Rutherford lone Guyanese in UAE T10 League
By Akeem Greene
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford is the lone Guyanese drafted for the T10 Cricket League competition in the Middle East, which is scheduled to take place from November 23-December 2.
The draft occurred earlier today (September 24) in the United Arab Emirates where Rutherford was drafted by Bengal Tigers for a figure yet to be disclosed. He joins some elaborate company in Sunil Narine, Jason Roy and Morne Morkel, along with Warriors’ teammate Rayad Emrit.
The 20-year-old was one of the players to leave a lasting impression in the recently concluded Hero Caribbean Premier League, where he racked up 171 runs in eight matches at a healthy strike rate of 142.50.
His most destructive innings was an unbeaten 13-ball 45 against champions Trinbago Knight Riders, which included six maximums and one four, and rocketed Warriors to victory at 155 in 14.1 overs at Providence.
The T10 League was launched last year by T10 Sports Management to popularise the game of cricket in its shortest format – that concludes within less than 90 minutes in which two teams bat it out in ten overs – or just 0 balls – thrilling the crowd.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan led Kerala Kings to the T10 League title in the inaugural edition.
Bengal Tigers: Sunil Narine (icon), Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Morne Morkel, Aamir Yamin, Mohammad Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Ali Khan
Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan (icon), Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanveer, Paul Stirling, Dasun Shanaka, Chris Gayle, Junaid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Curran, Fabian Allen, Niroshan Dickwella, Imran Nazir, Benny Howell
Maratha Arabians: Rashid Khan (icon), James Faulkner, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, Kamran Akmal, Lasith Malinga, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof can der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson
Pakhtoons: Shahid Afridi (icon), Colin Ingram, David Willey, Mohammad Irfan, Liam Dawson, Colin Munro, Andre Fletcher, Sohail Khan, Shatrafuddin Ashraf, Chadwick Walton, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Cameron Delport
Punjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik (icon), Evin Lewis, Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Liam Plunkett, Mohammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Jade Dernbach, Hassan Khan
Rajputs: Brendon McCullum (icon), Mohammad Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Shahzad, Tymal Mills, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmed, Ben Dunk, Shan Masood, Peter Trego
Northern Warriors: Darren Sammy (icon), Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Wahab Riaz, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Kennar Lewis
Karachians: Shane Watson (icon), Jofra Archer, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben Laughlin, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Dawid Malan, Fawad Ahmed, Isuru Adana, Joe Clarke, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Irfan Jnr