Legends League Cricket: India Maharajas SWOT Analysis

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Legends League Cricket (LLC) is set to take place from from January 20. The LLC is a league for retired international cricketers. This is the first edition of the league and it will be held in Oman at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium. India Maharajas is the team representing India in the Legends League Cricket.

Asia Lions and a team from the Rest of the World will also take part in the league. Therefore, the Legends League Cricket will comprise of three teams in its inaugural season. India Mahahrajas have a star-studded line-up. The likes of Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh are a part of the side among others.

Ahead of the much-anticipated Legends League Cricket tournament, let us have a look at India Maharajas strengths, wekanesses, opportunities and threats.

Strengths

India Maharajas have some of India’s biggest stars taking part in the Legends League Cricket. Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan are among the explosive batters in the side. They are well-known for their big hitting abilities and are a threat to any opposition.

In Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha, India Maharajas have two quality spinners in the line-up. Further, the likes of Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and Munaf Patel form a good-looking pace attack as well.

Weaknesses

India Maharajas do have some explosive names in the batting line-up. However, with the likes of Badrinath, Naman Ojha, Nayan Mongia and Sanjay Bangar, the rest of the batting looks fragile. Moreover, it will be interesting to see how these players perform. Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh appear to be the only genuine all-rounders in the side. Although, both being spinners, the India team lacks an impactful fast-bowling all-rounder. Stuart Binny is in the side. However, Binny has been out of action for a long time. Thus, it remains to be seen if he can fulfill the role.

Opportunities

The Legends League Cricket (LLC), will provide an opportunity for retired players to take the field once again. India Maharajas have some of the biggest names in Indian cricket. The likes of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and others will look to enjoy the opportunity of representing the country yet again. The players can come together and provide the audience with some entertaining cricket as well.

Threats

India Maharajas seem to be dependent on Sehwag, Yuvraj mainly in the batting. There are the likes of Yusuf, Irfan, Badrinath, Sanjay Bangar and Nayan Mongia. However, these players have not been in action for a long time. The likes of Sehwag, Yuvraj and Yusuf have previously played in the Road Safety Series as well. If the big names with the bat fail to perform, India Maharajas could be seen struggling against some of the top players from Asia and the World.

India Maharajas Squad for Legends League Cricket

Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Badrinath, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha, Manpreet Gony, Hemang Badani, Venugopal Rao, Munaf Patel, Sanjay Bangar, Nayan Mongia, Amit Bhandari, Stuart Binny, Mohammad Kaif.

India Maharajas Fixtures

India Maharajas will face Asia Lions in the opening game of the Legends League Cricket on January 20 at 8pm IST. Three teams will face each other twice in the competition. India Maharajas will then play World Giants on January 22, followed by the reverse fixtures against the two teams respectively on January 24 and January 26.

India Maharajas Predicted XI

Virender Sehwag, Naman Ojha, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Munaf Patel.

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