In the 11th match of the Road Safety World Series 2020/21, England Legends and South Africa Legends will face each other at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium (Raipur) on Thursday (11th March) night.
Both teams have already played two games each in this tournament. While England Legends have 8 points in two matches, South Africa Legends have 4 points in two games.
Road Safety World Series 2020/21, Match 11: England Legends vs South Africa Legends – Match Preview
England Legends have made a strong start in the Road Safety World Series as they thrashed Bangladesh Legends while claimed a close victory against India Legends despite mostly performed strong cricket.
In both the matches, openers Phil Mustard and Kevin Pietersen put the 40+ opening partnerships. While Mustard scored 27 and 14 runs respectively, Pietersen scored the major runs for the England Legends and that too in firing way as he scored 42 off just 17 balls and 75 off just 37 balls. In the last game, Darren Maddy scored 29 runs.
Monty Panesar has taken four wickets in this tournament as he managed the excellent bowling figures of 1/15 and 3/15. Also, James Tredwell bagged two wickets in the last game while Chris Tremlett took two wickets in the first game.
Kevin Pietersen (C), Owais Shah, Philip Mustard, Monty Panesar, Nick Crompton, Kabir Ali, Sajid Mahmood, James Tredwell, Chris Schofield, Jonathan Trott, Ryan Sidebottom, Usman Afzaal, Matthew Hoggard, James Tindall.
South Africa Legends
In the last year, South Africa Legends started in this Road Safety World Series with a 6-wicket victory against West Indies. But, they have restarted this tournament with a thrashing 9-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka Legends after getting all out for just 89 runs.
Surely, Jonty Rhodes-led South Africa Legends need to improve their performance as a team. In their last game, only Andrew Puttick (39) and Zander de Bruyn (15) managed to reach double-digit scores. During that match against Sri Lanka Legends, Garnett Kruger was their only wicket-taker.
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.
Road Safety World Series 2020/21, Match 11: England Legends vs South Africa Legends – Match Prediction
England Legends are in great form in this tournament. So, they have higher confidence ahead of this forthcoming match. South Africa Legends will have to improve their performance to challenge their strong opposition.