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Melbourne Renegades Champions League Team of Tournament announced

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The Melbourne Renegades Champions League Team of the Tournament has been announced for 2022-23.

A team of 11 players, plus a 12th player, has been named following the completion of this year’s tournament – presented by Truck Assist.

Team of the Tournament

Ab Das (India) 

Safi Anaan (Bangladesh) – (wk)

Malith Cooray (Sri Lanka)

Mahdee Islam (Bangladesh)

Ejaaz Alavi (Sri Lanka) – (c)

Dipersan KC (Nepal)

Kalhan Sineth (Sri Lanka)

Arosh Janoda (Sri Lanka)

Saumil Patel (India) 

Paras Laminchhane (Nepal)

Mudushanka Ekanyaka (Sri Lanka)

Vikramjit Singh (India) – 12th

Coach: Sanahasa Fernando (Sri Lanka)

Championship-winning Sri Lanka captain Ejaaz Alavi leads the side, which features three of his Sri Lanka teammates – Malith Coora, Kalhan Sineth and Player of the Final, Arosh Janoda. 

Janoda was named Player of the Final for an all-round performance, which included 35 runs (from 18 balls) with the bat and 2/21 (4 overs) with the ball. 

Runners up, India, have three representatives in the team of the tournament, including the leading wicket-taker Saumil Patel who took ten wickets across the five matches. 

Bangladesh had two representatives named, as did Nepal.

Sri Lanka coach Sanahasa Fernando was named the coach of the tournament and India’s Banaj Bhatia was named Team Manager of the Tournament.

Other awards:

Champions: Sri Lanka

Player of the Tournament: Saumil Patel (India)

Player of the Final: Arosh Janoda (Sri Lanka)

Coach of the Tournament: Sanahasa Fernando (Sri Lanka)

Team Manager of the Tournament: Banaj Bhatia (India)

Leading run-scorer: Mahdee Islam (Bangladesh) – 163 runs

Leading wicket-taker: Saumil Patel (India) – 10 wickets

The Melbourne Renegades Champions League is a competition that aims to increase the number of South Asian cricketers who progress from recreational cricket to professional cricket in Australia and to showcase the talented South Asian players and match officials living in Victoria.

This was the seventh edition of the tournament, with the 2022-23 competition proudly supported by Truck Assist.

For more information on the Melbourne Renegades Champions League, including scores and statistics, click here.

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