The player draft for the 2nd edition of Global T20 Canada (GT20 Canada) was held in ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai, India. The sixth franchise team in the 2nd edition of the T20 league was announced as “Brampton Wolves”, which coincided with the city of Brampton, where the tournament will be held from Jul 25th – Aug 11th, 2019.
All franchise teams chose their squad of 17 members from the player draft of over 1000+ players, who had registered for the draft. Each team picked three marquee players (International Full member players) along with four other full member picks, five picks inclusive of four ICC Associate member players and one mandatory ICC Americas region member player and five players from Cricket Canada roster (International and domestic).
The playing XI for each team will consist of five full member players (inclusive of marquee players), two Canada players, one ICC Americas region member player and three ICC Associate member player.
GT20 Canada 2019 Squads:
Toronto Nationals: Brandon McCullum, Yuvraj Singh, Keiron Pollard, Trent Boult, Heinrich Klassen, Manpreet Singh Gony, Chris Green, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Calum MacLeod (Scotland), Chirag Suri (UAE), Ghulam Shabber (UAE), Jasdeep Singh (USA), Jeremy Gordon (Canada), Revinder Pal Singh (Canada), Salman Nazar (Canada), Mark Montfort (Canada) & Rodrigo Thomas (Canada)
Vancouver Knights: Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Rassie van der Dussen, Ali Khan (USA), Chadwick Walton, Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh Jr (USA), JJ Smit (Namibia), Tobias Visee (Netherlands), Michael Rippon (Netherlands), Saad bin Zafar (Canada), Rizwan Cheema (Canada), Rayyan Pathan (Canada), Harsh Thaker (Canada) & Matthew Nandu (Canada)
Edmonton Royals: Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Sharfane Rutherford, James Neesham, Safyaan Sharif (Scotland), Anshuman Rath (Hong Kong), Richard Barrington (Scotland), Ehsan Nawaz (Hong Kong), Kyle Phillip (USA), Davy Jacobs (Canada), Navneet Dhaliwal (Canada), Satsimranjit Dhindsa (Canada), Akash Gill (Canada) & Shahid Ahmadzai (Canada)
Brampton Wolves: Darren Sammy, Shakib al Hasan, Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Babar Hayat (Hong Kong), George Munsey (Scotland), Rohan Mustafa (UAE), Zahoor Khan (UAE), Timil Patel (USA), Nitish Kumar (Canada), Abraash Khan (Canada), Armaan Kapoor (Canada), Faisal Jamkhandi (Canada) & Nawab Singh (Canada)
Montreal Tigers: George Bailey, Sunil Narine, Thisera Perera, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Keemo Paul, Niroshan Dickwella, Mohammad Naveed (UAE), Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Matthew Cross (Scotland), Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong), Steven Taylor (USA), Dillon Heyliger (Canada), Nikhil Dutta (Canada), Bupinder Singh (Canada), Arslan Khan (Canada) & Yax Patel (Canada)
Winnipeg Hawks: Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, JP Duminy, Umar Akmal, Najibullah Zadran, Rayad Emrit, Paul van Meekeren (Netherlands), Sompal Kami (Nepal), Rameez Shahzad (UAE), Shaiman Anwar (UAE), Sunny Sohal (USA), Hamza Tariq (Canada), Sana Kaleem (Canada), Umair Ghani (Canada), Romesh Eranga Don (Canada) & Varun Sehdev (Canada)
The schedule for GT20 Canada will be announced in due course of time. Vancouver Knights are the defending Champions from the inaugural edition of the ICC approved league.