Euro T20 Slam is a new T20 cricket league in Europe. It is the result of the collaboration between Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland, and Netherland cricket board ie KNCB (Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond). Let us see the Euro T20 Slam 2019 Cricket Teams, Squads, Players, and Schedule.
This is the first season of this T20 league. The league will begin on 30 August 2019 and will end on 22 September 2019.
The tournament will feature a total of six teams representing two major cities from each of the above three nations. Dublin and Belfast are the two cities from Ireland. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the two cities from the Netherlands, while Edinburgh and Glasgow are from Scotland.
There will be a total of 33 matches in the tournament. Every team will play with the other 5 teams twice each, once in the home country and once outside. Finally, the top 4 teams in the points table will play the semi-finals on Sept 21, 2019. The Netherlands will host the first ten of the 33 matches, Scotland will host the next ten, while Ireland will host the last 13.
- VRA Cricket Academy, Amsterdam in the Netherlands
- The Grange Club, Edinburgh in Scotland
- Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin in Ireland
Six Teams in the Euro T20 Slam 2019
- Dublin Chiefs (Ireland)
- Belfast Titans (Ireland)
- Amsterdam Knights (the Netherlands)
- Rotterdam Rhinos (the Netherlands)
- Edinburgh Rocks (Scotland)
- Glasgow Giants (Scotland)
Icon Players & Marquee Players in the Euro T20 Slam First Season
Captain of the 2019 World Champions England-Eoin Morgan, brilliant all-rounder Rashid Khan from Afghanistan, fabulous all-rounder Shane Watson from Australia, destructive Brendon McCullum from New Zealand, star all-rounder Shahid Afridi from Pakistan, and dangerous batsman Martin Guptill from New Zealand are the icon players for the Euro T20 Slam 2019.
Consistent T20 batsman Babar Azam from Pakistan, big-hitter Chris Lynn from Australia, reliable all-rounder JP Duminy from South Africa, wicket-keeper batsman Luke Ronchi from New Zealand, and bamboozling leg-spinner Imran Tahir and lethal fast bowler Dale Steyn from South Africa are the marquee players for the Euro T20 slam 2019.
The special attraction of the tournament will be the World Cup 2019 winning captain Eoin Morgan, who is Irish by birth. This will definitely attract lots of people to the matches. Irish fans would love to see their home star in action. We will see Eoin Morgan playing for Dublin Chiefs. Not to forget he was born in Dublin. Morgan had played for Ireland national team before he switched and started playing for England in 2009.
Euro T20 Slam 2019 Squads Selection Rules
Each team squad :
- Can have a total of 16 to 18 members.
- Will have pre-drafted one icon player and one marquee player (overseas international players).
- Can have a maximum of 7 overseas international players (including the two pre-drafted players). Out of the maximum 7, five players are compulsory and 2 are supplementary optional for selection.
- Must have 9 local players.
Playing 11 Rules
Playing 11 should be made of:
1) Max 5 overseas international players
2) At least 6 Local Players
Euro T20 Slam 2019 Full Squads
Let us see the full squads of all the Euro T20 Slam 2019 teams. We will also player nationalities and player roles.
1. Amsterdam Knights Squad
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is the Icon player and South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir is the marquee player of the Amsterdam Knights.
The team will also have Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting, Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali, Pakistani-born Zimbabwean batsman Sikandar Raza, West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph, English first-class cricketer batsman Varun Chopra, Pakistan-born Canadian all-rounder and player of the match in the GT20 2018 final, Saad Bin Zafar, Dutch wicket-keeper batsman Tobias Visee, South African-born all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe who now plays for the Netherlands, South African-born Dutch pacer Brandon Glover, Australian-born Dutch batsman Ben Cooper, Dutch pacer Paul van Meekeren, Dutch cricketer Philippe Boissevain, South-African born Dutch wicket-keeper batsman Wesley Barresi, and Dutch cricketers Sikander Zulfiqar and Antonius Staal.
Mark O’Donnell who had earlier coached for Auckland, will take the responsibility as a coach for the Amsterdam Knights.
2. Glasgow Giants Squad
Former New Zealand batsman and captain, Brendon McCullum is the icon player and South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is the marquee player for Glasgow Giants.
English all-rounder Ravi Bopara, Pakistani Pacer Usman Shinwari, Portuguese-born Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques, Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, South-African wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen,South African batting all-rounder Jon-Jon Trevor (JJ) Smuts, South-African-born Scottish batting all-rounderRichie Berrington, Scottish batsman George Munsey, English-born Scottish fast-medium bowler Alasdair Evans, Scottish bowler Safyaan Sharif, Scottish wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Cross, Scottish all-rounder Tom Sole, Scottish medium-pacer Scott Cameron, Scottish slow left-arm orthodox bowler Hamza Tahir, and Scottish batsman Michael Jones are the other members of the 17-member Glasgow Giants squad.
