[PICTURES/VIDEOS] World Championships of Legends 2024

Who will win the match today between India Champions and South Africa Champions?

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So looks like the legends are back in action in a league in the UK with Afridi, Razzaq few names that stand out:


World Championship of Legends: Full Schedule | WCL 2024

Wednesday, July 03, England Champions vs India Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Wednesday, July 03, Australia Champions vs Pakistan Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Thursday, July 04, South Africa Champions vs England Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Thursday, July 04, Pakistan Champions vs West Indies Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Friday, July 05, Australia Champions vs South Africa Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Friday, July 05, India Champions vs West Indies Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Saturday, July 06, England Champions vs Australia Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Saturday, July 06, India Champions vs Pakistan Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Sunday, July 07, South Africa Champions vs West Indies Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Sunday, July 07, England Champions vs Pakistan Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium

Monday, July 08, India Champions vs Australia Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Tuesday, July 09, West Indies Champions vs England Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Tuesday, July 09, South Africa Champions vs Pakistan Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Wednesday, July 10, West Indies Champions vs Australia Champions, 1:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Wednesday, July 10, India Champions vs South Africa Champions, 5:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Wednesday, July 12, Semi-finalist 1 vs Semi-finalist 2, 1:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Wednesday, July 12, Semi-finalist 3 vs Semi-finalist 4, 5:00 PM Local, Northamptonshire Stadium

Saturday, July 13, Finalist 1 vs Finalist 2, 5:00 PM Local, Edgbaston Stadium
 
Squads:

Key Players in each squad:

India Champions - Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina

England Champions- Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Samit Patel, Phil Mustard

South Africa Champions- Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel

Pakistan Champions- Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan

West Indies Champions- Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Ashley Nurse

Australia Champions- Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk


Let's have a look at the squads:

India Champions

Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Sharma, Naman Ojha, Rahul Shukla, RP Singh, Vinay Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Anureet Singh, Pawan Negi


Australia Champions

Brett Lee, Tim Paine, Shaun Marsh, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk, Dirk Nannes, Dan Christian, Ben Laughlin, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Callum Ferguson, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Coulter Nile, John Hastings


England Champions

Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Owais Shah, Philip Mustard, Chris Schofield, Sajid Mahmood, Ajmal Shahzad, Usman Afzaal, Ryan Sidebottom, Stephen Parry, Stuart Meaker, Kevin O'Brien


West Indies Champions

Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul, Kesrick Williams, Jason Mohammed, Navin Stewart, Dwayne Smith, Ashley Nurse, Sulieman Benn, Chadwick Walton, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Jonathan Carter


South Africa Champions

Jacques Kallis (C), Herschelle Gibbs, Imran Tahir, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, Ashwell Prince, Neil McKenzie, Ryan McLaren, Justin Ontong, Rory Kleinveldt, JP Duminy, Richard Levi, Dane Vilas, Vernon Philander, Charl Langeveldt


Pakistan Champions

Younis Khan (C), Misbah Ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanveer, Sohail Khan, Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Hafeez, Aamer Yamin, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal,
 
Australia looking great most of the players are still young to play international cricket
 
The Championship is starting today with 2 games to be played:

England Champions vs India Champions, 1st Match (11:30 AM GMT)

Australia Champions vs Pakistan Champions, 2nd Match (03:30 PM GMT)
 
England Champions vs India Champions, 1st Match:

India Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

India Champions
(Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh(c), Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Rahul Shukla, Dhawal Kulkarni, RP Singh

England Champions (Playing XI): Ian Bell, Kevin O Brien, Kevin Pietersen(c), Phil Mustard(w), Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Schofield, Darren Maddy
 
England Champions vs India Champions, 1st Match:

India Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

India Champions
(Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh(c), Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Rahul Shukla, Dhawal Kulkarni, RP Singh

England Champions (Playing XI): Ian Bell, Kevin O Brien, Kevin Pietersen(c), Phil Mustard(w), Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Schofield, Darren Maddy

Why is Kevin O'Brien in England team? He is Irish.

This feels like going back in time. I want to watch this tournament for nostalgia alone.
 
Why is Kevin O'Brien in England team? He is Irish.

This feels like going back in time. I want to watch this tournament for nostalgia alone.
It would have been more nostalgic if India had Sachin, David, Sourav. Only ones I will be nostalgic to see are yuvi and kevin
 
It would have been more nostalgic if India had Sachin, David, Sourav. Only ones I will be nostalgic to see are yuvi and kevin

Steyn, Afridi, Gayle, Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Gibbs, Brett Lee, Ian Bell etc.

My favorite players are all there.
 
Steyn, Afridi, Gayle, Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Gibbs, Yuvi, Brett Lee, Ian Bell etc.

My favorite players are all there.
Since you quoted India England team so I named those players. In eng and Ind team the players that are I interested in seeing are only yuvi and kevin.

Other names you mentioned are great. But why Ian bell lol. Watching paint dry was more interesting than Bell's batting
 
Since you quoted India England team so I named those players. In eng and Ind team the players that are I interested in seeing are only yuvi and kevin.

