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Can Brian Lara guide the Leo Lions to a strong finish in the MCL 2020 this season?Reuters

Either Leo Lions, Virgo Super Kings or the Sagittarius Strikers will confirm their spot in the second position of the Masters Champions League 2016 table by the end of Thursday. All three teams are on two points, and are involved in their matches in the competition today.

Leo Lions take on Virgo Super Kings in the second match of the day at Sharjah.

Both teams have a win and a loss in the competition so far, and a win today will give either side a boost in catching up with leaders Gemini Arabians, who are on six points. Sagittarius Strikers, meanwhile, are playing against Libra Legends in the first match of the day.

Leo Lions, skippered by West Indies legend Brian Lara, won their maiden game of the competition against Capricorn Commanders by 26 runs, and they got overwhelmed by Gemini Arabians in the next game.

Virgo Super Kings, skippered by former South African skipper Graeme Smith, meanwhile, lost to Sagittarius Strikers by 26 runs in their first game of the Twenty20 tournament, while they won their second game of the competition against Libra Legends on Wednesday by 5 runs.

Ex-Proteas star opener Herschelle Gibbs is another big name in the Leo Lions roster, along with Lara, and apart from the lethal southpaws, the MCL franchisee also boast of star fast bowlers like Heath Streak and Darren Gough,

For Virgo Super Kings, Brett Lee and Jonty Rhodes as well as all-rounder Jacob Oram are the big names, apart from Smith.

Squads: Leo Lions: Brian Lara (C), Heath Streak, Herschelle Gibbs, Brendan Taylor, James Franklin, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Fidel Edwards, Mohammad Tauqir, Neil Carter, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Jarvis, Ramesh Powar, Simon Jones, Darren Gough.

Virgo Super Kings: Graeme Smith (C), Dirk Nannes, Brett Lee, Azhar Mahmood, Jacob Oram, Murali Kartik, Owais Shah, Mohammad Yousuf, John Mooney, Neil McKenzie, Jonty Rhodes, Malinga Bandara, Gareth Batty, Hasan Raza, James Foster, Humayun Farhat.

Where to watch live

Leo Lions vs Virgo Super Kings is scheduled for a 7:30 pm local time (9 pm IST, 3:30 pm GMT, 6 am ET) start on Thursday, 4 February.

Viewers in India can catch the game on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming is also available online on Sony Liv.

Viewers in the UK can stream the action on Watch Sky Sports.

Viewers in Pakistan can watch the MCL live on PTV, while audience in the Middle East can catch all the action live on Ten Sports.

Viewers in the US can watch the game live on Willow TV, with the live stream option on Willow TV Online.

Audience in the Caribbean can watch the cricket action on Sportsmax.

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