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Gemini Arabians beat Leo Lions by 16 runs to win maiden MCL title
Gemini Arabians beat Leo Lions by 16 runs to win maiden MCL title

Naved-ul-Hasan took first hat-trick of the MCL  Virender Sehwag led Gemini Arabians defeated Leo Lions in final of the inaugural Masters Champions League by 16 runs at the Dubai International Stadium. A match full of fluctuations saw Arabians emerging as the champions as they defended the meagre total of 130 runs by bowling out Lions on 114 in 19.3 overs.After winning the toss, Lions captain Brian Lara decided to field first in what looked l

Feb 14 2016
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India

A number of great Test batsmen have tasted success on Indian pitches against a lackluster opposition bowling attack. India has been on the receiving end of various prolific innings and partnerships, especially on the slow and dead Indian pitches. Mahela Jayawardene’s 274, Younis Khan’s 267 and Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 253 are recent instances of the same. However, there have been some legends, who failed in Tests when visiting I

Feb 13 2016
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I

T20 matches are for entertainment. The real intention for the introduction of the format was to watch some high-scoring games and enjoy the thrill of boundaries scored and wickets tumbling in successive overs. However, sometimes, a low-scoring match becomes more interesting and thrilling than a high scoring one could ever be. Packed fielding, proper planning, disciplined bowling and lots of in-house discussions bring everybody to the edge of the

Feb 12 2016
Sehwag-Sangakkara put on a 118-run stand to send Gemini Arabians to MCL final
Sehwag-Sangakkara put on a 118-run stand to send Gemini Arabians to MCL final

Krishmar Santokie of Strikers reacts after failing to run out Virender Sehwag of Arabians during the MCL Semi Final  Virender Sehwag powered-Gemini Arabians defeated Sagittarius Strikers by 10 runs to qualify for the Masters Champions League (MCL) finals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.Former Indian opener Sehwag continued his "whatever comes to you, just hit" game and moved a step closer to lift the fir

Feb 12 2016
MCL: Gemini Arabians make it five wins in a row
MCL: Gemini Arabians make it five wins in a row

Kumar Sangakkara was awarded the Man of the MatchGemini Arabians sailed through into the next round of the Masters Champions League after they made it five wins out of five after beating Virgo Super Kings by 22 runs. Arabians set a modest total of 145 to chase, but a brilliant bowling display meant that proved to be too much for the Super Kings.After winning the toss and choosing to the bat, the much changed Arabians decided to open with Jacques

MCL: Virender Sehwag's century helps Gemini Arabians beat Sagittarius Strikers by 12 runs
MCL: Virender Sehwag's century helps Gemini Arabians beat Sagittarius Strikers by 12 runs

Virender Sehwag won the Man of the Match for his centuryGemini Arabians made it four in a row in the Masters Champions League thanks to Virender Sehwag’s 63-ball 134, which helped them post a mammoth 224/7 against the Sagittarius Strikers. In response, Strikers never looked like winning, but still managed to stay in the game until the end, as they lost by 12 runs.After winning the toss, Sehwag had no hesitation in choosing to bat and the fo

Feb 5 2016
MCL: Gemini Arabians make it three wins in a row
MCL: Gemini Arabians make it three wins in a row

Sehwag was awarded the Man of the MatchGemini Arabians continued their winning start to the MCL as they won their third game on the bounce, beating the Capricorn Commanders by 10 runs in a last-over thriller. Thanks to fifties from Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara, Arabians posted 190/4, which proved to be too many for Paul Collingwood’s side.After winning the toss, Sehwag had no hesitation in batting first and he got his side off to a

Feb 4 2016
Surrey sign Aaron Finch to replace Kumar Sangakkara
Surrey sign Aaron Finch to replace Kumar Sangakkara

Finch is currently one of the most destructive batsmen in the world. English county cricket club Surrey on Monday announced the signing of Australia Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch for the next season. Finch will replace veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara while the former Sri Lanka skipper is away at the Caribbean Premier League, due to start in July.The 29-year-old opener is currently one of the most destructive batsmen in

Feb 1 2016
MCL 2016, Match 4: Gemini Arabians canter to comfortable eight-wicket win over Leo Lions
MCL 2016, Match 4: Gemini Arabians canter to comfortable eight-wicket win over Leo Lions

Hodge and Sangakkara guided teh Arabians to an 8-wicket win over the LionsIn the first of Saturday's Masters Champions League (MCL) doubleheader, the Gemini Arabians took on Leo Lions. Both teams, having won their first games were looking to go top of the table.The Leo Lions won the toss and elected to bat first. Although the Lions got off to a good start, thanks to Hamish Marshall, one the Kiwi batsman got out wickets kept falling at regular

Jan 30 2016
Kumar Sangakkara believes MS Dhoni is still the best at handling pressure situations
Kumar Sangakkara believes MS Dhoni is still the best at handling pressure situations

Sangakkara with MS Dhoni during the ICC World Cup 2011 final in MumbaiFormer Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara spoke about the upcoming ICC World T20 and Sri Lanka’s chances in that tournament along with hosts India. Sangakkara, who recently retired from international cricket but will be seen in action in the upcoming Masters Champions League (MCL).He also revealed his views on sharing the dressing room with so many lege

Jan 29 2016
2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs
2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs

Sangakkara played a brilliant knock of 86 off just 43 ballsThe much-awaited Masters Champions League kicked off with the match between the Virender Sehwag-led Gemini Arabians and the Jacques Kallis-led Libra Legends. Jacques Kallis was deputising for the injured Sourav Ganguly, who looks set to miss the whole tournament.Jacques Kallis won the toss and elected to put the Arabians into bat. At the end of the first innings, however, Kallis might hav

Jan 28 2016
Tendulkar, Warne, Sangakkara to be present aboard Monarch's Cricket and Bollywood Cruise
Tendulkar, Warne, Sangakkara to be present aboard Monarch's Cricket and Bollywood Cruise

Tendulkar, along with Brett Lee and Shane Warne would be present aboard the Monarch Cruise.Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday delighted to be a part of and launch the first ever luxury Monarch Cruise that will bring together the best names of cricket and Bollywood and also allow the passengers to get close and personal with their favourite icons.The faces of this cruise are brand ambassadors Tendulkar, pace great Brett Lee and sp

Jan 27 2016
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League

The Masters Champions League feturing retired international legends would commence in Dubai on January 29.Dubai has been witness to many cricket rivalries in the past, but lovers of the sport are now bracing for an altogether new experience as retired players will battle it out here at the Masters Champions League (MCL) from Friday.MCL, a Twenty20 tournament in its maiden avtaar, will have six teams and a total of 90 players (15 members per squad

Jan 27 2016
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly

Sehwag is the captain of Gemini Arabians in MCLThe Masters Champions League (MCL) is on the cards and the cricketing fans all around the world are eager to witness the masters in action again. The MCL will be played in UAE. The players’ complete list has been published already. Indian batting legend Virender Sehwag has been named as the captain of Gemini Arabians. Sehwag, who recently retired from international cricket had never played a si

Jan 26 2016
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
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