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DP World ILT20

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The Gulf region’s cricket competition, DP World ILT20 Season 2 (The International competition), will get underway on January 19, 2024, with the defending champions Gulf Giants and Sharjah Warriors playing the first game. Three locations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah—will host the 34-match competition. The Dubai International Stadium will host the championship game on February 17.

 There will be 15 games contested in Dubai, 11 in Abu Dhabi, and 8 in Sharjah. Every side will play five games at home and five away. The Dubai Capitals’ home field will be Dubai Stadium. Additionally, the five home games for the Gulf Giants and Desert Vipers will be held in Dubai and Sharjah.

ILT20 teams

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

  Ali Khan, Andre Russell, Brandon McMullen, Charith Asalanka, David Willey, Jake Lintott, Joe Clarke, Josh Little, Laurie Evans, Marchant de Lange, Matiullah Khan, Michael Pepper, Ravi Bopara, Sabir Ali, Sam Hain, Sunil Narine

Desert Vipers

  Adam Hose, Alex Hales, Ali Naseer, Azam Khan, Bas de Leede, Colin Munro, Dinesh Chandimal, Gus Atkinson, Luke Wood, Matheesha Pathirana, Michael Jones, Rohan Mustafa, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga

Dubai Capitals 

  Andrew Tye, Dasun Shanaka, David Warner, Dushmantha Chameera, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Max Holden, Mohammad Mohsin, Nuwan Thushara, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Raja Akif, Roman Powell, Roelof van der Merwe, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza

Gulf Giants

  Aayan Afzal Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Chris Lynn, Dominic Drakes, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, James Vince, Jamie Smith, Jordan Cox, Karim Janat, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rehan Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, Sanchit Sharma, Saurabh Netravalkar, Shimon Hetmyer

MI Emirates

Akeal Hosein, Ambati Rayudu, Andre Fletcher, Corey Anderson, Daniel Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Jordan Thompson, Kieron Pollard, Kusal Perera, McKenny Clarke, Muhammad Waseem, Nicholas Pooran, Nosthush Kenjige, Odean Smith, Trent Boult, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Waqar Salamkheil, Will Smeed, Zahoor Khan

Sharjah Warriors

Chris Sole, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Dilshan Madushanka, James Fuller, Joe Denly, Johnson Charles, Junaid Siddique, Kusal Mendis, Lewis Gregory, Mahesh Theekshana, Mark Deyal, Mark Watt, Martin Guptill, Muhammad Jawadullah, Qais Ahmad, Sean Williams, Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Full schedule of DP World ILT20

Day and DateMatchVenue
Friday, 19 JanuarySharjah Warriors vs Gulf GiantsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Saturday, 20 JanuaryDubai Capitals vs MI EmiratesDubai International Stadium
Sunday, 21 JanuaryDesert Vipers vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Stadium
Sunday, 21 JanuaryMI Emirates vs Gulf GiantsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Monday, 22 JanuaryDubai Capitals vs Sharjah WarriorsDubai International Stadium
Tuesday, 23 JanuaryAbu Dhabi Knight Riders vs MI EmiratesZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Wednesday, 24 JanuaryGulf Giants vs Desert VipersDubai International Stadium
Thursday, 25 JanuaryDubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Stadium
Friday, 26 JanuarySharjah Warriors vs MI EmiratesSharjah Cricket Stadium
Saturday, 27 JanuaryAbu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert VipersZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Saturday, 27 JanuaryGulf Giants vs Dubai CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Sunday, 28 JanuaryMI Emirates vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunday, 28 JanuaryDesert Vipers vs Sharjah WarriorsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Monday, 29 JanuarySharjah Warriors vs Dubai CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Tuesday, 30 JanuaryDesert Vipers vs MI EmiratesDubai International Stadium
Wednesday, 31 JanuaryAbu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Gulf GiantsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Thursday, 1 FebruaryDubai Capitals vs Desert VipersDubai International Stadium
Friday, 2 FebruaryMI Emirates vs Sharjah WarriorsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Saturday, 3 FebruaryDesert Vipers vs Gulf GiantsDubai International Stadium
Saturday, 3 FebruaryAbu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Dubai CapitalsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunday, 4 FebruaryMI Emirates vs Desert VipersZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunday, 4 FebruaryGulf Giants vs Sharjah WarriorsDubai International Stadium
Monday, 5 FebruarySharjah Warriors vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersSharjah Cricket Stadium
Tuesday, 6 FebruaryDubai Capitals vs Gulf GiantsDubai International Stadium
Wednesday, 7 FebruaryAbu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Sharjah WarriorsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Thursday, 8 FebruaryGulf Giants vs MI EmiratesDubai International Stadium
Friday, 9 FebruaryDesert Vipers vs Dubai CapitalsDubai International Stadium
Saturday, 10 FebruaryGulf Giants vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Stadium
Saturday, 10 FebruaryMI Emirates vs Dubai CapitalsZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunday, 11 FebruarySharjah Warriors vs Desert VipersSharjah Cricket Stadium
Tuesday, 13 FebruaryQualifier 1Dubai International Stadium
Wednesday, 14 FebruaryEliminatorZayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Thursday, 15 FebruaryQualifier 2Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Saturday, 17 FebruaryFinalDubai International Stadium

