MLC 2023: All You Need to Know About Major League Cricket

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With the introduction of Major League Cricket, the sport has been introduced in the United States of America. The place, which is known as the heart of sports, a game like cricket needed recognition in the USA. Now, with the inauguration of MLC 2023, cricket will find a place in the hearts of US fans.

The IPL franchises are expanding on the global level with the help of international leagues like SA20 and ILT20. MLC 2023 has provided one more platform for them. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders are also a part of MLC in the form of MI New York, Texas Super Kings, and LA Knight Riders.

Not just the teams but players from all over the world are participating in MLC 2023 to make it a huge success. Players like Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Mathew Wade, Aaron Finch, and many more are part of this huge event.

A few of the well-known local players who migrated to the USA are also the face of this league. Unmukt Chand, Harmeet Singh, Corey Anderson and Liam Plunkett are few of them.

Format of the Major League Cricket 2023

A total of six teams are participating in the inaugural season of the MLC 2023. Major League will indeed become a huge success as players from all over the world will get to travel to the United States of America.

Being a T20 league, the format is going to be the same as the IPL. The tournament has 19 games, including three games of the playoffs. The top four teams will qualify for the playoffs and play the qualifiers and eliminators. The final will be played on the 31st of July. Each team will play five games in total, and the top four teams will get a chance in the playoffs.

Teams

MI New York:

The MI New York team looks very strong on paper but has already lost two games out of the three they have played. The Kieron Pollard-led group contains players like Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Nicholas Pooran, and many more from the international arena.

With two games left in the league stage, MI New York can still make it to the playoffs. Their next two games are against Washington Freedom and Seattle Orcas. By winning both games, MI New York can finish in the top four positions with ease.

Seattle Orcas:

There is only one team in the inaugural season of MLC 2023 that hasn’t lost a game, and that team is Seattle Orcas. Wayne Parnell of South Africa is leading the team from the front. He has already taken a fifer and is going strong.

With players like Quinton De Kock, Imad Wasim, Wayne Parnell, and Heinrich Klassen, Seattle Orcas look strong and are the favorites of the tournament.

LA Knight Riders:

The Knights are not having a good time at MLC 2023. In the four games, they haven’t won a single game and are probably out of the race for the playoffs.

The Sunil Narine-led group should regroup and finish the tournament on a high note. Having players like Andre Russell, Unmukt Chand, Jason Roy, and Adam Zampa, LA Knight Riders are still struggling in the tournament.

Washington Freedom:

The Moises Henriques-led group is currently placed at the third spot on the points table. Out of the three games, they have already won two and will be advancing to the playoffs.

With players like Matt Short, Marco Jansen, Akeal Hossein, and Anrich Nortje, the team is doing pretty well. They still have two games to play, and by winning even one of them, they will advance to the playoffs.

Texas Super Kings:

One of the most successful franchises of the IPL is doing their thing at MLC 2023 too. They have won two out of the four games and are standing tall at the second position on the points table. With Faf Du Plessis back in yellow, Devon Conway, Dwayne Bravo, and David Miller are all part of this group.

With just one game left, TSK will try to win and seal a spot in the top two to get an extra chance in the playoffs.

San Francisco Unicorns:

With two wins in three games, Aaron Finch is taking his team forward. They are currently in the fourth spot and still have two matches to play.

Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Corey Anderson, Marcus Stoinis, and Mathew Wade are taking Unicorns ahead with ease.

MLC 2023 is turning out to be a great tournament for all the local as well as international players. The local players are getting an opportunity on the big stage to express themselves and learn from the established players. You can stream the matches on Jio Cinema and Sports18 and be a part of this amazing tournament.

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