Preliminary Squads For Champions League Revealed
The 12 participating teams in the Champions League Twenty20 have named their preliminary squads for the tournament which kicks off in India in October.
Almost half of the 234 players nominated have played international cricket with some teams potentially able to field a team full of internationals.
“A congregation of the world’s best players, playing for the world’s best domestic teams, vying for the ultimate prize to be crowned Champions - we could not have asked for anything more," Chairman Lalit Modi said.
“The calibre of players named by the competing teams is extraordinary. We have World Cup champions, both in 50-over and Twenty20 cricket, international captains, legends of the game and some of the world’s top-ranked players.
“I’m certain that cricket fans around the globe will be treated to truly amazing cricket at the inaugural Airtel CLT20 when the first ball is bowled on October 8 at Hyderabad.”
Dirk Nannes was the player to be picked by two teams and he will play for the Delhi Daredevils rather than the Victorian Bushrangers.
The teams now have until 7th September to cut their squads down to 15 men.
Cape Cobras: Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, JP Duminy, Justin Ontong, Charl Langeveldt, Claude Henderson, Monde Zondeki, Vernon Philander, Henry Davids, Karl Nieuwoudt, Lenert van Wyk, Ryan Canning, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Stiaan van Zyl, Andrew Puttick, Derek Brand, Gurshwin Rabie, Francois Plaaties
Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist, VVS Laxman, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Fidel Edwards, Chamara Silva, Scott Styris, Chaminda Vaas, RP Singh, Ryan Harris, Pragyan Ojha, Yalaka Venugopal Rao, T Suman, DB Ravi Teja, Arjun Yadav, Abhinav Kumar, Azhar Bilakhia, Harmeet Singh, SM Shoaib, P Vijay Kumar
Delhi Daredevils: AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Gautam Gambhir, Dirk Nannes, Dinesh Karthik, Daniel Vettori, Glenn McGrath, Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Virender Sehwag, Manoj Tiwary, Paul Collingwood, Owais Shah, Pradeep Sangwan, Aavishkar Salvi, Umesh Yadav, Yogesh Nagar, Rajat Bhatia, Vijaykumar Yomahesh, Mithun Manhas
Diamond Eagles: Boeta Dippenaar, Dillon du Preez, Morne van Wyk, Thandi Tshabalala, Adrian McLaren, Ryan McLaren, Victor Mpitsang, Abraham Pienaar, Charl Pietersen, Ryan Bailey, Wendell Bossinger, Jandre Coetzee, Con de Lange, Cornelius de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Reeze Hendricks, Alan Kruger, Rilee Rossouw, Aubrey Swanepoel, Shadley von Schalkwyk
New South Wales Blues: Philip Hughes, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Burt Cockley, Peter Forrest, Moises Henriques, Nathan Hauritz, Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Aaron Bird, Mark Cameron, Stephen O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Steve Smith, Daniel Smith, Dominic Thornely, David Warner
Otago Volts: Craig Cumming, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Greg Todd, Hamish Rutherford, Derek de Boorder, Nick Baird, Warren McSkimming, Neil Wagner, Matt Harvie, James McMillan, Shaun Haig, William Somerville, Anthony Bullick, Leighton Morgan, Shaun Eathorpe
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis, Ross Taylor, Dale Steyn, Manish Pandey, Praveen Kumar, Jesse Ryder, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Boucher, Vinay Kumar, Virat Kohli, Shreevats Goswami, Pankaj Singh, Akhil Balachandra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Saurabh Bandekar, Abhmanyu Mithun, KP Appana
Somerset Sabres: Justin Langer, Marcus Trescothick, Zander de Bruyn, Omari Banks, James Hildreth, Craig Kieswetter, Peter Trego, Arul Suppiah, Alfonso Thomas, Max Waller, Charl Willoughby, Wes Durston, Mark Turner, Steffan Jones, Jos Buttler, Michael Munday, Adam DIbble, David Stiff, Robin Lett, Ben Phillips
Sussex Sharks: Matthew Prior, Dwayne Smith, Luke Wright, James Kirtley, Piyush Chawla, Michael Yardy, Ed Joyce, Ragheb Aga, Joe Gatting, Robin Martin-Jenkins, Chris Liddle, William Beer, Andrew Hodd, Carl Hopkinson, Oliver Rayner, Chris Nash, Ben Brown, Rory Hamilton-Brown, Yasir Arafat, Chad Keegan
Trinidad & Tobago: Daren Ganga, Sherwin Ganga, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Amit Jaggernauth, Lendl Simmons, Dave Mohammad, Kieran Pollard, William Perkins, Richard Kelly, Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Kevon Cooper, Navin Stewart, Daron Cruickshank, Sunil Narine, Adrian Barath, Imran Khan,
Victorian Bushrangers: Cameron White, Brad Hodge, Peter Siddle, David Hussey, Andrew McDonald, Jon Holland, Clinton McKay, James Pattinson, Darren Pattinson, Robert Quiney, Matthew Wade, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Shane Harwood, John Hastings, Michael Hill, Damien Wright, Bryce McGain, William Sheridan
Wayamba: Jehan Mubarak, Mahela Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Farveez Maharoof, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Jeevantha Kulatunga, Mahela Udawatte, Thishara Perera, Sameera Soysa, Shalika Karunanayake, Isuru Udana, Ishara Amerasinghe, Chanaka Welegedera, Michael Vandort
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