Abu Dhabi T10 League: It’s that time of year when the best cricket players get ready to battle it out in the UAE in the shortest version of the game. The T10 Cricket League will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from November 23 to December 4, 2022. The Deccan Gladiators will be there to defend their title.
The T10 format is the newest one to be added to cricket, and it has been getting more and more popular with each event. In 2017, the first season of the T10 Cricket League took place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In season two, games were played in both Sharjah and Dubai.
According to a five-year hosting rights agreement between the organizers, Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), the 6th season will be played at the famous Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in 2019.
ABOUT ABU DHABI T10 LEAGUE
T10 League or Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates has a Ten10 cricket league called T10, which was started by and is owned by T Ten Sports Management. The Emirates Cricket Board has given their blessing to the league. Ten overs are played by each team, and each match lasts about 90 minutes. There are two rounds of play in the tournament, followed by the Eliminators and the Final. In 2018, the league was given approval by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The league’s viewership and economic value have grown a lot from one year to the next. For example, 342 million people watched the 2021-2022 tournament on TV and online streaming, compared to about 37 million people who watched the 2017 tournament. The league’s economic impact is now worth USD $621.2 million.
Like every year the megastars of world cricket will light up the tournament with their presence. English opener Jason Roy and veteran Indian batter Suresh Raina will be aiming to set the tournament alight with one of the most popular franchise clubs, Deccan Gladiators. Fans can also witness power-hitting by England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan. Sri Lankan allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva will be part of the tournament too. West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard will be surprising batters with his slower balls. Andre Russel’s power game will also be on show here. Abu Dhabi T10 team’s owners will be hoping their big stars bring their A game.
History of Abu Dhabi T10 League:
Shaji Ul Mulk, who is the head of T10 League, started the league.
Rules of Abu Dhabi T10 League:
10 of the 11 players on a team can be from outside of the country (from any part of the world).
Which teams are participating in Abu Dhabi T10 League?
In the fifth season of the T10 League, there are six teams. They are the Bangla Tigers, the Deccan Gladiators, the Delhi Bulls, the Northern Warriors, Team Abu Dhabi, and the new Chennai Braves. The Braves are now in the tournament instead of the Maratha Arabians, Qalandars, and Pune Devils. This is because there are now only six teams instead of eight.
The Northern Warriors have won the title the most times in the history of the competition, in 2018 and 2021. In 2017 and 2019, the trophy was won by teams that no longer exist. These teams were the Kerala Kings and the Maratha Arabians. Both the Deccan Gladiators (in 2019) and the Delhi Bulls (in 2021) have made it to the final once.
What’s the format of T10 League?
In the group stage, each team plays each other twice, and the top four teams move on to the playoffs. In the knockout stages, the first- and second-placed teams play each other in the first qualifier. The winner of that game moves on to the final. For a spot in the final, the loser of the qualifier will play the winner of the match between third and fourth.
What occurred the last time in T10 League?
The 2020 T10 League was a tournament with eight teams. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was moved to January and February 2021. The top two teams were Delhi Bulls and Northern Warriors. They beat Qalandars on net run rate, and Team Abu Dhabi made up the top four.
In the knockout rounds, Delhi Bulls beat Northern Warriors by five wickets and moved on to the final. In the Eliminator, Team Abu Dhabi beat Qalandars by six wickets. Northern Warriors beat Team Abu Dhabi by seven wickets in their second try to get to the final. In the final, they easily beat the Bulls by eight wickets to win their second title. Team Abu Dhabi won the game for third place.
Who are the participants of T10 League?
In the most recent T10 League, 25 English players are taking part. Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy (if he doesn’t get hurt), and Adil Rashid, all from England, have signed up for Delhi Bulls. Their T20 World Cup teammates Liam Livingstone (Team Abu Dhabi), Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali (both Northern Warriors), and Tymal Mills (Deccan Gladiators, if he doesn’t get hurt) will also play.
