Battle for the champion of champions CLT20 2014
Updated - Aug 22, 2014 5:39 pm
The league for the champion of champions the CLT20 2014 is here. It is the tournament which gives local T20 champion teams to compete with teams from around the world. It has become the destion for teams over the years provided the action and hype it has around.
The teams who have made through this year are four IPL teams in Kolkata Knight Riders. The ruling IPL champions would love to carry the momentum into this league as well. Skipper Gautam Gambhir too would be iching to have a go in the format he has had success. Other teams are Chennai Super Kings the ever consistent Indian domestic team under MS Dhoni would love to repeat past success.
From Kings XI Punjab under coach Sanjay Bangar and skipper Bailey a lot will be expected. The form and vigour they showed in the IPL 2014. With Maxwell and Miller opting to play for them would boost their confidence too. Mumbai Indians under Rohit Sharma will walk in as defending champions but will need to get the setup going before the tournament to make a mark.
Teams from overseas are Northern Knights from New Zealand, making their CLT20 debut. Perth Scrochers and Hobart Hurricanes from down under Australia. Cape Cobra’s and Dolphins from South Africa. The Southern Express will represent Sri Lanka’s charge in T20 challenge.
Surprise entry is the Lahore Lions from Pakistan who have been kept out for years now will be seen playing this year.
The teams have declared their squads for the league take a look.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, R. Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Francois Du Plessis.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell.
Northern Knights: Ish Sodhi,Jono Boult,Brad Wilson,Kane Williamson,Daniel Flynn,BJ Watling,Graeme Aldridge,Anton Devcich,Tim Southee,Scott Kuggeleijn,Daryl Mitchell,Daniel Harris,Scott Styris,Trent Boult,Daniel Vettori.
Perth Scorchers: Ashton Agar,Yasir Arafat,Michael Beer,Cameron Bancroft,Jason Behrendorff,Hilton Cartwright,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Brad Hogg,Simon Mackin,Mitchell Marsh,Joel Paris,Craig Simmons,Ashton Turner,Adam Voges,Sam Whiteman.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey,Thisara Perera,Mitchell Johnson,Glenn Maxwell,David Miller,Akshar Rajesh Patel,Karanveer Singh,Lakshmipathy Balaji,Manan Vohra,Mandeep Singh,Rishi Dhawan,Virender Sehwag,Wriddhiman Saha,Anureet Singh,Parvinder Awana.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma,Harbhajan Singh,Ambati Rayudu,Pragyan Ojha,Praveen Kumar,Aditya Tare,Jalaj Saxena,Jasprit Bumrah,Shreyas Gopal,Mike Hussey,Kieron Pollard.,Corey Anderson.,Lasith Malinga,Marchant De Lange,Lendl Simmons
Southern Express: Kusal Janith Perera,Danushka Gunatilake,Angelo Perera,Jehan Mubarak,Niroshan Dickwella,Dilruwan Perara,Prasanna Seekuge,Ishan Jayaratne,Farvees Maharoof,Kasun Madushanka,Yasoda Lanka,Charith Jayampathi,Sachith Pathirana,Sandaken Lakshen,Dilshan T.M.
Cape Cobras: Hashim Amla,J P Duminy,Justin Kemp,Rory Kleinveldt,Charl Langeveldt,Richard Levi,Aviwe Mgijima,Justin Ontong,Robin Peterson,Vernon Philander,Dane Piedt,Zakhele Qwabe,Omphile Ramela,Stiaan Van Zyl,Dane Vilas.
Lahore Lions: Mohammed Hafeez,Ahmad Shahzad,Umar Siddique Khan,Muhammad Umar Akmal,Nasir Jamshaid,Muhammad Salman Ali,Asif Raza,Muhammad Mustafa Iqbal,Wahab Riaz,Aizaz Bin Ilyas Cheema,Imran Ali,Saad Naseem,Adnan Rasool,Muhammad Saeed,Ali Manzoor.
Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine,Jon Wells,Evan Gulbis,Xavier Doherty,Ben Hilfenhaus,Dom Michael,Sam Rainbird,Travis Birt,Doug Bollinger,Aiden Blizzard,Cameron Boyce,Joe Mennie,Ben Laughlin,Ben Dunk,Shoaib Malik.
Dolphins: Daryn Smit,Daryn Miles Dupavillon,Cody Chetty,Vaughn Bernard Van
Jaarsveld,Khayelihle Zondo,Robert Frylinck,Morne Nico Van Wyk,Kyle John Abbott,Craig John Alexander,Jonathan David Vandiar,Keshav Athmanand Maharaj,Prenelan Subrayen,Cameron Scott Delport,Andile Lucky Phehlukwayo,Bongumusa SiboneloMakhanya.
Barbados Tridents: Shane Dowrich,Jeevan Mendis,Jason Holder,Ashley Nurse,Jonathan Carter,Neil Mckenzie,Akeal Hosein,Ravi Rampaul,Rayad Emrit,Raymon Reifer,Kyle Mayers,William Perkins,James Franklin,Elton Chigumbura,Dilshan Munaweera.