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T10 League 2019 Round-Up: From Awards to Change In Rules in Season 4

The third edition of the T10 League turned out to be a blockbuster event with an attendance of 20,352 on the day of the final. It was a sell-out crowd at the Sheikh Zayad stadium with the fans on every matchday coming out in numbers. It was a spectacle to see as the shortest format of the game of cricket managed to hog the limelight for 10 days. This article is a T10 League 2019 round-up with details of all the important events of the tournament.

Former Australian batsman, Dean Jones who was a part of the commentary team for the series went onto say that T10 is the “format of the future”.

Meanwhile, the owners of the tournament said that Super Over will be a feature from next season with a view to addressing results in every game if the match ends in a tie. England skipper Eoin Morgan gave a thumbs up to this idea after being in the receiving end of a tied game against Bangla Tigers.

“There are a couple of things but I don’t have a solution for them yet. We’re only in our third year, things will continue to evolve, maybe even more teams still in a shorter space of time” Morgan said. 

Also Read: T10 League 2019 Day 10 Results: Arabians Lift Title, Gladiators Finish Runners-Up, Tigers Third on the Points Table

Abu Dhabi T10 owner-cum-chairman Shaji ul Mulk has said that the changes proposed by the players will be given a thought ahead of the next season. 

“It’s possible [that the tournament format changes]. Because we have eight teams, we could be doing seven games a team so that we have a full round-robin. That would probably need us to increase the duration by another two days” Shaji told reporters after the final game of the season. 

Here’s a complete detail of all the awards of the night

Maratha Arabians: T10 League 2019 Champions

The Dwayne Bravo led-side beat his CSK teammate Shane Watson’s Deccan Gladiators by 8 wickets to be crowned the champions of the third edition of the tournament. Bravo credited the contribution of senior players in the team in their successful journey to the title. The Arabians won six out of their last seven matches including the final with rain playing spoilsport in one of the games.

“When all of us put our thinking caps on and we come together to come up with a game plan, we stick with it. I’m the captain, yes, but it’s not all my way, all my decisions. I have experienced guys who have a lot of knowledge and I lean on these guys for information and advice. I think that’s the main reason we were so successful throughout this tournament” said the West Indian all-rounder who has hinted his international comeback after announcing his retirement in October 2018. 

Also Read: T10 League 2019 Day 9 Results: Arabians, Gladiators To Face-Off in the Final

Deccan Gladiators: Runners-Up

The Shane Watson led side finished as the runners up of the tournament after losing to the Arabians in the final. They won five games in the tournament including the knockouts. The beat the Bangla Tigers in the Eliminator and the Qalandars in the second qualifier. 

As far as their performance was concerned, Watson was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 237 runs. His opening partner Mohammad Shahzad scored 169 runs from 9 matches averaging almost 22 every match.

Chris Lynn: Player Of The Tournament/Highest Run-Getter

One name that stood out among the various eye-catching performers was Chris Lynn, Released by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2019 just before the start of the tournament, Lynn smashed 371 runs in the tournament averaging 53. He also scored four fifties with the bat which included scores of 91 against Team Abu Dhabi and 89 versus Delhi Bulls. Lynn who is considered as one of the best T20 batsman ever to play the format has now proved his worth in the T10 format as well. He hit 29 fours and 31 sixes to give an example of the massive power he possesses.

George Garton: Highest Wicket Taker

Sussex left-arm pacer George Garton ended up as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He took 12 wickets at an economy of 13.66 and an economy of 10.25. Garton also hit the winning runs for the Qalandars against Delhi Bulls in a close encounter which went down till the last over. 

Also Read: T10 League 2019 Final, Team Predictions, Preview and Analysis

Mohammad Shahzad: Most Dismissals

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad affected the most dismissals in the tournament. Shahzad took two catches and inflicted two stumpings to finish with four dismissals in the tournament. Arabians keeper-batsman Chadwick Walton finished with three dismissals to his name and affected a hat-trick of run-outs in the final to create a record of his own.

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