The final squads for the all eight teams for T10 Cricket League 2018 have been finalised following the draft at V Hotel, Dubai, on Monday evening. Kerala Kings acquired Sandeep Lamichhane, the teenage leg-spinner from Nepal who has taken global T20 leagues by storm; Bengal Tigers, on the other hand, opted for Ali Khan, the USA pacer who was a roaring success for Trinbago Knight Riders in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League. Here are the squads for the franchises:
Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan (icon player, captain), Sohail Tanvir, Kieron Pollard, Paul Stirling, Dasun Shanaka, Chris Gayle, Junaid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Curran, Fabian Allen, Niroshan Dickwella, Imran Nazir, Benny Howell.
Coach: Daniel Vettori
Maratha Arabians: Rashid Khan (icon player), Kamran Akmal, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Lasith Malinga, Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof van der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson.
Coach: Wasim Akram
Pakhtoons: Shahid Afridi (icon player, captain), Mohammad Irfan, Liam Dawson, Colin Ingram, David Willey, Colin Munro, Andre Fletcher, Sohail Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Chadwick Walton, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Cameron Delport.
Coach: Dean Jones
Punjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik (icon player, captain), Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Liam Plunkett, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach, Hasan Khan.
Coach: Mushtaq Ahmed
Karachians: Shane Watson (icon player), Anton Devcich, Ben Laughlin, Jofra Archer, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Dawid Malan, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Irfan.
Coach: Tom Moody
Bengal Tigers: Sunil Narine (icon player), Jason Roy, Asif Ali, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sam Billings, Morne Morkel, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Ali Khan.
Coach: Stephen Fleming
Northern Warriors: Darren Sammy (icon player), Wahab Riaz, Nicolas Pooran, Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Kennar Lewis.
Coach: Robin Singh
Rajputs: Brendon McCullum (icon player), Chris Lynn, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmad, Ben Dunk, Shan Masood, Peter Trego.
Coach: Herschelle Gibbs.