The start of the Abu Dhabi T10 League is just a day away and the excitement among the fans has reached its peak. The tournament gets underway tomorrow, November 19 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The event was first played in 2017 and became an instant blockbuster owing to its crisp format. Given the busy schedule, people often don’t have enough time to watch a full cricket game, which takes a minimum of 4 hours of sitting. The T10 format provides the same thrill at a much lesser time. An average T10 game finishes in just 1.5 hours.
Several prominent cricketers like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Hazratullah Zazai, Yusuf Pathan among others have added to the glamour of the tournament.
Earlier, eights teams used to participate in the tournament but the upcoming season will see six teams – Chennai Braves, Bangla Tigers, Delhi Bulls, Team Abu Dhabi, Northern Warriors, Deccan Gladiators battle for the title.
Northern Warriors are the most successful team, having won the title twice. Now defunct Kerala Kings and Maratha Arabians are the other two champions. Kerala Kings won the first edition in 2017, while Maratha Arabians became champions in 2019.
How much prize money will be awarded to the winner of Abu Dhabi T10 League?
Champions Northern Warriors were awarded the prize money of USD 1,00,000 in the last season. The winner of the upcoming season will also receive a sum of USD 1,00,000.
Where to watch Abu Dhabi T 10 League in India?
Fans in India can watch the matches on Colors Cineplex and Rishtey Cineplex. They can also stream the matches on Voot and Jio app.
Where to watch Abu Dhabi T10 League in other countries?
Pakistan – A Sports
Middle East and North Africa – Criclife 2
Bangladesh – T Sports
Sri Lanka – Vasantham TV
South Africa – SuperSport
United Kingdom – Free Sports
Caribbean – Sports Max
The USA – Willow TV
Abu Dhabi T10 League squads
Nicholas Pooran, Yusuf Pathan, Munaf Patel, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Darren Bravo, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Migael Pretorius, Mark Deyal, Muhammad Shahzad, Curtis Campher, Chamika Karunaratne, Tion Webster, Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Laxman Majrekar, Khalid Shah, Angelo Perera, Samiullah Shinwari, Roman Walker, Ravi Bopara, Toby Albert.
Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tom Banton, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Tymal Mills, Wanindu Hasaranga, Najibullah Zadran, Odean Smith, Rumman Raees, Zahoor Khan, Sultan Ahmed, Hamid Hassan, Tom Moore, Wahab Riaz, Asif Khan.
Faf du Plessis, Muhammad Amir, James Faulkner, Benny Howell, Johnson Charles, Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Andre Fletcher, Qais Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Sabir Rao, Hassan Khalid, William Smeed, Adam Lyth, Karim Janat, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Vishnu Sukumaran.
Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Tahir, Upul Tharanga, Rayad Emrit, Samit Patel, Kennar Lewis, Abhimanyu Mithun, Kaunain Abbas, Umair Ali Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Josh Little, Gareth Delaney, Yo Mahesh Vijayakumar, Ross Whiteley.
Team Abu Dhabi
Liam Livingstone, Chris Gayle, Marchant De Lange, Colin Ingram, Phil Salt, Paul Stirling, Obed McCoy, Danny Briggs, Jamie Overton, Naveen Ul Haq, Fidel Edwards, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Faraazzudin, Ahmad Daniyal, Chris Benjamin.
Jason Roy, Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Rampaul, Adil Rashid, Sherfane Rutherford, Rilee Roscoe Rossouw, Dominic Drakes, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Romario Shepherd, Sohaib Maqsood, Shiraz Ahmed, Hafeez-Ur-Rehman, Nyeem Young, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Akeal Hosein, Devon Thomas, Jaskaran Malhotra, Gulbadin Naib.