The first edition of Afghanistan Premier League is scheduled to take place in October 2018. Five participating teams have confirmed their squads as franchise owners pick players from the draft took place on September 10. Balkh, Kabul, Kandahar, Nangahar and Paktia are the five t20 APL teams.
Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Thisara Perera, Wayne Parnell are some of the top international cricketers competing in APL 2018 starting from 5th October.
Let’s have a look at the complete list of squads and players for inaugural Afghanistan Premier League season.
2018 Afghanistan Premier League Squads
|Balkh Legends||Mohammed Nabi||Chris Gayle, Asadullah Matani, Colin Munro, Gulbadin Naib, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Aftab Alam, Qais Ahmad, Ikram Ali Khil, Ravi Bopara, Tariq Stanikzai, Samiullah Salarzai, Usman Ghani, Ben Laughlin, Farhan Zakhil, Darwish Rasooli, Mohammad Nawaz.|
|Kabul Zwanan||Rashid Khan||Afsar Zazai, Usman Adil, Farid Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Hazrat Zazai, Laurie Evans, Wayne Parnell, Sohail Tanvir, Ahsan Ali Khan, Nasir Totakhil, Colin Ingram, Zahir Shirzad, Fitratullah Khawry, Luke Ronchi, Muslim Musa, Shawkat Zaman, Zamir Khan, Shahid Mandozai.|
|Kandahar Knights||Asghar Afghan||Brendon McCullum, Paul Sterling, Mohammad Naveed, Karim Sadiq, Waqar Salamkhel, Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmad, Sam Billings, Hamza Hotak, Najib Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Tymal Mills, Karim Janat, Abdul Baqi, Waheedullah Shafaq, Waqarullah Ishaq, Kevin O’Brien, Taskin Ahmed.|
|Nangarhar Leopards||Ben Cutting||Andre Russell, Rahmat Shah, Naveen Ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Fazal Haq, Imran Janat, Nasrat Qureshi, Najib Tarakai, Khaybar Omar.|
|Paktia Panthers||Mohammed Shahzad||Shahid Afridi, Luke Wright, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Cameron Delport, Chris Jordan, Thisara Perera, Zia ur Rahman Morkel, Azmatullah Omarzai, Zia Ur Rehman Akbar, Samiullah Shinwari, Tahir Adil, Yosuf Zazai, Fazal Zazai, Calum MacLeod, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ihsanullah Janat.|
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