Major League Cricket All Teams Squad 2023 | MLC All Teams Squad

Cricket with every passing month is becoming one of the biggest sports in the world as more and more countries are making their efforts to build the infrastructure and facilities for the game. International Cricket Council is also very focused to add more cricket-playing nations and the USA Cricket Board is also working very closely with the ICC to help build the facilities in the country. The Cricket Board of USA has announced a new T20 franchise league named “Major League Cricket also known as MLC” which is due to be played in July this year with six franchises participating in the inaugural edition. 

MLC 2023 All Teams Squad Summary

Major League Cricket witnessed its inaugural MLC draft event on the 19th of March when all six franchises picked the local and International stars in the Major league cricket teams squad from more than 100 registered players. All the overseas players were picked directly instead of being chosen in the draft while the local players were picked at the event with the draft being held in a “snake” format in which the pick order is reversed in every round. 

MLC management had set a total budget of 1.1 Million USD to pick Major league cricket teams squad from which 800,000 USD was kept for overseas players’ signings while the remaining 300,000 USD was used to pick local exciting cricket talent from the United States. 

Tournament DatesJuly 13–30, 2023
Tournament VenuesGrand Prairie Stadium
Teams Strength15 to 18 players
Tournament FormatSingle round-robin format
League Matches15 league matches
Play-offsFour-match play-off phase
Maximum Overseas Players9 overseas players
Maximum Overseas Players in Final XI5 from Full Member nations 
Each Franchise Draft Budget1.1 Million USD

Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 Squad All Teams

All the franchises are allowed to pick a maximum of nine overseas players in their Major League cricket complete players list so we expect to see more International stars being roped in the coming months. Each franchise has to make a direct deal with overseas players and look after the salary & availability of International stars themselves. 

Below are the officially confirmed MLC 2023 team squads for all six franchises. 

Seattle Orcas
Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjane, Cameron Gannon, Aaron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Phani Simhadri, Angelo Perera, Matthew Tromp

Washington Freedom
Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Marco Jansen, Glenn Phillips, Adam Milne, Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Andries Gous, Mukhtar Ahmed, Obus Pienaar, Saurabh Netravalkar, Saad Ali, Dane Piedt, Sujith Gowda, Justin Dill, Akhilesh Bodugum, Ben Dwarshuis

MI New York
Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, David Wiese, Kagiso Rabada, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Behrendorff, Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Nosthush Kenjige, Monank Patel, Sarbjeet Ladda, Shayan Jahangir, Kyle Phillip, Saideep Ganesh

San Francisco Unicorns
Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Lungi Ndigi, Corey Anderson, Liam Plunkett, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Carmi Le Roux, Brody Couch, David White, Smit Patel, Sanjay Krishnamurthi

Los Angeles Knight Riders
Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Zampa, Rilee Rossouw, Spencer Johnson, Ali Khan, Unmukt Chand, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nitish Kumar, Corne Dry, Ali Sheikh, Saif Badar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Bhaskar Yadram

Texas Super Kings
Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Daniel Sams, David Miller, Gerald Coetzee, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Rusty Theron, Calvin Savage, Lahiru Milantha, Milind Kumar, Sami Aslam, Cameron Stevenson, Cody Chetty, Zia Shahzad, Saiteja Mukkamalla

Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch & Wanindu Hasaranga were some of the top marquee signings at the draft event of Major League Cricket 2023. Other notable overseas players signings include Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson & Liam Plunkett who are some of the highly rated players and have been playing franchise cricket all around the globe. In the coming months as more and more franchises announce their overseas players, we will be updating this post on a consistent basis. 

Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 All Teams Coaches

In the coming weeks, all franchises will also look to finalize their coaches for this inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) as coaches are crucial members of franchise cricket who can strategize and groom young cricketers of a hosting country. 

Team NameHead Coach
San Francisco UnicornsShane Watson
Los Angeles Knight RidersTBA
MI New YorkRobin Peterson
Seattle OrcasPravin Amre
Texas Super KingsStephen Fleming
Washington FreedomGreg Shipperd

Major League Cricket Team Owners

Four of the six franchises in the Major League Cricket (MLC) are owned by the Indian Premier League franchise owners as they have all become giant sports entities but one minor difference is some of the IPL franchises have purchased the rights with the partnership of local USA investors as well to make sure their investment will be profitable in the longer run. 

The team owners of all Major League Cricket teams are as follows.

Team NameTeam Owners
San Francisco UnicornsAnand Rajaraman & Venky Harinarayan
Los Angeles Knight RidersKnight Riders Group
MI New YorkIndiawin Sports
Seattle OrcasGMR Group & Satya Nadella
Texas Super KingsChennai Super Kings, Anurag Jain & Ross Perot Jr.
Washington FreedomSanjay Govil

It will be very exciting days ahead of USA Cricket as this league can set the right tone to help groom cricket in the United States at a rapid pace and with IPL and Indian investors on board they will surely help a great deal to make this league a grand success. India we all know is by far the biggest cricket-playing nation and BCCI is among the richest and most influential boards.

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