Jonny Bairstow features in Abu Dhabi Knight Riders’ initial squad of 14 players for the inaugural ILT20

UAE's International League T20 is slated to be held next year.

Jonny Bairstow | GettyKnight Riders on Tuesday (August 16) unveiled Abu Dhabi Knight Riders' (ADKR) initial squad for the UAE's International League T20 (ILT20), slated to be held next year.

West Indies duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, who are part of the KKR squad in the IPL for a while now, will play for ADKR in the inaugural edition of ILT20.

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The squad, featuring 14 players, also includes England opener Jonny Bairstow along with Paul Stirling, Charith Asalanka, Kennar Lewis, Lahiru Kumara, Raymon Reifer and Brandon Glove. The local UAE players will be added during the draft process.

"Firstly it's great to see that our global footprint continues to grow in line with our vision & strategy. KKR in IPL, TKR in CPL and now ADKR in the ILT20," Venky Mysore, CEO Knight Riders, said in a statement.

"It's also terrific that we have our mainstays - Sunil Narine and Andre Russell as part of ADKR. We are really delighted that Jonny Bairstow joins the Knight Riders family and will no doubt play a huge part in ADKR's journey in ILT20. We are also delighted that Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Ali Khan, Colin Ingram and Seekuge Prasanna, who have been part of Trinbago Knight Riders before, are also a part of ADKR,” he added.

"A big welcome to Paul Stirling, Charith Asalanka, Kennar Lewis, Lahiru Kumara, Raymon Reifer and Brandon Glover to the Knight Riders family," he further said.

ADKR Squad:

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Jonny Bairstow, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover


By Salman Anjum - 16 Aug, 2022

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