UAE Players Sabir Rao and Fahad Nawaz are part of the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. They are excited to play under Sunil Narine’s captaincy and learn from popular players in the ILT20 2023. In the first edition, six teams will compete with one another in 34 matches across the various cricket stadiums of UAE from 13th January 2023.
International cricketing stars such as Yusuf Pathan, Colin Ingram, Paul Stirling, Jonny Bairstow, Dwayne Bravo, Samit Patel, Imran Tahir, Dawid Malan, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Lynn, James Vince, Alex Hales, and Colin Munro will be in action for their respective teams in the tournament. Moreover, young players will get a golden chance to learn from the experience of world-class players.
UAE Player Fahad Nawaz is Excited to Play with Sunil Narine
UAE wicketkeeper Fahad Nawaz was part of the UAE team for 2 ODIs and 1 T20I game. He will be playing for the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. He said, “I started playing cricket in the gullies with my younger brother. Later, I started practicing at the Young Talent Cricket Academy (YTCA) in Dubai in 2012. It’s a great feeling to be playing for ADKR, and I was very excited when I got the chance to be a part of the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. I am thrilled to represent them at such a great platform (DP World ILT20).”
Fahad scored 137 runs in seven competitions of D20 2020/21. He is happy to be a part of the team that is captained by Narine. Moreover, he is eager to learn from the big cricketers in the league. He is confident in playing his role in winning the tournament for his team.
Sabir Roa is to be in Action under Sunil Narine Captaincy
UAE fast bowler Sabir Roa who played 2 ODIs and 3 T20Is, is another exciting talent keen to learn from world-class teammates. He is happy to be part of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders for the UAE-based league. Moreover, he is eagerly waiting to learn from Andre Russell, Paul Stirling, and Sunil Narine.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will play the opening match against Dubai Capitals after the inaugural ceremony on 13th January 2023. And all the local players are very excited to represent their team in the first edition of the UAE International League T20 2023.