Afridi, Smith and Warner among the big names picked in draft for inaugural Global T20 Canada league

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Shahid Afridi has been picked as a marquee player in the maiden league.

A host of international stars, including former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi were picked up in the player-draft for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league on Sunday.

Afridi, who was one of the 10 marquee players named ahead of the draft, was picked up by Edmonton Royals where he will be joined by the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir and Chris Lynn.

Australia’s banned pair of Steve Smith and David Warner were also picked up in the inaugural draft. Also named as a marquee player, Smith will turn out for the Toronto Nationals in the six-team affair.

Warner was picked up by Winnipeg Hawks in the third round where he will be joined by the likes of David Miller and Dwayne Bravo.

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was another eye-catching name to sign up for the league with the 17-year-old slated to turn out for Montreal Tigers.

Apart from the mentioned names, the likes of Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga and Mohammad Hafeez too were picked up in the player-draft. Top coaches like Australia’s Tom Moody and Pakistan’s Waqar Younis have also been confirmed for the event with the former taking charge at Montreal Tigers while the latter will manage the Winnipeg Hawks franchise.

The month-long competition is slated to get underway on June 28 with all the matches taking place at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto. While drafts for five teams were held on Sunday, a sixth team comprising entirely of Caribbean players will also be added to the roster.

Each team will need to include four Canadian players, including an U23 player.

SQUADS

Edmonton Royals

Coach: Mohammad Akram

Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Christiaan Jonker, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Ammar Khalid, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Simon Pervez, Abraash Khan.

Montreal Tigers

Coach: Tom Moody

Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, Denesh Ramdin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Ibrahim Khaleel, Dillon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyan Pathan.

Toronto Nationals

Coach: Phil Simmons

Darren Sammy, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naved Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Farhan Malik, Nitish Kumar, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Umair Ghani.

Vancouver Knights

Coach: Donovan Miller

Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon.

Winnipeg Hawks

Coach: Waqar Younis

Dwayne Bravo, David Miller, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Ben McDermott, Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq, Junaid Siddiqui, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip.

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England v Pakistan LIVE: Hosts complete innings victory at Headingley

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England celebrate.

England won the second Test against Pakistan by an innings and  55 runs on the third day at Headingley.

Pakistan started their second innings 189 runs behind after England had been dismissed for 363.

The visitors were soon in trouble as James Anderson and Stuart Broad reduced them to 48-3.

Broad finished with three wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 134.

Earlier, England resumed on 302 for seven and Jos Buttler extended the lead in typical hard-hitting fashion, his unbeaten 80 coming from 101 balls and consisting of 11 fours and two sixes.

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Kagiso Rabada named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year for the second time

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World’s No1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada capped an incredible year by winning South Africa‘s Cricketer of the Year award.

It was the second time Rabada was selected for the award; the first being in 2016. The 23-year-old pacer joined legendary names like Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini and AB de Villiers as two-time winners of the award.

It has been an action-packed 12 months for when Rabada not only emerged as a match-winner in all formats but also faced disciplinary hearings.

Rabada took 72 wickets at an average of 19.52 in 12 Tests since July last year.

He missed a Test in England after he was banned for reaching a demerit points threshold. Then in the ill-tempered Test series against Australia earlier this year, Rabada was initially suspended for the two Tests for an apparent collision with Aussie captain Steve Smith but appealed successfully against a verdict.

Rabada was the man of the series, picking up 23 wickets, as South Africa beat Australia 3-1.

In all, Rabada picked up six trophies during the awards night, including Test Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Delivery of the Year and Fans’ Player of the Year.

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