Xtra Time Web Desk: It will be a nostalgic moment for former India captain Sourav Ganguly as he will lead India Maharajas against Eoin Morgan led World Giants at Eden Gardens on September 16 for the opener of Legends League Cricket.
The organisers have dedicated this year’s league to India’s 75th Independence celebration too, making the special match even more special. The team will comprise of some of the big former players from the world of sport. The special match is going to be officially named as Indian Maharajas and World Giants when the two team take to the field at the iconic Eden Gardens.
The special match will see participation of cricketers from around 10 countries, which makes it extra special. The Indian line-up will include players like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja, Irfan Pathan among others the opponent also looks strong. The World Giants will comprise of Lendl Simmons, Sanath Jayasuria, Dale Steyn, Brett Lee among others.
However, it is important to note that the LLC second season is going to start the next day after the India Maharajas vs World Giants clash. With an array of big former players having signed up for the league, LLC season 2 is expected to be a cracker.
Here are the two teams: India Maharajas: Sourav Ganguly (c), Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, S Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Naman Ojha, Ashoke Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma
World Giants: Eoin Morgan (c), Lendl Simmons, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuriya, Matt Prior, Nathan McCullum, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Kevin O’Brien, Denesh Ramdin