Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Jonny Bairstow are among the 20 players added to Abu Dhabi Knight Riders squad for UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20) 2023. Along with West Indies’ best spinner Akeal Hosein, fast bowler Ravi Rampaul and Sri Lanka batter Charith Asalanka will play for the ADKR franchise in the UAE T20 League 2023.
The UAE local players “Matiullah Khan, Fahad Nawaz, Sabir Ali, and Zawar Farid are also added to the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders squad. The young players are excited to play with global star cricketers and learn from them.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Franchise Squad for Inaugural Season of UAE ILT20 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders owners own Abu Dhabi Knight Riders team. They are very interested and look forward to the inaugural tournament ILT20, which will start on 13th January 2023.
On Tuesday, ADKR also announced their popular overseas players, including Sri Lanka allrounder Seekuge Prasanna, fast bowler Lahiru Kumara, Paul Stirling of Ireland, and South African batter Colin Ingram. And recently, they completed the 20 players, including the 4 UAE local players, for the first edition of ILT20 2023.
The captain of ADKR Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are already part of the KKR team in the IPL and are now signed up for the Abudhabi Knight Riders franchise as well for the first season of the tournament.
Venky Mysore, CEO of Knight Riders, said. “it’s great for us that we are representing three franchises in T20 cricket leagues around the world, KKR in IPL, TKR in CPL, and now ADKR in the ILT20”
“It is also great to have Sunil Narine and Andre Russell as members of ADKR. Jonny Bairstow has joined the Knight Riders family and will undoubtedly impact ADKR’s journey in ILT20 2023. Additionally, we are delighted that Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Ali Khan, Colin Ingram, and Seekuge Prasanna, who were previously members of Trinbago Knight Riders, have joined the ADKR team as well”
International and UAE Players list of ADKR Squad for DP World ILT20 2023
Below are the ADKR 20 players and they are locked for the inaugural edition of the International League T20 2023.
|Player Name||Player Role||Country|
|Sunil Narine||Bowling All-rounder||West Indies|
|Andre Russell||Batting All-rounder||West Indies|
|Akeal Hosein||Bowling All-rounder||West Indies|
|Raymon Reifer||Batsmen||West Indies|
|Kennar Lewis||Wicket-keeper||West Indies|
|Ravi Rampaul||Bowler||West Indies|
|Lahiru Kumara||Bowler||Sri Lanka|
|Charith Asalanka||Batsmen||Sri Lanka|
|Colin Ingram||Batsmen||South Africa|
|Marchant De Lange||Bowler||South Africa|
|Dhananjaya De Silva||Batsmen||Srilanka|
|Connor Esterhuizen||Wicket-keeper||South Africa|
Popular players are added to the ADKR squad for the first season of ILT20 2023. And fans and players are too excited to watch the opening ceremony and the tournament matches. Along with Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, the Sharjah Warriors squad is also completed for UAE International League T20. Follow us, and we will update you on all the actions about ILT20 2023.