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Major League Cricket 2023 Player Draft: Full list of picks, teams, squads, and all you need to know

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Major League Cricket, USA Cricket’s premier competition, will make its debut in the franchise-based T20 Cricket League domain. The MLC held its first-ever players’ draft on Sunday, March 19, in Houston, marking a significant step in that direction. The Space Center Houston in NASA’s Johnson Space Center hosted the event.

Major League Cricket teams have received investments from or have partnered with the prestigious Indian Premier League team owners. While Kolkata Knight Riders own the Los Angeles franchise, the Seattle-based franchise is owned by Delhi Capitals. Chennai Super Kings own the Texas-based franchise while Mumbai Indians have their stake in the New York-based franchise.

As the player draft has successfully concluded, here’s a look at how the franchises did at the event-


Los Angeles Knight Riders (KKR)

Seattle Orcas (DC)

MI New York (MI)

Team Texas (CSK)

Washington Freedom

San Francisco Unicorns


Ali Khan

Harmeet Singh

Steven Taylor

Rusty Theron

Andries Gous

Corey Anderson


Unmukt Chand

Shehan Jayasuriya

Hammad Azam

Calvin Savage

Mukhtar Ahmed

Liam Plunkett


Jaskaran Malhotra

Shubham Ranjani

Ehsan Adil

Lahiru Milantha

Obus Pienaar

Tajinder Singh


Nitish Kumar

Cameron Gannon

Nosthush Henjige

Milind Kumar

Saurabh Netravalhar

Chaitanya Bishnoi


Corne Dry

Aaron Jones

Monank Patel

Sami Aslam

Saad Ali

Carmi Le Roux


Ali Sheikh

Nauman Anwar

Sarbjeet Singh Ladda

Cameron Stevenson

Dane Piedt

Brody Couch


Saif Badar

Pjani Simhadri

Shayan Jahangir

Cody Chetty

Sujith Gowda

David White


Shadley Van Schalhwyh

Angelo Perera

Usman Rafiq

Zia Shahzad

Justin Dill

Smit Patel


Bhaskar Yadram

Matthew Tromp

Saideep Ganesh

Saiteja Mukkamalla

Akhilesh Bodugum

Sanjay Krishnamurthi

MLC T20 2023 Squads after Player Drafts-

Los Angeles Knight Riders:

Ali Khan, Unmukt Chand, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nitish Kumar, Corne Dry, Ali Sheikh, Saif Badar, Shadley Van Schalhywh, Bhaskar Yadram

Seattle Orcas:

Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh, Harmeet Singh, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shubham Ranjani, Cameron Gannon, Aaron Jones, Nauman Anwar, Phani Simhadri, Angelo Perera, Matthew Tromp

MI New York:

Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Nosthush Henjige, Monank Patel, Sarbjeet Ladda, Shayan Jahangir, Usman Rafiq, Saideep Ganesh

Team Texas:

Rusty Theron, Calvin Savage, Lahiru Milantaha, Milind Kumar, Sami Aslam, Cameron Stevenson, Cody Chetty, Zia Shahzad, Saiteja Mukamalla

Washington Freedom:

Anrich Nortje, Wanindu Hasaranga, Andries Gous, Mukhtar Ahmed, Obus Pienaar, Saurabh Netravalhar, Saad Ali, Dane Piedt, Sujith Gowda, Justin Dill, Akhilesh Bodugum

San Francisco Unicorns:

Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Liam Plunkett, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Carmi Le Roux, Brody Couch, David White, Smit Patel, Sanjay Krishnamurthi

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