India Maharajas will face World Giants in a special Legends League Cricket match on September 15 to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence. India Maharajas will be led by Sourav Ganguly, while World Giants will be captained by Eoin Morgan. The match will take place at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India’s squad also includes Virender Sehwag, the Pathan brothers, Harbhajan Singh, etc. And, World Giant’s squad also includes Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuriya, etc.
Earlier last month, the central government had proposed Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence and had requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to organize a cricket match between the Indian team and the rest of the World XI on August 22.
But due to ongoing international fixtures, the high-profile retired players were also busy with other work off the field so it was a little difficult to organize the match in the month of August.
Match Details as per the reports
Date & Time: 15th September 2022, 7:00 PM IST.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
India: Sourav Ganguly (C), Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Naman Ojha, Ashok Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma, Reetinder Singh Sodhi.
Rest of the World: 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 Obrien, Dinesh Ramdin.