Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 : The 1st live draft of T10 Abu Dhabi League year 2020 completed with eight teams divided into two groups on Wednesday. Group A is already nicknamed “Pool of Death” and there is a chance that in 2021 there will be a new champion. Bangla Tigers and Delhi Bulls, coached by former Zimbabwean Bully and England cricket coach Andy Flower, are also in the same group. In Group B, Deccan Gladiators will be alongside with Team Abu Dhabi, Qalandars and the Pune Devils.
Abu Dhabi T10 League Teams and Retained Players
Here is the complete list of international players retained / signed by all franchises.
Noor Ahmad, Mahedi Hasan,Fazalhaq Farooqui, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Irfan, Adam Hose, Karim Janat, Isuru Udana, Aryan Lakra, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Bangla Tigers Retained Players – David Wiese, Johnson Charles (straight signers), Chirag Suri, Tom Moores, Andre Fletcher, Qais Ahmad
Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Imtiaz Ahmed, Prashant Gupta, Azam Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Hamdan Tahir, Hafeez ur Rehman, Zeeshan Zameer, Imran Tahir
Deccan Gladiators Retained Players: Mohammad Shahzad, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Colin Ingram (signed directly), Zahoor Khan, Kieron Pollard
Dwayne Bravo, Sheraz Ahmad, Kashif Daud, Fidel Edwards, Amad Butt, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ali Khan, Waqar Salamkheil, Adam Lyth, Dasun Shanaka, Nyeem Young
Delhi Bulls Retained Players: Mohammad Nabi, Evin Lewis (Direct Signing), Sherfane Rutherford, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Amjad Gul, Mosaddek Hossain,Taskin Ahmed, Sompal Kami, Ishan Malhorta, Muktar Ali, Maroof Merchant, Syed Shah, Abdul Shakoor, Pravin Tambe
Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Nuwan Pradeep, Brandon King, Ansh Tandon, Maheesh Theekshana, Amir Yamin
Northern Warriors Retained Players: Rovman Powell (straight signer), Rayad Emrit, Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Siddique
Sam Billings, Waheed Ahmad, Vriitya Aravind, Mohammad Boota, Nasir Hossain, Chamara Kapugedera, Karan KC, Asif Khan, Dinesh Kumar, Kennar Lewis, Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Darwish Rasooli, Devon Thomas, Hardus Viljoen
Pune Devils Retained Players: Mohammad Aamir
Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Dunk, Sultan Ahmad, Sohail Akhtar, Asif Ali, Fayyaz Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Khurshid Anwar, Maaz Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai
Qalandars Retained Players: Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sultan Ahmed
Team Abu Dhabi
Chris Gayle, Najibullah Zadran, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Luke Wright, Ben Cox, Avishka Fernando, Leonardo Julien, Kushal Malla, Obed McCoy, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Usman Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hayden Walsh Jnr
Team Abu Dhabi Retained Players: Chris Morris (straight signer), Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wright, Avishka Fernando, Hayden Salash
Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 Icon Players / Top Players?
Qalandars: Shahid Afridi
Team 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
Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 Dates And Venues
Abu Dhabi T10 League Date
The Abu Dhabi T10 League will start from 28th January, 2021 and will end on February 6, 2021.
Number of Matches to be played
There will be 12 matches to be played in the league stages, followed by 12 more Superliga matches.
Abu Dhabi T10 League Venue
All games will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. A 10 over 90-minute T10 match is promoted as the perfect platform for the Olympics to enter cricket, especially during the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
How does the format work?
The total number of games played in Abu Dhabi in the T10 League will be 28. The first two teams will be qualifying, while the bottom two teams will be the eliminator teams.