Hello all and Welcome once again to Addi’s Prediction for APL 2018
The Afghanistan Premier League is set to begin it’s maiden journey in UAE and Kabul Zaman are set to be in action against Paktia Panthers in the inaugural fixture of the APL 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah on Friday, October 5.
The league will be played in the UAE in the first season all the matches played at Sharjah cricket stadium. The Afghanistan Premier League tickets for the first season will be available on q-tickets.com.
In the first season, there will be five teams based out of the following provinces in Afghanistan – Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia. The league will be played over 17 days with 23 matches in total. Each of these teams will face off against the other four twice. At the end of the league stage of the competition, each side would have played eight times and the top three or four teams will make it to the knock-out stage of the tournament
Afghanistan Premier League franchises:
Paktia: Shahid Afridi* (icon), Thisara Perera, Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Chris Jordan, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Wright, Amatullah Omerzai, Rahmanullah Garbaz, Zia Urhaman Akber, Calum Macleod, Tahir Adil, Yousaf Zazi, Fazal Zazai
Kabul: Rashid Khan (icon), Luke Ronchi, Hazrat Zazai, Colin Ingram, Farid Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Sohail Tanvir, Laurie Evans, Wayne Parnell, Shahidullah, Muslim Musa, Afsar Khan Zazi, Muhammad Ashan Ali Khan, Zahir Shirzad, Fitrat Khawry, Usman Adil, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Totakhil, Zamir Khan
Balkh: Chris Gayle (icon), Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan, Ben Laughlin, Karman Akmal, Qais Ahmed, Usman Ghani, Ikrain Alikhil, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tariq Skanikai, Asadullah Matani, Samiullah Salarzai, Farhan Zakhil, Mohammad Nawaz, Darwish Rasooli
Nangarhar: Andre Russell (icon), Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Zadran, Ben Cutting, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najibullah Taraki, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen Ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fazal Haq, Imran Janat, Nasratullah Quarishi, Khyber Omar, Ibrahim Zadran, Faal Nazai
Kandahar: Brendon McCullum (icon), Wahab Riaz, Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings, Iftkhar Ahmed, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadeq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Waqar, Abdul Baqi, Waheed Shafaq, Waqarullah Ishaq, Nazir Jamal
Gud Luck all