The excitement is brewing as the Seattle Orcas gear up for the upcoming season of Major League Cricket (MLC). With the Domestic Draft now wrapped up, we have made some strategic acquisitions to strengthen our squad. Let's take a closer look at the talented newcomers who are set to make a splash in the Orcas' colors.

1. Hammad Azam

In a league where versatility is key, Hammad Azam emerges as a prized addition to the Orcas. A formidable middle-order batter and a genuine all-rounder, Azam brings a wealth of experience and skill to the team. With a right-hand bat and a right-arm medium-fast bowling style, Azam's cricketing skill is undeniable.

Having showcased his talent in 98 T20 matches, Azam boasts an impressive record of 1361 runs at an average of 20.93, with a strike-rate of 126.72. His utility extends beyond batting, as he has also scalped 75 wickets with his bowling expertise. Notably, Azam was crowned the Player of the Tournament in Season 1 of the Minor Cricket League.

2. Ali Sheikh

Ali Sheikh, a left-hand bat and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, brings his unique flair to our lineup. With a knack for hard-hitting strokes and a crafty bowling style, Sheikh is a force to be reckoned with on the cricket field. His record speaks volumes, having amassed 472 runs in 44 matches in Minor League Cricket, along with 37 wickets to his credit.

Beyond his batting and bowling prowess, Sheikh is also revered for his excellence on the field, making him a valuable asset in all aspects of the game. As we look to excel in the upcoming season, Sheikh's dynamic skills promise to add a new dimension to our strategy.

3. Ayan Desai

Ayan Desai, a promising all-rounder from the U-23 circuit, is set to make his mark with the Seattle Orcas. Armed with a right-hand bat and a left-arm fast bowling arsenal, Desai brings youthful energy and raw talent to our team. His performance in Minor League Cricket, where he maintains an economy of 7.56, underscores his potential as a game-changer on the field.
With his ability to contribute with both bat and ball, Desai is poised to emerge as a key player for the Orcas in the upcoming season of Major League Cricket.

As the Orcas set sail for another exhilarating season, the addition of Hammad Azam, Ali Sheikh, and Ayan Desai promises to elevate the team to new heights. With their talent, dedication, and passion for the game, these newcomers are ready to make a splash and leave their mark on the MLC arena.

Stay tuned as the Orcas embark on their quest for glory in Season 2!