Gayle, Afridi, Russell: icons in Afghanistan Premier League

Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell and Brendon McCullum are among a series of high-profile internationals to be presented at the inauguration of the Afghan Premier League from October 5 to 21 in the United Arab Emirates. These players were chosen as "icon players", along with Rashid Khan for the five franchises. They will line up with Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Asghar Afghan and other cricket stars from Afghanistan. The five franchises, which represent Paktia, Kabul, Balkh, Nangarhar and Kandahar, chose their squads by lottery in Dubai on Monday night. Each team had to select between 17 and 20 players, with five players abroad and a mandatory player in the team. Here are the complete squad lists:

Paktia Squad: Shahid Afridi * (icon), Thisara Perera Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Chris Jordan Faheem Ashraf Luke Wright Amatullah Omerzai, Rahmanullah Garbaz, Zia Urhaman Akber, Calum Macleod Tahir Adil, Yousaf Zazi, Fazal Zazai

Squad from Kabul: Rashid Khan (icon), Luke Ronchi Hazrat Zazai, Colin Ingram Farid Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Sohail Tanvir Laurie Evans Wayne Parnell Shahidullah, Muslim Musa, Afsar Khan Zazi, Muhammad Ashan Ali Khan, Zahir Shirzad, Fitrat Khawry, Usman Adil, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Totakhil, Zamir Khan

Balkh Squadron: Chris Gayle (icon), Colin Munro Mohammad Nabi, Ravi B opara Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan Ben Laughlin Karman Akmal Qais Ahmed, Usman Ghani, Ikrain Alikhil, Ryan ten Doeschate Tariq Skanikai , Asadullah Matani, Samiullah Salarzai, Farhan Zakhil, Mohammad Nawaz, Darwish Rasooli

Squadron Nangarhar : Andre Russell (icon), Tamim Iqbal Mujeeb Zadran, Ben Cutting Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najibullah Taraki, Mitchell McClenaghan Mushfiqur Rahim Mohammad Hafeez Rahmat Shah, Naveen Ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane Fazal Haq, Imran Janat, Nasratullah Quarishi, Khyber Omar, Ibrahim Zadran, Faal Nazai

Squadron of Kandahar : Brendon McCullum (icon), Wahab Riaz Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling Najibullah Zadran, Karim Jan at, Tymal Mills Sam Billings Iftkhar Ahmed, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadeq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Waqar, Abdul Baqi, Waheed Shafaq, Waqarullah Ishaq, Nazir Jamal [19659009] * Players overseas are marked at bold

source:- espncricinfo.com

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