It will be Australia Legends who will fight it out in the 2nd match of the Road Safety World Series against Sri Lanka Legends and we should be in for a mouth-watering contest as the retired cricketers hope to rewind the clock and bring back the memories of the yesteryears. Both teams have some exceptional names in their squad and will look to make an impact for their respective teams.
Australia will be led by former speedster Brett Lee while Sri Lanka will be led by Tillekeratne Dilshan. While Sri Lanka looks a stronger team on paper, Australia cannot be taken lightly especially due to the presence of players like Michael Klinger, Brad Hodge, Brett Lee and many more. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has the likes of Muralitharan, Dilshan, Marrvan Atapattu Chaminda Vaas and it will surely be a huge moment in the tournament to see all the former greats together.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The surface at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has always produced batting paradises and it shouldn’t be any different tomorrow. The team winning the toss shouldn’t have any hesitation to bowl. In the 1st match, India Legends skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and opted to field and it should remain the same for the next few matches in the stadium.
Probable Playing XI’s
Brad Haddin, Michael Klinger, Brad Hodge, Travis Birt, Shane Lee, Brett Geeves, Brett Lee, Ben Laughlin, Clint Mckay, Jason Krejza, Xavier Doherty
Sri Lanka Legends
Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Marvan Atapattu, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Sachithra Senanayake, Thilan Thushara, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath
AU-L vs SL-L Match Details
Road Safety World Series
Match 2: Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: 8th March, 07:00 PM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan
AU-L vs SL-L Dream11
Dream XI Wicket-keepers
Brad Haddin will be the wicket-keeper of our dream XI team. He was a prolific run-scorer for Australia but remained in the shadows of Adam Gilchrist for the majority of his career. He will look to get some runs under his belt.
Dream XI Batsmen
Michael Klinger and Brad Hodge will be the two Australian batsmen in our dream XI team. Klinger was a fine player during his prime. He didn’t represent Australia in many matches but had a sensational record in his List A career. Meanwhile, Hodge plied his trade all across the globe in T20 cricket and will hope to rewind the clock and smash a gem of an innings tomorrow.
Tillekeratne Dilshan and Marvan Atapattu will be the two Sri Lankan batters in our dream XI team. Dilshan retired from international cricket not too long ago and will look to get some runs under his belt. He was one of the most out of box player during his prime and will be hoping for something similar tomorrow.
Atapattu remains one of the finest batsmen Sri Lanka has produced. He has a fantastic record in Test and ODI cricket and should look to come good tomorrow.
Dream XI All-rounders
Brett Geeves, Sachitra Senanyke and Farvez Mahroof will be the three all-rounders in our dream XI team. Geeves didn’t play too many matches for Australia but was a successful player at the first-class level.
Senanyke and Mahroof, the two former Sri Lankan players will look to make a mark in this Unacademy Road Safety Series. The off-spinner Senanyke will look to get some wickets under his belt while Mahroof will look to shine with both bat and the ball.
Dream XI Bowlers
Brett Lee, Chaminda Vaas and Muthiah Muralitharan will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. All these 3 bowlers are legends in their own rights and will look to turn the clock around.
Lee was one of the fiercest bowlers during his prime. He might not be bowling with the same hostility tomorrow but he should be raring to go. Murali and Vaas remain two of the greatest bowlers Sri Lanka has ever seen. Murali remains the leading wicket-taker in international cricket and will look to spin a web around the Australian legend batters.
Captain and Vice-captain
Tillekeratne Dilshan will be the captain of the day while Brett Lee will be the vice-captain of the day.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.