After a long gap of four years, the highly anticipated third edition of GT20 Canada is set to captivate fans once again. Beginning on July 20th in Brampton, the GT20 Canada will span over 18 days, treating spectators to a thrilling display of cricket in 25 captivating matches.
Renowned T20 legends such as Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, and Lasith Malinga have graced the previous two seasons of the tournament with their exceptional skills. This year, fans can expect another star-studded spectacle as eminent players like Harbhajan Singh, Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, and many other top names.
In an exciting twist, the defending champions, Winnipeg Hawks, and the Edmonton Royals have been replaced by two fresh teams: Surrey Jaguars and Mississauga Panthers. These newcomers will strive to leave their mark on the tournament, intensifying the competition and raising the stakes even higher.
To promote the growth and development of cricket in Canada, each team is limited to a squad of 16 players. Out of these, six international players, four players from Associate nations, and six local players will showcase their talents, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment within the sport.
There will be 21 matches in the league stage of the competition, with each team playing seven of them. The format of the league stage may be similar to that of the IPL, with the six teams being split into two virtual groups. Check the complete GT20 Canada squad details.
GT20 Canada 2023: Captains & Marquee Players
Brampton Wolves: Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee
Vancouver Knights: Mohammad Rizwan, Rassie van der Dussen
Montreal Tigers: Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan
Surrey Jaguars: Alex Hales, Litton Das
Toronto Nationals: Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi
Mississauga Panthers: Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle
Global T20 Canada 2023 Squad: Full Squads, Coach
Brampton Wolves: Harbhajan Singh, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Sinclair Chapman, Usama Mir, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Logan Van Beek, Jan Nicolaas Frylinck, Max O Dowd, Jeremy Gordon, Aaron Johnson, Rizwan Cheema, Shahid Ahmadzai, Rishiv Joshi, Gurpal Singh Sandhu.
Coach: Shane Bond
Montreal Tigers: Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Carlos Brathwaite, Muhammad Abbas Afridi, Zahir Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Akif Raja, Aayan Khan, Dipendra Airee, Kaleem Sana, Srimantha Wijeratne, Matthew Spoors, Bhupendra Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Anoop Chima.
Coach: Dav Whatmore
Mississauga Panthers: Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Azam Khan, James Neesham, Cameron Scott Delport, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahoor Khan, Tom Cooper, Cecil Pervez, Jaskarandeep Singh Buttar, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nikhil Dutta, Shreyas Movva, Praveen Kumar, Mihir Patel, Ethan Gibson.
Coach: Lance Klusener
Surrey Jaguars: Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Behrendorff, Litton Kumar Das, Karim Janat, Mohammad Haris, Sheel Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jatinder Singh, Ayaan Khan, Bernard Scholtz, Pargat Singh, Dilon Heyliger, Ammar Khalid, Sunny Matharu, Kairav Sharma.
Coach: Lalchand Rajput
Toronto Nationals: Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zaman Khan, Saim Ayub, Abdullah Shafique, Hamza Tariq, Gerhard Erasmus, JJ Smit, Saad Bin Zafar, Farhan Malik, Nicholas Kirton, Armaan Kapoor, Sarmad Anwar, Rommel Shahzad, Udhaya Bhagwan.
Coach: Aaqib Javed
Vancouver Knights: Mohammad Rizwan, Rassie van der Dussen, Naveen-ul-Haq, Reeza Hendricks, Corbin Bosch, Najibullah Zadran, Junaid Siddiqui, Vriitya Aravind, Karthik Meiyappan, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ravinderpal Singh, Harsh Thaker, Rayyan Pathan, Muhammad Kamal, Nawab Singh, Kanwar Tathgur.
Coach: Donovan Miller