T10 League 2018: 5 unknown players who performed well
They aren't big names, but can be game-changers on their day.
Updated - Dec 3, 2018 1:28 pm
The second edition of the T10 League, a condensed version of T20 cricket, has come to a close after the final between Pakhtoons and Northern Warriors in Sharjah. The 10 over-a-side league was started following the success of 20-over cricket and is the first ever internationally approved 10-over league. The tournament was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and featured eight teams: Kerala Knights, Maratha Arabians, Pakhtoons, Punjabi Legends, Sindhis, Bengal Tigers, Northern Warriors, and Rajputs.
This edition’s T10 League produced some record-breaking performances from the players and witnessed effortless hitting from the batsmen. The event, apart from witnessing the participation from some of the renowned international cricketers promoting this brand of cricket, got to see the talent of some relatively unknown players. These not so known faces got to share the dressing room with some of the best-known cricketers and coaches, and earned an opportunity to get recognized internationally.
Here, let’s have a look at few unknown players who have used the platform of T10 league to good effect and performed exceptionally well.
Aamer Yamin is the cricketer of Pakistan nationality who made his international debut in 2015, however, was soon dropped from the team after some dismal performances. Yamin played for Bengal Tigers in the second edition of T10 league and was clinical with the ball. The 28-year-old all-rounder was the leader of the pace attack for Bengal and bowled with a decent line and length making it tough for the batsman to score easy runs off him.
The Multan -born cricketer took four wickets in four balls to wrap up a resounding 36-run win for the Tigers over Northern Warriors in their first match. The wickets included some of the best batsmen of the league namely Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell and Ravi Bopara. He took 6 wickets in 7 matches this season with an impressive economy of 11 runs per over, which is quite impressive in this format.