India Capitals will lock horns with Bhilwara Kings in the 1st match of the Legends League Cricket 2023 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on November 18. India Capitals have been brilliant, with four wins from their last five matches, whereas Bhilwara Kings have had a good run so far as well, with three wins from their last five matches.
Both these teams had squared off against each other in their last encounter, which was the final match of this tournament in the last edition. It was held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, where Bhilwara Kings won the toss and elected to field. Capitals did not start well, losing their captain in the first over itself. They lost three more wickets quickly and looked in deep trouble. That is when the trio of Ross Taylor, Mitchell Johnson, and Ashley Nurse turned the match around on its head with their splendid knocks. This allowed them to put up a mammoth total of 211 runs on the board.
Kings had a daunting task ahead of them chasing 212, and they needed to start really well to make the chase happen. However, that is not what happened, as they had already lost three wickets in the powerplay. Then, they had a decent partnership for the fourth wicket, which seemed to calm the storm, but the loss was evident at that point. They kept losing wickets and were bundled together for just 107, losing the game by 104 runs. With this win, India Capitals was crowned champions of the last edition, and they would be eager to defend their title this time around.