major League Cricket The (MLC) Player Draft took place on Monday with the biggest names in world cricket and some of the most famous names auctioned off in the United States.
Inaugural edition of Major League Cricket The latter would kick off in July, but the player draft was held on March 20 with six franchises battling it out for supremacy. Four of the six franchises are either partially or fully owned by IPL franchises.
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders made their presence felt in the draft as many famous names in world cricket like Quinton de Kock, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis and Wanindu Hasaranga were picked by various players. Franchisee.
Former Australian skipper Aaron Finch was picked up by the San Francisco Unicorns and will look to lead the franchise in the upcoming season. The Unicorns also signed Corey Anderson in Round 1 of the draft.
One of the most high-profile names in USA cricket, Unmukt Chand, who captained India’s Under-19 World Cup winning team in the past, was drafted in by the LA Knight Riders. He became the second choice for the LA Knight Riders and brought in a lot of experience in the IPL as well.
Earlier in the first round of the draft, Harmeet Singh, who featured in India’s U19 World Cup-winning side in 2012 along with Chand, was the first overall pick after a quick move to the Seattle Orcas.
Former USA captain Steven Taylor landed in Mumbai Indians’ New York. Liam Plunkett, the famous English pacer was picked by the San Francisco Unicorns.
LA Knight Riders did some good work in the draft by not only bagging Chand and USA wicketkeeper Jaskaran Malhotra, but they also roped in former Canada skipper Nitish Kumar.
Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis, the Australian all-rounder who is currently part of the touring party in India, was picked by the Unicorns, while his compatriot Mitchell Marsh, who has been impressive in both the ODIs against India, was signed by the Seattle Orcas. it was done.
Other notable names include Anrich Nortje who signed for DC Freedom, Wanindu Hasaranga who joins the South African pacer at Freedom, and Quinton de Kock who was also picked up by the Orcas.
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