The Delhi Bulls have put together a line up which features stars of the limited-overs world and is all set to light up the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021. The team will be looking forward to an improved campaign from last year when they finished seventh in the league. For that reason, the team has roped in the G.O.A.T of T20 cricket, Dwayne ‘Champion’ Bravo as their icon player. The all-rounder from Trinidad and Tobago will lead the side this year and would look to take them all the way in this season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Delhi Bulls.
Dwayne Bravo was an integral part of the defending champions Maratha Arabians squad from the 2017 edition. In the previous season, he lived up to his ‘Champion’ tag and led Maratha Arabians to their maiden Abu Dhabi T10 League trophy. He has switched allegiance for this season and has been included in the Delhi Bulls squad as their icon player. The Champion has been named as the captain of this team as well and has been reunited with his former coach Andy Flower. Together they’d be hoping to string together a successful campaign with the Delhi Bulls and the team has all the required resources to do so.
The team has picked up England opening batsman Adam Lyth in the auction who had a brilliant few campaigns in the previous season with the Maratha Arabians. They have Evin Lewis in the ranks who will open the batting with Lyth, and the southpaw partnership can be lethal at the top of the order for the Delhi Bulls. Sherfane Rutherford would be more than a handy middle-order batsman for them as he has the experience of achieving great things in the top leagues of the world.
They have managed to retain the services of Mohammad Nabi who is one of the top all-rounders in limited-overs cricket currently. Sri Lankan all-rounder Dasun Shanaka was picked up in the auction and is expected to add variety to this team. Ravi Bopara adds onto that list of top all-rounders and his batting exploits will be needed if the team has ambitions of being successful.
The 38-year old Fiel Edwards has been trusted to lead this attack and his experience will for sure come handy for the Bulls. The fast bowler from the United States of America, Ali Khan will also be the bowler to look out for in this lineup.
The team has some great local talent from the UAE as well which includes the likes of off-spinner Shiraz Ahmad and medium-pacer Kashif Daud.
Dwayne Bravo (Icon), Evin Lewis, Ravi Bopara, Adam Lyth, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Nabi, Ali Khan, Waqar Maqsood, Rahamanulla Gurbaz, Fidel Edwards, Sheraz Ahmad, Kashif Daud, Khalid Shah, Waqar Salmakheil, Nyeem Young, Amad Butt, Tom Abell
They have the makings of being a top T-10 side and with the firepower in the batting department and an experienced bowling lineup, they’d be the team to beat this season.
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