The fifth match of the Road Safety World Series, 2022 will be played between Sri Lanka Legends and England Legends. The game will be played at Kanpur in the Green Park Stadium. This will be the inaugural match of the tournament for the England Legends. Sri Lanka won a high-scoring match versus Australia Legends. The former Lankan and legends captain, Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a spectacular hundred in just 56 balls at a massive strike rate of 191. His opening partner, Dilshan Munaweera missed out on his century by just 5 runs. The team put on a target of 218 and won the game by 38 runs while defending. Whereas, England Legends are coming in new and fresh for their first match. They immediately face a stiff challenge against Sri Lankans.
Series: Road Safety World Series T20, 2022
Date: 13th September 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Green Park stadium, Kanpur
Streaming: Colors Cineplex, Voot
The game is scheduled at Green Park stadium in Kanpur. The venue has hosted four games to date. Pitch has been rewarding for the batters, but the contest is open for the bowlers as well. Bowlers can make a game if they hold on to their line and length. The pitch is unlikely to change much. The toss-winning team could bat first and put pressure on the opposition.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka Legends
Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga (wicket-keeper), Chaturanga de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Silva, Ishan Jayaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Chaminda Vaas, Dilshan Munaweera
Ian Bell (captain), Phil Mustard (wicket-keeper), Nick Compton, Rikki Clarke, Tim Ambrose, Darren Maddy, Darren Stevens, Dimitri Mascharenhus, Chris Schofield, Chris Tremlett, Jade Dernbach
England Legends could take some time to settle in, whereas the Sri Lanka Legends are thrilled after their first win. They have the team combination right and are unlikely to change their playing eleven for this game. The England Legends, led by Ian Bell, will have a task upon themselves to choose the right combination for the team. Currently, Sri Lankan legends’ batters are on a roll. They are expected to come down heavily on England Legends. Considering all aspects and conditions, Sri Lanka are favorite to win this particular match.