The player list for the upcoming Global T20 Canada 2023 league was announced on Wednesday (June 14). This list is filled with grandmothers and former veterans. It includes Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Harbhajan Singh, Shahid Afridi and Shakib Al Hasan. The tournament will be played from July 20 to August 6 in Brampton, Ontario. In this, 25 matches will be organized in 18 days. These 25 matches will be played across 6 franchises.
The Winnipeg Hawks and Edmonton Royals were two franchises in the competition’s 2019 season, but are not included this season. They have been replaced by the franchises Surrey Jaguars and Mississauga Panthers. Each team consists of 16 players from full and ICC affiliate countries. It consists of 6 international players, including two marquee stars, 4 players from allied countries and 6 Canadian cricketers.
Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell and Chris Lynn will play for the Montreal Tigers. Harbhajan Singh will be seen in Brampton Wolves this season along with New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. New Zealand stalwart Colin Munro will be joined by Shahid Afridi in the Toronto Nationals squad, while Chris Gayle and Shoaib Malik will also be in the Mississauga Panthers squad.
The Universe Boss – Chris Gayle is here to light up the six with the Mississauga Panthers 😎
Get ready to witness one last round with the greatest of the modern game!
— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) June 13, 2023
Surrey will have Pakistan’s top batsman Iftikhar Ahmed along with opener Alex Hales. Also, Vancouver Knights have roped in Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan and South African explosive batsman Rassie van der Deusen as their marquee players for the season.
Squad for Glober T20 2023
Harbhajan Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Sinclair Chapman, Usma Mir, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Logan van Beek, Jan Nicolas Frylinck, Max O’Dowd, Jeremy Gordon, Aaron Johnson, Rizwan Cheema, Shahid Ahmadzai, Rishiv Joshi, Gurpal Singh Sandhu.
Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Sherfan Rutherford, Carlos Braithwaite, Muhammad Abbas Afridi, Zaheer Khan, Muhammad Wasim, Akif Raja, Ayan Khan, Deependra Airy, Kaleem Sana, Srimantha Wijeratne, Matthew Spurs, Bupendra Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Anoop Cheema.
Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Azam Khan, James Neesham, Cameron Scott Delport, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahoor Khan, Tom Cooper, Cecil Parvez, Jaskarandeep Singh Buttar, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nikhil Dutta, Shreyas Mowwa, Praveen Kumar, Mihir Patel, Ethan Gibson.
Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Behrendorff, Liton Kumar Das, Karim Janat, Mohammad Harris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ayan Khan, Jatinder Singh, Bernard Scholtz, Pargat Singh, Dilan Helliger, Ammar Khalid, Sunny Matharu, Sheel Patel, Kairav Sharma.
Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Zaman Khan, Saeem Ayyub, Abdullah Shafiq, Hamza Tariq, Gerhard Erasmus, Johannes Jonathan Smith, Farhan Malik, Saad Bin Zafar, Nicholas Kirton, Armaan Kapoor, Sarmad Anwar, Rommel Shahzad, Uday Bhagwan.
Nights on Vanku
Mohammad Rizwan, Rassi van der Deusen, Naveen Ul Haq, Reeza Raphael Hendricks, Corbin Bosch, Najeebullah Zadran, Junaid Siddiqui, Vriti Arvind, Karthik Meiyappan, Ruben Trumpman, Ravinderpal Singh, Harsh Thacker, Ryan Pathan, Nawab Singh, Muhammad Kamal and Kanwar Thathaguru. (global t20 canada andre russell chris gayle harbhajan singh and shahid afridi among marquee names drafted)
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