Date: September 17 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
The highly anticipated second edition of the Legends League Cricket will kick start with India Capitals going up against Gujarat Giants on Saturday at iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Gautam Gambhir-led India Capitals will feature quality players like Liam Plunkett, Pravin Tambe, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Ross Taylor, and Jacques Kallis, while Virendra Sehwag-led Giants will be studded with the presence of Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Lendl Simmons, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann and others.
Both the teams are facing each other for the first time and due to the presence of star- studded line-up, the contest is expected to be a thrilling affair. India Capitals is being led by able top-order batter in Gautam Gambhir, who is highly regarded as man of big occasions. Gambhir should be definitely picked in the fantasy squad while Liam Plunkett, Pravin Tambe, Mitchell Johnson, and Jacques Kallis are others to be considered. Mashrafe Murtaza is another quality pacer who should be picked while forming fantasy team.
India Capitals Squad:
Gautam Gambhir (C), Ravi Bopara, Pravin Tambe, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Ashgar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Liam Plunkett, Rajat Bhatia, Hamilton Masakazda, Mashrafe Mortaza, John Mooney, Prosper Utseya, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Farveez Maharoof, Pankaj Singh
Former India's explosive batter Virendra Sehwag will be leading the Gujarat Giants. Sehwag and Chris Gayle are likely to open the innings for Gujarat Giants which makes it most explosive opening pair in the tournament. Both the batters should be added in the fantasy squad considering their unparalleled batting prowess. Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons will be other two quality-batter in the middle order who will provide lot of balance to the side. The likes of Mitchell McClenaghan, Stuart Binny, Ajantha Mendis, Ashok Dinda, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann will have the responsibility in the bowling department and looking at these quality players, it won’t be easy to exclude and include some from the squad.
Gujarat Giants Squad:
Virender Sehwag (C), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel ( wicketkeeper ), Ajantha Mendis, Manvinder Bisla, Lendl Simmons, Mitchell McClenaghan, Stuart Binny, Kevin O’Brien, Daniel Vettori, Ashoke Dinda, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi, Chris Tremlett, Elton Chigumbura
Wicketkeeper: Denesh Ramdin, Parthiv Patel
Batter: Virender Sehwag (C), Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir, Ross Taylor, Ashgar Afghan
All-rounder: Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis,
Bowler: Daniel Vettori, Mitchell Johnson, Pravin Tambe, Mashrafe Mortaza, Liam Plunkett, Graeme Swann
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