Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is likely to be fit for Libra Legends to face Gemini ArabiansGetty

Libra Legends will take on Gemini Arabians in the first fixture of the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 28 January, Thursday.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3.30pm GMT. UK residents can live stream the first match between the Libra Legends and Gemini Arabians from the Masters Champions League on Sky Sports' digital platforms.

Overview

The Masters Champions League, started by Pakistan-born cricket enthusiast and entrepreneur Zafar Shah, will give an opportunity for fans of the game to watch the legends get back on the pitch for a T20 spectacle. There are six teams participating in the tournament and they are named after zodiac signs. The matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates.

After the end of five matches, the top four teams will make it to the semi-finals, who will then fight for a place in the final in Dubai on 13 February. The first fixture will be between the Libra Legends and the Gemini Arabians, who will be led by Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag respectively.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag will lead Gemini Arabians in the first match of the Masters Champions League (MCL)Getty

The Legends have the services of star players like Jacques Kallis, Graeme Swann, Nicky Boje and Ryan ten Doeschate. While their opponents boast of former star players like Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sehwag and Saqlain Mushtaq in their squad.

Prediction

Libra Legends to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Libra Legends to win: 1
  • Gemini Arabians to win: 4/5

Team News

Libra Legends

Squad: Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, Michael Lumb, Chris Read, Jacques Kallis, Nicky Boje, Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Ratra; Marcus North, Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg, Ian Butler, Taufeeq Umar, Sean Ervine, Ryan ten Doeschate

Gemini Arabians

Squad: Graham Onions, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Virender Sehwag, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brad Hodge, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Jacques Rudolph, Richard Levi, Justin Kemp, Paul Harris, Kyle Mills, Ashish Bagai, Saqib Ali