The Northern Warriors won the second edition of the T10 League by beating the Pakhtoons in the final on Sunday.
The Warriors won by 22 runs after scoring 140/3 from their 10 overs, thanks to a Rovman Powell special of 61 that came off just 25 balls. Andre Russell supported him well by smashing a 12-ball 38, after Mohammad Irfan had taken an early wicket of Lendl Simmons.
In reply, the Pakhtoons were never able to recover from the early loss of Cameron Delport and while the second wicket pair of Andre Fletcher and Shafiqullah Shafiq added 50 runs, they were never able to get past the required-rate of 14. By the time the second wicket fell, the required-rate had risen to more than 16 an over and with Shahid Afridi failing to show the magic from the previous game, it was all over bar the shouting.
Earlier, Pakhtoons had beaten the Northern Warriors in the first Qualifier to make it to the final but the Warriors overcame the Maratha Arabians by 10 wickets to reach the final.
Bengal Tigers defeated the Maratha Arabians by six wickets to finish third in the tournament.
In what will come as good news to all fans of the T10 Cricket League, the ICC has approved the second edition of the tournament. According to T10 League chairman Shaji Ul-Mulk, this approval from the ICC will only add more shine to the 10-day tournament. The main draft for T10 league 2018 took place on September 24. Please follow the links below to know the T10 cricket league schedule & teams list.
T10 Cricket League Useful Links
The second edition of the T10 Cricket League will be held from November 23 to December 2 2018 and the eight teams have been divided into two groups of four apiece. The T10 league schedule is now released and the two groups are now as follows:
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|Kerala Kings||Punjabi Legends|
Kerala Kings became the winner of the first ever edition of the T10 Cricket League that was played in December 2017 when they defeated the Punjabi Legends in the final of the competition.
The T10 Cricket League began last year as a tournament backed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Heera Group of India sponsored the league. Going into the second season of the T10 Cricket League, there will be two new teams added to the competition.
These two teams are Karachians and Northern Warriors while the Sri Lankan side that was on show last season will be renamed as the Rajasthan Heroes and will consist of players from all over the world. The T10 Cricket League tickets can be purchased online from Q-tickets.
T10 Cricket League 2018 Squads
The T10 League 2018 squads were selected via an auction that was held in the lead-up to the tournament which will be played in Sharjah cricket stadium, UAE.
The Karachians will be led by Shane Watson and will also have the likes of Anton Devcich, Ben Laughlin and Jofra Archer in the line-up. India’s Pravin Tambe will turn out for them too.
Darrey Sammy is the icon player for the Northern Warriors with Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith and Nicholas Pooran adding the necessary power to the line-up. Amitoze Singh makes it to their squad too, representing India.
The Maratha Arabians will rely on their leg-spinning icon in the form of Rashid Khan who will have Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner for company. S Badrinath, a former Chennai Super Kings player will also be a part of the line-up.
The former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik will captain Punjabi Legends and the likes of Evin Lewis, Liam Plunkett and PSL top-scorer Luke Ronchi will all be there in the squad. India will be represented by seamer Praveen Kumar in the line-up.
The Rajputs squad has Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn combining yet again, having done so in the BBL and PSL too and they will be joined by Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Shahzad and Tymal Mills.India’s Munaf Patel will be the one player to watch.
Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi will be the icon player for the Pakhtoons, with Colin Ingram, David Willey and Liam Dawson being a part of the setup too. India’s RP Singh will turn out for them in this season’s T10 League.
Kerala Kings will hope they can defend their title under the stewardship of Eoin Morgan, who will have Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir and Chris Gayle for company. Indian all-rounder Reetinder Singh Sodhi will make the line-up too.
The Bengal Tigers squad has Sunil Narine, with Pakistan’s Asif Ali, England’s Jason Roy and Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman, forming the squad. India’s Zaheer Khan will also be a part of the squad and will look to create his magic from the past.
T10 Cricket League Broadcast TV Channels
Depending on which country you are in, your local broadcaster will telecast it on your TV. However, you can watch the tournament online as well. ARY Network will broadcast the tournament in UK & USA. Follow T10 League live cricket scores here.
Sony Pictures Networks will now be broadcast partners for South Asia, Middle East and North Africa and will be telecast live through Sony ESPN and in India, Ten Sports in Pakistan, in Middle East and North Africa. It will also be streamed on SonyLIV. The T10 Cricket League live streaming deal with Sony will last from 2018 to 2020 for three years. TV Channels broadcasting T10 cricket league 2018 is placed below.
|Country||T10 Broadcasting Channels|
|India||Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD|
|North Africa & Middle East||Orbit Showtime Network|
|UK||Sony TEN 5 / ARY Digital Network|