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Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023 Season 2: Complete Schedule and Fixtures Revealed

The Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023 Season 2 schedule and fixtures have been revealed. Get all the information you need about the upcoming matches, teams, and exciting cricket action in this anticipated season.

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Legends League Cricket (LLC) has recently announced the eagerly awaited schedule and fixtures for the upcoming 2023 season. This highly anticipated season will be played across five cities in India, showcasing some of the world's top cricketing talent from November 18 to December 9, 2023. The tournament promises to be an exciting spectacle, with six teams competing for the coveted trophy. In addition to the fixture announcement, LLC is proud to partner with PayTm and PayTm Insider as the Exclusive Ticketing Partner for LLC 2023, providing fans with a convenient way to secure their seats for this thrilling season of cricket.

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The Venue and Teams

The LLC 2023 tournament will be hosted in five cities across India, namely Ranchi, Dehradun, Jammu, Vizag, and Surat. Each city will play host to several matches, creating a truly nationwide celebration of the sport. The tournament will consist of six teams, including the defending champions, India Capitals, and the runner-up from the previous season, Bhilwara Kings. The other teams competing in LLC 2023 are Gujarat Giants, Manipal Tigers, Southern Super Stars, and Urbanrisers Hyderabad.


The Opening Match: India Capitals vs Bhilwara Kings

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The excitement will reach its peak on November 18, when the inaugural match of LLC 2023 takes place in Ranchi. The India Capitals, led by former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, will face off against the Bhilwara Kings, captained by Irfan Pathan. This clash is a replay of the 2022 final, where the India Capitals emerged victorious with a stunning 104-run victory over the Bhilwara Kings. The rematch promises to be a thrilling encounter, setting the stage for an action-packed tournament.


The Schedule and Fixtures

The LLC 2023 season will feature a total of 19 matches played over 22 days, ensuring a non-stop cricketing extravaganza. After the opening match in Ranchi, the action will shift to Dehradun on November 24, where the Bhilwara Kings will take on the Gujarat Giants in the sixth match of the season. Jammu will host four matches from November 27 to December 1, followed by three games in Vizag from December 2 to December 4. The knockout phase of the tournament will be held in Surat, with the semi-finals scheduled for December 5 and December 6. The grand season finale will take place on December 9, determining the ultimate champion of LLC 2023.

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Here is the complete schedule and fixtures for Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023:

Date Venue Teams
  Nov 18, 2023   Ranchi   India Capitals vs Bhilwara Kings
  Nov 24, 2023   Dehradun   Bhilwara Kings vs Gujarat Giants
  Nov 27, 2023   Jammu   Manipal Tigers vs Southern Super Stars
  Nov 28, 2023   Jammu   Urbanrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Giants
  Nov 29, 2023   Jammu   India Capitals vs Manipal Tigers
  Nov 30, 2023   Jammu   Bhilwara Kings vs Southern Super Stars
  Dec 1, 2023   Jammu   Manipal Tigers vs Urbanrisers Hyderabad
  Dec 2, 2023   Vizag   Southern Super Stars vs Gujarat Giants
  Dec 3, 2023   Vizag    Urbanrisers Hyderabad vs India Capitals
  Dec 4, 2023   Vizag   Bhilwara Kings vs Manipal Tigers
  Dec 5, 2023   Surat   Semi-Final 1 (1st Place vs 4th Place)
  Dec 6, 2023   Surat   Semi-Final 2 (2nd Place vs 3rd Place)
  Dec 9, 2023   Surat   Grand Season Finale

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Captains and Team Lineup

LLC 2023 will feature some of the most renowned cricketers from around the world. Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina will lead the new franchise Urbanrisers Hyderabad, while former Australia skipper Aaron Finch will captain the Southern Super Stars. Other prominent players participating in the tournament include Yusuf Pathan, Chris Gayle, Pravin Tambe, Mohammad Kaif, Upul Tharanga, Martin Guptill, and Shane Watson, among others. Each team has assembled a formidable lineup of international and domestic talent, ensuring a high level of competition throughout the season.

 

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LLC 2023 Schedule: Fixtures and Venues

A total of 19 matches will be played across five cities in India - Ranchi, Dehradun, Jammu, Vizag, and Surat. The tournament will be spread across 22 days, promising high-voltage cricket as legends unite to showcase their sheer class in LLC 2023.


Ranchi - Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium Complex

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The opening match of LLC 2023 will be played in Ranchi, where the India Capitals will take on the Bhilwara Kings. This match is set to be a thrilling encounter, as it is a rematch of the 2022 final, where the India Capitals emerged victorious by 104 runs to lift the trophy.


Dehradun - Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

The action will then shift to Dehradun on November 24, with the Bhilwara Kings taking on the Gujarat Giants in the sixth match of the season. Dehradun will also host the clash between the India Capitals and the Southern Super Stars on November 25.

