Four Legends League Cricket (LLC) selected 59 cricketers from the players’ draft on Friday. The four teams were the Manipal Tigers, Gujarat Giants, India Capitals, and Bhilwara Kings. The cricketers were selected virtually with a combined purse of Rs 32 crore.
The Tigers selected former Australian player Brett Lee, former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, and wicketkeeper Romesh Kaluwitherana. South African all-rounder Lance Klusener will also be joining the Tigers while spinning legend Harbhajan Singh was appointed the team’s captain.
“Playing alongside all great players over the years, I have picked the nuances of the game which has made me a better cricketer. As a Cricketer, I did not get an opportunity to Captain the team but this will be something I am really looking forward to," said Singh.
“I love leading from the front and I hope I can do justice to the responsibility and faith shown on me."
The Giants attempted to balance out their team by picking former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, Sri Lanka’s spinner Ajantha Mendis, and former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori. West Indies batter Lendl Simmons will also be joining the team along with Chris Gayle, with Mitchell McClenaghan supervising the pace bowling department. Virender Sehwag is appointed as the team’s captain.