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The inaugural edition of the Kashmir Premier League will begin on the 11th of August, and it will end on the 25th of the same month. The first edition, which was a successful one despite controversies, showed Kashmir’s league had a lot of promises. Today, we look at the squad announced by teams for KPL 2022, including our franchise team Muzaffarabad Tigers.
Just like the previous edition, a draft was held on July 21st, where teams picked their best players for the tournament. There are seven categories of the squad; Icon Player, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging and Kashmiri. Let’s take a look at the squad list.
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KPL 2022: Squad List of all teams
|Category |Teams||Bagh Stallions||Kotli Lions||Muzaffarabad Tigers||Rawalakot Hawks||Mirpur Royals||Jammu Janbaz||Overseas Warriors|
|Icon Player||Kamran Akmal (C)||Khurram Manzoor||M Hafeez (C)||M Amir (C)||Shoaib Malik (C)||Shajeel Khan (C)||Asad Shafiq (C)|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)||Iftikhar Ahmed||Ahmed Shehzad||Imad Wasim||Shahid Afridi||Azam Khan|
|Rumman Raees||Danish Aziz||Sohail Tanvir||Hussain Talat||Haris Sohail||Faheem Ashraf||Kamran Ghulam|
|Amir Yamin||Ahsan Ali||Anwar Ali||Zaman Khan||Salman Irshad||Sahibzada Farhan||Imran Randhawa|
|Umar Amin||Khurram Shehzad||Haseebullah||Asif Afridi||Ali Imran||Umar Akmal||Sohail Khan|
|M Imran Jnr||Irfanullah Shah||Zeeshan Ashraf||Amad Butt||M Akhlaq||Usama Mir||Umaid Asif|
|Kashif Bhatti||Khalid Usman||Arshad Iqbal||Bismillah Khan||Abrar Ahmed||Akif Javed||Saif Badar|
|M Sarwar||Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro||Mir Hamza||Zeeshan Malik||Kashif Ali||Imran Khan Snr||Adil Amin|
|M Shahroon Siraj||Hassaan Khan||Ahmed Safi Abdullah||Musaddiq Ahmed||M Hamza Arshad||Umar Siddiqui||Bilal Asif|
|Ahmed Jamal||Hanif Azad||Salman Fayyaz||Faisal Akram||Zubair Khan Lodhi||Shahzab||Ali Shafiq|
|Aitazaz Habib Khan||Hassan Mohsin||Taimoor Sultan||Ammad Alam||Zaid Alam||Ahmed Khan||M Shehzad|
|Maaz Khan||Imran Shah||Aqib Liaqat||Saeedullah||Hassan Nawaz||Hamza Shah Afridi||Umer Zeeshan Lohya|
|Sajjad Ali||Irfan Ali Qasmi||Aamir Khan||Ihsanullah||Ali Razzaq||Samiullah Afridi||Khawaja Muhammad|
|Hassan Raza||Zayan Khan||Aqib Illyas||Zain Ul Hassan||Shadab Majeed||Mehran Mumtaz||Farhan Shafiq|
|Danyal Allah Ditta||Basit Ali||Saad Bin Zafar||Saif Ali Zaib||Sufyan Moqim||Naqsah Barsharat||Hannan Ahmed|
|Aamir Shehzad||Naveed Malik||Inzamam ul Haq||Atif Sheikh||Shan Khan||Faisal Altaf||Hashim Ali|
|Arsalan Arif||Mujtaba Ghayas||Usman Maroof||Roya Farhan Khan||Umer Hayat||Naseem Najam Kiyani||Saad Asif|
|Raja Farhan||Nadeem Khalil||Usama Fazal||Kashif Ali||Faizan Saleem||M Shehzad||Malik Nisar|
Muzaffarabad Tigers: How strong are they?
Runner-ups in the last edition, Muzaffarabad Tigers will be looking to go one step ahead of this edition of the Kashmir Premier League. They have picked some amazing young players from the draft. Former Pakistan All-Rounder Mohammad Hafeez will once again lead the side.
The batting will be led by Hafeez at the top. Zeeshan Ashraf, Taimoor Sultan, and Salman Fayyaz are to name a few other notable names at the top. The Bowling lineup consists of Mir Hamza, Sohail Tanvir, Arshad Iqbal, and Ahmed Safi Abdullah names that are very recognizable.
The Tigers have a strong all-rounder list such as Anwar Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed backed by Hafeez himself in this list.
Emerging and Kashmiri list
In the Emerging list, the two picked players are Aqib Liaqat and Aamir Khan. Aqib Liaqat is hailing from Poonch and he is a leg-break bowler. Amir Khan is a right-arm fast bowler hailing from Swat and represented in Pakistan’s U19 team.
In the Kashmiri list, there are exciting players to watch out for. Aqib Illyas, Saad Bin Zafar, Inzamam ul-Haq, Usman Maroof and Usama Fazal.
Aqib Illyas is playing for Oman Cricket and has played in 42 international games out of which 25 innings came in T20Is. He is a top-order batting all-rounder who can bowl leg-break googlies.
Saad Bin Zafar is a bowling all-rounder who plays for Canadian cricket and has a very good bowling record. His Twenty20 bowling economy is just above six while averaging 19. He will be a handy player.
Inzamam ul-Haq is a right-handed batter who can bowl left-arm off-break bowling. He represented Muzaffarabad last season.
We wish the Muzaffarabad Tigers the best of luck for the second season.