The Legends Cricket League is all set to be played for the second time running in Muscat in Oman. The list of stars in the fray have got bigger and the second season is expected to be even better than the first one. Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson will be making his debut in the league in the upcoming season. Joining Mitchell Johnson and Parthiv Patel are three more players from India.
Former India left-arm spinner, Pragyan Ojha and Bengal fast bowler, Ashok Dinda, along with Reetinder Sodhi have agreed to come on board and be part of the player draft process, to be held for Legends League Cricket Season 2.
Former Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera will also make his presence felt. The former all-rounder had been good with both bat and ball for a long time and he has represented the Emerald Isle with pride. Thisara Perera said: “To be back on the field along with many Legends of Cricket, it would be good fun and engaging cricket for fans.” Meanwhile , Mitchell Johnson said: It would be great to go back into the field with the LLC season 2. It’s a new format with top legends coming together, it would be exciting.”
In an earlier release it became clear that former India off spinner Harbhajan Singh will also be a part of Legends League Cricket. Harbhajan Singh will comeback onto the field when he plays in the Legends Cricket League in September.
Along with Harbhajan, former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has also agreed to be part of the upcoming edition of LLC.
The Inaugural Tournament had 3 teams, namely, India legends , Asia Lions and World Giants. The World Giants were in fine form in the last edition and they emerged victorious against the Asia Giants in the final. The World Giants had players like former Australia fast bowler, Brett Lee and also former two time world cup winning captain Darren Sammy, who led the side.
The First edition of Legends League Cricket featured former cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, divided into three teams which represented India, Asia and Rest of the World respectively.
The tournament was aimed at boosting cricket in Oman and it succeeded in doing so in grand fashion.