Ten Players to Look For in T10 League 2017

Before the concept of T10 league coined, the bowlers who could bowl maximum dot balls and were able to take wickets were high on demand in Twenty20 leagues around the world. Now with the arrival of this even shorter format of cricket; such bowlers can prove to be an asset for the teams of the T10 league.

 

1 Mohammad Amir

Keeping this in mind, we have kept Mohammad Amir on the top of the list who was the first pick in T10 league drafts. His lethal in-swinging yorkers and perfect line and length keep batsmen on the edge. He can play a vital role in his team Maratha Arabians.

 

2 Umar Gul

 

Known for his deadly, toe-crushing yorkers and steep bouncers, Umar Gul can easily be considered the best pick for the shorter format games. His performances in 2009 World T20 and 2011 World Cup are still a soothing memory for Pakistan fans. Though he has been in and out of the team for last two years, his recent form in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy was appealing enough to bring him back in the run. He can be as lethal as any in the T10 League 2017 tournament.

 

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3 Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine, the mystery bowler has gained his rhythm and varieties back after the current performances in Caribbean League.   He has always been a trouble for the batsmen especially in the middle overs. His economical bowling and abilities to pick wickets will ultimately help his side Bengal Lions.

 

4 Hasan Ali

The dynamic Hasan Ali, the top-pick for the Punjabi Legends has been a sensation throughout his career. Hasan, who picked 13 wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, becoming the top wicket-taker, was the main catalyst in Pakistan’s out of the blue win. He has been the driving force of the team ever since. The best thing about Hasan is he has all the arrows in the quiver. He can bowl quick, length and full, swinging deliveries and also well-disguised slower ones to unsettle any batsman. He is surely the guy to look for.

 

5 Carlos Brathwaite 

A name to remember! Brathwaite stormed into the international arena with the display of his six-hitting abilities in the final of 2016 World T20. A man f his stature can turn the game into four balls of an over, and he proved that. In this 10-over innings, even q quick 30s, 40s can change the dimensions of the game. and Carlos Brathwaite is the living example of that. It would be exciting to see how he unfolds his talent in the T10 League 2017.

 

6 Fakhar Zaman

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The first-round draft pick for Pakhtoons, the Man of The Man in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals,  the left-handed opener is the arguably one of the finest finds for team Pakistan at present. Zaman first rose to prominence in the UAE with Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. His ability to adjust to conditions quickly will help him in the ten-over format, and hopefully, he will not waste much time getting after bowlers in the new format.

 

7 Shahid Khan Afridi 

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The Boom Boom Afridi, who left cricket almost a year ago, will once again be in action, leading the Pakhtoons. It seems as though Afridi’s retirement was so keenly felt, they invented a new format just to keep him going. No one can doubt his six-hitting abilities and that he can turn the tables within the span of one over. Besides his batting abilities, Afridi can as well bowl leg-break spin, and thus can be very handy at times of need. Besides all, Afridi is a superstar, he is a crowd-puller and has a huge fan following in UAE.

 

 8 Paul Stirling

The swashbuckling Irish opener is one of the few batsmen on the planet who need nearly no time to play themselves in whatever format they are in. As such he is one player who will perfectly fit one of the slogans that T10 cricket’s social media team are hoping will catch. Namely, that Every Ball Counts.

 

9 Shoaib Malik

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The guy is in phenomenal form, probably the form of his life. By the time, he has proved himself as the backbone of Pakistan’s limited overs side, while his performances in the international T20 leagues are his resume. Despite his indifferent time as a captain in PSL, Malik was trusted to lead the Punjabi side in the first T10.

 

10 Virender Sehwag

Sehwag is the only pick from India. Though he has been long-time retired, and off from serious cricket, his abilities to hit the cricket ball out of the park are still unquestionable. He proved that when last played the Masters Champions League in the UAE last year. He was masterful in that competition, as the Gemini Arabians won out.

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