Major League Cricket (MCL) 2024: Complete list of international players signed for the second season

Jun 5, 2024

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The second season of USA’s Major League Cricket (MCL) kicks off on July 5, just a week after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and cricket fans are buzzing with anticipation.

On Tuesday, the official list of all international signings was disclosed by the MLC CEO Vijay Srinivasan in a media release.

Returning stars light up the league

Six MLC franchises were allowed to retain a total of 23 overseas players from the inaugural season. Here are some of the big names returning to enthral audiences:

MI New York: Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Dewald Brevis (South Africa), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Tim David (Australia), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Seattle Orcas: Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa), Wayne Parnell (South Africa), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)

Texas Super Kings: Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Devon Conway (New Zealand), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)

San Francisco Unicorns: Finn Allen (New Zealand), Haris Rauf (Pakistan)

Washington Freedom: Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Marco Jansen (South Africa)

Los Angeles Knight Riders: Sunil Narine (West Indies), Andre Russell (West Indies), Adam Zampa (Australia), Spencer Johnson (Australia), Jason Roy (England)

Also READ: Major League Cricket announces the complete schedule for MLC 2024

Fresh faces joining the fray

A slew of Australian superstars including Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are set to feature in the MLC this year.

“Signing a world-class player like Pat Cummins is a testament to the calibre of talent the league is attracting, underscoring our global impact and the success of the inaugural season,” said Srinivasan in a press release.

“It elevates the level of competition fans will get to see and experience on home soil and showcases our commitment to bringing the top-tier players in the world to play in America’s very own league,” he added.

International signings for MLC 2024

MI New York: Anrich Nortje (South Africa), Romario Shepherd (West Indies)

Seattle Orcas: Nandre Burger (South Africa), Obed McCoy (West Indies), Nathan Ellis (Australia), Lance Morris (Australia)

Texas Super Kings: Aiden Markram (South Africa), Aaron Hardie (Australia), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), Naveen ul Haq (Afghanistan), Marcus Stoinis (Australia)

San Francisco Unicorns: Pat Cummins (Australia), Josh Inglis (Australia), Jake Fraser-McGurk (Australia), Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies),

Washington Freedom: Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Jack Edwards (Australia), Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), Travis Head (Australia)

Los Angeles Knight Riders: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), David Miller (South Africa), Adithya Ganesh (India), Josh Little (Ireland), Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan)

With a combination of established stars and newcomers, the MLC 2024 promises to be a thrilling season filled with world-class cricket.

Also READ: From leading run-scorer to highest wicket-taker | Stats and records of the MLC 2023

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