Eoin Morgan revealed as the icon player of Dublin Chiefs in Euro T20 Slam; full squads of teams announced

The inaugural Euro T20 Slam begins next months, and franchise's revealed the list of icon players they had signed. The squad was picked as well during the draft.
Eoin Morgan revealed as the icon player of Dublin Chiefs in Euro T20 Slam; full squads of teams announcedEoin Morgan revealed as the icon player of Dublin Chiefs in Euro T20 Slam; full squads of teams announced
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England World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan was revealed as the icon player of Dublin Chiefs during the Euro T20 Slam draft in London. The English cricketer will have Pakistan's Babar Azam as the marquee player in the team. The other sides in the league also revealed their list of icon and marquee players that they had signed. 

Amsterdam Knights have Shane Watson as their icon, while South Africa's Imran Tahir is their marquee player. Shahid Afridi and JP Duminy will play for the Belfast Titans as the icon and the marquee player respectively, while the fans in Edinburgh will see Martin Guptill and Chris Lynn turn out for the team, Edinburgh Rocks. 

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan will be the icon player of Rotterdam Rhinos, while Luke Ronchi as the marquee cricketer. The sixth franchise is Glasgow Giants, which will have Brendon McCullum as the icon and Dale Steyn as the marquee player. 

The league will see cricketers like Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir, Ben Cutting, Shaheen Afridi and Colin Ingram in action for various leagues. They were picked in the draft system during several rounds. 


"I am proud and delighted to participate in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam," Morgan said. "You only have to look at the calibre of international and local stars who have been selected to see that it's going to be an electrifying tournament across three new T20 locations in northern Europe. It's going to be incredibly competitive and I can't wait to get going."

The league will commence from August 30 and run till September 22. The venues for the league will be Edinburgh, Dublin and Amsterdam. India's Anil Kumble is a member of the league's advisory committee. 

"It is encouraging to see the growth of cricket worldwide, and I am excited to witness teams from Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland competing against each other. It will be a great opportunity for local talent to rub shoulders with some of the best cricketing talent worldwide," Kumble said.

Squads:


Amsterdam Knights: Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ben Cutting, Ahmed Shehzad, Sikandar Raza, Varun Chopra, Hasan Ali, Alzarri Joseph, Saad Bin Zafar, Tobias Visee, Roelof van der Merwe, Brandon Glover, Ben Cooper, Paul van Meekeren, Phillipe Boissevain, Wesley Barresi, Sikandar Zulfiqar, Tonny Staal.


Belfast Titans: Shahid Afridi, JP Duminy, Luke Wright, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Ilyas, Aaron Summers, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Shane Getkate, Craig Young, Andy McBrine, Stuart Thompson, Greg Thompson.


Dublin Chiefs: Eoin Morgan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Harry Gurney, Daniel Christian, Robbie Frylinck, Corbin Bosch, Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker, Josh Little, Simi Singh, Tyrone Kane, Gareth Delaney, Harry Tector.


Edinburgh Rocks:Martin Guptill, Chris Lynn, Corey Anderson, Matt Henry, Tymal Mills, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anton Devcich, Dwaine Pretorius, Waqar Salamkheil, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, Michael Leask, Craig Wallace, Gavin Main, Adrian Neill, Dylan Budge, Oliver Hairs.


Glasgow Giants:Brendon McCullum, Dale Steyn, Ravi Bopara, Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, Usman Shinwari, Qais Ahmad, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Matthew Cross, Tom Sole, Scott Cameron, Hamza Tahir, Michael Jones.


Rotterdam Rhinos: Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Samit Patel, Peter Trego, Fakhar Zaman, Hardus Viljoen, Shaheen Afridi, Anwar Ali, Max O'Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Scott Edwards, Fred Klaassen, Shane Snater, Stephan Myburgh, Saqib Zulfiqar, Vivian Kingma, Bas de Leede.

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