The UAE T20 League or the International League T20 has started procuring players for the first edition of the tournament. A recent report stated that the competition has hired a few marquee players apart from some well-known T20 cricketers. Unlike the other T20 Leagues, the ILT20 is an international league and hence, nine overseas players will be allowed in the playing XI. This means that the race to sign overseas cricketers will be intense, especially with other leagues such as the CSA T20 League also actively hiring players. Some of the IPL 2022 cricketers have also signed up for the event. On that note, here, we look at two CSK players who will play in the UAE T20 League.
1) Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali is one of the high-profile names who will be a part of the International League T20. He is also one of the CSK players who will play in the UAE T20 League. The English all-rounder was one of the retentions for Chennai Super Kings before IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. Although he was not consistent, Moeen still helped CSK with a few vital contributions in both departments.
A versatile player like him will be of great use to any T20 squad. Moreover, he comes in with loads of experience that will be beneficial in a new league. Moeen has decent captaincy experience and will be one of the captaincy options for the franchises.
2) Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan was one of the last-minute signings for CSK at IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. Although a lot was expected of the Englishman, the pacer failed to deliver results for the franchise. In fact, in a few matches, CSK had to come close to a losing position due to Jordan.
That said, the cricketer is popular for his skills at the death. Bowling in the final overs has a very fine margin for error. The risk element is actually high. Very few players get their act right in the death. Jordan is someone who has done well in multiple games for his country and franchises. Therefore, with this experience, he would come in handy in the tournament. Moreover, he also adds value with the bat at No.8 and is a terrific fielder, which further increases the worth of having him in the XI.