MCL 2016: Gemini Arabians beat Libra Legends by 78 runs at Dubai, pick of the tweets

Who would have thought a few years back that one could watch their favourite cricketers from yesteryears back in action? Thanks to the Masters Champions League (MCL) that this has been made possible. Cricket All-Stars in 2015 has already shown us that stars from yesteryears are still popular and brands can en-cash on their evergreen personals. MCL is now ready for a grand opening in Dubai with Libra Legends facing Gemini Arabians.

The match originally dubbed as Sourav Ganguly vs Virender Sehwag is expected to be a star-studded affair. Though Libra Legends’ skipper Ganguly is now ruled out of the tournament, the match will not be short of stars.The Gemini Arabians have the likes of Sehwag, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, at the same time, the Libra Legends possess legends like Jacques Kallis, Brad Hogg, Graeme Swann among others. Ganguly’s injured his back while training and the Legends did receive a big blow and they will be led by Jacques Kallis. Read more: Huge setback to MCL; Libra Legends’ captain Sourav Ganguly pulls out of the league

Squads:

Libra Legends: Taufeeq Umar, Michael Lumb, Jacques Kallis, Marcus North, Ryan ten Doeschate, Sean Ervine, Tim Ambrose, Simon Katich, Ian Butler, Andrew McKay, Brad Hogg, Graeme Swann, Shaun Tait, Nicky Boje, Ajay Ratra, Sourav Ganguly, Ryan Sidebottom

Gemini Arabians: Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Richard Levi, Jacques Rudolph, Brad Hodge, Justin Kemp, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Graham Onions, Saqlain Mushtaq, Kyle Mills, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shivnariane Chanderpaul, Saqib Ali, Paul Harris, Ashish Bagai

Brief scores:

Gemini Arabians 234 for 3 in 20 overs [Richard Levi 62 (43), Kumar Sangakkara 86 (43), Brad Hodge 46 (19)*] bt Libra Legends 156 for 8 in 2 overs [Ryan ten Doeschate 53 (37), Tim Ambrose 30 (27); Kyle Mills 4-0-27-2, Muttiah Muralitharan 4-0-27-2, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-29-2] — by 78 runs

The tournament opener is expected to be grand and we present you with the pick of the tweets: