middle overs, Shahid Afridi and Abdur Razzak will assume the responsibilities of full-time spinners.

The IM is having a terrible time in the middle, has lost both of their games, and is on the brink of being eliminated from the race to the Finals.

This season, the IM’s batting has been one of their weaker areas since, except for Gautam Gambhir, none of the other batters appear to be doing well. However, IM’s Skipper Gambhir has taken the initiative, hitting a half-century in the team's first two games.

In the last game, Robin Uthappa and Mohammad Kaif had promising starts but could not turn them into significant innings. Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan, two of India's top T20 cricket players, haven't been able to get going. With the bat, Stuart Binny has had trouble. The bowler of choice for the IM has been Harbhajan Singh, who has taken two wickets in each of the two games.

Parwinder Awana, who recorded two wickets in the initial game, was benched in favor of Pragyan Ojha, who was underwhelmed. If the seamers, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, and Stuart Binny, are to keep the AL manageable, they must bowl with improved line and length.


Match Details

Match: AL vs IM, 4th Match, Legends T20 League 2023

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha


Pitch and Weather Report

This season, every game has been won by the side batting first. Few hitters have been able to score easily here, making it difficult to chase down the ball. Although IM has lost two of their first two games when pursuing, AL has effectively defended in both contests so far. Therefore, batting first is the logical decision if either captain wins the toss.

In this stadium, the first innings typically end with 122 runs. On this surface, the IM almost caught 166 runs. Hence we estimate a winning total of between 175 and 180 runs.

The pitch is well distributed, and spinners also benefit from the surface. Batters can score runs after they are set, despite it being difficult. Doha is predicted to see sunny weather with a high of 26℃ with a wind speed of 5 km/h in the east direction.



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

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


Match Prediction

None of these teams has many active or consistent hitters. With the openers also showing up and Misbah seeming to be in excellent form, the AL has a more promising batting order. Despite having a strong captain like Gautam Gambhir, IM could not consistently build partnerships, and as a result, they missed the goal twice. Both teams are now evenly matched. However, owing to the AL's overall form, our match prediction gives them a slight advantage. We anticipate that AL will triumph.


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