Skky Strikers franchise established in 2015 and owned by Sagar Khanna and Irfan Malik, had a very successful outing at the Unity Cup 2022 where they reached the semi-finals of the tournament. The tournament comprised extremely talented and well-known cricketers from all around the world.
Skky Strikers had one of the best sides in the tournament, helping them reach the knockout stage.
The highlight of their campaign was that the King of Sixes and international cricketing hero Yuvraj Singh personally flew to the US and came down to the ground in DC where the tournament was held, to support and encourage the team. He cheered the team on from the dugout and motivated the players.
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Yuvraj Singh even had a hit in the middle as Skky Strikers' co-owner Sagar Khanna bowled to him, and the former cricketer made the comment “Sagar can bowl well”. Yuvraj Singh was also gracious and generous enough to take pictures with fans as well.
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Skky Strikers' players showcased outstanding performances. The experienced West Indian star Lendl Simmons was the top run-scorer for the team and helped them reach the semis with his aggressive batting.
Ravi Singh also helped the team by scoring consistent runs throughout the tournament. There were also key contributions from Mark Deyal and Syed Abdullah, who assisted with quick runs.
In the bowling department, Bhaskar Yadram bagged 8 wickets in only 4 matches for the Skky Strikers. And apart from him, the team also had some phenomenal bowling spells from Rayad Emrit, Akhilesh Reddy Bodugum, and Jessy Singh.
Sagar Khanna, co-owner of Skky Strikers said: “It was a great experience for us as a team to participate in the tournament. We had a strong experienced side with the best supporter we could ever ask for. I am grateful that Yuvraj Singh came from India and traveled all the way here to the states to support us. Memories I will cherish forever. We will be back stronger and ready for the next challenge.”
Skky Strikers squad: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Lendl Simmons, Rayad Emrit, Mark Deyal, Bhaskar Yadram, Jessy Singh, Syed Abdullah, Ravi Singh, Tom Barber, Hassam Mushtaq, Ali Hamza, Arsh Arora, Akhilesh Reddy Bodugum, Kristopher Ramsaran.
To learn more about the franchise or to contact them, visit them at their website: https://skkystrikers.com