Rashid Khan, Eoin Morgan among icon players for T10 League

Some of the best short-format cricketers from around the world will be a part of the second edition of the T10 League, to be played later this year.

The mini draft ahead of the league was conducted on Tuesday, 24 July in Dubai, with the eight teams – up from six last time – picking their icon player and four others.Kerala Kings, the 2017 champions, retained Eoin Morgan, choosing him as their icon player, while the other first-edition teams chose Rashid Khan (Maratha Arabians), Shahid Afridi (Pakhtoons), Sunil Narine (Bengal Tigers), Shoaib Malik (Punjabi Legends) and Brendon McCullum (Rajputs – earlier Team Sri Lanka).

Team Icon player Other players
Bengal Tigers Sunil Narine Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Karachians Shane Watson Jofra Archer, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben Laughlin
Kerala Kings Eoin Morgan Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Stirling, Dasun Shanaka
Maratha Arabians Rashid Khan James Faulkner, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, Kamran Akmal
Northern Warriors Darren Sammy Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Wahab Riaz, Nicholas Pooran
Pakhtoons Shahid Afridi Colin Ingram, David Willey, Mohammad Irfan, Liam Dawson
Punjabi Legends Shoaib Malik Evin Lewis, Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Liam Plunkett
Rajputs Brendon McCullum Mohammad Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Shahzad

Northern Warriors and Karachians, the two new franchises, opted for Darren Sammy and Shane Watson respectively.

The remainder of the teams will be picked in the second draft in September.

Rashid Khan


I am super excited to be the Icon Player of the @MarathArabians team in season 2 of T10 League. Extend your support and cheer for my team this season. Let the game begin @parvezkhan35 @SohailKhan

The first edition of the tournament was played over four days in December last year in Sharjah. A total of 13 games were played, making it a neatly packed tournament.

This time, with two teams added, there will be 28 games, with the action spanning 10 days.