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Abu Dhabi T10 player draft: Gayle snapped by Team Abu Dhabi; Morgan goes to Delhi Bulls

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Universe Boss Chris Gayle is set to be back with Team Abu Dhabi after they re-signed the West Indian veteran as their first pick of the Abu Dhabi T10 Season 5 player draft on Thursday. 

Eoin Morgan, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Imran Tahir and Evin Lewis were some of the other top players picked in the player draft.  

Indian speedster Abhimanyu Mithun who recently retired from international cricket will be seen playing for the Northern Warriors while Yusuf Pathan will don the Maratha Arabians jersey in Season 5 of Abu Dhabi T10.  

Season 5 of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will start from November 19 with the final scheduled to take place on December 4. 

Ahead of the players draft, Faf du Plessis (Bangla Tigers), Andre Russell (Deccan Gladiators), Nicholas Pooran (Maratha Arabians), Liam Livingstone (Team Abu Dhabi), Jason Roy (Delhi Bulls) and Chris Jordan (Northern Warriors) were named as the icon players for their respective franchises.

Launched in 2017, the Abu Dhabi T10 League is the only International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned 10-over tournament in the world. 

Here’s the full list of teams and players picked in the player draft:

Abu Dhabi T10 Season 5 teams and squad list 

Maratha Arabians: Nicholas Pooran (icon player), Yusuf Pathan, Fabian Allen, Dushmantha Chameera, Wahab Riaz, Azam Khan, Maheesh Theekshana, Darren Bravo, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Migael Pretorius, Muhammad Waseem, Junaid Siddique, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Chamika Karunaratne, Tion Webster 

Bangla Tigers: Faf du Plessis (icon player), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Amir, James Faulkner, Benny Howell, Johnson Charles, Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Andre Fletcher, Qais Ahmad, Isuru Udana, Sabir Rao, Hasan Khalid, Matheesha Pathirana, William Smeed, Adam Lyth, Mohammad Saifuddin

Delhi Bulls: Jason Roy (icon player), Eoin Morgan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Rampaul, Adil Rashid, Sherfane Rutherford, Rilee Rossouw, Dominic Drakes, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Romario Shepherd, Sohaib Maqsood, Shiraz Ahmed, Hafeez Rahman, Nyeem Young, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Akeal Hosein, Devon Thomas

Team Abu Dhabi: Liam Livingstone (icon player), Chris Gayle, Marchant de Lange, Colin Ingram, Phil Salt, Paul Stirling, Obed McCoy, Danny Briggs, Jamie Overton, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fidel Edwards, Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Farazuddin, Ahmed Daniyal, Christopher Benjamin   

Northern Warriors: Chris Jordan (icon player), Moeen Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Tahir, Upul Tharanga, Rayad Emrit, Reece Topley, Samit Patel, Kennar Lewis, Abhimanyu Mithun, Kaunain Abbas, Umair Ali, Rameez Shahzad, Josh Little, Abdul Wahid, Blessing Muzarabani, Ross Whitley 

Deccan Gladiators: Andre Russell (icon player), Evin Lewis, Tom Banton, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Tymal Mills, Wanindu Hasaranga, Najibullah Zadran, Odean Smith, Rumman Raees, Ravi Bopara, Zahoor Khan, Sultan Ahmed, Izharulhaq Naveed, Nav Pabreja, Ryan Rickelton, Anwar Ali

Featured photo: Abu Dhabi T10 / Website 

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