Xtraordinary league for retired international cricketers, Oxigen Masters Champions League is set go live on 28 January 2016 with an opening game and ceremony. Six franchise based teams Gemini Arabians, Libra Legends, Leo Lions, Capricorn Commanders, Virgo Super Kings and Sagittarius Strikers will be participating in the first edition of MCL.
Let’s have a look at the complete squads and players for all playing six teams in Masters Champions League 2016.
MCL 2016 Teams Squad
Gemini Arabians team will play under the captaincy of India’s great opener Virender Sehwag. Team is having some terrific players from all over the world. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Kyle Mills, Brad Hodge, Saqlain Mushtaq and Richard Levi are some of the top cricketers in Gemini Arabians squad for Oxigen MCL 2016. Let’s checkout complete squad of Arabians.
|Virender Sehwag (Captain)||India||Batsman|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||Batsman|
|Richard Levi||South Africa||Batsman|
|Rana Naved Ul-Hasan||Pakistan||Bowler|
|Paul Harris||South Africa||Bowler|
|Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||Bowler|
|Kyle Mills||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||Batsman|
|Justin Kemp||South Africa||All-rounder|
|Jacques Rudolph||South Africa||Batsman|
Virgo Super Kings
South Africa’s former captain Graeme Smith is appointed the skipper of Virgo Super Kings. He’ll be leading the side having some of the top cricketing legends like Brett Lee, Azhar Mahmood, Jacob Oram, Mohammad Yousuf, Jonty Rhodes and Neil McKenzie. Let’s have a look at the full squad of Virgo Super Kings for Masters Champions League 2016.
|Graeme Smith (Captain)||South Africa||Batsman|
|Jacob Oram||New Zealand||All-Rounder|
|Neil McKenzie||South Africa||Batsman|
|Jonty Rhodes||South Africa||Batsman|
|Malinga Bandara||Sri Lanka||Bowler|
Former England captain and 2010 winning team captain Paul Collingwood will be leading Capricorn Commanders in the first MCL edition. Andrew Symonds, Michael Vaughan, Jeetan Patel, Abdul Razzaq and Ashwell Prince are some of the top retired international cricketers in Capricorn Commanders team for 2016 season. Have a look at the full squad here.
|Paul Collingwood (Captain)||England||Batsman|
|Ashwell Prince||South Africa||Batsman|
|Chamara Silva||Sri Lanka||All-Rounder|
|Ryan McLaren||South Africa||All-Rounder|
|Jeetan Patel||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Krishmar Santokie||West Indies||Bowler|
|Rory Kleinveldt||South Africa||Bowler|
|Upul Chandana||Sri Lanka||Batsman|
India’s one of the most successful cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly will be seen leading Libra Legends in 2016 Masters Champions League. He’ll be captaining the side compromising of some great cricketers like Jacques Kallis, Shaun Tait, Michael Lumb, Graeme Swann and Brad Hogg. Let’s have a look at the full squad of Libra Legends in Oxigen MCL 2016.
|Sourav Ganguly (Captain)||India||Batsman|
|Ryan Ten Doeschate||Netherlands||Batsman|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||All-rounder|
Australian great and three time cricket world cup champion player Adam Gilchrist is named the captain of Sagittarius Strikers. Daniel Vettori, Mahela Jayawardene, Shane Bond, Jonathan Trott and Tino Best are some of the best players named in Strikers squad for MCL 2016.
|Adam Gilchrist (Captain)||Australia||Wicket-keeper|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||Batsman|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Tino Best||West Indies||Bowler|
|Shane Bond||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Krishmar Santokie||West Indies||Bowler|
|Alviro Petersen||South Africa||Batsman|
|Khurram Khan||United Aram Emirates||Batsman|
West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara is the icon player in Leo Lions. There are some fantastic players like James Franklin, Heath Streak, Scott Styris, Johan Botha, Herschelle Gibbs and Hamish Marshall will be representing Leo Lions in Oxigen Masters Champions League 2016. Let’s have a look at the full list of players and squad of Leo Lions in first MCL edition.
|Brian Lara||West Indies||Batsman|
|Fidel Edwards||West Indies||Bowler|
|Robin Peterson||South Africa||Bowler|
|James Franklin||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Scott Styris||New Zealand||All-rounder|
|Johan Botha||South Africa||Bowler|
|Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa||Batsman|
|Hamish Marshall||New Zealand||Batsman|
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