Legends League Cricket: World Giants SWOT Analysis

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Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2022 will comprise of three teams. The tournament will see retired international cricketers taking the field once more. It will be held at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman from January 20. Teams from India, Asia and Rest of the World, will take part. World Giants is the name of the team that will represent the Rest of the World.

World Giants have some of the biggest international cricketers in their squad. The likes of Daren Sammy, Daniel Vettori, Brett Lee, Jonty Rhodes, Kevin Pietersen are some of the prominent names in the team.

India Maharajas and Asia Lions are the other two teams. With some of the world’s biggest cricketers from India, Asia and the Rest of the World, the Legends League Cricket is set to be a cracker of a tournament. Ahead of the highly anticipated league, here are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the World Giants team.

Strengths

World Giants possess a fiery batting line-up. The likes of Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Brad Haddin and Brendan Taylor are all intimidating names in the batting order. World Giants have Australian star Brett Lee as the lead pacer of the side as well. Morne Morkel from South Africa will partner Lee in the pace department.

Moreover, the World Giants are filled with exciting all-rounders such as Daren Sammy, Albie Morkel, Corey Anderson and Kevin O’Brien. Therefore, apart from having a brilliant top order, they also have potential finishers in their line-up.

Further, in Daniel Vettori, Imran Tahir and Monty Panesar, the World Giants have added enough strength to their spin attack as well. Thus, they have the right balance in their squad.

Weaknesses

The World Giants only have fifteen players in their squad. Therefore, should any injury concerns rise through the tournament, they could find themselves in a spot of bother. They will need to add a few reserve players to their line-up to have enough back up options for the Legends League Cricket tournament.

Opportunities

Looking at their team, the World Giants start as firm favorites to win the Legends League Cricket tournament. They are going to be the team to beat in this competition with big names from all over coming together. Quite certainly, the World Giants team will be keen to leave an impact in the inaugural edition of this league. This is an opportunity for them to live up to their names and expectations.

Threats

World Giants possibly have the strongest line-ups amongst all teams in Legends League Cricket 2022. With too many options to choose from, the biggest challenge for this team will be to find the right set of players. They will face Asia Lions in their opening match, which is an equally well-balanced side. Therefore, getting off to a winning start will be the major challenge for this side.

World Giants Squad for Legends League Cricket

Brett Lee, Kevin Pietersen, Daniel Vettori, Daren Sammy, Jonty Rhodes, Imran Tahir, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Corey Anderson, Monty Panesar, Brad Haddin, Kevin O’Brien, and Brendan Taylor. 

World Giants Fixtures

World Giants will face Asia Lions in their opening fixture of Legends League Cricket 2022 on January 21. They will next play India Maharajas on January 22. Each team will play each other twice in two league rounds before the final on January 29.

World Giants Predicted XI

Herschelle Gibbs, Owais Shah, Kevin Pietersen, Brad Haddin, Kevin O’Brien, Daren Sammy, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Brett Lee, Daniel Vettori, Imran Tahir.

(Image Courtesy: AFP)

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