In a nation where baseball and soccer are quite popular, the Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 can be a path-breaking moment for cricket. The MLC is all set to revolutionize the way the sport is played and is looked at in USA.
With a fusion of cricketers from USA and international talents, the MLC will be carving out a niche in USA. Several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have invested in Major League Cricket in the form of teams and this just goes on to show that cricket is slowly gearing up towards a global expansion.
MLC 2023 is all set to kick-start from 14th July 2023 at the Grand Prairie Stadium. The 1st game will be played between Texas Super Kings and LA Knight Riders.
In this article, we take a look at 5 players to watch out for in the upcoming Major League Cricket:
1. Sunil Narine (LA Knight Riders)
The captain of LA Knight Riders, Sunil Narine will be one of the key players to watch out for in this tournament. Sunil Narine was a part of the Surrey team in the English T20 Blast 2023 and presently is their leading wicket-taker.
He has taken 20 wickets for Surrey in this season and has a good economy of 7.77. A doyen in T20 franchise cricket, Sunil Narine will be one of the key players to watch out for.
2. Rashid Khan (MI New York)
There is no denying the fact that Rashid Khan breathes fire with the ball, whenever he plays T20 cricket. He is one of the most sought-after T20 players across the globe and has a lot of potential.
Rashid Khan will be plying his trade for MI New York in the Major League Cricket 2023 and will be an important asset in their team.
3. Aaron Finch (San Francisco Unicorns)
Having retired from all forms of international cricket in early 2023, the former long-term white-ball skipper of Australia, Aaron Finch will be spearheading the San Francisco Unicorns side.
Finch had played 103 T20Is and had amassed 3120 runs. With the truckloads of experience under his belt and his swashbuckling abilities, Aaron Finch can leave a lasing impact for San Francisco Unicorns.
4. Moises Henriques (Washington Freedom)
The captain of Washington Freedom, former Australian explosive all-rounder Moises Henriques is a powerful hitter of the ball and a handy medium-pace bowler.
Having played in several T20 franchise leagues across the globe, Moises Henriques is sure to power his side to some impeccable performances in the Major League Cricket 2023.
5. Trent Boult (MI New York)
Left-arm seamer Trent Boult’s bowling sends shivers down the spines of the opposition teams. Trent Boult can swing the ball towards the right-handed batter during the powerplay and this is one of his primary strengths.
Boult has so far played 55 T20Is for the Kiwis and has bagged 74 wickets. In the cash-rich IPL, the 33-year-old pacer has played 88 games and has taken 105 wickets.
With some incredible names in their roster like Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran, MI New York can pose as a formidable threat to the opposition teams.