The inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League (APL) kicks-off on Friday with Kabul Zwanan using on Paktia Panthers at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
The T20 tournament will be performed from October 5 to 21 in the UAE. There will be 5 franchises that includes in the event, specifically – Paktia Panthers, Kabul Zwanan, Balkh Legends, Nangarhar Leopards, and Kandahar Knights.
Some of the prime cricketers from all-around the globe that will attribute in the match are Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, Brendon McCullum, and Rashid Khan
Each franchise has involving 17 and 20 gamers in their ranks, with 5 overseas and one Associate participant compulsorily in the squad.
Below are the comprehensive squads of all the five teams
Paktia Panthers: Shahid Afridi (icon), Thisara Perera, Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Chris Jordan, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Wright, Amatullah Omerzai, Rahmanullah Garbaz, Zia Urhaman Akber, Calum MacLeod, Tahir Adil, Yousaf Zazi, Fazal Zazai.
Kabul Zwanan: Rashid Khan (icon), Luke Ronchi, Hazrat Zazai, Colin Ingram, Fareed Ahmad, Javed Ahmadi, Sohail Tanvir, Laurie Evans, Wayne Parnell, Shahidullah, Muslim Musa, Afsar Zazai, Ali Khan, Zahir Shirzad, Fitrat Khawry, Usman Adil, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Totakhil, Zamir Khan
Balkh Legends: Chris Gayle (icon), Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan, Ben Laughlin, Kamran Akmal, Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Ikrain Alikhil, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tariq Skanikai, Asadullah Matani, Samiullah Salarzai, Farhan Zakhil, Mohammad Nawaz, Darwish Rasooli
Nangarhar Leopards: Andre Russell (icon), Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ben Chopping, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najeeb Tarakai, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen Ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fazal Haq, Imran Janat, Nasratullah Quarishi, Khyber Omar, Ibrahim Zadran, Fazal Nazi
Kandahar Knights: Brendon McCullum (icon), Wahab Riaz, Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amir Hamza, Karim Sadiq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Waqar, Abdul Baqi, Waheed Shafaq, Waqarullah Ishaq, Nasir Jamal.