Mourant Ozannes

Boss: Christopher
Captain: Lee Savident
Total spent: GCB$30,000,000
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About the team

The Mourant Ozannes franchise returns to GPL season 3 as Double Champions.

Having won the 1st and 2nd GPL seasons, the team at Mourant Ozannes couldn’t refuse the opportunity to return and defend their trophy.

‘THE guy’s a gun for hire,’ says Nic Pothas and, having played alongside him in the Hampshire side for years, he Guernsey director of cricket should know.

Dimi Mascarenhas is about to add a 10th team to his profile on worldwide cricket sites such as ESPNcricinfo.

Topping then list is England followed by the England Lions, and now after Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Melbourne Stars, Otago, Rajasthan Royals, Rangpur Riders and Wellington, we can Mourant Ozannes.

Pothas said Mourants could hardly picked up a better overseas player to bolster their challenge.

‘With him on board they will be massively disappointed if they don’t win,’ said Pothas.

‘He is a serious player,’ said Pothas, meaning Mascarenhas is very good at this T20 lark.

‘In T20 he hits the ball as long as anyone and with his bowling he is different.

‘He has created a little niche for himself. he hits the same area time and time again and he does batsmen with his late movement.

‘He’s got everything.’

AS ESPN cricinfo emphasise with a name like Dimitri Mascarenhas, and an Aussie twang thrown into the mix, ‘Dimi’ was never going to be your run-of-the-mill county pro. And so it has proved.

He was born in Middlesex to Sri Lankan parents, but brought up in Perth, Western Australia.

He returned to the UK in 1996 to play for Hampshire, making an immediate impact by taking 6 for 88 against Glamorgan on debut.

Unquestionably, he is at his most effective in one-day cricket, he has made a habit of producing big performances in vital games, including a Man of the Match performance in the 1998 NatWest trophy semi-final when he took 3 for 28 and scored 73. He also featured in Hampshire’s victorious C&G campaign in 2005. He scored the first century at the Rose Bowl, against Worcestershire in 2001, and also took the first hat-trick recorded in Twenty20 cricket, amongst his 5 for 14 against Sussex at Hove in 2004.

He became a regular in England’s Hong Kong sixes team, it is his allround pedigree – he is an excellent fielder – which has made him so effective in domestic one-day cricket. A

In 2007, he was called up to the England  one-day squad in June and he took his chance, slapping five sixes in a single over from Yuvraj Singh at The Oval, and earning a call-up to England’s Twenty20 squad on the back of some disciplined bowling performances.

Watch out then for some fireworks at Port Soif this siummer.

His growing reputation in the shorter forms of the game saw him as the first England player to join the Indian Premier League, in 2009, and later that year he captained Hampshire to a Friends Provident Trophy triumph at Lord’s, where Sussex were beaten in the final.

He remains in great demand for the shortest form of the game and has played in the current Indian Premier League.

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Mourant Ozannes , 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

Squad

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0 GCB$5,500,000
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