KARACHI: Star all-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead the defending champions Sialkot Stallions in Twenty20 Cup starting here from February 28.
The tournament concludes on March 7. Other members of the team are Imran Nazir, Mohammad Asif, Rana Naveedul Hasan, Sarfraz Ahmad, Kamran Younis, Shakeel Ansar, Abdur Rehman, Shahid Yousuf, Mansoor Amjad, Qasier Abbas, Adeel Malik, Hafiz Majid, Faisal Naveed and Mohammad Saeed.
A total of thirteen regional teams from all leading cities in Pakistan have been divided into four groups will participate in this tournament. A total of 18 matches will be played at National Stadium Karachi and the entire tournament will be telecasted live on Geo Super. All leading national players will be representing their respective regional teams.
Faisalabad Wolves: Former Pakistan vice captain Misbahul Haq will lead Faisalabad Wolves while former Test pace bowler Shahid Nazir will be his deputy. Other members of the team are Mohammad Hafeez, Naveed Latif, Zeeshan Asif, Imran Ali, Khurram Shehzad, Hassan Mahmood, Ali Waqas, Muhammad Salman (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Asif Hussain, Mohammad Asif, Ali Raza, Mohammad Talha, Samiullah Niazi, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Khalid, Saadat Munir and Abdul Rauf.
Karachi Dolphins: Mohammad Sami (captain), Shahid Afridi, Khurram Manzoor, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan, Fawad Alam, Afsar Nawaz, Hasan Raza, Sarfraz Ahmed, Tanvir Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Azam Hussain, Fahadullah Khan, Haaris Ayaz, Tariq Haroon, Adnan Baig, Asif Zakir, Faraz Ahmed, Misbah Khan and Rumman Raees.
Karachi Zebras: Danish Kaneria (captain), Daniyal Ahsan, Asad Shafiq, Faisal Iqbal, Sheharyar Ghani, Agha Sabir, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Saeed Bin Nasir, Ali Asad, Farhan Iqbal, Uzair-ul-Haq, Tabish Khan, Sohail Khan, Tahir Khan, Rameez Aziz, Babar Rehman, Nauman Alvi, Javed Mansoor, Malik Aftab and Mohammad Waqas.
Quetta Region: Shoaib Khan, Abdul Majeed, Taimur Ali (captain), Manzoor Ahmed, Sabir Hussain, Bismillah Khan, Arun Lal, Nasrullah Khan, Jalat Khan, Nazar Hussain, Arshad Khan, Taimur Khan, Khalil Ahmed, Naushad Irshad, Taimur Mengal, Munir Ahmed, Talib Hussain, Abdul Jabbar, Mohammad Asif and Abdur Rehman.
Islamabad Leopards: Iftikhar Anjum, Shoaib Akhtar (captain), Raheel Majeed, Umair Khan, Naeem Anjum, Sarmad Bhatti, Azhar Mahmood, Imad Wasim, Zohaib Ahmed, Fayyaz Ahmed, Shehzad Azam, Kamran Hussain, Fakhar Hussain, Mohammad Yousuf, Umair Mir, Faizan Riaz, Ameer Khan, Junaid Nadir, Ali Sarfraz and Irfan Talib.
Rawalpindi Rams: Babar Naeem, Naved Malik, Hammad Azam, Usman Saeed, Naved Ashraf (captain), Zahid Mansoor, Adnan Mufti, Umar Amin, Jamal Anwar, Yasim Murtaza, Asif Mumtaz, Mohammad Rameez, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Aamer, Yasir Arafat, Sadaf Hussain, Fawad Hussain, Rizwan Akbar, Mohammad Ayaz and Muzammil Nizam.
Multan Tigers: Abdur Rauf (captain), Waqas Sharif, Saeed Anwar Jnr, Kamran Hussain, Mohammad Irfan, Zulfiqar Babar, Kashif Naved, Gulraiz Sadaf, Ansar Javed, Ahmed Raza, Shahid Abbasi, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Ali, Mohammad Ali, Shahid Akram, Junaid Iqbal, Rizwan Haider, Taimur Ahmed, Shahid Iqbal and Ali Moazzam.
Abbottabad Rhinos: Younis Khan (captain), Yasir Hameed, Rafatullah Mohmand, Adnan Raees, Wajid Ali, Ghulam Mohammad, Fawad Khan, Riaz Kail, Junaid Khan, Khalid Usman, Mir Azam, Zeeshan Khan, Umair Khan, Farooq Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Naeem, Asif Afridi, Mohammad Sami, Sajjad Ali and Inam Khan.
Hyderabad Hawks: Shahid Qambrani (captain), Mir Ali, Zeeshan Gul, Ghulam Shabbir, Mohammad Awais, Lal Kumar, Adnan Brohi, Sharjeel Khan, Rizwan Ahmed, Ghulam Yasin, Zahid Mahmood, Kashif Bhatti, Azeem Ghumman, Mohammad Urs, Ayaz Ali, Mashooq Bhutto, Aqeel Anjum, Rehan Nizamuddin, Ayaz Jamal and Nasrullah Memon.
Lahore Lions: Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt (captain), Abdul Razzaq, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Taufeeq Umar, Aamer Sajjad, Sohail Ahmed, Junaid Zia, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irshad, Mohammad Naved, Ahmed Shehzad, Wasim Khan, Khaqan Arsal, Mohammad Zohaib, Sulaman Qadir, Hamza Haroon, Tanzeel Altaf and Fahad Masood.
Lahore Eagles: Imran Farhat, Humayun Farhat (captain), Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Kashif Siddiq, Shahnawaz Malik, Adnan Raza, Kamran Sajid, Asif Raza, Saad Nasim, Jamshed Ahmed, Mohammad Khalil, Aizaz Cheema, Waqas Ahmed, Usman Malik, Ali Raza, Shoaib Akram, Hamza Mubeen, Ahmed Butt and Imran Ali.
Peshawar Panthers: Riaz Afridi (captain), Umar Gul, Jannisar Khan, Zohaib Khan, Aftab Alam, Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Zulfiqar Jan, Fawad Ali, Adil Amin, Sajjad Ahmed, Hamad-ul-Hasan, Israrullah, Azam Jan, Mohammad Idrees, Imran Khan, Mohammad Asif, Azam Khan, Kashif Hayat, Jamaluddin and Mahfooz Sabri.