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Cricket’s big names who will be seen in 2018 edition of T10 League

The second edition of T10 cricket tournament is set to get underway in Sharjah this November. The eight-team cricket extravaganza will be seen in a new avatar with two new teams competing in the 2018 edition. With the governing body of the contest bringing new players from the pool of retiring cricketers, the tournament provides fans with a brilliant opportunity to watch their yesteryear stars back in action. The T10 league is scheduled to be played from November 23 to December 2 in 2018.

Here we take a look at some of the biggest stars who will grace the 2018 edition

Zaheer Khan

World Cup-winning Indian legend Zaheer Khan has penned a deal to be a part of the Punjab Legends franchise. The speedster has over 600 wickets to his kitty across all formats in international cricket. The ‘Sultan of swing’ might have retired from the international cricket in 2015, but has been active at the franchise level. His experience will be vital to the Punjab Legends and under the leadership of Pakistan veteran Shoaib Malik, expect this left-arm seamer to work his wonders.

Chris Gayle

West Indies batting legend Gayle is one of the most destructive batsmen in the shorter formats of the game. The southpaw is known for his ability to keep the bowlers at bay. The 39-year-old batsman will be a part of the Kerala Kings XI in the forthcoming edition of the league.

Brendon McCullum 

Black Caps legend McCullum is one of the ‘iconic’ players in this edition of the T10 League. Named skipper of the  Rajputs, plenty is expected from the big-hitting Kiwi batsman.  The 37-year-old retired from international cricket in 2015 following the World Cup, but he is still a force to reckon with in franchise cricket.

Shane Watson

The former Australia all-rounder is the captain of Karachi Kings in the tournament. Watson might have called it a day on his international cricket career, but he has plenty to offer. The all-rounder was one of the top performers for Chennai Super Kings in the previous edition of the IPL and the same would be expected of him in the T10 League.

Sunil Narine

Mystery spinner Sunil Narine might have fallen out of favour with the West Indies cricket board, but the hard-hitting all-rounder is still one of the hottest properties in franchise cricket. Narine who is a globetrotter, playing for various leagues across the world has been named the icon player of the Bengal Tigers and is also expected to lead the side.

 

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