T10 League: Tamim Iqbal joins Bengal Tigers for the upcoming season
The second edition of the T10 League will commence on 23rd November and the final will be played on 2nd December
Published - Oct 24, 2018 2:04 pm | Updated - Oct 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Bangladesh cricket’s stalwart, Tamim Iqbal is one of the greatest cricketers their country has seen and easily qualifies as one of the best openers across the world right now. The southpaw is eager to play a crucial role in the World Cup next year as the Tigers are likely to plant their strongest ever squad for an ICC tournament.
Unfortunately for their fans, Tamim has been at the receiving end of some unfortunate injuries in recent times. Although he’s done a pretty decent job in coping with them, he’s still not 100% ready for International cricket at this point in time. But the veteran is signing up for some new challenges and one of them is the T10 League.
The Bangla opener will be representing the newbies of the tournament, the Bengal Tigers. The league is getting bigger and better this season and will comprise of eight teams compared to the six last season. After representing Pakhtoons last year, Tamim will be donning the Bengal Tigers’ jersey this time around according to bdcrictime.
Second season to kick-start on November 23
The second edition of this incredible tournament will commence on 23rd November and the final will be played on 2nd December. All the matches will be conducted at the iconic Sharjah and the organizers have managed to rope in some of the biggest names in world cricket.
Sunil Narine will be the icon player for the Bengal Tigers and under him, there are some seriously talented players like Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Asif Ali and Jason Roy. They also have the Proteas legend Morne Morkel, who recently announced his retirement from International cricket.
The tournament received a great response last time and the organizers are expecting a much better audience turnout this season. Each team will play two group games before the knockout phases and the competition is expected to drive a lot of attention towards it.