Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Squad and Team Players: Knight Riders Group(Red Chillies Entertainment) – the owner of 2 times IPL trophy-winning team Kolkata Knight Riders named their International League T20 team as Abu Dhabi Knight Riders.
The first edition of the International League T20 was originally scheduled to take place during January and February 2022, but the tournament was rescheduled to take place from January 2023, with six teams competing.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Squad
Nine out of eleven players on each team can be overseas players, which will be significantly higher than the four or five overseas-player-limit of other major T20 leagues. Two players on each team must be a UAE player and a player from an Associate Member nation respectively.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow who plays impressive cricket in all three format games has been bagged by Abu Dhabi Knight Riders for their inaugural edition of International League T20. Following are the details of the full Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Squad:
|Sunil Narine||West Indies|
|Andre Russell||West Indies|
|Akeal Hosein||West Indies|
|Ravi Rampaul||West Indies|
|Raymon Reifer||West Indies|
|Kennar Lewis||West Indies|
|Lahiru Kumara||Sri Lanka|
|Charith Asalanka||Sri Lanka|
|Seekuge Prasanna||Sri Lanka|
|Colin Ingram||South Africa|
Franchises from the Indian Premier League (IPL), such as Knight Riders Group, Reliance Industries, GMR Group along with Lancer Capitals and Adani Group were announced as owners of the teams in International League T20.
Three original IPL franchise owners (i.e. the owners of Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals) also get the chance to sign up to four players from their current IPL squads.