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Amalgamated Collection of T20 Superstars: Tuskers’ Strength

Karnataka Tuskers is one of the six teams who are making their debut in the third season of the T10 league starting from November 15 in Abu Dhabi. Owner by Vijay Vyas, who previously owned the Rajputs, said ” “We are happy with our position in Group A which has all the new teams and we will put up a great show” during the draft. 

Former South African cricketer Hashim Amla is the icon player and also the captain of the side. The team will be coached by former teammate of Amla, Johan Botha, who is an experienced cricketer himself. That the duo has played plenty of international cricket together will bode well for the team from the southern part of India. 

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Hashim Amla is the Icon Player and the captain of the side. (Photo: T10 Official Website)

With Amla at the top, the team boats of power-hitters like Evin Lewis and Johnson Charles. Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga is another opener that the Tuskers have in their side. Shafiqullah Shafiq from Afghanistan is the wicketkeeper-batsman in the side.

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The likes of Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Kesrick Williams, Ross Whitely and Ahmed Raza make up the all-rounders in the side. Samuels is the most experienced among them all and also a two-time winner of the T20 World Cup with the West Indies team.

The bowling line-up seems the weakling in the side, Nepal spin sensation Sandeep Lamichane, Afghanistan pacer Shahpoor Zadran and rookie bowlers Patrick Brown and Nathan Rimmington make up the bowling attack. The Windies trio of Samuels, Williams and Allen will complete the spinning formalities in the side. 

The squad has players rich on T20 experience. Players like Samuels, Allen Lewis and Amla himself has played a lot of T20 cricket worldwide. Their experience of playing in different T20 competitions will be a plus for the side.

Coach Botha being a spinner himself will be able to put forward his valuable inputs with the spinners in the team as well. 

The Tuskers have been put into group A alongside three other newcomers Delhi Bulls Deccan Gladiators and Bangla Tigers. Like the other teams, the Tuskers also have an opportunity to make a name for themselves in the competition. 

The Tuskers play their first match against the Delhi Bulls on November 17, followed by matches against Bangla Tigers and Deccan Gladiators on November 18 and 19.

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Karnataka Tuskers Squad 2019

Hashim Amla, Sandeep Lamichane, Pat Brown, Evin Lewis, Kesrick Williams, Johnson Charles, Ross Whitely, Malinda Pushpakumara, Shapoor Zadran, Ahmed Raza, Asif Mumtaz, Nathan Remmington, Marlon Samuels Shafiqullah Shafaq, Upul Tharanga, Fabian Allen, M.Furqan, Asad Pathan

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