16 Pakistani players drafted in Abu Dhabi T10 league
16 Pakistani players have been drafted by various franchises in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. The draft for the competition took place on Wednesday as the teams assembled their squads for the shortest format of the game.
A total of 8 teams will take part in the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 league, which is scheduled to begin on 28 January, with the final to be held on February 6.
Star players such as Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, and Wahab Riaz have been drafted in the competition and will play along with the likes of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, and Chris Jordan. ------------------------------
The biggest surprise of the night came from Deccan Gladiators, who picked up a young 18-year-old Pakistani fast bowler, Zeeshan Zameer. Zeeshan was one of the leading fast bowlers in the recently held National U19 One Day Tournament where he picked up 19 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 17.
Deccan Gladiators also picked young wicket-keeper batsman, Azam Khan. Azam has been in a sublime run of form as he performed exceptionally for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 5 and also played an influential role in Galle Gladiators’ run to the final in the inaugural Lanka Premier League.
Let’s have a look at all the teams:
*Shahid Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Asif Ali, Hassan Ali, Maaz Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Tanvir*, Fayyaz Ahmed, Sultan Ahmad, Khurshid Anwar, Tom Banton, Ben Dunk, Chris Jordan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Samit Patel, Phil Salt
*Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez*, Taskin Ahmed, Muktar Ali, Laurie Evans, Amjad Gul, Mosaddek Hossain, Sompal Kami, Ishan Malhorta, Maroof Merchant, Syed Shah, Abdul Shakoor, Pravin Tambe
*Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin*, Fabian Allen, Rayad Emrit, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Nuwan Pradeep, Andre Russell, Junaid Siddique, Lendl Simmons, Ansh Tandon, Maheesh Theekshana
*Zeeshan Zameer, Azam Khan*, Imtiaz Ahmed, Prashant Gupta, Wanindu Hasaranga, Colin Ingram, Zahoor Khan, Lahiru Kumara, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ravi Rampaul, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamdan Tahir, Imran Tahir, Hafeez ur Rehman ------------------------------
*Mohammad Irfan*, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Johnson Charles, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Andre Fletcher, Mahedi Hasan, Adam Hose, Afif Hossain, Karim Janat, Aryan Lakra, Tom Moores, Chirag Suri, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb ur Rahman, David Wiese
*Amad Butt*, Sheraz Ahmad, Dwayne Bravo, Dushmantha Chameera, Kashif Daud, Fidel Edwards, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ali Khan, Evin Lewis, Adam Lyth, Mohammad Nabi, Sherfane Rutherford, Waqar Salamkheil, Dasun Shanaka, Nyeem Young
*Mohammad Amir*, Waheed Ahmad, Vriitya Aravind, Sam Billings, Mohammad Boota, Nasir Hossain, Chamara Kapugedera, Karan KC, Asif Khan, Dinesh Kumar, Kennar Lewis, Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Darwish Rasooli, Devon Thomas, Hardus Viljoen
*Team Abu Dhabi*
*Usman Shinwari*, Ben Cox, Avishka Fernando, Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Leonardo Julien, Kushal Malla, Chris Morris, Obed McCoy, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hayden Walsh Jnr, Luke Wright, Najibullah Zadran