See Desert T20 Tournament Team Squads, Players List & Teams Info here. So, 2017 Desert T20 Tournament is going to start in the UAE from January 14 this year. So, it’s a golden time for the associate teams as it will give them a really huge morale booster and also some exposure to the young players of all the associate teams. The initial matches of the event will be played in Abu Dhabi and last matches of the Desert T20 Cup UAE will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Ground. (Also see, Desert T20 Cup Schedule, Fixtures & Time Table).
UAE Desert T20 Tournament Team Squads, Players List & Teams Info
So, it is really a good news for the fans of cricket living in the UAE. They will get loads of excitement in this T20 format event starting from January 14. The eight associate members will take part in the event and sadly Papua New Guinea declined to take part in the event. Namibia is the replacement of this team and now rest of the teams are Afghanistan, UAE, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Oman & Hong Kong as well.
Teams of Desert T20 Tournament 2017
- Hong Kong
- United Arab Emirates
Among all these teams Afghanistan is the top team and it is ranked Number one in the associate teams ranking as well. Afghanistan is the hot favorite to win the event along with Ireland who is also a top contender for the Desert T20 Cup 2017.
Desert T20 Tournament 2017 Teams Squads
Netherlands Team Squad: Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi, Ahsan Malik, Vivian Kingma, Michael Rippon, Stephan Myburgh, Pieter Seelaar, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Tobias Visee, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar
United Arab Emirates (UAE): Team Squad: Babar Hayat (C), Nadeem Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Chris Carter, Aizaz Khan, Kyle Christie, Ehsan Khan, Nizakat Khan, Cameron McAuslan, Waqas Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Anshuman Rath, Shahid Wasif
Ireland (IRE) Team Squad: William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, Jacob Mulder, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Greg Thompson, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young
Scotland (SCO) Team Squad: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Calum MacLeod, Con de Lange, Michael Leask, Craig Wallace, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Brad Wheal
The Hong Kong Team Squad is not announced yet
The Afghanistan team squad is not announced yet
The Namibia team squad is not announced yet
The Oman team squad is not announced yet