- Sep 23, 2023
- Jan 18, 2023
The Legends League Cricket is all set for a new season and is bigger and better this year. The tournament gets bigger with four teams playing in the league this year. But before the League starts on the 17th of September, there will be a benefit match played between two teams, India Maharajas and the World Giants. The teams will consist of renowned players from across the world who will take part in this match.
The match is set to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and the proceeds from the game will be given to Kapil Dev’s foundation which looks into girl child education. Virender Sehwag and Eoin Morgan will be captaining the sides. John Bucanan and Lalchand Rajput have been appointed as coaches for the India Maharajas and the World Giants respectively.
The India Maharajas side bears a star-studded look featuring the likes of Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh, and Ajay Jadeja, among others. This side looks threatening and has all bases covered. It has a lot of experience with bat and ball in hand. Skippered by Virender Sehwag, it will be a fun side to see.
This side features the likes of Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Ramdin, Brett Lee and many other international greats. Eoin Morgan, who led the England side to a victorious 2019 World Cup campaign, will also lead the Giants team. This side also has a lot of star power in its ranks.
Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, RP Singh
Herschelle Gibbs, Dale Steyn, Jonty Rhodes
India Maharajas: Virender Sehwag (C), Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel (wk), Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Ashoke Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma, and Reetinder Singh Sodhi.
World Giants: Eoin Morgan (c), Lendl Simmons, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuriya, Matt Prior (wk), Nathan McCullum, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Kevin O Brien, and Denesh Ramdin (wk).
The pitch at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been a good batting surface with good bounce and carry. It has also provided help to the pacers in recent times.
Match: India Maharajas vs World Giants
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Disney Hotstar