ILT20 Team Owners

  This league consists of six teams. Every team has a proprietor. The majority of owners, including Shahrukh Khan, who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), also own IPL clubs. Delhi Capital is owned by the GMR Group (DC). Mumbai Indians (MI) are owned by Ambani.

 The following is a list of the team’s owners:

Team Owner
MI Emirates Ambani(Mumbai Indians Owner)
Dessert Vipers Lancer Capital
Dubai Capitals GMR Group (Delhi Capital Owner)
Gulf Giants Adani Group
Sharjah Warriors Capri Global
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan (KKR Team Owner)

ILT20 Team’s Coaches

  The coaches of each team are well-known figures. A squad can advance to new heights with the right coach. A coach can build a strong team if they have a firm grasp of their coaching techniques. A competent coach will psychologically prepare their group.

The coaches’ list can be found below.

Team Coaches
MI Emirates Shane Bond
Dessert Vipers James Foster
Dubai Capitals Phil Simmons
Gulf Giants Andy Flower
Sharjah Warriors Paul Farbrace
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders TBA

ILT20 Team’s Captains

  The caption features a team leader. If the captain is capable and can guide the squad more effectively, the team can win the match. Making decisions based on situational analysis is the essence of captaincy. In the end, the team can win the match if the captain can assess the situation and act quickly. 

Below is a list of the captains that are involved.

Team Captains
MI Emirates Kieron Pollard
Dessert Vipers Colin Munro
Dubai Capitals Rovman Powell
Gulf Giants TBA
Sharjah Warriors Moeen Ali
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Sunil Narine

ILT-20 Broadcasting Channels

  If you enjoy watching cricket and would like to see every match on TV, you can subscribe to Zed Entertainment channels. You can view its channels based on your language. It offers channels in multiple languages. The list of a few language-specific channels is provided below.

Country TV Channels
India Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Bangladesh Ghazi TV
Sri Lanka Supreme TV, Sony Six, Sony Six HD
UK Sky Sports Cricket
USA Willow TV
Pakistan A Sport, Geo Super
Australia Fox Sport, Tapmad TV, Channel 9
South Africa Supersport
MENA Tapmad TV
Caribbean Flow Sports
New Zealand Sky Sports NZ
Canada Willow TV
Nepal Sony Six (Sim TV Nepal, Net TV Nepal)
Maldives Sonysix(MediaNet)

FAQs

Is the ILT20 2024 event a success?

  With 367 million viewers, it was the second most-viewed T20 league globally. The United Arab Emirates Cricket Board chose to continue this competition after the first edition proved to be successful.

What is the number of teams in the ILT20?

  In ILT20, six teams will compete in 34 matches. Round-robin matchups will pit each team against the other twice. 

Who is ILT20 2024’s host?

  The International League T20 is hosted by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

What does the term DPW ILT20 mean?

  The primary sponsor of the International League T20 is DP World. This league is known as DP ILT20 because DP World is its primary sponsor.

Is the IPL and ILT20 the same?

  It is not hosted by the Indian Cricket Board (ICB), but rather by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). The IPL and ILT20 are two distinct leagues.

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