Canadian cricketers be part of marquee names from overseas for GT20 Canada competitors

Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Pakistan captain Babar Azam, vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan and tempo bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi are among the many marquee cricket names slated to play on this summer season’s GT20 Canada competitors.

The fourth version of the T20 match runs July 25 to Aug. 11 in Brampton, Ont.

The six-team competitors options the defending champion Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Brampton Wolves, Vancouver Knights, Surrey Jaguars and Bangla Tigers Mississauga.

This summer season’s version marks a homecoming for the Twenty third-ranked Canada workforce that made its debut on the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, at present within the Tremendous-8 stage within the West Indies. Led by captain Saad Bin Zafar, the Canadians recorded their first win on the T20 World Cup once they beat No. 11 Eire by 12 runs on June 7.

Zafar is joined on the Toronto Nationals roster by Canadian teammates Nicholas Kirton and Nikhil Dutta.

Different Canadian World Cup workforce members participating are Pargat Singh, Dilon Heyliger and Rayyan Pathan (Bangla Tigers Mississauga), Aaron Johnson and Ravinderpal Singh (Brampton Wolves), Kaleem Sana and Dilpreet Singh Bajwa (Montreal Tigers), Shreyas Movva, Navneet Dhaliwal and Junaid Siddiqu (Surrey Jaguars), and Jeremy Gordon and Rishiv Joshi (Vancouver Knights).

Groups had been chosen through draft with sides allowed to retain a lot of gamers from final yr, if that’s the case desired.

Gamers coming back from final yr embrace Logan van Beek of the Netherlands (Surrey Jaguars), Australia’s Chris Lynn and Sherfane Rutherford of the West Indies (Montreal Tigers), and New Zealand’s Colin Munro (Toronto Nationals).

The Vancouver Knights gained the inaugural match in 2018 with the Winnipeg Hawks rising victorious in 2019. There was no competitors in 2020 or 2021 because of the pandemic.

The participant pool attracts on expertise from Canada, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa United Arab Emirates, the U.S., and the West Indies.

India doesn’t permit its gamers to participate in overseas leagues, until they’re retired from worldwide cricket and never enjoying within the home IPL.

The match is broadcast world wide with markets exterior of Canada taking in final yr’s competitors together with Australia, Bangladesh, India Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, the U.S., United Kingdon in addition to the Center East.

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