R Sathish to lead ICL India in the World Series
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Chris Harris, Habibul Bashar, and R Sathish will lead the respective world elevens in the ICL 20s World Series starting from November 23 in Ahmedabad.
This premium ICL tournament features the top performing players from a talent pool of over 150 domestic & international players, in the recently concluded ICL 20s Indian Championship. The tournament will see the four teams take on each other, once in a round robin format, followed by a final between the two top standing teams.
"This time around, with the additional team from Bangladesh, a resurgent & determined ICL Pakistani and much stronger ICL-World; offers the stiffest challenge ever faced by the young ICL-India team." Kiran More, ICL Executive Board Member, said in a press release.
The tournament offers a prize money corpus of Rs. 2.74 crores. Winners of this tournament stand to gain Rs.1.25 crore and Runner-up will cash in Rs. 75 lakh. The financial incentive for every win at the league stage will be Rs. 10 lakh while the Man of the Match will collect Rs. 2 lakh.
ICL India, under the coaching of Steve Rixon, defeated ICL World to lift the trophy last year.
Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar (capt), Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Dhiman Ghosh, Farhad Reza, Golam Mabud, Mahbubul Karim, Manjural Islam, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Sharif, Mosharraf Hossain, Nazimuddin, Shahriar Nafees, Tapash Baisya
Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq, Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq, Arshad Khan, Haafiz Shahid, Humayun Farhat, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Yousuf, Naved-ul-Hasan, Riaz Afridi, Shahid Nazir, Shahid Yousuf, Tahir Mughal, Taufeeq Umar.
India: R Sathish, Abbas Ali, Hemang Badani, Stuart Binny, Deep Dasgupta, Eklak Ahmid, Rohan Gavaskar, R Jesuraj, Ibrahim Khaleel, Ali Murtaza, Rakesh Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Inder Shekar Reddy, Reetinder Sodhi, G Vignesh
World: Chris Harris (Capt), Andre Adams, Marvan Atapattu, Nicky Boje, Jason Gillespie, Murray Goodwin, Avishka Gunawardene, Andrew Hall, Ian Harvey, Nantie Hayward, Justin Kemp, Lance Klusener, Damien Martyn, Paul Nixon.