Former South-African all-rounder Lance Klusener will be the coach of Glasglow Giants.
3. Dublin Chiefs Squad
World Cup 2019 Winning Team captain and formidable English batsman Eoin Morgan is the Icon Player for the Dublin Chiefs. Morgan was born in Dublin and so will be the star attraction for the Irish crowds. Pakistan’s talented batsman Babar Azam is the marquee player for the Dublin Chiefs.
The team will also have Pakistani pacer Mohd. Amir, English left-arm seamer Harry Gurney, Australian all-rounder Dan Christian, South African all-rounder Robert Frylinck, South African cricketer Corbin Bosch, Irish wicket-keeper batsman Andrew Balbirnie, popular Irish all-rounder Kevin O’Brien, Irish all-rounder George Dockrell, Irish wicket-keeper batsman Lorcan Tucker, Irish pacer Joshua Little, Indian-born Irish all-rounder Simranjit ‘Simi’Singh, Irish pacer Tyrone Kane, Irish all-rounder Gareth Delany, and Irish all-rounder Harry Tector
Former New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori will be the coach of Dublin Chiefs.
4. Belfast Titans Squad
Star Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the icon player and South African all-rounder JP Duminy is the marquee player for Belfast Titans.
Pakistani all-rounder Mohd. Nawaz, English all-rounder Luke Wright, South African batsman Colin Ingram, New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan, Australian pacer Aaron Summers, Pakistani medium-pacer Mohd. Ilyas, Irish all-rounder Paul Stirling, Irish wicket-keeper batsman Gary Wilson, Irish all-rounder Mark Adair, Irish medium-pacer Boyd Rankin, South African-born Irish all-rounder Shane Getkate, Irish medium-pacerCraig Young, Irish all-rounder Andy McBrine, Irish all-rounder Stuart Thompson and leg-break bowler Greg Thompson are the other members in the 17-member Belfast Titans squad.
English former first-class cricketer and now a world-class bowling coach, Ian Pont will coach the Belfast Titans.
5. Edinburgh Rocks Squad
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is the icon player and Australian batsman Chris Lynn is the marquee player in the Edinburgh Rocks squad.
Edinburgh Rocks will also have New Zealand batting all-rounder Corey Anderson, New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry, English pacer Tymal Mills, South African left-arm chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi, New Zealand all-rounder Anton Devcich, Afghan left-arm chinaman Waqar Salamkheil, South African bowling all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, Scotland captain and batsman Kyle Coetzer, Scottish all-rounder and ICC Associate Cricketer of the year 2018 Calum MacLeod, Scottish slow left-arm spinner Mark Watt, Scottish wicket-keeper batsman Craig Wallace, Scottish all-rounder Michael Leask, Scottish fast bowler Gavin Main, Scottish medium-pacer Adrian Neill, English-born Scottish all-rounder Dylan Budge and English-born Scottish batsman Ollie Hairs in their 18-member squad.
Former England batsman Mark Ramprakash will be the coach of Edinburgh Rocks.
6. Rotterdam Rhinos Squad
Afghanistan’s quality all-rounder Rashid Khan is the icon player and New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Luke Ronchi is the marquee player for Rotterdam Rhinos.
Rotterdam Rhinos will also have Pakistani opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, English all-rounder Samit Patel, Pakistani left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi, South African pacer Hardus Viljoen, English big-hitting all-rounder Peter Trego, Pakistani all-rounder Anwar Ali, New Zealand-born Dutch batsman Max O’Dowd, Dutch captain and left-arm spin bowler Pieter Seelaar, Dutch wicket-keeper batsman Scott Edwards, English-born Dutch medium-pacer Fred Klaasen, Zimbabwean-born Dutch medium-pacer Shane Snater, South African-born Dutch batsman Stephan Myburgh, Dutch cricketer Saqib Zulfiqar, Dutch pacer Vivian Kingma, and Dutch batsman Bas de Leede in their 17-member squads.
Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs will be the coach of Rotterdam Rhinos.
Euro T20 Slam 2019 Schedule
Below table shows the complete schedule of the Euro Slam T20 2019 to be played from August 30, 2019, to September 22, 2019.
There will be 30 league matches and 3 knockout matches. The final will take place at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin in Ireland on September 22.
So we saw the Euro T20 Slam 2019 Cricket Teams, Squads, Players, and Schedule. Europe is ready to experience the thrilling entertainment that cricket provides. We hope this is just the beginning of cricket wave in Europe and hope this wave turns into a tsunami in the years and decades to come. Cricket is a wonderful game, which is just waiting to be discovered in the many other parts of the world, where it is not popular yet.