The Dubai Capitals, owned by the GMR Group, are a professional cricket team participating in the International League T20 (ILT20).
The team, based in Dubai - a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, have finalised their Capitals squadron that is set to entertain and eliminate all opponents that stand a threat to their quest for silverware.
Warner, a celebrated cricketer with a distinguished resume of experience in franchise cricket across the globe and a grand flair for entertainment on and off the field, arrives with a whopping 11,695 runs in his T20 career. In case you didn’t know, the southpaw was the captain of Delhi Capitals in the recent edition of the Tata IPL.
David Warner will be joined by veteran all-rounder Jason Holder, who brings with him a diverse resume of T20 experience from spells for West Indies and multiple T20 leagues across the globe. Warner will also have an Aussie friend in Kane Richardson, who joins the Capitals in place of compatriot Andrew Tye.
Afghanistan hard-hitter Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Australian duo Ben Dunk and Jake Fraser-McGurk, South Africa-born Dutch all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe and energetic English wicket-keeper batter Sam Billings will look to add more firepower and promise to the Capitals’ challenge for the ILT20 trophy.
The franchise, meanwhile, retained the quartet of Dushmantha Chameera, Raja Akif, Rovman Powell and Sikandar Raza during the draft for the upcoming season. Another name who featured last term for us, Dasun Shanaka, is back to the Dubai Capitals as we re-signed the Sri Lankan all-rounder.
The second edition of the International T20 League (ILT20) will run from January 19th to February 18th, 2024.
Here’s a look at the Dubai Capitals roster for the 2024 season
New signings: Dasun Shanaka, David Warner, Max Holden, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Roelof van der Merwe, Sam Billings, Jason Holder (replacing Mark Wood), Kane Richardson (replacing Andrew Tye), Rahul, Vriitya Aravind, Haider Ali, Abdul Ghaffar, Ben Dunk (replacing Sadeera Samarawickrama), Shamar Joseph, Jake Fraser-McGurk (replacing Nuwan Thushara).
Retentions: Dushmantha Chameera, Raja Akif, Rovman Powell and Sikandar Raza.