Other names you mentioned are great. But why Ian bell lol. Watching paint dry was more interesting than Bell's batting

Ian Bell was a good batter.

He is not suited to T20 but was a gun Test batter. I hope I will get to see him bat.
 
Since you quoted India England team so I named those players. In eng and Ind team the players that are I interested in seeing are only yuvi and kevin.

Other names you mentioned are great. But why Ian bell lol. Watching paint dry was more interesting than Bell's batting

Looks like game is done. Indians won by 3 wickets.

Bell top-scored. 59* from 44 balls. Not bad for a retired player.
 
Pakistan champions stole our mascot 😭. BCB use this as an excuse and change it to our national bird magpie or the national fish hilsha now, will save a lot of insult for the magnificent beast tigers!!
 
Looks like game is done. Indians won by 3 wickets.

Bell top-scored. 59* from 44 balls. Not bad for a retired player.
Bell was so boring to me. Guy used to score 100s against us and I got ever more bored watching him tuk tuk and tuk tuk our then bowlers
 
England Champions vs India Champions, 1st Match:

India Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

India Champions
(Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh(c), Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Rahul Shukla, Dhawal Kulkarni, RP Singh

England Champions (Playing XI): Ian Bell, Kevin O Brien, Kevin Pietersen(c), Phil Mustard(w), Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Schofield, Darren Maddy

ENG CHAMPS 165/4 (20)

IND CHAMPS 166/7 (19)


India Champions won by 3 wkts
 
Not gonna lie,

This Australian Chachu’s side is probably a team as strong as the current Pakistan XI
 
Man of the Match for his 63(41), Pakistan Champions captain Younis Khan after his side's 5-wicket in over Australia Champions in game 2 of the World Championship of Legends:

"We haven't done much practice seriously speaking, as we had been busy doing TV work for the World Cup, and we just finished and travelled here, but our spirits are very high because after what happened in the World Cup, we felt that we had to win this game for our country"

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Today's fixtures in WCL 2024:

South Africa Champions vs England Champions, 3rd Match (11:30 AM GMT)

Pakistan Champions vs West Indies Champions, 4th Match (03:30 PM GMT)
 
Not gonna lie,

This Australian Chachu’s side is probably a team as strong as the current Pakistan XI
Finch alone solos our current unit. It'll be Like the NZ c side vs Pakistan, where pakistan better hope Chapman doesn't kick off or it's game over
 
A few things this game proved.

A) Malik is still a better allrounder then chacha and Shadab.

B) YK was and still is the greatest captain post 2000 era. I watched how YK captained, he's leagues and leagues > Babar as a captain. Never panicked even when Finch was going to town. Used his bowlers to perfection, even a burnt out ajmal was well utilised. He fumbled by bowling afridi at the end though.

C) Misbah for all his faults does provide stability in the Middle order. Thank God misbah isn't captaining this team but as a player MO stability is missing from current Pakistan team.

D) Sharjeel, Maqsood, Kamran akmal deapite departing early ensured 70 runs were made in the PP and run rate didn't fall, Whereas current Pakistan team is the opposite, Where 2 wickets fall after 10 overs but the scorecard reads 65.

E) The value of quality spinners that Pakistan use to have would make the game as ajmal, Afridi and malik wickets is what sealed the deal while the current lot has no quality spinners besides abrar who isn't being played to protect Sheddy
 

South Africa Champions vs England Champions, 3rd Match​


England Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

England Champions
(Playing XI): Kevin Pietersen(c), Phil Mustard(w), Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Chris Schofield, Kevin O Brien, Darren Maddy, Ajmal Shahzad, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Usman Afzaal

South Africa Champions (Playing XI): Ashwell Prince, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis(c), Richard Levi, Dane Vilas(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir, Rory Kleinveldt
 

South Africa Champions vs England Champions, 3rd Match​


England Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

England Champions
(Playing XI): Kevin Pietersen(c), Phil Mustard(w), Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Chris Schofield, Kevin O Brien, Darren Maddy, Ajmal Shahzad, Ryan Jay Sidebottom, Usman Afzaal

South Africa Champions (Playing XI): Ashwell Prince, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis(c), Richard Levi, Dane Vilas(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir, Rory Kleinveldt
Innings Break

137-10 (19.2 Overs)
 

South Africa Champions vs England Champions, 3rd Match​


South Africa Champions 137-10 (19.2 Ov)

England Champions 138-1 (11 Ov)

England Champions won by 9 wkts
 
Wish they had guldozer and Imran nazir instead of Sharjeel. I thought he hasn't retired has he.
 

