Road Safety World Series 2020: Match 2, Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends – Preview: Bowling heavy teams lock horns at the Wankhede
The likes of Lee and Muralitharan are set to face each other in another epic clash.
Published - Mar 8, 2020 10:16 am | Updated - Mar 8, 2020 10:16 am
The Road Safety World Series T20 is already underway. The Australia Legends face Sri Lanka Legends in the second game of the tournament which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. These two sides start their campaign on the second day as they look to promote road safety and it’s awareness.
It’s the return of some of the biggest stars you will find in Australian and Sri Lankan cricket. Some of the big names on both sides include Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan and Tillakaratne Dilshan among the plenty others.
It’s tough to choose who will go in as favourites with both sides boasting of some solid and quality bowling attacks along with some fiery batters. It already promises to be an exciting game.
Australia boasts of a solid and an all-round squad. They have a strong batting line-up. Brad Haddin and Michael Klinger are likely to open the batting while Brad Hodge and Travis Birt will hold the key in the middle-order. The line-up looks even stronger when you go down the bowling attack. Skipper Brett Lee will lead the attack and he will have the likes of Ben Laughlin and Clint Mckay alongside him. Jason Krejza and Xavier Doherty will most likely be the two spinners.
Probable XI: Brad Haddin (wk), Michael Klinger, Brad Hodge, Travis Birt, Mark Cosgrove/Shane Lee, Rob Quiney/Brett Geeves, Brett Lee (c), Ben Laughlin, Clint Mckay, Jason Krejza, Xavier Doherty
Bench – George Grean, Nathan Reardon, Rob Quinney/Brett Geeves, Mark Cosgrove/Shane Lee
Sri Lanka Legends
Sri Lanka have a splendid bowling attack as well. It may be slightly spin-heavy but each one of them is a match-winner. Muttiah Muralitharan will lead the bowling attack along with Chaminda Vaas who will be their premier pacer. But the Lankans also have the likes of Thilan Thushara and Ajantha Mendis in their ranks.
Meanwhile, the batting does look slightly thin on paper but they have some quality options. Skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan will be looking to lead from the front at the top of the order. Marvan Atapattu and Chamara Kapugedera will be the mainstays in the middle order.
Probable XI: Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Marvan Atapattu, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Sachithra Senanayake, Thilan Thushara, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath
Bench – Malinda Warnapura, Upul Chandana, D Wijesinghe
Focus will be on
Brett Lee [Australia Legends] – The former Australian fast bowler will be looking to lead from the front. He can crank it up as far as pace is concerned and is a lethal bowler. There’s no doubt he will be a key player for the Australia Legends.
Muttiah Muralitharan [Sri Lanka Legends] – The legendary spin wizard will be looking to weave his magic once again as he leads the Sri Lanka Legend spin attack. The way Australia play him will be crucial in the context of the game.
Live Streaming: Voot, Jio
TV: Colors Cineplex, Colors Kannada Cinema
Match Timings: 7 PM IST