Abu Dhabi, 29th September 2022: With the dust having settled on the Official Player Draft for Abu Dhabi T10’s Season 6, Delhi Bulls have added bite and guile to their bowling line-up, bringing on board ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
The former India international joins his ex-CSK teammate, the Champion Dwayne Bravo who will also lead the side for this season. The 2-time runners up, have exciting young stars such as, Tim David, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Will Jacks, Dominic Drakes, Fazalhaq Farooqi among others. The team is coached by Andy Flower.
Harbhajan, who made his international debut in 1998, has won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup with India in a career that has spanned over two decades. Harbhajan, who is also known as Bhajji, has bagged 711 wickets in his international career, and finished with three IPL winner’s medals.
Speaking ahead of his first season in the dynamic T10 format, Harbhajan Singh said, “This is a very interesting and new challenge for the bowler in me and I am delighted to be playing for the Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 this year. It won’t be easy for the bowlers, but I hope to make my mark here and help my team win it’s first title in the tournament. I have had wonderful interactions with the team owner – Neelesh Bhatnagar, who’s a dear friend and I am impressed by his commitment towards this team for the last 5 years.
Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, T10 Sports Management said, “It’s great for the Abu Dhabi T10 that a player like Harbhajan Singh has joined the league for the 6th season. With such a strong pool of world class players present in the competition, the tournament promises to be one of the biggest events in the international cricket calendar.”
Delhi Bulls Team Owner, Neelesh Bhatnagar expressed his delight at signing the legendary cricketer, saying, “Harbhajan Singh is a legend and he has won many games for India and all the other teams he has played for. I am delighted to have in the Delhi Bulls corner, and I am quite confident that he will be one of the most followed cricketers in the Abu Dhabi T10. Not only am I sure that he will contribute with the ball, but his experience will help mentor the other players in the squad.”
Delhi Bulls Season 6 Squad – DJ Bravo ©, Harbhajan Singh, Tim David, Rilee Rossouw, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Imad Wasim , Will Jacks, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Dominic Drakes, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson, Keemo Paul, Mitchell Stanley, Jordan Cox, Shiraz Ahmed, Kernel Zahid, Aayan Khan
Head Coach – Andy Flower
About Abu Dhabi T10
Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub is home to the thrilling Abu Dhabi T10 (ADT10)- the world’s only 10-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).
It brings together over 120 of world cricket’s biggest names to compete in the game’s fastest format.
With the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT), Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub (ADCSH), T Ten Sports Management (TSM) has consistently grown the ADT10 and won worldwide acclaim for mounting a successful season 5 despite challenging conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was safely delivered against a background of strict COVID prevention protocols and 342 million global fans tuned in to the 2021 edition to deliver a 135% increase in global television and OTT viewership.
The sixth edition of ‘Cricket’s Fastest Format’ will be held over 13 days from November 22-December 4, 2022. Past Abu Dhabi T10 champions include the Kerala Kings, Maratha Arabians, Northern Warriors who have twice taken the title & most recently the Deccan Gladiators.