MLC 2023: Kieron Pollard To Captain, Lasith Malinga Named Bowling Coach As MI New York Unveil Star-Studded Team For Major League Cricket

Updated - 14 Jun 2023, 09:03 PM

Mumbai Indians {PC: Twitter}
Mumbai Indians {PC: Twitter}

Mumbai Indians New York side unveiled their star-studded squad for the upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023. Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard will captain the team whereas they have also roped in Lasith Malinga as the bowling coach for the inaugural edition of the USA-based League. 

Mumbai Indians have completed their 18-member squad and they have picked the team of their core players, who are part of their franchises in the different leagues across the globe. Afghanistan’s ace spinner Rashid Khan along with Nicholas Pooran was also roped in by the franchise for the MLC 2023.

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Apart from these, Trent Boult along with Tim David and pacer Jason Behrendorff,  rising South African star Dewald BrevisKagiso Rabada and Namibian all-rounder David Wiese also feature in the Mumbai Indians squad for the Major League Cricket 2023.

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The star-studded team will be joined by the local talent in Steven Taylor, all-rounder Nosthush Kenjige, current USA captain Monank Patel,  wicketkeeper Shayan Jahangir, fast bowler Kyle Phillip, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Sarbjeet Ladda and Sandip Ganesh. 

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Here’s the Mumbai Indians New York squad for the Major League Cricket 

Kieron Pollard (c), Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, David Wiese Kagiso Rabada, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Behrendorff, Steven Taylor, Nosthush Kenjige, Monank Patel, Shayan Jahangir, Kyle Phillip, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Sarbjeet Ladda, Sandip Ganesh. 

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MLC 2023: Mumbai Indians New York Coaching Staff for Major League Cricket 

Robin Peterson, who is the general manager of MI Cape Town will have appointed as the head coach of the team. They have acquired the services of Lasith Malinga as a bowling coach. Apart from these two, Arun Kumar and James Pammet will be the batting and fielding coaches respectively.

List of MI NY coaching staff: Robin Peterson (head coach), Lasith Malinga (Bowling Coach), Arun Kumar (Batting Coach), James Pammet (Fielding coach) 

The inaugural edition of the Major League Cricket is all set to take place in the USA from July 13th to 30th. A total of 6 teams will participate in the tournament and the league will be played at a Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas.

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