T10 League Player Draft: Eight teams pick up top players for Season 2

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Eight teams have formed some of the best combinations from a pool of 64 top cricketers in the Players’ Draft for the season 2 T10 League – the limited ten-over format cricket – that takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from November 23 to December 2, 2018.

Eight teams – Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons – have been drawn into two groups for the second season of the league. Karachians and Northern Warriors are two new additions to the six teams which participated in the inaugural season last year.

This year’s Players’ Draft featured a number of Afghan players who displayed exceptional skills in the international cricket, following gaining Test status, Last year’s champions Kerala Kings have picked up top draw Chris Gale, Junaid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Curran, Fabian Allen, Niroshan Dickwella, Benny Howell, as well as Imran Nazir – making a strong come back after being on the side line for a while.

Players such as Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Luke Ronchi, Muhammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach and Hassan Khan have been selected by Punjabi Legends – last year’s runners’ up team.

Bengal Tigers have picked up Morne Morkel, Aamir Yamin, Mohammed Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Dan Christian, Ali Khan and Rayad Emrit from the draft while Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali have previously been selected by the team.

Maratha Arabians, led by the Afghan sensation Rashid Khan, have picked up Alex Hales, Kamran Akmal, James Faulkner, Lasith Malinga, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran and Richard Gleeson.

Pakhtoon team picked up Liam Dawson, Mohammed Irfan, David Willy, Colin Munroe, Andre Fletcher, Sohail Khan, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Chadwick Walton, Shahpur Zadran, Cameron Delport and Gulbadin Naib while team Rajputs chose Mohammed Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammed Shahzad, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmad, Ben Dunks, Peter Trego and Shan Masood.

Among the newcomers, the Karachians picked up Jofra Archer, Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Muhammad Nawaz, David Malan, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari and Muhammed Irfan Jr.

Another newcomer, Northern Warriors chose Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Kharry Pierre and Kennar Lewis from the draft to be added to Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran.

T10 League, the world’s first 10-over international professional cricket league that has been sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), was born in the UAE in 2017. The event takes place at the backdrop of the recent recognition by the International Cricket Council (ICC) the global governing body of cricket – that makes it the world’s first official ten-over format league.

Welcoming the pool of international cricketers, Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of the T10 League, said, “The Players’ Draft has been an out and out success, with a wider participation of players from all over the world. In addition to the reputed senior star cricketers, the draft also witnessed bids for some of the most sought after young players who have great potential to contribute to the game of cricket.

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“The participation of cricketing legends Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, Darren Sammy, Daniel Vittori, Stephen Flemming, Robin Singh and Dean Jones were added attraction that reflects the growing popularity and acceptance of the ten-over format cricket.

“The team owners are happy with their selection of players and we are looking forward to an exciting star-studded tournament in November and December this year.”

T10 League was launched last year by T10 Sports Management to popularise the game of cricket in its shortest format – that concludes within less than 90 minutes in which two teams bat it out in ten overs – or just 60 balls – thrilling the crowd.

1. Team Grouping 

Group A Group B
Kerala Kings Punjabi Legends
Karachians Bengal Tigers
Pakhtoon Maratha Arabians
Rajputs Northern Warriors

 

List of the T10 League teams 

Group A

Kerala Kings

Owners               : Shafi Ul Mulk, Hussain Adam Ali and Ali Ashraf
Coach                  : Daniel Vittori
Icon Player         : Eoin Morgan
Team                   : Chris Gale, Junaid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Curran, Fabian Allen, Niroshan Dickwella, Imran Nazir, Benny Howell

The Karachians                                                                                                             

Team Owners     : Mohammed Imran Amin and Mohsin Imran
Coach                  : Tom Moody
Icon Player         : Shane Watson
Team                   : Jofra Archer, Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Muhammad Nawaz, David Malan, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari, Muhammed Irfan Jr.

Pakhtoon                                                                                                                       

Owners                : Habib Khan and Tajuddin Khan, Jawad Ghulam Rasool,
Coach                  : Dean Jones
Icon Player         : Shahid Afridi
Team                   : Liam Dawson, Mohammed Irfan, David Willy, Colin Munroe, Andre Fletcher, Sohail Khan, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Chadwick Walton, Shahpur Zadran, Cameron Delport, Gulbadin Naib

Rajputs

Owners                : Vijay Dutt Vyas
Coach                   : Herschelle Gibbs
Icon Player          : Brendon McCullum
Team               : Mohammed Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammed Shahzad, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmad, Ben Dunks, Peter Trego, Shan Masood

Group B  

Punjabi Legends  

Owners : Hyder Khan
Coach                  : Mushtaq Ahmed
Icon Player         : Shoeb Malik
Team                   : Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Luke Ronchi, Muhammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach and Hassan Khan

Bengal Tigers                                                                                                               

Owners                :Rizwan Sajan, Anis Sajan and Nilesh Bhatnagar
Coach                  : Stephen Flemming
Icon Player         : Sunil Narine
Team                   : Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali, Morne Morkel, Aamir Yamin, Mohammed Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Dan Christian, Ali Khan, Rayad Emrit

Maratha Arabians

Owners                : Parvez Khan, Ali Tumbi and Sohail Khan
Coach                   : Wasim Akram
Icon Player          : Rashid Khan
Team                    : Alex Hales, Kamran Akmal, James Faulkner Lasith Malinga, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson

Northern Warriors

Owners                : Mohomed Morani, Lucky Morani and Shahbaz Ilyas
Coach                  : Robin Singh
Icon Player         : Darren Sammy
Team                   : Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Kharry Pierre and Kennar Lewis

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