Pakistan Champions vs West Indies Champions, 4th Match​


Pakistan Champions won the toss and batting first

One change
Sohail Khan out
Abdul Razzaq In

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West Indies Champions Squad: Chris Gayle(c), Dwayne Smith, Chadwick Walton(w), Jason Mohammed, Daren Sammy, Jonathan Carter, Rayad Emrit, Tino Best, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Navin Stewart, Kirk Edwards, Ashley Nurse
 
Where is this being shown? USA guys- where do you watch this? Also was surprised cricinfo is not covering this. Any reason for that?
 
I expect Pakistan Champs to be in the final.

Wouldn't be surprised if it is Pakistan vs India in the final.
 
These tournaments usually have fun squads. A mixture of active players, long retired players, fit and unfit. A very good mix

This tournament has taken it next level and put O brien in with England and made Amir Yamin a legend.
 
I expect Pakistan Champs to be in the final.

Wouldn't be surprised if it is Pakistan vs India in the final.
Bangladesh should have been represented. Maybe a Bangladesh and Sri Lanka combined side. There are a lot of Bangladeshis in the UK who may have went to the matches.
 
Bangladesh should have been represented. Maybe a Bangladesh and Sri Lanka combined side. There are a lot of Bangladeshis in the UK who may have went to the matches.

This is a tournament for retired established names. Before Shakib's batch, there wasn't any big legend in Bangladesh.

Maybe after Shakib, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq etc. retire, they can participate in these legends leagues.
 
After 10 overs West Indies Champion are at 77/2 while chasing 194 against Pakistan Champions.
 
This is a tournament for retired established names. Before Shakib's batch, there wasn't any big legend in Bangladesh.

Maybe after Shakib, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq etc. retire, they can participate in these legends leagues.

I remember Akram Khan used to play in those days. He was the most recognizable BD cricketer before Tamim, Shakib came along
 
I remember Akram Khan used to play in those days. He was the most recognizable BD cricketer before Tamim, Shakib came along

Akram Khan did a lot for BD during the initial days. Him and Aminul Islam Bulbul were the initial superstars.

But, they are nowhere near the same league as Shakib, Tamim, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq etc. Shakib's 2006-2007 batch was the first proper BD batch.
 
You know this is a LEGENDS league?
Look at some of the names in the India team and other teams who have barely played international cricket.

Javed Iqbal
tamim
Ashraful ( if allowed)
Mashrafe
Abdul Razak

Could all play with a combination of Lanka players to make an Asian XI.
 
Pakistan Champions defeat West Indies Champions by 29 runs to claim their second win in the World Championship of Legends 2024
 
PAKISTAN win, nice 2 for 2 now. I am carious to know, and I dont know how this tourney works, but I was under the impression its retired players, however from Pakistan team, their is 4 active players (not retired) Maqsood, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel, and Shoaib Malik, all who are not retired if I am not mistaken. So are active players are allowed, like is their a minimum or max allowed, just carious to know.
 
PAKISTAN win, nice 2 for 2 now. I am carious to know, and I dont know how this tourney works, but I was under the impression its retired players, however from Pakistan team, their is 4 active players (not retired) Maqsood, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel, and Shoaib Malik, all who are not retired if I am not mistaken. So are active players are allowed, like is their a minimum or max allowed, just carious to know.
There are no rules on min max. It's the very definition of fun cricket.
 
I'm enjoying watching pak Champions more then our current team.

Every single member of the team is gelled together, and no one is their to make anyone look good.

Even if the tournament is just a halwa fun tournament you can tell this is a gelled team that wants to win while having fun and YK is proving himself to be the best captain.

Like yesterday he noticed the spinners were getting bashed when bowling full, so he went to afridi and malik to bowl shorter and slower and it did wonders. Whereas babar would have been cluelessly saying shabash shabash.
 
Today's games in WCL 2024:

Australia Champions vs South Africa Champions, 5th Match (11:30 AM GMT)

India Champions vs West Indies Champions, 6th Match (03:30 PM GMT)
 

Australia Champions vs South Africa Champions, 5th Match​


Toss Update:

South Africa Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

South Africa Champions
(Playing XI): Jacques Kallis(c), Neil McKenzie, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ashwell Prince, Justin Ontong, Dane Vilas(w), Charl Langeveldt, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn

Australia Champions (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine(w), Ben Dunk, Ben Cutting, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Christian, Ben Laughlin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Siddle, Brett Lee(c)
 
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I hope the chairman isn't watching this. He may try to make domestic boundaries the same size as these.
 
Aussie team is just hammering SOuth Africa atm 60 off runs in 5 overs.

Finch is 42 off just 19 balls.
 

Australia Champions vs South Africa Champions, 5th Match​


Toss Update:

South Africa Champions have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

South Africa Champions
(Playing XI): Jacques Kallis(c), Neil McKenzie, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ashwell Prince, Justin Ontong, Dane Vilas(w), Charl Langeveldt, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn

Australia Champions (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine(w), Ben Dunk, Ben Cutting, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Christian, Ben Laughlin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Siddle, Brett Lee(c)

A mammoth target to chase

Innings Break

Australia Champions Innings 230-5 (20 Ov)
 
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