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Legends League Cricket 2023

LLC 2023 coaches: Full list of coaching and support staff for each Legends League Cricket team

Lance Klusener
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Legends League Cricket 2023 will be played between and March 10 and March 20 in Doha, Qatar. Here are the LLC 2023 coaches and support staff for all three teams.

Legends League Cricket is a T20 league featuring retired cricketers. While international players dominate the circuit, there are some uncapped cricketers as well. This is the third edition of the LLC: the first two were played in January 2022 in Oman and in September 2022 in India.

The three teams – India Maharajas, Asia Lions, and World Giants – who clash a double round-robin league (in other words, play each other twice). This will be followed by the Eliminator between the second- and third-placed teams. The winner of the Eliminator will face the table toppers in the final.


The India Maharajas, featuring Indian cricketers, will be led by Gautam Gambhir. The Asia Lions has been picked from non-India Asian teams: Shahid Afridi is the captain of the side. Aaron Finch, who announce retirement not too long ago, will lead the World Giants – a team representing countries outside Asia.

Below is the list of coaches and supporting staff Legends League Cricket 2023.

LLC 2023 coaches: Full list of coaching and support staff for each Legends League Cricket team

Lance Klusener (India Maharajas): Klusener played 49 Test matches for South Africa, but it was across his 171 ODIs that he demonstrated his all-round prowess. A star in the early days of Twenty20 cricket, Klusener has ties with Indian cricket. He was consultant coach of the Delhi Ranji Trophy side, batting coach of Mumbai Indians, and coach of Delhi Capitals. He has also worked with the Afghanistan and Zimbabwe national sides.

Lalchand Rajput (Asia Lions): Like Klusener, Rajput has worked with Mumbai Indians, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe as well. His most famous role was as manager of the Indian side that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and guiding Afghanistan to ICC Full Membership in 2017.

Dav Whatmore (World Giants): Whatmore grew in stature after coaching Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup. He has later worked with the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Kerala and Baroda Ranji Trophy sides, the Pakistan, Nepal, and Singapore national teams. In 2008, he won his second World Cup, as coach of India Under-19.

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