Yuvraj Singh to play Abu Dhabi T10 tournament: Details here
Former Indian cricket team star Yuvraj Singh is all set to feature in the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 tournament. This will be Yuvraj's second appearance in a franchise-based competition since taking international retirement in June. Earlier, he had played in the Global T20 League in Canada this year. It's an exciting piece of news for all the Yuvi fans.
Yuvi is Maratha Arabians' Indian icon player
On Thursday, the veteran southpaw was named Maratha Arabians' Indian icon player for the upcoming season, starting November 15. The tourney has the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Maratha Arabians recently named former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as their head coach. Yuvi will be aiming to do well and have some fun in the tournament. He will attract many viewers.
'It is an exciting new format to be part of'
Speaking about his maiden T10 stint, the former Indian cricketer said he is excited to play T10 cricket. "It is an exciting new format to be part of. I am looking forward to joining forces with some of the world's biggest names in this league and representing team Maratha Arabians. It is going to be a thrilling time for the game of cricket."
Crucial information about the T10 League
The 2019 T10 League will be the third edition of the tournament. The 10-over-a-side format will have a time duration of 90 minutes. It will be played between November 15-24 and there will be eight participants. The Sindhis, Bengal Tigers and Pakhtoons were replaced by newly formed Deccan Gladiators, Delhi Bulls and Bangla Tigers respectively. There will be a Qualifier and two Eliminator matches.
Arabians name Lynn as icon player
Team Maratha Arabians have named Chris Lynn as the icon player. Dwayne Bravo will lead the franchise. The team has some decent names in the form of Hazratullah Zazai and Dasun Shanaka.
A look at the eight teams set to feature
The tournament will have several stars from across the globe taking part including the likes of Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Amir and Chris Lynn. The eight teams that are set to participate in the tourney are, Team Abu Dhabi, Maratha Arabians, Bangla Tigers, Deccan Gladiators, Qalandars, Delhi Bulls, Northern Warriors and Karnataka Tuskers.