Captain of Deccan Gladiators Nicholas Pooran and Northern Warriors skipper Angelo Mathews eye-record third Abu Dhabi T10 title

In anticipation of another explosive season of the fastest format of cricket, the Abu Dhabi T10 2023 edition announced the captains for the season at a press conference held in Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. West Indies big-hitter Nicholas Pooran, who led the Deccan Gladiators to a title win in the previous edition, has been retained as captain by the defending champions for the upcoming seventh edition, which will take place between November 28 and December 9.

Pooran said that “it was a good season for me the last time around, and I was happy to contribute to the team’s success, not only as captain but also as a batsman. Our target this year is to retain the trophy, and we will continue to play the kind of cricket we like to play. It would be an honour for me to lead the Gladiators to a record third title this time around. I am ready to take on any role the team wants me to.”

Presently, the Gladiators and the Northern Warriors are the only two teams to have won two titles. The Warriors have made a strong choice in Mathews as skipper, who has been one of the most successful captains for Sri Lanka in international cricket.

Matthews said, “I am grateful to be considered to lead the Northern Warriors, a franchise that has already achieved massive success in this league. Warriors have already won two trophies, and I would love to bring the trophy back to the team so that we all can script history together. This is an exciting format, and the fans can expect big things from our side in the 7th season.”



Nov 28, 2023 8:30 AM