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Jammu - Maulana Azad Stadium

Jammu will be the venue for four matches from November 27 to December 1. The matches include clashes between the Manipal Tigers and the Southern Super Stars, Bhilwara Kings and the Southern Super Stars, and the India Capitals and the Gujarat Giants.


Vizag - Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium

Vizag will host three matches from December 2 to 4. These matches will feature the India Capitals against the Manipal Tigers, the Gujarat Giants against the Southern Super Stars, and the Manipal Tigers against Urbanrisers Hyderabad.


Surat - Lalbhai Contractor Stadium

The knockout phase of LLC 2023 will be played in Surat. The semi-finals are scheduled to take place on December 5 and December 6, setting the stage for the grand finale on December 9. The final will be contested between the winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2.


LLC 2023 Squads: Players List of All Six Teams

The participating teams in LLC 2023 have assembled star-studded squads, featuring some of the biggest names in cricket. Let's take a look at the players representing each team:

 

Bhilwara Kings

Irfan Pathan (C), Yusuf Pathan, Shane Watson, Ryan Sidebottom, Iqbal Abdulla, Pinal Shah, William Porterfield, Tim Murtagh, Christopher Barnwell, Anureet Singh, Jesal Karia, Solomon Mire, Lendl Simmons, Dhammika Prasad, Prosper Utseya, Rahul Sharma, Tilakaratne Dilshan

Gujarat Giants

Parthiv Patel (C), Chris Gayle, Kevin O'Brien, Elton Chigumbura, Richard Levi, Liam Plunkett, Seekkuge Prasanna, S. Sreesanth, Sarabjit Ladda, Dishant Yagnik, Dane Piedt, Sulieman Benn, Nathan Reardon, Rayad Ryan Emrit, Ahmed Raza, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Chirag Khurana, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun


India Capitals

Gautam Gambhir (C), Pravin Tambe, Ashley Nurse, Morne van Wyk, Rusty Theron, Ben Robert Dunk, Ricardo Powell, Fidel Edwards, Dilhara Fernando, Kirk Edwards, Ishwar Pandey, Hashim Amla, Kevin Pietersen, K P Appanna, Munaf Patel, Yalaka Gnaneswara Rao, Yashpal Singh, Bharat Chipli

 

Manipal Tigers

Harbhajan Singh (C), Mohammad Kaif, Corey Anderson, Thisara Perera, Robin Uthappa, Hamilton Masakadza, David White, Amitoze Singh, Pankaj Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Chadwick Walton, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parvinder Awana, Pravin Gupta, Kyle Coetzer, S. Badrinath, Imran Khan, Praveen Kumar


Southern Super Stars

Aaron Finch (C), Upul Tharanga, Abdur Razzak, Jesse Ryder, Cameron White, Suranga Lakmal, Manvinder Bisla, Ashok Dinda, Bipul Sharma, Andre McCarthy, Rameez Khan, Amila Aponso, Pankaj Kumar Rao, Rajesh Bishnoi, Amit Verma, Tanmay Srivastava, Farveez Maharoof, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Shreevats Goswami


Urbanrisers Hyderabad

Suresh Raina (C), Martin Guptil, Dwanye Smith, Peter Trego, Chamara Kapugedera, Morne Morkel, Stuart Binny, Asghar Afghan, Tino Best, Amit Paunikar, Mohnish Mishra, Christopher Mpofu, Pawan Suyal, Jerome Taylor, Sudeep Tyagi, Yogesh Nagar, Shivakant Shukla, Pragyan Ojha, Devendra Bishoo, Tirumalasetti Suman, Milind Kumar


Spreading the Love for the Game

Raman Raheja, Co-Founder & CEO of Legends League Cricket, expressed his excitement for the upcoming season, stating, "Legends League Cricket last season was a huge success, and we are ready to entertain the fans in the upcoming season. With the games being played at Ranchi, Dehradun, Jammu, Vizag, and Surat, we are not just hosting a tournament; we are spreading the love for the game far and wide in the country." Raheja also emphasized the importance of their partnership with PayTm and PayTm Insider, which will help bring more fans to the stadium through wider customer reach and ticket sales.


Conclusion

Legends League Cricket (LLC) has unveiled the schedule and fixtures for the highly anticipated 2023 season. With matches taking place across five cities in India, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to a thrilling tournament. The opening match between the India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings sets the tone for an action-packed season, with six teams vying for the coveted trophy. The knockout phase in Surat will determine the finalists, leading to the grand season finale on December 9. As LLC spreads the love for the game, the partnership with PayTm and PayTm Insider ensures a seamless ticketing experience for fans. Get ready for an unforgettable season of Legends League Cricket in 2023!

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