India Capitals, the GMR group-owned franchisee, will look to secure a playoff spot with a win when they take on the Manipal Tigers in their last match of the league stage in the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Season 2. It will be played at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Saturday, December 2.
The defending champions shared a point in their previous game against Gujarat Giants, as the match was abandoned due to wet conditions. India Capitals are currently placed fourth in the league standings with three points.
The game between India Capitals and Manipal Tigers will be played on December 2, 2023 (Saturday), which will be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports Network from 06:30 pm IST onwards. The match can also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar and FanCode.
Speaking ahead of the match, India Capitals’ Captain Gautam Gambhir said, “The team has played outstandingly this season, and I am very proud to lead this bunch. I want to thank all our supporters who backed us throughout the season. Very excited about our next game as it’s our last league match, and we will go all in to secure a spot in the playoffs.”
Manipal Tigers had got the better of Capitals in their previous encounter last season. However, the overall head-to-head record stands at 1-1.
Ricardo Powell (126 runs in 3 matches) is the leading run-scorer of the tournament, while Kirk Edwards (115 runs) and Kevin Pietersen (81 runs) have shown good form with the bat. Isuru Udana (6 wickets) and Rusty Theron (5 wickets) have been the pick of the bowlers for the Capitals so far.
On the other hand, the Manipal Tigers are second in the points table, with two wins in three games. They will hope to solidify their playoff chances with a win in the upcoming clash against the Capitals and have the firepower from the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Robin Uthappa, Chadwick Walton, Thisara Pereira, Colin de Grandhomme and Parvinder Awana, among others to perform for them.