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International League T20: All You Need to Know

The International League T20 is a T20 cricket tournament being played within the United Arab Emirates, founded in 2022 by ECB and the inaugural season was 2023.

International League T20

International League T20 Information

The International League T20 (ILT20), also known as the DP World ILT20 for sponsorship reasons, is a T20 cricket tournament being played within the United Arab Emirates. The league was founded in 2022 by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). With six team at the first, the Inaugural season of ILT20 took place from 13 January to 12 Feb, 2023.

The International League T20 2024 is played in a double round-robin format, with mean each team will have 2 times compete with each their opponents. The top four team will qualifies for the Playoffs, consist of semi-final, third-place playoff and final.

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The team won the first season was Gulf Giants, who defeated Desert Vipers in the final match. By many positive feedback from players and fans, the tournament was a success and expected to become a major cricket league in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East.

One more thing, Three original IPL franchises owners of Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals are also got a chance to sign up 4 players from their current IPL squads.

International League T20 was on of the major franchise-run T20 league around the world in just a season old. Because of the quality of players, the league has been given List A status by the ICC just over a month before 2nd season. International League T20 is the first T20 league run by the board of an Associate nation to be given the status. The status mean the tournament will now be recognised as an official T20 League. The ITL20 called this is “a major milestone” and “a major boost”.

Intenational League T20 Team

In the first, there are 6 team created and playing for Intenational League T20:

  • Adu Dhabi Knight Riders: From Adu Dhabi City, home ground is Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and lead by Sunil Narine.
  • Desert Vipers: From Dubai, home ground is Dubai International Cricket Stadium and lead by Colin Munro.
  • Dubai Capitals: From Dubai, home ground is Dubai International Cricket Stadium and lead by David Warner.
  • Gulf Giants: From Dubai, home ground is Dubai International Cricket Stadium and lead by James Vince.
  • MI Emirates: From Adu Dhabi City, home ground is Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and lead by Nicholas Pooran.
  • Sharjah Warriors: From Sharjah City, home ground is Sharjah Cricket Stadium and lead by Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

International League T20 2024

The International League T20 2024 is a second season of International League T20, organized by ECB. The League will played from 19 January to 17 February 2024. Because the lack of domestic players, the league were granted List A as stipulated by ICC.

Team squad International League T20 2024

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

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Sunil Narine (C), Jonathan Figy, Lovepreet Singh, Ross Taylor, Haseebullah Khan, Jarrod McKay, Imad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Kirk McKenzie, Abbas Afridi, Charith Asalanka, Ravi Bopara, Michael Pepper, Laurie Evans, Josh Little, Andre Russell, Ali Khan, Matiullah Khan, Sabir Ali, Marchant de Lange, Joe Clarke, Brandon McMullen, David Willey, Jake Lintott, Sam Hain.

Desert Vipers

Colin Munro (C), Karthik Meiyappan, Vishnu Sukumaran, Ali Naseer, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesha Pathirana, Shaheen Afridi, Adam Hose, Khalid Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hamza Tahir, Matthew Short, Safyaan Sharif, Sam Hain, Abdul Rahman, Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wood, Michael Jones, Bas de Leede, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan.

Dubai Capitals

David Warner (C), Aryan Lakra, Kai Smith, Rahul Bhatia, Nilansh Keswani, Yasir Mohammad, Bilal Tahir, Fayyaz Butt, Mohammad Saleem, Rovman Powell, Dushmantha Chameera, Joe Root, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Andrew Tye, Mark Wood, Max Holden, Mohammad Mohsin, Nuwan Thushara, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Akif Raja, Roelof van der Merwe, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sam Billings, Michael Bracewell, Steve Smith.

Gulf Giants

James Vince (C), Ashwanth Valthapa, Hazrat Bilal, Basir Ahamad, Nathan Ellis, Tom Mackintosh, Joshuan Julius, Kashyap Prajapati, Aryansh Sharma, Alishan Sharafu, Riaz Hassan, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Lynn, Chris Jordan, Gerhard Erasmus, Carlos Brathwaite, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Jamie Overton, Jamie Smith, Jordan Cox, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rehan Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, Sanchit Sharma, Saurabh Netravalkar, Maaz Sadaqat, Finn Allen.

MI Emirates

Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Andre Fletcher, Will Smeed, Akeal Hosein, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Dan Mousley, Muhammad Waseem, Jordan Thompson, Kusal Perera, Adhitya Shetty, Ansh Tandon, Blessing Muzarabani, Graham Hume, Abdul Bangalzai, Matthew Fisher, Zahoor Khan, Waqar Salamkheil, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Odean Smith, Nosthush Kenjige, Fazalhaq Farooqi, McKenny Clarke.

Sharjah Warriors

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C), Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Joe Denly, Chris Sole, Zak Crawley, Daniel Sams, Dilshan Madushanka, James Fuller, Johnson Charles, Junaid Siddique, Kusal Mendis, Lewis Gregory, Maheesh Theekshana, Mark Deyal, Mark Watt, Martin Guptill, Pratis GC, Bilal Tahir, Qais Ahmad, Ryan Burl.

Summarize

International League T20 will soon become a world tournament for many cricket franchise from all over the world compete and become champion. It will just a time problems. Season 2 are very close now, let’s wait and watch the most satisfy cricket scene.

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