Brandon Moyo, Sports Reporter
FORMER Zimbabwe international cricketer, Christopher Mpofu is proving that he still has the gas as he is piling up the wickets in the Legends League Cricket 2022 which began last week.
Other cricket legends in the league include Irfan Pathan, Monty Panesar, Yusuf Pathan, Shane Watson, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir Jacques Kallis, the Zimbabwean trio of Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura and Solomon Mire.
In their first match against Bhilwara Kings, Mpofu took two wickets for 37 runs in 3.4 overs. His effort however could not help his team win as they lost the match by three wickets. Manipal Tigers, bowling first were restricted 153-7 in their 20 overs.
In their second match played on Monday, Mpofu and his team batting first scored 120-8 in 20 overs and like in their first game. He registered yet another two wickets in the match, finishing with figures of 2-26 in 2.5 overs. They however lost the match by two wickets as their opponents, Gujarat Giants chased the target with 16 balls to spare.
Mpofu is the joint highest wicket taker with former West Indies bowler, Fidel Edwards, both on four wickets.
The Legends League Cricket is a global T20 cricket league featuring recently retired international cricketers playing competitive cricket and the first season was held in Oman in January this year and had three teams.
The second season which is ongoing has four teams, Manipal Tigers, Gujarat Giants, Bhilwara Kings and India Capitals.
Manipal Tigers are sitting bottom of the table with two defeats in their first two matches. – @brandon_malvin