Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Superstar Mohanlal to lead Kerala Strikers

Kerala Strikers captain Mohanlal has his eyes set on the Celebrity Cricket League 4 trophy

Superstar Mohanlal to lead Kerala Strikers (© Filmysouth)

Kochi: Superstar Mohanlal will lead the Kerala Strikers in the fourth edition of the Celebrity Cricket League.

The Kerala team this season will have Rajeev Pillai as Mohanlal's deputy. Upcoming star Asif Ali and Unni Mukundan are also in the team while Indrajith has opted out this season.

The opening match will be held on January 25 in Mumbai where Mumbai Heroes take on Chennai Rhinos.

Kerala Strikers' opening match is slated for January 26 in Bangalore against last year's runners-up Telugu Warriors. Karnataka Bulldozers won the last edition of the tournament.

Popular actresses Mythili and Bhavana are the brand ambassadors for the Kerala team and it will play its home match here when it takes on Chennai Rhinos on February 9.

Eight teams are grouped into two pools with Group A comprising Karnataka Bulldozers, Kerala Strikers, Bhojpuri Dabanggs and Mumbai Heroes. Telugu Warriors, Chennai Rhinos, Veer Marathi and Bengal Tigers are in Group B.

The final is slated for February 23 in Hyderabad.

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