Latest NatWest T20 Blast squads for 2017 are placed here. The latest edition of the NatWest T20 Blast kick-starts from July and will see the 18 counties fight it out for top honours as Northamptonshire start off as the defending champions. Get the latest information on the team-lists & squads for the NatWest T20 Blast here.
Speaking of the tournament, NatWest T20 has got a rather odd format, with 18 teams split in two groups of nine, titled North and South division. Each team will play six other sides at home and away, while facing the other two teams just once. The group matches take place over a span of three months.
The top four teams from each group will proceed to the knockout stage, where quarterfinal matches take place. Another interesting thing about the tournament is that the semifinal and the final are both played on the same day, usually at Edgbaston.
Last year, it was Northamptonshire Steelbacks who won the final after they beat Durham and it remains to be seen whether they have the best team among all the NatWest T20 Blast squads this season.
Unlike the Indian Premier League, in the NatWest T20 Blast, only two overseas players can feature in the starting 11 on the match day. All the teams have invested well in picking up their international players, with some of the names being quite prominent in the T20 format.
To list a few names, Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum certainly lead the way when it comes to batting, respectively for Somerset and Birmingham Bears. Interestingly enough, they also happen to have the record of highest scores in a single innings. McCullum will be playing for Middlesex this season along with his Kiwi teammate Tim Southee.
And who are the Australian players who have made it to the NatWest t20 Blast squads for the 2017 season?
In the past, Australian internationals have also made their presence felt in the league, with Michael Klinger featuring in the tournament as well. It was his form in the NatWest T20 Blast that helped him get picked for the Aussie national side as well.
James Faulkner, who took the most wickets in the competition last with the defending champions from Lancashire, could also be playing this year.
Pakistani players have also been included in the tournament, with Mohammad Amir also featuring in the tournament in a country he had suffered the ignominy of being banned for spot-fixing.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has signed up for Essex as well, and will hope to continue with his good form.
With such a star-studded line-up in the NatWest T20 Blast Squads, in addition to the talented pool of local talents, the T20 cricket in the United Kingdom is set to be revitalized. And a lot of credit for that must go to the ECB.
NatWest T20 Blast Squads & Team list for 2017:
Birmingham Bears Squad 2017
Jonathan Trott, Alex Mellor, Sam Hain, Ian Westwood, Aaron Thomason, Liam Banks, Matthew Lamb, Ed Pollock, Keith Barker, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Ateeq Javid, Chris Woakes, William Porterfield, Rikki Clarke, Andrew Umeed, Tim Ambrose, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeetan Patel, Josh Poysden, Ian Bell, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Chris Wright, Sunny Singh, George Panayi, Olly Stone, Grant Elliot (Kolpak Deal)
Derbyshire Falcons Squad 2017
Luis Reece, Thomas Wood, Ben Slater, Shiv Thakor, Will Davis, Imran Tahir, Charlie Macdonell, Greg Cork, Daryn Smit, Alex Hughes, Billy Godleman, Rob Hemmings, Jeevan Mendis, Gary Wilson, Wayne Madsen, Hardus Viljoen, Tom Milnes, Tom Taylor, Tony Palladino, Ben Cotton, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Matt Henry.
Durham Jets Squad 2017
Jack Burnham, Stephen Cook, James Weighell, Cameron Steel, Tom Latham, Paul Collingwood, Keaton Jennings, Adam Hickey, Ryan Pringle, Ben Stokes, Graham Clark, Stuart Poynter, Michael Richardson, Gavin Main, Graham Onions, Paul Coughlin, Chris Rushworth, Mark Wood, Barry McCarthy, Usman Arshad, Brydon Carse, Josh Coughlin
Essex Eagles Squad 2017
Kishen Velani, Nick Browne, Callum Taylor, Simon Harmer, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Tom Westley, Varun Chopra, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Ashar Zaidi, Neil Wagner, James Foster, Aron Nijjar, Paul Walter, Matt Dixon, Jamie Porter, Matt Quinn, Tamim Iqbal.
Glamorgan Squad 2017
Jeremy Lawlor, Jacques Rudolph, Aneurin Donald, Nick Selman, Jack Murphy, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg, Owen Morgan, Ruaidhri Smith, Kiran Carlson, Craig Meschede, Chris Cooke, Will Bragg, Andrew Salter, Kieran Bull, Michael Hogan, Will Owen, Timm van der Gugten, Lukas Carey, Marchant de Lange.
Gloucestershire Squad 2017
William Tavaré, Michael Klinger, George Hankins, Chris Dent, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Cockbain, Jack Taylor, Brandon Gilmour, Graeme van Buuren, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Craig Miles, Benny Howell, Patrick Grieshaber, Gareth Roderick, James Bracey, Phil Mustard, David Payne, Tom Smith, Chris Liddle, Liam Norwell, Matthew Taylor, Andrew Tye, Miles Hammond
Hampshire Squad 2017
Joe Weatherley, Jimmy Adams, George Bailey, Tom Alsop, Michael Carberry, James Vince, Ben Duggan, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Ervine, Will Smith, Gareth Berg, Liam Dawson, Asher Hart, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Jake Goodwin, Kyle Abbott, Josh McCoy, Fraser Hay, Calvin Dickinson, Lewis McManus, Mason Crane, Reece Topley, Brad Wheal, Fidel Edwards, Brad Taylor
Kent Squad 2017
Joe Weatherley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Alex Blake, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, Darren Stevens, Adam Rouse, Calum Haggett, Adam Ball, Matt Hunn, Fabian Cowdrey, Matt Coles, Sam Northeast, Will Gidman, Ivan Thomas, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum, Sean Dickson, James Tredwell, Charlie Hartley, Hugh Bernard, Adam Riley, Jimmy Neesham, Yasir Shah.
