Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is the star player for Libra LegendsGetty

Libra Legends take on Sagittarius Strikers in the first of the two matches scheduled in the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday (4 February).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am GMT. UK residents can watch live stream of the match on Sky Sports digital platforms.

Overview

Libra Legends are the only team in the Masters Champions League to have not registered a win so far. They have played one less game compared to others and have a chance to clinch their first victory of the competition on Thursday.

Daniel Vettori
Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori in action during the 2015 ICC World CupGetty

In the last fixture, the Legends came close to sealing their first win but fell short of five runs of the target of 168 runs. Libra Legends' lack of urgency cost them the match as they managed 163 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Sagittarius Strikers also come into this match after losing their last fixture to Capricorn Commanders. Even this tie was a close encounter as the strikers were three runs short of the target of 147 runs, which resulted in their first loss of the campaign.

Prediction

Libra Legends to win

Betting odds (888Sports.com)

  • Libra Legends to win: 6/5
  • Sagittarius Strikers to win: 4/6

Team news

Libra Legends

Squad: Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, Michael Lumb, Chris Read, Jacques Kallis, Nicky Boje, Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Ratra; Marcus North, Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg, Ian Butler, Taufeeq Umar, Sean Ervine, Ryan ten Doeschate

Sagittarius Strikers

Squad: Jonathan Trott, Michael Carberry, Phil Mustard, Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Hauritz, Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yasir Hameed, Tino Best, Krishmar Santokie, Alviro Petersen, Gavin Hamilton. Khurram Khan