Livingstone is one of five English players on TAD’s team, along with Phil Salt, Danny Briggs, Chris Benjamin, and Jamie Overton, who took the most wickets last season. Bangla Tigers, on the other hand, have six English players (Benny Howell, Will Jacks, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Will Smeed and Adam Lyth). Samit Patel and Ross Whiteley will play with Jordan and Moeen for the Northern Warriors. Tom Banton, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Tom Moores will play with Milles for the Deccan Gladiators. The new team Chennai Braves has signed Ravi Bopara, Roman Walker, and Toby Albert.
Many people who played in the T20 World Cup will also be there, like Andre Russell, David Wiese, Wanindu Hasaranga, Gulbadin Naib (Delhi Bulls), Nicholas Pooran, Migael Pretorius, Curtis Campher (all Chennai Braves), Mark Watt, Josh Little (both Northern Warriors), Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling, and Naveen Ul Haq. Wahab Riaz, a Pakistani bowler, is also taking part, along with Faf du Plessis (Bangla Tigers), Imran Tahir (Northern Warriors), and Marchant de Lange (Team Abu Dhabi).
Current teams of T10 League:
|Team name||First season||Captain|
|Bangla Tigers||2019||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Chennai Braves||2021–22||Angelo Perera|
|Delhi Bulls||2019||Dwayne Bravo|
|Morrisville Samp Army||2022||TBD|
|New York Strikers||2022||Kieron Pollard|
|Northern Warriors||2018||Rovman Powell|
|Team Abu Dhabi||2019||Chris Lynn|
Former teams of T10 League:
- Bengal Tigers (2017–2018)
- Karnataka Tuskers (2019)
- Kerala Kings/Knights (2017–2018)
- Maratha Arabians (2017–2021)
- Pakhtoons (2017–2018)
- Pune Devils (2021)
- Punjabi Legends (2017–2018)
- Qalandars (2019–2021)
- Rajputs (2018)
- Sindhis (2018)
- Team Sri Lanka (2017)
Seasons and winners of T10 League
|Season||Winner||Runner-up||Win margin in final||Most runs||Most wickets|
121/2 (8 overs)
120/3 (10 overs)
|8 wickets||Luke Ronchi (197)||Sohail Tanvir (5)|
Rayad Emrit (5)
Hasan Ali (5)
140/3 (10 overs)
118/7 (10 overs)
|22 runs||Nicholas Pooran (324)||Hardus Viljoen (18)|
89/2 (7.2 overs)
87/8 (10 overs)
|8 wickets||Chris Lynn (371)||George Garton (12)|
85/2 (8.2 overs)
81/9 (10 overs)
|8 wickets||Sohail Akhtar (248)||Jamie Overton (12)|
159/0 (10 overs)
103/7 (10 overs)
|56 runs||Hazratullah Zazai (353)||Wanindu Hasaranga (21)|
T10 League 2022 Schedule
Abu Dhabi T10 League will have its 6th season in 2022. Games will be held in November and December. The first match of the upcoming T10 League 2022 will be on November 23, and the final match will be on December 4, 2022.
T10 League Teams, Captain and Coach
This year, there will be a total of 8 teams in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. This season, there are two new teams. They are the New York Strikers and the Morrisville Samp Army.
