Middlesex, Stallions announce squad for Champions League

November 25th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Shaun Udal will lead England’s Middlesex Crusaders while Shoaib Malik will captain Pakistan’s Sialkot Stallions in the inaugural edition of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.Both teams announced their squads Tuesday for the Dec 3-10 showbiz to be held in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Middlesex Crusaders made the cut by winning England Twenty20 Cup while Stallions are the champions of Pakistan’s domestic T20 league.

Left-arm spinner Murli Kartik, who has been included in the 15-man squad, will add an Indian flavour to the English team.

Owais Shah, who is playing for England in the ongoing one-day series against India, has also been picked for the squad but it is still not sure whether he will get the clearance from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as they play two Tests against India immediately after the one-day series.

Andrew Straus, who is expected to be named in the Test squad, has been left-out by Middlesex.

Middlesex will arrive here Thursday.

Middlesex Crusaders: Shaun Udal (Captain), Alan Richardson, Benjamin Scott, Billy Godleman, David Nash, Dawid Malan, Edmund Joyce, Eoin Morgan, Gareth Berg, Murali Kartik, Nick Compton, Owais Shah, Steven Finn, Timothy Murtagh, Tyron Henderson.

Siakot Stallions: Shoaib Malik (Captain),Abdul Rehman, Adeel Malik, Ali Khan, Bilal Hussain, Faisal Naveed, Kashif Raza, Kamran Younas, Mansoor Amjad, Muhammad Ayub Muhammad Ali, N. Qazi, Qaisar Abbas,Sarfraz Ahmad, Shakeel Ansar.

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