| |2. 9 Sri Lankan players signed for South Africa’s new T20 league; No WaninduСр, 10 авг[-/+]
Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy are among 11 England players to have signed on for CSA’s new T20 league, joining – as ESPNcricinfo reported last week – Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali. English representation is the largest among the direct overseas signings the league has made so far. With nine players, including Niroshan Dickwella, Sri Lanka is next. English players will also be the best paid. The likes of Buttler and Livingstone can expect to earn $ 500,000 each to play in the league in January and February next year, while Moeen will be paid $ 400,000.
On Wednesday, CSA announced that it had signed over 30 marquee names for the league, without identifying them. But ESPNcricinfo has a list of the players signed up.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis, Rilee Roussow, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje
West Indies: Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Jaydon Seales, Jason Holder
England: Eoin Morgan, Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Tymal Mills, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, Phil Salt, Moeen Ali
Ireland: Harry Tector
New Zealand: Jimmy Neesham
Sri Lanka: Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Niroshan Dickwella, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Vishwa Fernando (Cricinfo)
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|↑|3. Big blow for India ahead of Asia cup 2022; squad announcedПн, 08 авг[-/+]
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s Squad for Asia Cup 2022 on Monday. Rohit Sharma will be leading team India in the mega event which is all set to commence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 27 this year. The final of Asia Cup 2022 will be played in Dubai on September 11.
India’s campaign in this year’s tournament will kick off with a heavyweight clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. The Men in Blue would like to avenge the defeat in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and stamp their authority in regards to the preparation of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 which will be played later this year in Australia.
The BCCI, on Monday, announced India’s squad for this year’s Asia Cup. Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the squad due to a back injury. KL Rahul will be the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in the Asia Cup 2022. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are the two wicketkeepers on the side.
Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: Twitter
India’s Squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(Wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Backup: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.
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|↑|4. 8 Sri Lankan players in the inaugural UAE T20 league; 3 among the marquee categoryПн, 08 авг[-/+]
UAE’s International League T20, the ILT20, has today announced a stunning line-up of the game’s super-stars have signed-on to participate in the Inaugural event.
Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman UAE ILT20 League said; “Over the past weeks, ILT20’s six franchises have started discussions and engaged with players, and players’ agents, to exercise their ‘Direct Acquisition’ rights, and we are extremely delighted to be in a position today to announce the first set of players who will compete in UAE’s Inaugural (T20) League.”
Some of the biggest names in global T20 cricket from countries including England, the West Indies, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland, as well as from various leading ICC Associate Nations including USA, Namibia, Netherlands and Nepal have now signed-on to represent the League’s heavy-hitting Franchise-owners – Reliance Industries, Kolkata Knight Riders, Capri Global, GMR, Lancer Capital, and Adani Sportsline – to dazzle fans in UAE’s Inaugural Event.
Marquee Players who have signed to appear and compete in the Inaugural edition include;
Mujeeb Ul Rahman
Commenting on the team-structure, Mubashshir Usmani, Emirates Cricket’s General Secretary said: “It’s exciting to see how well the squads are shaping up for the first season of ILT20. Each team will consist of 18 players including 4 UAE players and 2 other players from ICC Associate countries. The quality of the names announced today is outstanding and so is the interest in our league from top players from all around the world.”
Further international players will be announced by the league later this week, and then the process to sign the 4 UAE players for each team will commence.
As one of the leading ICC Associate Members, Emirates Cricket remains cognisant of its role to inspire burgeoning and existing member-unions, as well as to provide sustainable and effective opportunities to bolster UAE National-team players through continued investment in their development. “We are very excited that a select number of UAE representative-players, from our current pool, will also be considered and signed-on to participate in the League, it is also extremely important to note that these (UAE) players will form part of the team’s playing XI.” “One of the key objectives for ILT20 is to provide opportunities for players from UAE and other Associate nations to perform on the big stage, and, ECB extends its deep appreciation to the six-franchises for their support of our vision to grow our game and create stronger, more competitive players.” added Usmani.
With more players to be announced in the coming days, the ILT20 franchise-teams will be bolstered by further names from global cricket including; Lahiru Kumara, Seekugge Prassanna, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Paul Stirling, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Isuru Udana, Blessing Muzarabani, Niroshan Dickwella, Hazaratullah Zazai, Frederick Klassen, Sikandar Raja, George Munsey, Dan Lawrence, Dominic Drakes, Jamie Overton, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Qais Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, James Vince, Noor Ahmed, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Navin Ul Haq, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Ruben Trumpelman.
Making its debut in January (2023), the inaugural ILT20, which has received multi-year ICC approval, will be played in a 34-match format across the UAE’s exemplemtary, world-class Cricket facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
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|↑|5. Prabath Jayasuriya wins the ICC Player of the Month – July editionПн, 08 авг[-/+]
Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya’s sensational start to international cricket has been capped off by winning the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for July 2022.
Jayasuriya beat England batter and June’s Player of the Month winner Jonny Bairstow, and French sensation Gustav McKeon for the coveted monthly award, after a brilliant start to international cricket in the longest format.
The 30-year-old was thrilled to have won the monthly award.
“I am delighted with this announcement, and wish to thank the fans for voting me as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month,” Jayasuriya said.
“Certainly it has been an incredible month for me, as I made the Test debut, and also got the opportunity to contribute for my team to level the Test series played against Australia and Pakistan.
“I take this opportunity to thank my fans, team-mates, coaches, family and friends for helping my journey, and thrilled with what I am experiencing at this moment in my life.”
Jayasuriya emerged as a new spin hero for Sri Lanka, having one of the most memorable debut Test matches. The spinner registered figures of 6/118 and 6/59 as Sri Lanka roared back against Australia in Galle to level the two-match Test series. His exploits helped the hosts beat the visitors by an innings and 39 runs.
His form would continue into the Test series against Pakistan. Despite Sri Lanka succumbing to a defeat in the series opener in Galle against Babar Azam and Co, Jayasuriya was the most threatening bowler for the hosts, with figures of 5/82 and 4/135.
In the second Test against Pakistan, Jayasuriya clinched his fourth five-wicket haul in only three Test matches. After 3/80 in the first innings, he registered figures of 5/117 in the second innings, as Sri Lanka romped home to a 246-run victory to level the series.
With his performances, Jayasuriya registered four five-wicket hauls in only three Test matches, and four in six innings – a truly astonishing feat. The award caps off a brilliant start in the international arena for the 30-year-old left-arm spinner, who will be hoping to replicate such feats during upcoming Test matches. (ICC)
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