Legends League Cricket season 2 is all set to get away from September 16 with a special match between World Giants and India Maharajas. The special match will be played to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. From the next day, September 17, the group stage matches of the Legends League cricket will kick off. We’ll have a slightly varied season with four new teams taking on each other.
The format of the game will be the first two teams playing the qualifiers and the third team will play the eliminator against the loser of the qualifier. The winner of the qualifier will make it through to the finals and so will the winner of the eliminator. Bhilwara Kings, Gujarat Giants, Manipal Tigers and India capitals are the teams that will be competing this year.
Legends League Cricket – all you need to know
The league stages will be held across five venues:
Kolkata – Eden Gardens
Lucknow – Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium, Ekana
New Delhi – Arun Jaitley International Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla
Cuttack – Barabati Stadium
Jodhpur – Barkatullah Khan Stadium
The qualifier will take place at Jodhpur and the venues for the Eliminator and the final are awaited.
Bhilwara Kings: Irfan Pathan (C), Yusuf Pathan, Monty Panesar, Naman Ojha, William Porterfield, Fidel Edwards, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Nick Compton, Sreesanth, Shane Watson, Tim Bresnan, Owais Shah, Tino Best and Sudeep Tyagi.
Gujarat Giants: Virender Sehwag (C), Parthiv Patel, Ajantha Mendis, Manvinder Bisla, Lendl Simmons, Mitchell McClenaghan, Stuart Binny, Kevin O’Brien, Ashok Dinda, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi, Chris Tremlett and Elton Chigumbura.
Manipal Tigers: Harbhajan Singh (C), Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Phil Mustard, Mohammad Kaif, Ryan Sidebottom, Lance Klusener, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Reetinder Sodhi, Parvinder Awana, VRV Singh and Andrew Flintoff.
India capitals: Gautam Gambhir (C), Ravi Bopara, Pravin Tambe, Denesh Ramdin, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Liam Plunkett, Rajat Bhatia, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, John Mooney, Prosper Utseya, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Ajantha Mendis and Pankaj Singh.
All matches will begin at 7:30 PM IST except for the match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants on September 25. Qualifier 1 on October 2 is also scheduled to have an early start.
|Date||Match No.||Team 1||Team 2||Venue & Timings|
|September 16||Special Match||India Maharajas||World Giants||Eden Gardens; 7:30 PM|
|September 17||League Match 01 – Round 01||India Capitals||Gujarat Giants||Eden Gardens; 7:30 PM|
|September 18||League Match 02 – Round 01||Bhilwara Kings||Manipal Tigers||Ekana Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 19||League Match 03 – Round 01||Gujarat Giants||Manipal Tigers||Ekana Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 20||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day|
|September 21||League Match 04 – Round 01||Bhilwara Kings||India Capitals||Ekana Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 22||League Match 05 – Round 01||Gujarat Giants||Manipal Tigers||Arun Jaitley Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 23||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day|
|September 24||League Match 06 – Round 01||India Capitals||Bhilwara Kings||Arun Jaitley Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 25||League Match 07 – Round 02||India Capitals||Gujarat Giants||Arun Jaitley Stadium
(4 PM start)
|September 26||League Match 08 – Round 02||Manipal Tigers||Bhilwara Kings||Barabati Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 27||League Match 09 – Round 02||Gujarat Giants||Bhilwara Kings||Barabati Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 28||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day|
|September 29||League Match 10 – Round 02||India Capitals||Manipal Tigers||Barabati Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|September 30||League Match 11 – Round 02||Gujarat Giants||Bhilwara Kings||Barkatullah Khan Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|October 1||League Match 12 – Round 02||India Capitals||Manipal Tigers||Barkatullah Khan Stadium; 7:30 PM|
|October 2||Qualifier 1||Rank 1||Rank 2||Barkatullah Khan Stadium (Early Start)|
|October 3||Eliminator||Rank 3||Loser of Q1||TBA|
|October 4||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day||Rest Day|
|October 5||FINAL||Winner of Q 1||Winner of Eliminator||TBA|
Where to watch?
Live Telecast: Sony Six & Sony Ten 3
Live streaming: Sony Liv