Sehwag, Kallis to lead Indian Maharajas and World Giants for Legends League Cricket benefit match | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The countdown to the League of Legends Cricket began as famous cricketers from 10 nations are set to descend on Kolkata with the league starting on September 17.
The benefit match between Indian Maharajas and Giants of the world will be led by one of India’s most successful opening hitters, Virender Sehwag and South African great Jacques Kallis respectively.
Raman Raheja, co-founder and CEO of Legends League Cricket, said there has been huge demand from fans and “we’ve already started to feel the excitement too”.
“We hope to provide fans with a world-class experience at every touchpoint, whether on the pitch or digitally, and that’s why we’ve hand-picked our stakeholders as well,” he said. Delhi will host three league matches, starting with Gujarat Giants v Manipal Tigers on September 22 and then India Capitals v Bhilwara Kings on September 24. These matches will begin at 7:30 p.m. Next, the nation’s capital will also host a marquee clash between the Giants and India Capitals at 4 p.m. on September 25, in which the Delhi Boys, Sehwag and Gambhir will face off.
A press release indicates that tickets for all matches are available on Bookmyshow.
Teams: Gujarat Giants: Owner: Adani Sportsline Squad: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Chris Gayle, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Tremlett, Richard Levi, Graeme Swann, Joginder Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Binny, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Manvinder Bisla and Ajantha Mendis.
India Capitals: Owner: GMR SportsSquad: Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Ravi Bopara, Farveez Maharoof, Mitchell Johnson, Jacques Kallis, Pankaj Singh, Ross Taylor, Prosper Utseya, John Mooney, Mashrafe Mortaza, Hamilton Masakadza, Rajat Bhatia, Liam Plunkett, Asghar Afghan, Dinesh Ramdin and Pravin Tambe.
Manipal Tigers: Owner: Manipal Education and Medical GroupTeam: Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Brett Lee, Andrew Flintoff, VRV Singh, Parvinder Awana, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Lance Klusener, Ryan Sidebottom, Mohammad Kaif, Phil Mustard , Corey Anderson, Imran Tahir, Daren Sammy and Muttiah Muralitharan.
Bhilwara Kings: Owner: Bhilwara GroupSquad: Irfan Pathan (Captain), Yusuf Pathan, Sudeep Tyagi, Tino Best, Owais Shah, Tim Bresnan, Shane Watson, S Sreesanth, Nick Compton, Matt Prior, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, William Porterfield, Naman Ojha and Monty Panesar.

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