There will be a plethora of legends in action when Manipal Tigers take on Gujarat Giants in the second match of Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023 on Monday, November 20 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
Harbhajan Singh and Parthiv Patel will reprise their roles as captains of Manipal Tigers and Gujarat Giants, respectively. Last season, Gujarat finished third in the table, while Manipal finished last in the four-team tournament. It is important to note that two new teams have been welcomed this season and the competition has become more intense than before.
Gujarat has explosives Chris Gayle On their team. He is one of the most respected foreign cricketers in India. Meanwhile, Kevin O’Brien and Richard Levy will add more firepower to the batting line-up. Former India bowlers S Sreesanth and Abhimanyu Mithun are also in the side along with experienced overseas bowlers like Liam Plunkett and Rayad Emrit. There is also enough variety in the bowling department with the likes of Suleiman Benn, Dayne Bedt and Sekoji Prasanna.
Manipal Tigers also have a very good squad that can go the distance. There are seven players who have represented India in international cricket. It will be interesting to see how well-known Indian players like Robin Uthappa, Mohammad Kaif and Praveen Kumar fare in the tournament. Foreign players like Hamilton Masakadza, Corey Anderson, Thisara Pereira and Colin de Grandhomme have the ability to play devastating strokes. Mitchell McClenaghan will be the player to keep tabs on Harbhajan Singh’s men. There are Indian players like Pankaj Singh and Parvinder Awana who can help him.
MNT vs GG match details
|match||manipal tigers vs gujarat giants, legends league cricket 2023|
|place||JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi|
|date and time||Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m|
|Live broadcast and broadcast details||Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website, and FanCode|
JSCA International Complex Stadium Report:
The JSCA International Stadium complex in Ranchi is a batsmen’s paradise. In the first match of the tournament, defending champions India Capitals made 228/8 in 20 overs, only to see… Bhilwara Kings Chase him down with three wickets and four balls to spare. It will be difficult for leaders to gauge what could be a good result and they will tend to throw first.
MNT vs GG head to head
|Manipal Tigers won||00|
|Gujarat Giants won||01|
Possible Play XI:
Manipal tigers: Robin Uthappa, Chadwick Walton (WK), Hamilton Masakadza, Subramanian Badrinath, Mohammed Kaif, Corey Anderson, Thisara Pereira, Colin de Grandhomme, Harbhajan Singh (C), Mitchell McLingan, Praveen Kumar.
Gujarat Giants: Parthiv Patel (C/WK), Chris Gayle, Richard Levy, Nathan Reardon, Kevin O’Brien, Elton Chigumbura, Abhimanyu Mithun, Liam Plunkett, Riyaz Amrit, S Sreesanth, Suleiman Ben.
Probably a better performer than MNT vs. J.J
Best potential mix: Chris Gayle
The 44-year-old may not have the same hand-eye coordination as he did in his early days, but he can still put bowlers to the sword every now and then. Gayle will enjoy batting on what is expected to be a real surface at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. If he leaves, fans will be in for a treat and it will put Gujarat in a strong position.
Most likely player: Harbhajan Singh
The veteran may opt to take the new ball as Gujarat are expected to open with two left-handers, Gayle and Parthiv. Harbhajan is an intelligent player and his duel with Gayle is sure to bring back memories of their rivalry in international cricket and in the Indian Premier League. Last season, the Punjab bowler finished with six wickets in as many matches at 22.83
Today’s Match Prediction: Manipal Tigers will win the match
Disclaimer: Prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. While making the prediction, keep in mind the mentioned points and make your own decision.
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