In the latest development of the Afghanistan Premier League 2018, the players’ auctions have been done and dusted. Each team availed their icon player and the squad to bag the first trophy in the brand-new tournament. Pakistan former skipper Shahid Afridi alongside Windies star Chris Gayle will represent teams as iconic players. Furthermore, Afghanistan ace Rashid Khan is another marquee player.

The event will see five primary states in the country; Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia and Balkh respectively, taking part. The tournament is scheduled to start on October 5th at Sharjah.  And on October 21st, the spectators will witness the grand finale of the tourney.

Chris Gayle, Afghanistan Premier League
Chris Gayle Photo Credit: BPL.

Paktia picks Shahid Afridi while Balkh picks Chris Gayle as their icon players:

Kabul picked their international star Rashid as the iconic player. Whereas Paktia showed their love to Shahid Afridi by availing his all-round services. Meanwhile, Chris Gayle will serve Balkh during his stint in APL 2018.

But Coming to Nangarhar and Kandahar teams, they named Andre Russell and Brendon McCullum as their icon players respectively.

In addition, apart from them, it will also feature international players. However, the list includes Chris Jordan, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi, Wayne Parnell, Colin Munro, Ravi Bopara, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Cutting and Wahab Riaz.

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan,
Shahid Afridi. Image Courtesy: Getty

Also, here are the squads for Afghanistan Premier League 2018:

Paktia Shahid Afridi, 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, 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

Brendon McCullum, icon players
Also, Brendon McCullum made it to the list. (Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Balkh: Chris Gayle, 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, 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, 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.