|New York Strikers||Kieron Pollard||Kieron Pollard|
|Delhi Bulls||Dwayne Bravo||Dwayne Bravo|
|Team Abu Dhabi||Chris Lynn||Chris Lynn|
|Morrisville SAMP ARMY||David Warner||David Miller|
|Bangla Tigers||Shakib Al Hasan||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Deccan Gladiators||Nicholas Pooran||Nicholas Pooran|
|Northern Warriors||Rovman Powell||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|The Chennai Braves||Dasun Shanaka||Dasun Shanaka|
ABU DHABI T10 LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2022
|23rd November||04:00 pm||New York Strikers vs Bangla Tigers|
|23rd November||06:15 pm||Deccan Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi|
|24th November||04:00 pm||Morrisville SAMP ARMY vs Bangla Tigers|
|24th November||06:15 pm||Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls|
|24th November||08:30 pm||The Chennai Braves vs New York Strikers|
|25th November||04:00 pm||Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators|
|25th November||06:15 pm||Team Abu Dhabi vs Delhi Bulls|
|25th November||08:30 pm||Bangla Tigers vs The Chennai Braves|
|26th November||04:00 pm||Deccan Gladiators vs New York Strikers|
|26th November||06:15 pm||Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors|
|26th November||08:30 pm||Morrisville SAMP ARMY vs Delhi Bulls|
|27th November||04:00 pm||Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors|
|27th November||06:15 pm||Morrisville SAMP ARMY vs Team Abu Dhabi|
|27th November||08:30 pm||Delhi Bulls vs Deccan Gladiators|
|28th November||06:15 pm||New York Strikers vs Morrisville SAMP ARMY|
|28th November||08:30 pm||Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors|
|29th November||04:00 pm||Team Abu Dhabi vs Morrisville SAMP ARMY|
|29th November||06:15 pm||Deccan Gladiators vs The Chennai Braves|
|29th November||08:30 pm||Bangla Tigers vs Delhi Bulls|
|30th November||04:00 pm||The Chennai Braves vs Team Abu Dhabi|
|30th November||06:15 pm||Bangla Tigers vs Deccan Gladiators|
|30th November||08:30 pm||New York Strikers vs Northern Warriors|
|1st December||04:00 pm||Delhi Bulls vs New York Strikers|
|1st December||06:15 pm||Team Abu Dhabi vs Bangla Tigers|
|1st December||08:30 pm||Morrisville SAMP ARMY vs Deccan Gladiators|
|2nd December||04:00 pm||Delhi Bulls vs The Chennai Braves|
|2nd December||06:15 pm||Northern Warriors vs Morrisville SAMP ARMY|
|2nd December||08:30 pm||New York Strikers vs Team Abu Dhabi|
|3rd December||04:00 pm||1st Qualifier T10|
|3rd December||06:15 pm||Eliminator T10|
|3rd December||08:30 pm||2nd Qualifier T10|
|4th December||04:00 pm||3rd Place Play off T10|
|4th December||06:15 pm||Final T10|
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THE T10 ABU DHABI CRICKET GAME?
Soon, they will probably say when tickets for the Abu Dhabi Cricket T10 will go on sale. And if you can’t go to the stadium, here are some of the best sports bars in Abu Dhabi where the tournament is likely to be shown.
DO DUBAI FEATURE ANY CRICKET ACADEMIES?
If your son or daughter gets interested in cricket after seeing these legends play live, they can join cricket academies in Dubai to improve their skills.
WHICH KIDS SPORTS CLUBS IN DUBAI ARE THE BEST?
Want to find a sports club for your children? Check out our list of the best sports clubs for kids in Dubai to find the one that’s right for your child. The T10 Cricket League 2022 will definitely get more people interested in cricket. After just having the Asia Cup, cricket fans in the UAE can now enjoy another big tournament. Can you even ask for more?
How do I watch T10 League Live?
From Monday to Friday, there will be two games each day, starting at 2pm BST (6pm local time) and 4pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be three matches, with play starting at 12pm BST, 2pm BST, and 4pm BST.
FreeSports (freeview channel 64, Sky channel 422, Virgin channel 553, and BT TV channel 64) will have full coverage for fans in the UK.
People in India can watch the tournament on Colors Cineplex (in both English and Hindi) and Rishtey Cineplex. The T10 League will also be streaming on the Voot Select app.
Willow Sports has the rights to air the game in the US and Canada, while SuperSport will cover the game in South Africa.
The T10 League will be shown on AD Sports and Sony Max in the UAE and the MENA countries.
EROS Now will have a live stream for fans in South Asia and Australia.