This year has to witness a lot of cricket. Probably a very tough year in the middle of pandemics hasn’t kept the players off from playing cricket. Jampacked schedule for Pakistan, with PSL 7 kicking off, England, NZ, and Australian tours, we are excited to see them on the grounds. With all sorts of cricket formats in action in 2022, the Legends League is all set to debut. It will be hosted by Oman at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium. The tournament starts with the matches for the league on January 20, 2022, and will continue till January 29, 2022.
— 3 teams
— 54 cricket legends (from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, West Indies, South Africa)
— 7 matches
from 20th–29th January. #LegendsLeagueCricket pic.twitter.com/yr3TF3FhDV
— BSports (@BSportsPakistan) January 18, 2022
Teams and Squad
The teams included are:
- Asian lions (players from Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan): Misbah Ul Haq (Captain), Shoaib Akhtar (Pak), Shahid Afridi (Pak), Asghar Afghan(Afg), Younis Khan (Pak), Umar Gul (Pak), Mohammed Yousuf (Pak), Shoaib Malik (Pak), Mohammed Hafeez (Pak), Upul Tharanga (SL), Azhar Mahmood (Pak), Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL), Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL), Chaminda Vaas Romesh (SL), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), Jayasuriya (SL)
- World Giants (The rest of the world): Kevin Pietersen (Eng), Jonty Rhodes (SA), Brett Lee (Aus), Daren Sammy (WI), Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Imran Tahir (SA), Daniel Vettori (NZ), Corey Anderson (NZ), Morne Morkel (SA), Brad Haddin (Aus), Kevin O’Brien (Ire), Brendan Taylor (Zimb), Monty Panesar (Eng), Albie Morkel (SA), Owais Shah (Eng)
- India Maharajas (Includes Indian players): Virender Sehwag (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Badrinath, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha,Manpreet Gony, Hemang Badani, Venugopal Rao, Munaf Patel, Sanjay Bangar, Nayan Mongia, Amit Bhandari.
- 20th Jan 2022-India Maharajas vs Asia Lions
- 21st Jan 2022-Wolrd Giants vs Asia Lions
- 22nd Jan 2022-World Giants vs India Maharajas
- 24th Jan 2022-Asia Lions vs India Maharajas
- 26th Jan 2022-India Maharajas vs World Giants
- 27th Jan 2022-Asia Lions vs World Giants
- 29th Jan 2022-Final
Highlights from India Maharajas Vs Asian Lions
India maharajas beat Asian Lions by 6 wickets. There were some amazing performances. Let’s have a glimpse of it.
- Upal Tharanga kay khoobsurat shots: Upal Tharanga scored 66 driving the lions to a safe total.
38 balls Fifty from 🇱🇰 Upul Tharanga #sportspavilionlk #legendsleaguecricket pic.twitter.com/NCkKwvhA0Q
— DANUSHKA ARAVINDA (@DanuskaAravinda) January 20, 2022
- Misbah aye aur cha gaye: Misbah was on fire scoring 44 (4 sixes), and showing the world he is still in form even after 5 years.
Misbah-Ul-Haq played a professional cricket match after almost 5 years, but the King has not missed a step 🔥
He struck 4 sixes and smashed 44 runs in the first game of Legends League Cricket 💥#MisbahulHaq #LegendsLeagueCricket #TeamICA pic.twitter.com/2WjP1NOXE1
— ICA (@ICAssociation) January 21, 2022
- Kamran Akmal played some beautiful shots scoring 25 runs.
- Kamran Akmal dropped a catch. He is a legend after all for dropping the catches. Kami Bhai yahan bhe!
- Rawalpindi express ki speed. Age is nothing, Shoaib Akhtar still bowling with a long startup is commendable.
- Yusuf Pathan was the man of the match for scoring 88 runs (40 balls with 5 sixes).
- Kaif scored 42 runs.
Something never change🤣🤣🤣
Yusuf Pathan smacking bowlers with brute force🔥
Irfan pathan bowling economical overs
Shoaib Akhtar still bowling with long run up (That's commendable given his fitness & Knee surgery👏👏
& GOAT wicket keeping by Kamran Akmal#LegendsLeagueCricket pic.twitter.com/wJdnZcpScC
— Shoronjeet Banerjee (@shoronjeet02) January 20, 2022
It was amazing to see all our favorite legendary players playing with such energy and zeal. So age is just a state of mind. What matters is your hard work and consistency.
We are looking forward to more matches and seeing amazing performances by the legends of cricket.