As cricket’s fastest format reaches American shores in the form of US Masters T10, we are all set to witness a few of the most iconic players to have played the shortest format.
When we say the shortest format of the game, you would have probably seen them taking the bowlers and batters apart in T20 cricket but this is a different ball game and probably demands the best of everyone. From the pinnacle of fitness to a game that would probably be labelled as extraterrestrial, this fray is going to witness it all. With just one day to go ahead of the tournament, here’s a quick list of players that you should be watching out for.
Morrisville Unity – Chris Gayle
The Universe Boss, the highest run-scorer in the shortest format of the game and most importantly a beast in the midst of men, Chris Gayle is back, and will be raring to rain sixes down on the skyline of Lauerhill Florida.
New Jersey Legends – Yusuf Pathan
In the recently concluded Zim Afro T10, Yusuf Pathan showcased his mighty hitting flair, peppering the bowlers to every nook and cranny of the park. Come US Masters T10, he would be hopeful of replicating his form.
Atlanta Fire – Robin Uthappa
Well, Robin Uthappa has been spooking the bowlers in the shortest format of the game without breaking a sweat. Now as he arrives in the USA, well, buckle your seat belts for the flight is about to take off. Like Yusuf, Robin Uthappa hit his stride in the Zim Afro T10 as well, bringing out his signature strokes that were a throwback to the peak of his prowesses.
California Knights – Jacques Kallis
Those broad shoulders, that towering gait and then those exquisite shots, coupled with stringent discipline with the ball in hands, Jacques Kallis carried the emblem of brilliance for almost a decade. Making his entrance into another form of tens, Kallis is all set to don the threads of the California Knights.
New York Warriors – Shahid Afridi
Boom Boom Afridi is back and what a way to announce his return to shorter versions of the game! The New York Warriors will be riding on his shoulders to get those big hits coming while his bowling flair got him the Player of the Tournament award in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Texas Chargers – Mohammad Hafeez
The Professor needs no separate introduction. With the ball and with the bat, Mohamamad Hafeez can win a game on his own. He led the Joburg Buffaloes to a finals berth in the first-ever Zim Afro T10, and Texas Chargers will be hoping that the Pakistan all-rounder can deliver handsomely once again.