The Global League T20 Squads are placed here. The first ever edition of the T20 Global League will be played from November 2017 and will see eight teams participate in the competition. Get all the teams, player-lists & squads from the Global League T20 here.
The eight franchise owners in the Global League T20 have been named, and what is known is that Cricket South Africa has named eight domestic and eight overseas marquee players so far. Each of the eight teams will be allowed to pick one domestic marquee player and one overseas marquee player from the aforementioned list of players.
Overseas marquee players:
Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Pietersen, Brendon McCullum.
Domestic marquee players:
AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, David Miller
These eight players have now been allotted to different cities, which now have franchise owners. Benoni will be represented by Quinton de Kock, while Bloemfontein will have the services of David Miller, Cape Town will look at JP Duminy to probably lead them while Durban will have Hashim Amla taking over their reins.
In the same way, Johannesburg will have Kagiso Rabada in their side, while Port Elizabeth will hope Imran Tahir can help them celebrate their victories, Pretoria’s leadership will fall in the hands of AB de Villiers while Stellenbosch will have Faf du Plessis in their side.
The action will now move to the GDL T20 Draft, which will be used as a way to select the GDL squads by each of the eight sides. The Draft will see teams being asked to pick one domestic and one overseas marquee player before proceeding with the other picks to make up 17-man squads.
So far, the list of players who are expected to play isn’t quite known but one can expect cricketers from all over the world to make up the Global League T20 squads. More than 400 players have shown interest in playing in the league, including Australian players who have run into issues with their cricket board.
It’s also reasonable to assume that Indian cricketers might not feature in the GDL T20 much like they have been absent from the other T20 leagues that are played around the world.
The Global League T20 was conceptualised by the Cricket South Africa after they saw the loss of many of their players to the UK to the Kolpak Deal. What now needs to be seen is whether this new tournament will allow players to be retained by the Cricket South Africa and a lot will depend on the financials associated with it.
There had earlier been news that the Chennai Super Kings had showed interest in picking up a GDL T20 team but that seems to have come to nothing. However, there has been interest from other companies from the sub-continent.
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Quinton de Kock
AB de Villiers,
Faf du Plessis