GJG vs MNT T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Legends League Cricket 2022
Gujarat Giants will take on Manipal Tigers at The Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Match 3 of the 2022 Legends Cricket League begins at 19:30 local time on Monday 19th September.
The Giants got off to a winning start in the tournament opener against India Capitals with a three wicket victory on Saturday. They reached their target of 180 with eight balls remaining and will be full of confidence as they approach this match against the Tigers.
Irish opener Kevin O’Brien was the star of the show against India Capitals as he hit 106 runs from 61 balls to get the tournament going. Parthiv Patel and Yashpal Singh were the only other Giants’ batters to make double figures. Skipper Virender Sehwag will be looking to improve on his six from 10 balls.
Mitchell McClenaghan and Ashok Dinda were the only players not to take wickets for Gujarat Giants on Saturday with KP Appanna, Rayad Emrit and Thisara Perera all taking two wickets each. Former England off-spinner, Graeme Swann, also chipped in with a dismissal.
Although they got over the line in Match 1, Gujarat Giants will know there are plenty of aspects of their play to improve on.
The Tigers lost their opening game of the competition by a narrow margin to Bhilwara Kings on Sunday in Lucknow. After posting 153-7 from 20 overs, the Tigers could not quite keep the Kings down, as they got home with three wickets and two balls remaining.
Four of Manipal Tigers’ top five made scores of three and under and it was only a solid 73 runs from 59 balls from Mohammad Kaif that gave them a defendable total. Pardeep Sahu made a useful 30 runs from 19 balls at number six but the top order must deliver more in this match.
Leg-spinner Pardeep Sahu was the only one of five bowlers used by the Tigers to not take a wicket on Sunday. Mutiah Muralithran was the most economical with 1-21 from his four overs with left-arm swing bowler Ryan Sidebttom impressing with 3-38.
The Tigers very nearly got a win in their opening match but they will know that it is their batting which must improve if they are to succeed in this clash.
GJG vs MNT Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Although we are yet to see a team bowled out on this pitch, we have seen at least six wickets fall in each innings. Pace bowlers have enjoyed the surface so far.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers, Legends League Cricket 2022
Gujarat Giants Predicted Playing 11
Virender Sehwag (c), Kevin O Brien, Parthiv Patel (wk), Manvinder Bisla, Thisara Perera, Yashpal Singh, Rayad Emrit, Mitchell McClenaghan, Graeme Swann, KP Appanna, Ashok Dinda, Elton Chigumbura, Richard Levi
Manipal Tigers Predicted Playing 11
Ravikant Shukla, Swapnil Asnodkar, Corey Anderson, Mohammad Kaif, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Harbhajan Singh (c), Parvinder Awana, Chris Mpofu, Ricardo Powell, Pardeep Sahu, Shivakant Shukla, Muttiah Muralitharan
Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers Prediction
Both of the opening two matches in the tournament were won by only three wickets and we could well see another tight finish in Match 3. Manipal Tigers bowled well against Bhilwara Kings but were let down by their top order batting. We expect this to be the problem in this match and are backing Gujarat Giants to win this game.
Gujarat Giants are favorites to beat Manipal Tigers