MANT vs GRTG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 20, 2023
The Gujarat Giants will begin their fresh Legends League Cricket on Monday as they take on the Manipal Tigers at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers head-to-head record
Both teams have had just 1 completed fixture between them, which was won by the Gujarat Giants.
Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or the FanCode App. One can also catch the live action of this game on the Star Sports Network.
MANT vs GRTG Team Previews
The Tigers managed to win just 2 of the 6 matches played last season and finished at the bottom of the points table.<br /> The team has brought in some fresh faces to bolster its batting department. Mohammad Kaif top-scored for the Tigers last season and will once again play an important role in the middle order.
Robin Uthappa and Hamilton Masakadza are likely to open the batting, with the likes of S Badrinath, Kyle Coetzer, Chadwick Walton, and David Whyte following lower down. Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, and Thisara Perera are three quality all-rounders on the squad.
Harbhajan Singh will lead the team and will head the spin department alongside Praveen Gupta and Imran Khan. The seam department, consisting of Parwinder Awana, Praveen Kumar, and Mitchell McClenaghan, is likely to emerge as one of the biggest strengths for the team.
Manipal Tigers Playing 11
Chadwick Walton, Kyle Coetzer, Robin Uthappa, Hamilton Masakadza, Colin de Grandhomme, Thisara Perera, Amitoze Singh, Imran Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parvinder Awana.
The Gujarat Giants finished 3rd on the points table in the previous edition but were defeated by the Bhilwara Kings in the Eliminator. They will now look to put up a stronger performance and finish in the top two.
Kevin O'Brien was the leading run-scorer for the team during the last season and retains his spot. However, the team has let go of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Yashpal Singh. Chris Gayle is likely to open the batting alongside Richard Levi, and the duo will look to score quick runs during the Powerplay.
Skipper Parthiv Patel will play an important role in the middle order. The bowling unit bears a completely new look as most of the players from the last season miss out. S Sreesanth and Liam Plunkett are likely to start the proceedings with the new ball.
Ben Laughlin and Abhimanyu Mithun are the two other quality pacers on the squad. The spin department consists of Suleiman Benn, Sarabjit Ladda, and Ahmed Raza.
Gujarat Giants Playing 11
Richard Levi, Kevin O'Brien, Parthiv Patel, Chirag Khurana, Rayad Emrit, Sarabjit Ladda, Sulieman Benn, Jacques Kallis, Rajat Bhatia, Trent Johnston, Ishwar Chaudhary, Chris Gayle.
MANT vs GRTG Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at the JSCA Stadium provides for an even contest between the bat and the ball. There is some movement off the seam early on in the match and the batsmen will need to see off the new ball before they can start playing the big shots. However, the surface evens out as the game progresses, and gets better to bat on. The team batting first will look to get at least 160 on the board.
The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius.
MANT vs GRTG Betting Tips
Since this is the first match of the season, it remains to be seen how the players perform as well as how the changes work out for them. However, we will back the Giants to win this one.
Bet on the Gujarat Giants to win.