The T10 Cricket League is the world’s only ICC-sanctioned 10-overs-a-side cricket tournament that is played in UAE. In the passages below, you can find all the latest information on the T10 Cricket League, that includes its live streaming options, predictions, squads and schedule for this second season. If you are looking to buy tickets for this edition, you can check below as well.
Why T10 Cricket League & its History?
The T10 League or the T10 Cricket League is the world’s first ever T10 tournament that was played for the first time in 2017. At that time it was a six-team competition held over four days in the month of December in Sharjah. Kerala Kings were the winners of the first ever season of this T10 Cricket League, beating the Punjabi Legends in the final by eight wickets.
This was after the Legends had beaten Pakhtoons and the Kings had overcome the Maratha Arabians in the semi-finals. The other two teams knocked out before making the knock-out stage of the tournament included Team Sri Lanka and Bengal Tigers. Bengal beat Sri Lanka in the fifth-sixth playoff.
Some of the top players that featured in the first edition of the competition included Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Kieron Pollard, Virender Sehwag, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmad Shahzad, Tamim Iqbal, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Umar Akmal, Adil Rashid, Carlos Brathwaite, Dinesh Chandimal, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunil Narine and Darren Sammy.
Current T10 Cricket League Format & Schedule
The eight teams in the competition have been divided into two groups. Group A has the Kerala Kings, Karachians, Pakhtoon and Rajputs, while the other group, B, consists of Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors.
In the first stage of the competition, each side will play the other three in their own group. This will be followed by each team playing three more matches, one each against three of the four teams in the other group.
At the end of this second stage of the tournament, the playoffs begin with the top two sides from all the eight teams facing off in the first game. The winner of this match will enter the final while the losing team will face the winner of the second playoff. This second playoff will be played between the teams placed third and fourth.
The winner of this third playoff will face the winner of the first playoff in the final, while the other two teams will be up against each other for the third place.
T10 Cricket League Schedule for 2018:
23-Nov-18, Karachians vs Rajputs at 16:30
23-Nov-18, Bengal Tigers vs Punjabi Legends at 18:45
23-Nov-18, Kerala Kings vs Pakhtoons at 21:00
24-Nov-18, Pakhtoons vs Rajputs at 15:30
24-Nov-18, Karachians vs Kerala Kings at 17:45
24-Nov-18, Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors at 20:00
25-Nov-18, Karachians vs Pakhtoons at 15:30
25-Nov-18, Bengal Tigers vs Maratha Arabians at 17:45
25-Nov-18, Northern Warriors vs Punjabi Legends at 20:00
26-Nov-18, Bengal Tigers vs Northern Warriors at 15:30
26-Nov-18, Maratha Warriors vs Punjabi Legends at 17:45
26-Nov-18, Kerala Kings vs Rajputs at 20:00
27-Nov-18, A1 vs B2 at 15:30
27-Nov-18, A3 vs B4 at 17:45
27-Nov-18, A2 vs B3 at 20:00
28-Nov-18, A4 vs B1 at 15:30
28-Nov-18, A2 vs B4 at 17:45
28-Nov-18, A1 vs B3 at 20:00
29-Nov-18, A3 vs B1 at 15:30
29-Nov-18, A2 vs A4 at 17:45
29-Nov-18, A1 vs B4 at 20:00
30-Nov-18, A3 vs B2 at 15:30
30-Nov-18, A2 vs B1 at 17:45
30-Nov-18, A4 vs B1 at 20:00
01-Dec-18, Playoffs 1st Pos vs Playoffs 2nd Pos - Semifinal 1 at 15:30
01-Dec-18, Playoffs 3rd Pos vs Playoffs 4th Pos - Eliminator 1 at 17:45
01-Dec-18, Semifinal 1 Runner Up vs Eliminator 1 Winner - Semifinal 2 at 20:00
02-Dec-18, Eliminator 1 Runner Up vs Semifinal 2 Runner Up - Third Place at 17:40
02-Dec-18, Semifinal 1 Winner vs Semifinal 2 Winner- Final at 20:00
How to watch the 2018 T10 Cricket League Live Streaming & other Broadcast Options?
