Legends League Cricket: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir to captain Gujarat Giants and India Capitals in LLC
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has been named captain of Gujarat Giants, while Gautam Gambhir will lead India Capitals in the upcoming edition of the Legends League cricket, scheduled for September 16 start at the Eden Gardens.
“I am excited to get back to the cricket ground again. We are extremely excited and also eagerly waiting for the draft to pick our team,” said Sehwag.
“I wish Legends League Cricket all the very best and also looking forward to the tournament,” said Gambhir, who retired from all forms of professional cricket in 2018.
The league will feature 16 matches spread across five different cities. And also to played in India for the first time.
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Legends of the game will participate in the league. To celebrate India’s 75th year of independence, World Giants and Indian Maharajas will face off in the curtain-raiser on September 16. While former World Cup champion and captain Eoin Morgan will captain the World Giants. And also former captain Sourav Ganguly will captain the Indian Maharajas.
Here are the squads for this match
India Maharajas: Sourav Ganguly (C), Virender Sehwag, 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 League would thus begin on September 17 and run for 22 days, through October 8, 2022. With 15 games being played in 6 cities.