The second leg of Legends League cricket is to be held on Indian soil. A total of four teams have been placed in the tournament. In a franchise based tournament, players were selected from the draft. In India, this tournament will be played in four cities after 16 September. Many veteran cricketers who have retired will be seen playing in it. The league will start after the India Maharaja and World XI match on 16 September to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.
Virender Sehwag is the captain of Gujarat Giants in four teams. At the same time, the captaincy of the India Capitals team has been handed over to Gautam Gambhir. Harbhajan Singh has been made the captain of Manipal Tigers. Wherein Irfan Pathan has been appointed as the captain of Bhilwara Kings.
The four teams are as follows
Gujarat Giants: Virender Sehwag (captain), Parthiv Patel, Ajanta Mendis, Manvinder Bisla, Ashok Dinda, Lendl Simmons, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Binny, Mitchell McClenaghan, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Tremlett, Richard Levy, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann .
India Capitals: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Hamilton Masakadza, Rajat Bhatia, Liam Plunkett, Mitchell Johnson, Asghar Afghan, Ravi Bopara, Pravin Tambe, Denesh Ramdin, Farvez Mahroof, Jacques Kallis, Pankaj Singh, John Mooney, Prosper Utsaiah, Ross Tailor.
Bhilwara Kings: Irfan Pathan (Captain), Yusuf Pathan, Monty Panesar, Naman Ojha, William Porterfield, Shane Watson, S Sreesanth, Nick Compton, Matt Prior, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, Sudip Tyagi, Tino Best, Owais Shah, Tim Bresnan.
Manipal TigersHarbhajan Singh (Captain), Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Phil Mustard, Mohammad Kaif, Parvinder Awana, Ritinder Singh Sodhi, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Lance Klusener, Ryan Sidebottom, VRV Singh.
Last season this tournament was played in Oman. This time it was decided to organize it in India itself. After the team selection from the draft, everything seems to be ready now.