Chris Gayle to play for Gujarat Giants in Legends League Cricket

Giants had already spent INR 5,51,80,000 to buy 15 stalwarts on Friday during the virtual draft and were left with INR 2,48,20,000 to finalise their squad.

FILE PHOTO: Chris Gayle during T20 World Cup 2021.

FILE PHOTO: Chris Gayle during T20 World Cup 2021. | Photo Credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Giants had already spent INR 5,51,80,000 to buy 15 stalwarts on Friday during the virtual draft and were left with INR 2,48,20,000 to finalise their squad.

Legends League Cricket (LLC) side Gujarat Giants on Saturday picked Jamaican all-rounder Chris Gayle ahead of the upcoming season which kicks off from September 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

As per the draft rules, franchises have three days to finalise their respective squads. Giants had already spent INR 5,51,80,000 to buy 15 stalwarts on Friday during the virtual draft and were left with INR 2,48,20,000 to finish their squad.

“After Friday’s draft, Gujarat Giants had clearly expressed their desire to buy Chris Gayle with the remaining purse from their individual INR 8 Cr franchise purse. We facilitated the discussion and are glad that Gayle will be seen playing for the Adani Sportsline team,” said Raman Raheja, LLC CEO and co-founder.

The dynamic West Indian, a T20 specialist, holds numerous records to his name. He also happens to be a favourite with fans for his batting style and on-field antics.

Gayle will have the company of fellow teammate and West Indian batter Lendl Simmons along with local favourite Parthiv Patel. The team, led by Virender Sehwag, has Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis and former New Zealand captain and left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori spearheading the spin department. Mitchell McClenaghan will lead the pace bowling department.

Gujarat Giants:  Virender Sehwag (c), Parthiv Patel, Chris Gayle, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Tremlett, Richard Levi, Graeme Swann, Joginder Sharma, Ashoke Dinda, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Binny, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Manvinder Bisla, Ajantha Mendis

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