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Six teams, based out of six cities of the United States, will face each other in the first edition of the Major League Cricket. The tournament is set to kick-off on 13th July at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.
All the teams are star-studded with some top international T20 players. The league is going to be exciting and it is expected to bring the excitement of T20 Cricket in the United States.
Coming to the prediction, we are backing MI New York to win the inaugural season of the MLC 2023.
This team has some of the finest players of this format. The batting department is equipped with the power-hitters Kieron Pollard, Dewald Brevis, Tim David and Nicholas Pooran while the overseas bowlers line-up consists of Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Jason Behrendorff.
Captain - Faf du Plessis
Key Players - David Miller, Devon Conway, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu
Texas Super Kings is co-owned by Chennai Super Kings and two other businessmen. CSK coach Stephen Fleming will coach the Texas team as well.
Some of the current and former CSK players like Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo are part of this team along with other popular players like David Miller and Daniel Sams. Faf du Plessis will lead the side.
TSK will open their campaign against Los Angeles Knight Riders on 13th July, 2023.
Saiteja Mukkamalla, Ambati Rayudu, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Milind Kumar, Sami Aslam, Cody Chetty, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Daniel Sams, Calvin Savage, Devon Conway, Lahiru Milantha, Cameron Stevenson, Rusty Theron, Gerald Coetzee, Zia Shahzad
Captain - Sunil Narine
Key Players - Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Rilee Rossouw, Andre Russell
Los Angeles Knight Riders is based in Los Angeles in California. The team is owned by the Knight Riders group which owns the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
They have roped in star players Jason Roy, Rilee Rossouw, Martin Guptill, Adam Zampa and Lockie Ferguson. Apart from them, the team has also got KKR’s popular players Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
LA Knight Riders will kick-start their MLC 2023 campaign against Texas Super Kings on 13th July at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.
Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Rilee Rossouw, Unmukt Chand, Saif Badar, Nitish Kumar, Andre Russell, Jaskaran Malhotra, Sunil Narine, Adam Zampa, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Spencer Johnson, Corne Dry, Ali Sheikh, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Bhaskar Yadram
Captain - Kieron Pollard
Key Players - Rashid Khan, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Nicholas Pooran
MI New York is the MLC franchise team owned by Indiawin Sports which also owns the IPL team Mumbai Indians. Indiawin Sports is owned by Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries.
MI New York will be led by one of the most experienced Mumbai Indians all rounder - Kieron Pollard. He announced retirement from IPL in 2022 and joined the side as the batting coach. They have roped in spinner Rashid Khan as well who captains MI Cape Town in SA20.
Among other popular players, they have Dewald Brevis, Tim David, David Wiese, Nicholas Pooran, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada and Jason Behrendorff.
MI New York will start their MLC campaign against San Francisco Unicorns on 14th July, 2023.
Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, David Wiese, Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Rashid Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, Nicholas Pooran, Shayan Jahangir, Monank Patel, Saideep Ganesh, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Behrendorff, Kyle Phillip, Ehsan Adil, Sarabjit Ladda
Captain - Aaron Finch
Key Players - Corey Anderson, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Lungi Ngidi
This San Francisco based franchise is owned by entrepreneurs Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, who are co-founders of Cambrian ventures. Cricket Victoria, which is the cricket governing body in the Australian State of Victoria, has partnered with the San Francisco Unicorns.
T20 World Cup winner and former Aussie captain, Aaron Finch will lead the Unicorns team in the MLC 2023. Other star players like Corey Anderson, Marcus Stoinis, Lungi Ngidi and Liam Plunkett are also part of the clan.
San Francisco Unicorns will start their MLC 2023 campaign against MI New York on 14th July.
Aaron Finch, Corey Anderson, Marcus Stoinis, Tajinder Dhillon, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David White, Smit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Lungi Ngidi, Carmi le Roux, Brody Couch, Sanjay Krishnamurthi
Captain - Wayne Parnell
Key Players - Quinton de Kock, Dasun Shanaka, Wayne Parnell, Sikandar Raza
Seattle Orcas is based in Seattle city and owned by a group of investors which includes Microsoft's Satya Nadella. Former Indian cricketer Pravin Amre is the head coach of this team.
Some of the quality T20 players like Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka and Angelo Perrera are part of the Orcas squad.
Seattle Orcas will begin their campaign on 14th July against Washington Freedom.
Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Cameron Gannon, Aaron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Phani Simhadri, Angelo Perera, Matthew Tromp
Captain - Moises Henriques
Key Players - Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Phillips, Marco Jansen
Washington Freedom is based in the capital city of the United States - Washington D.C. The team is owned by American entrepreneur Sanjay Govil.
They have roped in Aussie cricketer Moises Henriques and appointed him the captain of the side. Among other popular overseas players there is Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Marco Jansen, Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Josh Philippe and Ben Dwarshuis.
Washington Freedom will start their 1st season on 14th July at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas against Seattle Orcas.
Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Marco Jansen, Glenn Phillips, Adam Milne, Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Andries Gous, Mukhtar Ahmed, Obus Pienaar, Saurabh Netravalkar, Saad Ali, Dane Piedt, Sujith Gowda, Justin Dill, Akhilesh Bodugum, Ben Dwarshuis
T20 cricket is finally setting its feet in the United States with a brand new professional T20 league known as Major League Cricket. After a long wait, MLC will commence its first season from 13th July, 2023 and the final match is slated to take place on 30th July. The league is sanctioned by USA Cricket and will be operated by American Cricket Enterprises.
Six franchise teams, representing six different U.S. cities, will participate in the first season of MLC 2023. A total of 19 matches will take place in a single round-robin and playoffs format. 3 out of 6 teams are owned by some of the IPL franchise owners.
|Year of Start||2023|
|No. of Seasons Played||-|
|Country||United States of America|
|Owner||American Cricket Enterprises|
|Tournament format||Round-robin and playoffs|
|2023 Season Dates||13 July, 2023 - 30 July, 2023|
|No. of teams participating||6|