India Maharajas will lock horns with World Giants in the 5th match of the Legends Cricket League 2022 on Wednesday 26th January. The INM vs WOR battle will be played at Al Amerat Cricket Ground. India Maharajas will be playing their last league game. It’s worrying signs for Maharajas as they lost two matches in a row. Bowling has been the main cause of concern for the INM. It isn’t up to the mark which led to them losing matches even after scoring high. They must win this match for the INM to keep their final hopes alive.
On the other hand, World Giants are coming off an exciting three-wicket victory over India Maharajas on Saturday. Imran Tahir who played a match-winning knock won’t be available for the rest of the tournament which is a big loss for them. They are a quality side and look to carry the same form into this match as well.
Time: 8:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Where to watch: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv App
The pitch had support for the batters throughout the tournament. The bowlers have not received any help from the wicket. The team winning the toss would like to chase as bowling second has been a difficult task. The team batting first will be looking to score 200+.
Conditions will be pleasant throughout the INM vs WOR contest. The temperature will be hovering around 22-24 degrees Celsius. There will be no interruptions in the game as the weather will remain clear.
INM vs WOR: Dream11 Top picks
Naman Ojha played one of the best knocks of the tournament against World Giants where he counter-attacked the bowlers and scored 140 runs. He will be a key batter for India Maharajas and is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Yusuf Pathan is a brutal striker of the cricket ball. He has been a great finisher for a long time in his career. In 3 matches in this tournament, he has scored 107 runs at an average of 53.5.
Kevin Pietersen is the main batsman in the World Giants line-up. The former English batsman has scored 67 runs in the last 2 matches at a strike rate of 176.31.
Kevin o’ Brien has been in great form for the World Giants. He has scored 104 runs for them in just 2 innings at a strike rate of 200 and at an average of 52. The Irish all-rounder is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For INM vs WOR
Batters – Daren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Mohammad Kaif,
Bowlers – Manpreet Gony, Morne Morkel, Ryan Sidebottom
All-rounders – Corey Anderson, Kevin O’Brien (c), Stuart Binny, Yusuf Pathan (vc)
Wicket-Keeper – Naman Ojha
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For INM vs WOR
Batters – Daren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen (vc), Mohammad Kaif,
Bowlers – Manpreet Gony, Morne Morkel, Munaf Patel
All-rounders –Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Binny, Yusuf Pathan
Wicket-Keeper – Brad Haddin, Naman Ojha (c),
Probable XI for INM vs WOR
Indian Maharajas: Naman Ojha (wk), Wasim Jaffer, Subramaniam Badrinath, Mohammad Kaif (c), Yusuf Pathan, Stuart Binny, Manpreet Gony, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh / Amit Bhandari, Munaf Patel, Nikhil Chopra / Aavishkar Salvi
World Giants: Kevin Pietersen, Kevin O’Brien, Owais Shah, Corey Anderson, Brad Haddin (wk), Albie Morkel, Daren Sammy (c), Morne Morkel, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar / Daniel Vettori, Matthew Hoggard
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Looking at the current form and team combination, INM is expected to win this game and book their place in the finals. However, INM will be looking to improve their death bowling.
Disclaimer: The team is built upon the author’s understanding, analysis, and instincts. You can choose your team by considering the points above and making your own decision accordingly.