It is no secret that the shortest format of the game has gained popularity for its fast-paced, entertaining and high-scoring nature. Currently, the T20 format is the most popular and widely played format in the globe. Meanwhile, there is also T10 cricket, which is even shorter than the T20 format. Each team gets to play 10 overs where players can showcase their skills in a limited time. Zim Afro T10 tournament is also being introduced to increase the popularity of the 10-over format. In this space, you can find out the Zim Afro T10 2023 squad and teams.
In such a scenario, we can expect quite a lot of drama, spice, excitement, thrills and chills as it evokes aggressive batting. Besides that, there are chances of batters making too many mistakes as well while trying to play shots, thus falling prey to bowlers. Overall, T10 cricket can be well and truly entertaining. Case in point, the Zim Afro T10 cricket league is slowly gaining the attention of late.
For the record, the duration of each game is roughly 90 minutes. The competition is a double round-robin followed by Eliminators and the Final. The Zim Afro T10 cricket league will announce its arrival for the first time in July 2023. The upcoming T10 tournament is founded by Shaji Ul Mulk, the chairman of the T10 League.
6 former Indian cricketers join the ZIM AFRO T10 2023
As many as five teams will partake in the tourney. Bulawayo Braves, Cape Town Samp Army, Durban Qalandars, Harare Hurricanes and Joburg Buffaloes will make their presence count in the inaugural edition. The first season will go all guns blazing from July 20 to 29. In fact, all the games will be held in Harare. It will be quite interesting to see which team braves the challenges and comes out on top in the end.
Meanwhile, six retired Indian cricketers are set to take part in the league. They are none other than Stuart Binny (Cape Town Samp Army), Sreesanth (Harare Hurricanes), Irfan Pathan (Harare Hurricanes), Parthiv Patel (Cape Town Samp Army), Yusuf Pathan (Joburg Buffaloes) and Robin Uthappa (Harare Hurricanes).
The aforementioned names might have retired from international cricket but they still have got cricket left in them. Since these many names from India are set to take part in the competition, the T10 cricket games will generate a massive viewership in India. Sreesanth is the player to watch out for in the trimmed format.
ZIM AFRO T10 2023 Squad
Bulawayo Braves Squad: Sikandar Raza, Tymal Mills, Ashton Turner, Ben Mcdermott, Taskin Ahmed, Thisara Perera, Beau Webster, Patrick Dooley, Kobe Herft, Ryan Burl, Timycen Maruma, Joylord Gumbie, Innocent Kaia, Faraz Akram, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Cape Town Samp Army: Karim Janat, B. Rajapaksa, M R. Gurbaz, M. Theekshana, Sean Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Chamika Karunaratne, Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Breetzke, Richard Ngarava, Cephas Zhuwao, T. Marumani, T. Kamunhukamwe, Parthiv Patel, Mohamed Irfan, Stuart Binny.
Durban Qalandras: Asif Ali, Sisanda Magala, Coerce Linde, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Amir, Tim Seifert, Hilton Cartwright, Mirza Tahir Baic, Tavab Abbas, Craic Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Clive Madande, Nick Welch, Andre Fletcher.
Joburg Buffaloes: Yusuf Pathan, Tom Banton, Noor Ahmad, Mushfiour Rahim, Odean Smith, Will Smeed, Ravi Bopara, Usman Shinwari, Junior Dala, B. Muzarabani, W. Masakadza, Wessly Madhevere, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahul Chopra.
Harare Hurricanes: Robin Uthappa, Evin Lewis, Eoin Morgan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Nabi, Donovan Ferreira, Duan Jansen, Samit Patel, Kevin Koththigoda, Christopher Mpofu, Regis Chakabva, Luke Jongwe, Tashinga Musekiwa, Irfan Pathan, Khalid Shah, S Sreesanth.