Habibul Bashar, Ajantha Mendis and Dilhara Fernando join the Asia Lions

The first season of LLC will have former cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, among other cricket nations.

Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis (Signal S. KODIKARA / AFP / Getty Images)

New Delhi, January 14, 2022: Former Bangladeshi skipper Habibul Bashar, Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis and tempo bowler Dilhara Fernando shake hands with Asia Lions Team for Howzat Legends League Cricket starts in Muscat, Oman from January 20, 2022. After the inclusion of three players, the Asia Lions team gets more boost to win the preliminary part of the League.

A former skipper in Bangladesh and opener Habibul Bashar is one of the successful captains in the history of Bangladesh’s cricket. With the explosive percussionists like Shahid Afridi and Sanath Jayasurya, Habibul Bashar will be the solid opening punch option for the Asia Lions.

While with her Mystery spin, Ajantha Mendis will be the most dangerous bowler for opposing teams. His carrom ball has previously bothered the legendary batsman. He will be the big asset and achieve the legendary spinner Murlidharan for the Asia Lions Team. The slower pace is Dilhara Fernando’s main weapon. With Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul and Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando is the good first switching option for their team along with all-rounder Azher Mehmood.

Ravi Shastri, commissioner of Howzat Legends League Cricket said “Habibul Bashar, Ajantha Mendis & Dilhara Fernando’s contribution to their country is huge and I also feel that they will also have a huge role to play in the league. I look forward to seeing them playing Howzat Legends League Cricket.

“We are delighted to have Habibul Bashar, Ajantha Mendis and Dilhara Fernando on the Asia Lions team. Their inclusion will bring a lot of experience and diversity. I am sure they will set the mood on fire,” said Raman Raheja, CEO for Howzat Legends League Cricket.

Legends League Cricket (LLC) announces its partnership with Sony Pictures

Networks India (SPN) broadcasts all league matches to be played in January 2022 live on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels as well as livestreams matches in India on SPN’s premium OTT platform, SonyLIV.

The first season of LLC will have former cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, among other cricket nations divided into three teams representing India, Asia and the rest of the world. Cricket fans all over the world will get to see Legends of Cricket sweat it out when they are the best in the competition.

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