As the league stage of the Road Safety World Series 2020/21 has been ended, the tournament has now entered the knock-out stages that will run from 17th March to 21st March 2021.
While this tournament started in the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly stopped the tournament after the first five matches. At that time, a total of five teams were competing and those teams were India Legends, Australia Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, West Indies Legends and South Africa Legends.
This tournament restarted this year with the addition of two new teams Bangladesh Legends and England Legends, while Australia Legends are unavailable due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league stage of the Road Safety World Series was really exciting and the cricket fans are expecting similar good experiences in the knock-out stages of this tournament where we will see two semi-finals and one final.
While Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium (Raipur) hosted all the matches of this tournament this year, it will also host the remaining knock-out stage matches of this tournament.
Road Safety World Series 2020/21 Final Points Table
|Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||Net Run-Rate||Points|
|India Legends (Q)||6||5||1||0||0||+1.733||20|
|Sri Lanka Legends (Q)||6||5||1||0||0||+1.771||20|
|South Africa Legends (Q)||6||4||2||0||0||-0.349||16|
|West Indies Legends (Q)||6||3||3||0||0||-0.277||12|
(Q=Qualified for the semi-finals.)
(If the points same for the two teams then the head-to-head result can be decided the better position in the points table; but if that match had the tied result, then better net run-rate will decide the points table position)
(Special Note: Australia Legends only played one match in 2020 which was against Sri Lanka Legends. Sri Lanka Legends won that match by 7 runs. But, Australia Legends were completely absent in 2021 due to they were unable to travel due to covid restrictions)
Road Safety World Series 2020/21 Knock-Out Stages Schedule
1st Semi-Final: 17th March 2021 – India Legends vs West Indies Legends
2nd Semi-Final: 19th March 2021 – Sri Lanka Legends vs South Africa Legends
Final: 21st March 2021 – Winners of 1st Semi-Final vs Winners of 2nd Semi-Final
Road Safety World Series 2020/21 Venue(s)
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium (Raipur) will host both the semi-finals and the only final of this tournament.
Road Safety World Series 2020/21 Full Squads for Knock-Out Stages
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (C), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Noel David, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha (wk), Subramaniam Badrinath and Vinay Kumar.
West Indies Legends: Brian Lara (C), Tino Best, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Kirk Edwards, Narsingh Deonarine, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Renford Pinnock, Pedro Collins
Sri Lanka Legends: Thilakaratne Dilshan (C), Sanath Jayasuriya, Farveez Maharoof , Rangana Herath, Thilan Thushara, Ajantha Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Dulanjana Wijesinghe and Malinda Warnapura
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (C), Morné van Wyk, Garnett Kruger, Roger Telemachus, Justin Kemp, Alviro Petersen, Nantie Hayward, Andrew Puttick, Loots Bosman, Zander de Bruyn, Thandi Tshabalala, Monde Zondeki, Makhaya Ntini and Lloyd Norris-Jones.