The 2021 edition of the T10 league is all set to take place from January 28 to February 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 12 matches will be played in the league stage followed by as many matches in the Super League.
The 90-minute T10 match involving 10 overs is being touted as the right platform for cricket to make an entry into the Olympic games mostly during the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
The draft and team selections took place on December 23 and the teams have been divided into two groups. Group A consists of the Arabians, Northern Warriors, Bangla Tigers and Delhi Bulls. Group B, on the other hand, has Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi, the Gladiators and Pune Devils.
List of the International Marquee Players Signed/Retained by All the Franchises
- Qalandars: Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sultan Ahmed
- Team Abu Dhabi: Chris Morris (Direct Signing), Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wright, Avishka Fernando, Hayden Walsh
- Deccan Gladiators: Mohammed Shahzad, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Colin Ingram (Direct Signing), Zahoor Khan, Kieron Pollard
- Pune Devils: Mohammed Amir
- Delhi Bulls: Evin Lewis (Direct Signing), Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohammed Nabi, Sherfane Rutherford
- Bangla Tigers: David Wiese, Johnson Charles (Direct Signing), Chirag Suri, Tom Moores, Andre Fletcher, Qais Ahmad
- Northern Warriors: Rovman Powell (Direct Signing), Rayad Emrit, Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Siddique
List Of Icon Players:
Also, there is a separate list of icon players who will be the star of the show in the Abu Dhabi T10 League
- Qalandars: Shahid Afridi
- Abu Dhabi: Chris Gayle
- Deccan Gladiators: Sunil Narine
- Pune Devils: Thisara Perera
- Delhi Bulls: Dwayne Bravo
- Bangla Tigers: Isuru Udana
- Maratha Arabians: Shoaib Malik
- Northern Warriors: Andre Russell
This is How The Format Will Work
The number of games that will be played in the Abu Dhabi T10 League will be a total of 28. The top two teams will be Qualifiers while the bottom two will be Eliminator teams.
Here’s the Squads’ List For Abu Dhabi T10 League –
Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Johnson Charles, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Andre Fletcher, Mahedi Hasan, Adam Hose, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Irfan, Karim Janat, Aryan Lakra, Tom Moores, Chirag Suri, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb ur Rahman, David Wiese
Imtiaz Ahmed, Prashant Gupta, Wanindu Hasaranga, Colin Ingram, Azam Khan, Zahoor Khan, Lahiru Kumara, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ravi Rampaul, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamdan Tahir, Imran Tahir, Hafeez ur Rehman, Zeeshan Zameer
Sheraz Ahmad, Dwayne Bravo, Amad Butt, Dushmantha Chameera, Kashif Daud, Fidel Edwards, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ali Khan, Evin Lewis, Adam Lyth, Mohammad Nabi, Sherfane Rutherford, Waqar Salamkheil, Dasun Shanaka, Nyeem Young
Taskin Ahmed, Muktar Ali, Laurie Evans, Amjad Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Mosaddek Hossain, Sompal Kami, Shoaib Malik, Ishan Malhorta, Maroof Merchant, Syed Shah, Abdul Shakoor, Pravin Tambe
Fabian Allen, Rayad Emrit, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Andre Russell, Junaid Siddique, Lendl Simmons, Ansh Tandon, Maheesh Theekshana, Amir Yamin
Waheed Ahmad, Mohammad Amir, 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
Shahid Afridi, Fayyaz Ahmed, Sultan Ahmad, Sohail Akhtar, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Khurshid Anwar, Tom Banton, Ben Dunk, Chris Jordan, Maaz Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sohail Tanvir
Ben Cox, Avishka Fernando, Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Leonardo Julien, Kushal Malla, Chris Morris, Obed McCoy, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Usman Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hayden Walsh Jnr, Luke Wright, Najibullah Zadran
Abu Dhabi T10 Live Streaming
Live streaming of the matches can be done on FanCode.
Abu Dhabi T10 TV Broadcast
Fans in India and Pakistan can watch the live matches on Sony.