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MLC 2023, Washington Freedom squad: Full team list and injury news for Washington Freedom | Major League Cricket

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

The first edition of the Major League Cricket will be held from July 13 in the USA, with six teams taking part — here’s the full squad for Washington Freedom in MLC 2023, including the latest injury updates and team list.

The first professional cricket team to represent the national city of the United States of America, Washington Freedom, will begin their campaign in the Major League Cricket on July 14 (July 15, in India) against Seattle Orcas. Owned by India-born American entrepreneur Sanjay Govil, Washington Freedom is one of the two teams that does not have an Indian Premier League connection.

Seattle (Delhi Capitals), Texas Super Kings (Chennai Super Kings), Los Angeles Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders) and MI New York (Mumbai Indians) are owned by IPL franchises. San Francisco Unicorns is the second team without a relationship with an IPL-based side.


Washington will play a total of five games in the MLC 2023, with their first two matches at Dallas, against Seattle and Texas. They will then move to Morrisville and play Los Angeles, San Francisco and MI New York, on July 23.

The Major League Cricket will kickstart in Dallas, with Morrisville as the second venue this year. Each team will play five league games, from where the top four will qualify for the playoffs. The final will be played in Dallas on July 30 (July 31, in India).

The franchise’s biggest signings for the edition are South Africa quick Anrich Nortje and Sri Lanka spin all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, with the other overseas picks being Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques, Marco Jansen, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe and Akeal Hosein.

Washington Freedom full squad for MLC 2023

Overseas signings

Wanindu Hasaranga, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Marco Jansen, Glenn Phillips, Akeal Hosein, Adam Milne, Josh Philippe, Anrich Nortje

Domestic players

Justin Dill, Mukhtar Ahmed, Obus Pienaar, Saad Ali, Sujith Gowda, Andries Gous, Saurabh Netravalkar, Dane Piedt, Akhilesh Bodugum

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