Lancashire Lightning Squad 2017
Rob Jones, Liam Livingstone, Haseeb Hameed, Karl Brown, Luke Procter, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jordan Clark, Steven Croft, Ryan McLaren, Danny Lamb, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Brooke Guest, Toby Lester, Stephen Parry, James Anderson, Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Saqib Mahmood, Kyle Jarvis, Matt Parkinson, Junaid Khan
Leicestershire Foxes Squad 2017
Harry Dearden, Paul Horton, Angus Robson, Ben Raine, Mark Cosgrove, Aadil Ali, Cameron Delport, Will Fazakerley, Colin Ackermann, Neil Dexter, Kevin O’Brien, Callum Parkinson, James Burke, Lewis Hill, Ned Eckersley, Luke Ronchi, Charlie Shreck, Gavin Griffiths, Tom Wells, Rob Sayer, Richard Jones, Mark Pettini, Zak Chappell, Clint McKay, Dieter Klein, James Sykes
Middlesex Squad 2017
Paul Stirling, Max Holden, Tim Southee, Nick Compton, Sam Robson, Ryan Higgins, Nick Gubbins, James Franklin, Adam Voges, John Simpson, Brendon McCullum, George Scott, Eoin Morgan, Robbie White, Dawid Malan, Stephen Eskinazi, James Harris, Tom Helm, Steven Finn, Ollie Rayner, Harry Podmore, Martin Andersson, James Fuller, Tim Murtagh, Ravi Patel, Nathan Sowter
Northamptonshire Steelbacks Squad 2017
Max Holden, Ben Duckett, Alex Wakely, Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Nathan Buck, Saif Zaib, Rory Kleinveldt, Steven Crook, Seekkuge Prasanna, Adam Rossington, David Murphy, Rob Newton, Ben Sanderson, Richard Gleeson, Graeme White, Tom Sole, Azharullah, Josh Cobb, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Nottinghamshire Outlaws Squad 2017
Michael Lumb, Brendan Taylor, Alex Hales, Greg Smith, Billy Root, Steven Mullaney, Harry Gurney, Dan Christian, Matthew Carter, Jake Libby, Riki Wessels, Chris Read, Stuart Broad, Tom Moores, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Samit Patel, Brett Hutton, Jake Ball, Ben Kitt, James Pattinson, Ish Sodhi
Somerset Squad 2017
Marcus Trescothick, Dominic Bess, Johann Myburgh, Tim Groenewald, Tom Abell, James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Jim Allenby, Peter Trego, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Michael Leask, Josh Davey, Dean Elgar, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Davies, Steven Davies, Adam Hose, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Jack Leach, Tim Rouse, Paul van Meekeren, Ollie Sale, Fakhar Zaman
Surrey Squad 2017
Aaron Finch, Kumar Sangakkara, Rory Burns, James Burke, Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Mark Stoneman, Scott Borthwick, Dominic Sibley, Gareth Batty, Arun Harinath, Zafar Ansari, Jade Dernbach, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Matt Dunn, Kevin Pietersen, Mark Footitt, Freddie van den Bergh, Stuart Meaker, Amar Virdi, Mathew Pillans, Tom Curran, Ravi Rampaul, Conor McKerr
Sussex Squad 2017
Ross Taylor (c), Chris Nash, Matt Machan, Philip Salt, Luke Wells, Laurie Evans, George Garton, Tom Haines, David Wiese, Tymal Mills, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Luke Wright, Delray Rawlins, Jofra Archer, Ajmal Shahzad, Ben Brown, Abidine Sakande, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Ed Joyce, Stu Whittingham, Steve Magoffin, Vernon Philander
Worcestershire Rapids Squad 2017
Joe Leach, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Ollie Westbury, Ben Twohig, Brett D’Oliveira, Ross Whiteley, Alex Hepburn, Alexei Kervezee, George Rhodes, Josh Tongue, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Moeen Ali, John Hastings, Mitchell Santner, Ben Cox, Joe Clarke, Jack Shantry, Tom Fell, Charlie Morris
Yorkshire Vikings Squad 2017
Joe Root, Tim Bresnan, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Jack Leaning, Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, Matthew Waite, Johnny Read, Azeem Rafiq, Matthew Fisher, Will Rhodes, David Willey, Gary Ballance, Andrew Hodd, Jonny Bairstow, Steven Patterson, Peter Handscomb, Ben Coad, Ryan Sidebottom, James Wainman, Shaun Marsh, Ryan Gibson, Josh Shaw, Liam Plunkett, Karl Carver, Jared Warner, Jack Brooks