The T10 Cricket League will be live all over the world but one of the biggest markets for the tournament is India given the number of fans of the game in the country. Indian viewers can watch the tournament live on TV with a subscription to Sony-ESPN and its HD versions. What it also means is that if you are looking to watch its live streaming online, you can look at the SonyLIV app.
Here’re the other countries and how you can watch the T10 Cricket League live streaming and on TV:
Pakistan: Ten Sports
Bangladesh: Channel 9
Afghanistan: 1tv Afghanistan
North Africa & Middle East: Ten Cricket
UK: Sony TEN 5, ARY Digital Network
USA: Willow, ARY Digital Network
The live telecast details of the T10 Cricket League for the other countries will be updated as and when we get more information on it.
T10 Cricket League Predictions
We will update the match by match tips and predictions for the 2018 edition of the T10 League here before the start of and during the tournament.
T10 Cricket League Squads
The T10 Cricket League teams retained one player each from the previous while selecting four others using a Mini Draft. This was done in order for the teams to enter the season on a level footing after two new sides were added to the tournament this year.
The main Draft took place on September 24 this year whereby all the eight teams added eight more players to make it 13 players in each of the eight T10 Cricket League squads this season. The final round of selection came in November when each side had a pick for two UAE players and one Indian players to finish up with the selection process and end on 16 players each.
Shane Watson (icon), Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Laughlin, Fawad Ahmed, Colin de Grandhomme, Ahmed Raza, Ben Cutting, Dawid Malan, Isuru Udana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Irfan, Anton Devcich, Ghulam Shabber, Jofra Archer, Pravin Tambe
Northern Warriors Squad
Darren Sammy (icon), Dwayne Smith, Wahab Riaz, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Nicholas Pooran, Obed McCoy, Chris Green, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Kenar Lewis, Imran Haider, Rahul Bhatia, Amitoze Singh
Maratha Arabians Squad
Rashid Khan (icon), Najibullah Zadran, Dwayne Bravo, Alex Hales, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Lasith Malinga, Adam Lyth, Roelof van der Merwe, Brendan Taylor, Richard Gleeson, Zahoor Khan, James Faulkner, Amir Hayat, S Badrinath
Punjabi Legends Squad
Shoaib Malik (icon), Evin Lewis, Sandy Singh, Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Liam Plunkett, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moore, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach, Hassan Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Sami, Praveen Kumar
Brendon McCullum (icon), Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Shahzad, Carlos Brathwaite, Tymal Mills, Samit Patel, Rahat Ali, Ben Dunk, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Peter Trego, Ashfaq Ahmed, Munaf Patel
Shahid Afridi (icon), Colin Ingram, David Willey, Hafiz Kaleem, Mohammad Irfan, Liam Dawson, Andre Fletcher, Colin Munro, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Sohail Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Chadwick Walton, Cameron Delport, Gulbadin Naib, Sheer Walli, RP Singh
Kerala Kings Squad
Eoin Morgan (icon), Kieron Pollard, Mohammed Naveed, Dasun Shanaka, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Stirling, Junaid Khan, Chris Gayle, Tom Curran, Sandeep Lamichhane, Niroshan Dickwella, Fabian Allen, Benny Howell, Imran Nazir, Abdul Shakoor, RS Sodhi
Bengal Tigers Squad
Sunil Narine (icon), Asif Ali, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aamer Yamin, Morne Morkel, Kusal Perera, Mohammad Nabi, Kevon Cooper, Sherfane Rutherford, Ali Khan, Chirag Suri, Rayad Emrit, Mohammed Usman, Zaheer Khan
T10 Cricket League Tickets
The demand of the T10 Cricket League tickets was quite high given that the tournament is being played in UAE, a neutral venue as far as the tournament is concerned. And one of the indicators of the same is the second season of the tournament will be 10 days long instead of four in the first. Tickets will be available at Q-tickets.com other than retail outlets of the UAE Exchange, Al Ghurair Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange, Leopards Courier and Karachi Darbar.
More information on this will be updated closer to the start of the tournament.