TCL – T10 Cricket League 2018 Squads
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 is placed below.
T10 Cricket League Squad 2018
|T10 Teams||T10 Team Squad|
|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 (icon), 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|
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.
The PCB-backed competition captured a lot eyeballs of a lot of the fans in 2017 in what was the first of its kind endeavour. Six teams had participated in the competition in a round-robin-cum-knock-out format tournament.
Each side in the T10 Cricket League will be able to bat for 10 overs apiece. This season, the competition is said to have become bigger and better with the addition of two more teams – Karachians and Northern Warriors while the formerly known Sri Lankan team has been re-branded as Rajasthan Heroes that will be coached by Herschelle Gibbs.
A mini-draft was held in the lead-up to the T10 Cricket League and all the eight teams involved in the competition were able to select their first few players for this second season. Six teams had featured in the first edition of the T10 Cricket League but two more have been added this year.
During the main Draft, Morne Morkel and Mohammad Nabi led their bowling charge while the batting line-up will have have Kusal Perera of Sri Lanka and CPL discovery Sherfane Rutherford.
Defending champions Kerala Kings have retained England skipper Eoin Morgan for this season and he will be their icon player after back to back brilliant showings in the semi-final and final last season.
The Kings will also be bolstered by the presence of Chris Gayle who could well be on his way to creating new T10 records that others might find difficult to break, and he will have Sandeep Lamichhane and Junaid Khan in the bowling department to help him out.
Rashid Khan will turn out for Maratha Arabians, Shahid Afridi will play for the Pakhtoons, Shoaib Malik was picked up by the Punjabi Legends while Brendon McCullum will turn out for the Rajputs as their icon players.
Pakhtoons’ Draft picks comprise of Colin Munro, Andre Fletcher and Sohail Khan, while the Rajputs will have Carlos Brathwaite and Samit Patel as their hard-hitting all-rounders.
Mohammad Sami and Mitchell McClenaghan will lead the bowling attack for the Punjabi Legends which also has Umar Akmal and Anwar Ali while the Maratha Arabians has a rather strong-looking squad that includes Lasith Malinga, Roelof van der Merwe and Adam Lyth.
The two new franchises added to the list are the Northern Warriors and Karachians and they will have Darren Sammy and Shane Watson as their icon players. Karachians also brought in Ben Cutting, Dawid Malan and Fawad Ahmed, while the Northern Warriors have Ravi Bopara, Chris Green and Khary Pierrre.
In the final draft, each of the teams drafted three more players apiece; two from UAE and one from India. The Indian cricketers were all former players.
The Bengal Tigers brought in Chirag Suri and Mohammed Usman from UAE while Zaheer Khan will be their Indian representative, while the Karachians will have Ahmed Raza and Ghulam Shabber from UAE and leg-spinner Pravin Tambe from India.
Mohammed Naveed and Abdul Shakoor will represent UAE in the league for Kerala Kings while Reretinder Singh Sodhi will play for them from India. The Maratha Arabians have Zahoor Khan and Amir Hayat as a part of their line-up while India’s representation comes from S Badrinath.
The Northern Warriors have UAE’s Imran Haider and Rahul Bhatia and India’s Amitoze Singh while the Pakhtoons’ UAE players are Hafiz Kaleem and Sheer Walli and their Indian cricketer is RP Singh.
The Punjabi Legends will have Shaiman Anwar and Sandy Singh from UAE and India’s Praveen Kumar while the Rajputs got Rohan Mustafa and Ashfaq Ahmed from the UAE pool and Munaf Patel from India.
Bengal Tigers brought in England’s hard-hitting batsmen Jason Roy and Sam Billings into their line-up alongside Asif Ali, a recent phenomenon for Pakistan in T20Is and ODIs. Having lost Sarfaraz Ahmed for the second season to international commitments, this looks like a good movie.
The Bengal side also retained Mujeeb Zadran of Afghanistan as they look to rebuild after the loss of Sarfaraz. Sunil Narine was brought in by Bengal as their icon player.
Placed above is the T10 Cricket League teams 2018 players list for its second edition after the mini draft.