T20 cricket is the need of the hour as nations around the world are contesting their own T20 league to have a bunch of talent emerge from the ranks and play for the national teams. IPL became the first T20 league to be launched and the race has continued with the emergence of BBL, PSL, BPL and many more. T20 cricket is more famous as the format offer uncertainty and one good performance can change the complexion of the game towards any team which means it gives equal chance to every team.
In the quest of the T20 leagues, UAE cricket board has launched its own T20 league named International League T20 (ILT20) which will have its first season in 2023. The league will feature six teams competing for the coveted title and players from West Indies, UAE, England, Ireland, South Africa, United States, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Namibia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Netherlands will grace the occasion.
The first match of the league will be played on 13th January between Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and will conclude with the finals on 12 February 2022. Legendary cricketers like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Sikandar Raza and to name a few more will be the star attraction of the league.
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ILT20 2023 squads
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Jonny Bairstow, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Raymond Reifer, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover, Matiullah Khan, Fahad Nawaz, Sabir Ali, Zawar Farid
Rovman Powell, Dushmantha Chameera, Hazratullah Zazai, Fabian Allen, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sikandar Raza, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dan Lawrence, Blessing Muzarabani, Isuru Udana, George Munsey, Fred Klaassen, Hazrat Luqman, Chirag Suri, Jash Ginyani, Raja Akif Ullah Khan
Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Jordan, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Dominic Drakes, David Wiese, Jamie Overton, Richard Gleeson, Rehan Ahmed, Wayne Madsen, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Qais Ahmad, Ollie Pope, Aayan Khan, Sanchit Sharma, CP Rizwaan, Ashwant Valthapa
Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Trent Boult, Andre Fletcher, Imran Tahir, Samit Patel, Will Smeed, Jordan Thompson, Najibullah Zadran, Zahir Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Brad Wheal, Bas de Leede, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind, Zahoor Khan
Evin Lewis, Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Benjamin, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Moeen Ali, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, JJ Smit, Mark Deyal, Noor Ahmad, Danny Briggs, Naveen-ul-Haq, Bilal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah
Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Colin Munro, Ruben Trumpelmann, Sam Billings, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Matheesha Pathirana, Mark Watt, Tymal Mills, Adam Lyth, Rohan Mustafa, Sheraz Ahmad, Ali Naseer, Ronak Panoly