The sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 is all set, to begin with zest & peps on Wednesday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium with Kieron Pollard-led New York Strikers locking horns with Bangla Tigers led by Shakib-Al-Hasan.
Wednesday’s doubleheader will witness defending champions Deccan Gladiators locking horns with Team Abu Dhabi. Both teams will be led by Nicholas Pooran & Chris Lynn. Mushtaq Ahmed will lead Gladiators which include the likes of Andre Russell, Tabraiz Shamsi, & David Wiese. Gladiators topped the group standings in 2021 winning seven out of ten fixtures & went on to beat Delhi Bulls in the Qualifier & the summit clash. On the other hand semi-finalist, Delhi Bulls coached by Andy Flower will begin their campaign in a triple-header on Thursday. The team led by Dwayne Bravo will aim to fulfill their dream of winning the title in this season of the Abu Dhabi t10 League.
The new franchisees who have joined Abu Dhabi T10 League from this edition are from the USA. The two new teams are Strikers & Morrisville Samp Army making the total number of teams to eight. Morrisville will be led by Moeen Ali & coached by Lance Klusener. On the other hand, Strikers will be coached by Carl Crowe & will be guided by Yuvraj as a mentor. Not only Yuvraj but also Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh & S Sreesanth have been signed up for the tournament. The Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 will be a big event with 140 renowned cricketers signing up for the tournament. Adil rashid, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales & Wanindu hasaranga are few of them.
In the tournament, 33 matches are slated to be played over 12 days in Abu Dhabi. The top two teams will move to the Qualifier with the winner heading to the finals on Sunday, December 4. The winner of the eliminator clash between third & fourth place will face the loser of the qualifier in the virtual semifinals with the winner of the match moving to the final of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022. Sri Lanka Cricket is all set to launch its own T10 Leagues beginning in June 2024.