TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
The Road Safety World Series 2021 group stage is now complete, and only the four semi-finalists remain. India Legends and West Indies Legends will face off in the first semi-final.
The Indian team led the group stage, losing just one game to England, while the West Indies team was more inconsistent. It wanted to win its previous match against England, which it did by chasing down a huge total off the final ball of the game.
The victory would instil trust in the team, allowing it to pull off another shock against India.
The India Legends vs. West Indies Legends Road Safety World Series 2021 will be held on March 17th, 2021 at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
In the previous match, India Legends flexed its batting muscles by scoring over 200 runs against South Africa. Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with 60 runs from 37 deliveries, while Yuvraj Singh added 52 runs from 22 deliveries, including six big sixes, to bring the inning to a close.
Although it is uncertain if Badrinath will be available for this match, India’s batting is very good. After making an outstanding 42 in the previous match, he was forced to retire due to injury.
India’s batting lineup, whether batting first or chasing, is very solid, with Yusuf Pathan, Manpreet Gony, and Irfan Pathan all capable of providing big hits down the order. Even, once Sehwag gets moving, he’ll be able to run away with the game in no time.
With the addition of Vinay Kumar to the team, the bowling has been strengthened. Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, and even Yuvraj Singh provide India with a plethora of bowling options.
India would be difficult to beat if it performs as planned.
WEST INDIES LEGENDS
The West Indies Legends’ morale will have been strengthened by a strong showing against England Legends just 24 hours before this match. Dwayne Smith and Narsingh Deonarine batted brilliantly to help them chase down 187 off the final ball of the game.
Ridley Jacobs was offensive at the top of the order, and Kirk Edwards batted well in the centre.
The West Indies Legends’ performance in the previous match was a best-case scenario. If you believe it will happen any time they play, you are just not being rational.
The West Indian batsmen can struggle against a stronger spin attack than England’s, such as India’s. They are overly reliant on Dwayne Smith for runs, and we think they lack the depth needed to defeat the Indians.
Only Suleiman Benn and Dwayne Smith among the bowlers were able to make an impression in the previous match. Any other bowler was pricey, which will be a challenge for the West Indies in their upcoming match against the Indians.
In the previous contest, the batsmen saved a frail and underperforming bowing lineup. Expecting it to happen again is, in our view, a little ambitious.