Legends T20 League 2023, Match 2: WG vs IM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Legends T20 League 2023

Match 2: WG vs IM


World Giants and Indian Maharajas will lock horns in match number 2 of the Legends T20 League 2023 at the International Cricket Stadium in Doha on Saturday, March 11. The Maharajas, led by Gautam Gambhir, had a disappointing start to their campaign, losing by nine runs to the Asia Lions, led by former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, on Friday (March 10).

In the match, the Lions posted a respectable score of 165-6 after batting first, with Misbah-ul-Haq playing a brilliant knock of 73 off 50 deliveries, including two fours and four sixes. Gambhir scored 54 off 39 but couldn't help his team chase down the target.

The Giants, on the other hand, will be captained by Aaron Finch, who recently retired from all forms of international cricket. With Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, and Hashim Amla in their batting lineup, the Giants boast a formidable batting unit. Watson and Kallis are also expected to contribute with their bowling, while the team's fast-bowling legend, Brett Lee, will also be in action. Additionally, Tino Best and Monty Panesar are part of the Giants' bowling lineup.


Match Details

Match: WG vs IM, 2nd Match, Legends T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha


Pitch and Weather Report

The Doha pitch is highly favourable for batters, posing a significant challenge for the bowlers. To maximise their chances of success, both teams would be wise to opt for fielding first after winning the toss. 

There are currently no predictions of rainfall, and the temperature is expected to remain steady at around 23 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels potentially reaching the 60s.



WG: Aaron Finch (c), Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Ross Taylor, Shane Watson, Albie Morkel, Jacques Kallis, Kevin O’Brien, Morne van Wyk, Brett Lee, Monty Panesar, Lendl Simmons, Paul Collingwood, Morne Morkel

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

WG: Aaron Finch (C), Morne van Wyk, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Lendl Simmons, Jacques Kallis, Paul Collingwood, Ross Taylor, Brett Lee, Tino Best, Monty Panesar

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


Match Prediction

The World Giants boast a strong lineup of players who have been actively participating in competitive cricket, including Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, and Ross Taylor. As such, it may prove to be a challenging task for the Maharajas to emerge victorious against them. We predict the World Giants to win this game. 


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