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. Placed below is the T10 cricket league schedule & teams list.
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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. Teams are divided into two groups of four sides apiece this season. Group A has Kerala Kings, Karachians, Pakhtoon and Rajputs, while Group B has Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors. The draw for these two groups was held on August 26. 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 League 2018 Schedule (Remaining)
|Date||Time (IST)||Group||T10 Schedule 2018|
|21-Nov-18||8:00 PM||A||Sindhis vs Rajputs|
|21-Nov-18||10:15 PM||A||Kerala Knights vs Pakhtoons|
|22-Nov-18||5:00 PM||B||Bengal Tigers vs Northern Warriors|
|22-Nov-18||7:15 PM||A||Sindhis vs Kerala Knights|
|22-Nov-18||9:30 PM||B||Maratha Arabians vs Punjabi Legends|
|23-Nov-18||5:00 PM||A||Pakhtoons vs Rajputs|
|23-Nov-18||7:15 PM||B||Bengal Tigers vs Maratha Arabians|
|23-Nov-18||9:30 PM||B||Northern Warriors vs Punjabi Legends|
|24-Nov-18||8:00 PM||B||Sindhis vs Pakhtoons|
|24-Nov-18||10:15 PM||A||Bengal Tigers vs Punjabi Legends|
|25-Nov-18||8:00 PM||B||Kerala Knights vs Rajputs|
|25-Nov-18||10:15 PM||A||Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors|
|26-Nov-18||8:00 PM||Playoffs||Pakhtoons vs Bengal Tigers|
|26-Nov-18||10:15 PM||Playoffs||Kerala Knights vs Punjabi Legends|
|27-Nov-18||8:00 PM||Playoffs||Rajputs vs Maratha Arabains|
|27-Nov-18||10:15 PM||Playoffs||Sindhis vs Northen Warriors|
|28-Nov-18||8:00 PM||Playoffs||Rajputs vs Punjabi Legends|
|28-Nov-18||10:15 PM||Playoffs||Pakhtoons vs Maratha Arabians|
|29-Nov-18||5:00 PM||Playoffs||Kerala Knights vs Northern Warriors|
|29-Nov-18||7:15 PM||Playoffs||Sindhis vs Bengal Tigers|
|29-Nov-18||9:30 PM||Playoffs||Pakhtoons vs Punjabi Legends|
|30-Nov-18||5:00 PM||Playoffs||Kerala Knighta vs Bengal Tigers|
|30-Nov-18||7:15 PM||Playoffs||Rajputs vs Northern Warriors|
|30-Nov-18||9:30 PM||Playoffs||Sindhis vs Maratha Arabians|
|01-Dec-18||5:00 PM||Semifinal 1||Northern Warriors vs Pakhtoons|
|01-Dec-18||7:15 PM||Eliminator 1||Maratha Arabians vs Bengal Tigers|
|01-Dec-18||9:30 PM||Semifinal 2||Northern Warriors vs Maratha Arabians|
|02-Dec-18||7:15 PM||Third Place||Bengal Tigers vs Maratha Arabians|
|02-Dec-18||9:30 PM||Final||Pakhtoons vs Northern Warriors|
Matches will typically take 90 minutes to finish, which is half the length of a T20 these days and exactly the length of a football game. This means, that across the four days of the competition, teams will be able to play five games a day with much ease.
At the end of the group stage of the competition, where all four teams in each of the two groups will play three matches each, all eight teams will be in action again. This time, however, they will play three matches each against teams from the other group – one each against three of the four teams.
The top four teams at the end of this second phase will qualify for the playoffs where the top team takes on the second-placed side in the first semi-final while third and fourth feature in an Eliminator. This will be followed by the second semi-final and the final. T10 cricket league 2018 schedule fixtures and dates including match time in local and GMT is placed above.
T10 Cricket League 2018 Squads
T10 League squads are placed here. Who will be the new players that will feature in the second season of the T10 Cricket League? The latest T10 Cricket League squads have been announced and will see some of the top cricketers from around the world feature in the competition in November 2018. The main T10 Cricket League draft was held on September 24 and teams chose their remaining squads. T10 league 2018 full squads are placed below.
|T10 Teams||T10 League 2018 Squads|
|Karachians Squad||Shane Watson (icon), Anton Devcich, Ben Laughlin, Colin de Grandhomme, Jofra Archer, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Dawid Malan, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Irfan, Ahmed Raza, Ghulam Shabber, Pravin Tambe|
|Northern Warriors Squad||Darren Sammy (icon), Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Wahab Riaz, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Kenar Lewis, Imran Haider, Rahul Bhatia, Amitoze Singh|
|Maratha Arabians Squad||Rashid Khan (icon), Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Kamran Akmal, Lasith Malinga, Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof van der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat, S Badrinath|
|Punjabi Legends Squad||Shoaib Malik (withdrew from this season), Chris Jordan, Evin Lewis, Liam Plunkett, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moore, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach, Hassan Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Sandy Singh. Praveen Kumar|
|Rajputs Squad||Brendon McCullum (icon), Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Shahzad, Rilee Rossouw, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmed, Ben Dunk, Shan Masood, Peter Trego, Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Munaf Patel|
|Pakhtoons Squad||Shahid Afridi (icon), Colin Ingram, David Willey, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Irfan, Colin Munro, Andre Fletcher, Sohail Khan, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Chadwick Walton, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Cameron Delport, Hafiz Kaleem, Sheer Walli, RP Singh|
|Kerala Kings Squad||Eoin Morgan (icon), Dasun Shanaka, Kieron Pollard, Paul Stirling, Sohail Tanvir, Chris Gayle, Junaid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Curran, Fabian Allen, Niroshan Dickwella, Imran Nazir, Benny Howell, Mohammed Naveed, Abdul Shakoor, RS Sodhi|
|Bengal Tigers Squad||Sunil Narine (icon), Asif Ali, Jason Roy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sam Billings, Morne Morkel, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Ali Khan, Chirag Suri, Mohammed Usman, Zaheer Khan|
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. Teams were allowed to retain one player and four other players were picked from a mini Draft. The two new teams also picked a player apiece before the mini Draft and bolstered their squads with four more during the mini Draft.
In the main Draft that was held on September 24, the eight teams added eight players apiece to their squads, which brought the total players in each of the eight T10 Cricket League squads to 13 apiece. Placed above is the T10 Cricket League teams 2018 players list for its second edition after the mini-draft.
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.
Darren 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 below.
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 the 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|
T10 League Live Score 2019
Just like last year’s T10 League live cricket scores, the live scorecard will be placed below for T10 League 2019.
T10 League 2018 Points Table, Team Standings