Team Abu Dhabi
Workforce Abu Dhabi. ( Supply- Abu Dhabi T10)

Monday, 26 September 2022 – Abu Dhabi: Workforce Abu Dhabi have finalised their squad for Season 6 of the Abu Dhabi T10, after claiming the big-name signings of England trio Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills and James Vince on the league’s Official Participant Draft.

Bangladesh star Mustafizur Rahman was additionally snapped up late on, whereas the addition of 16-year-old Ethan D’Souza made historical past because the Zayed Cricket Academy teenager turned the youngest participant to ever be drafted into the competitors.

Going into the draft, the event’s dwelling franchise had already acquired Australian star Chris Lynn and West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen, whereas retaining England internationals Phil Salt and Jamie Overton, in addition to Afghanistan fast Naveen-ul-Haq.

Paul Farbrace was additionally retained as head coach, with Sarah Taylor returning as his assistant, and the Workforce Abu Dhabi suppose tank are happy to have constructed a world-class squad in pursuit of lifting the trophy for the primary time of their historical past.

“Total, we’re extremely pleased with our squad,” mentioned Workforce Abu Dhabi basic supervisor Shane Anderson. “Our prime 4 picks are all extraordinarily thrilling and I feel James Vince was an distinctive pick-up. I actually did not suppose he’d be accessible when it got here spherical to our choose, so we jumped on the probability to signal him. 

“It is a tremendous second for everybody at Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports activities Hub to signal Ethan. He is come up by means of our Zayed Cricket Academy for the reason that age of 9 and we’re thrilled for him. We’re proud to proceed creating his profession by giving him this expertise that we are going to always remember and has very a lot earned.”

Afghanistan star Naveen, who took 10 wickets in 9 appearances final season, took outing of his nationwide workforce’s ICC Males’s T20 World Cup preparations at Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports activities Hub to affix the choice committee on the draft and the quick bowler is worked up to once more be representing Workforce Abu Dhabi.

“This will likely be my third yr with Workforce Abu Dhabi and it’s extremely a lot a house workforce to me. We’re a household,” mentioned Naveen. 

“We have a couple of of the boys from final yr that’s the core of the squad and we have now added some actual standout gamers. Rashid, Mills and Vince play franchise cricket all around the globe, they’re large names and I am hoping they arrive good for us too at this yr’s T10.

“Adil Rashid is a correct leg-spinner and might change the sport round when he performs T20 cricket, ODI or any format. Final yr within the T10 we noticed how good he was on this format.”

Full Workforce Abu Dhabi squad: Chris Lynn, Fabian Allen, Phil Salt, Adil Rashid, Naveen ul Haq, Tymal Mills, James Vince, Jamie Overton, Brandon King, Ahmed Butt, Darwish Rasooli, Alishan Sharafu, Ali Abid, Ethan D’Souza, Mustafizur Rahman, Peter Hatzoglou

Full Workforce Abu Dhabi teaching employees: Paul Farbrace (head coach), Sarah Taylor (assistant coach), Ottis Gibson (bowling coach), Grant Flower (batting coach), Oscar Nauhaus (expertise coach), Hassan Cheema (analyst), Ajantha Wattagama (physio)