Chris Gayle to play for Gujarat Giants in Legends League Cricket season 2

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Chris Gayle to play for Gujarat Giants in Legends League Cricket season 2
Chris Gayle to play for Gujarat Giants in Legends League Cricket season 2

Chris Gayle to play for Gujarat Giants in Legends League Cricket season 2

Legends League Cricket: When the action gets underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on September 16, West Indies T20 specialist Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag will be donning the Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants jersey.

The LLC draft regulations stipulate that each franchise has three days to finalise its lineup, including any additional option of cricket heroes with the money it has available for the franchise.

During the virtual draft on Friday, the Giants spent Rs. 5,51,80,000 on 15 veterans, leaving them with Rs. 2,48,20,000 to complete their team.

“After Friday’s draft, Gujarat Giants had clearly expressed their desire to buy Chris Gayle with the remaining purse from their individual Rs 8 crore franchise purse. We facilitated the discussion and are glad that Gayle will be seen playing for the Adani Sportsline team,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and co-founder, LLC.

Along with Parthiv Patel, a local favourite, Gayle will be joined by his teammate and West Indian hitter Lendl Simmons. Ajantha Mendis, a mysterious spinner from Sri Lanka, and Daniel Vettori, a former New Zealand captain and left-arm spinner, will be in charge of the spin department, while Mitchell McClenaghan will be in charge of the pace bowling.

Gujarat Giants: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Parthiv Patel; Chris Gayle; Elton Chigumbura; Chris Tremlett; Richard Levi; Graeme Swann; Joginder Sharma; Ashoke Dinda; Daniel Vettori; Kevin O’brien; Stuart Binny; Mitchell Mcclenaghan; Lendl Simmons; Manvinder Bisla; Ajantha Mendis.