UAE's International League T20 2024: All You Need to Know

Know all the team names and their owners that will compete at ILT20 2024. Also, know the complete schedule of the UAE T20 League tournament.

Subhayan Dutta
Subhayan Dutta

Last Updated: 2024-01-18

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After the huge success of the inaugural edition in 2023, UAE’s International League T20 2024 or  ILT2024 returns to the United Arab Emirates for the second time. It will be held from January 19 to February 17, 2024, with venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah hosting the matches.

ILT20 Format

Six teams will compete at the ILT20 2024 in a double round-robin format, with the top four sides competing in the playoffs that will be held from February 13 to February 17. Each win will fetch a side two points while a draw will give one point, with a total of 34 matches being played.

Like the Indian Premier League, the first playoff match between the first and second-placed teams of the UAE T20 League will be a qualifier for the final, while the clash between the third and fourth-placed teams will clash for the eliminator. The second eliminator will be between the loser of the qualifier and the winner of the eliminator matches.

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ILT20 Teams: 2024

Among the few teams competing in UAE’s International League T20 tournament, few have an affiliation with the IPL franchises. The champions of ILT20 2023 Gulf Giants are affiliated with the Women's Indian Premier League side Gujarat Giants.

UAE T20 League Teams

  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders
  • Desert Vipers
  • Dubai Capitals
  • Gulf Giants
  • MI Emirates
  • Sharjah Warriors

As the names suggest, only Gulf Giants, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Dubai Capitals and MI Emirates are affiliated with Gujarat Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, respectively.

ILT20 Teams Owners

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders franchise is owned by Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, who is an owner of the Knight Riders Group. The team is captained by KKR’s star all-arounder Sunil Narine with their home ground being Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

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Desert Vipers

The Desert Vipers franchise is owned by Avram A. Glazer, who is a member of the Glazer family. Apart from the UAE T20 league team, he also owns the National Football League (NFL) team Tampa Bay Buccaneers and holds a majority ownership in English Premier League side Manchester United. Captained by New Zealand’s Colin Munro, the Desert Vipers’ home venue is the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Dubai Capitals

The Dubai Capitals are owned by GMR Group, which promotes IPL side Delhi Capitals and Pro Kabaddi League side UP Yodha among multiple other franchises. Australian veteran David Warner is the captain of this side and the team shares their home venue -  Dubai International Cricket Stadium - with the Desert Vipers.

Gulf Giants

The first-ever champions of the UAE T20 League, the Gulf Giants are owned by Adani Sportsline Pvt.Ltd, the owners of Gujarat Giants, their common franchise team name in Pro Kabaddi League, Women’s Indian Premier League, Legends League Cricket, Big Bout Boxing League and Ultimate Kho Kho. Captained by James Vince, Gulf Giants also has the Dubai International Cricket Stadium as their home venue.

MI Emirates

Owned by Indiawin Sports Private Limited, whose most successful venture has been five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians, MI Emirates is captained by West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran with Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium as their home ground.  Indiawin Sports Private Limited also owns SA20 League’s MI Cape Town, WPL’s Mumbai Indians Women and MLC’s MI New York.

Sharjah Warriors

The Sharjah Warriors are owned by Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd, a diversified non-banking financial company. Captained by England’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore, the Warriors’ home venue is the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

ILT20 2024 Squads Full List 

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Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Ali Khan, Andre Russell, Brandon McMullen, Charith Asalanka, David Willey, Jake Lintott, Joe Clarke, Josh Little, Laurie Evans, Marchant de Lange, Matiullah Khan, Michael Pepper, Ravi Bopara, Sabir Ali, Sam Hain, Sunil Narine (captain), Imad Wasim.

Desert Vipers

Adam Hose, Alex Hales, Ali Naseer, Azam Khan, Bas de Leede, Colin Munro (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Gus Atkinson, Luke Wood, Matheesha Pathirana, Michael Jones, Rohan Mustafa, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nathan Sowter, Dan Lawrence.

Gulf Giants

Aayan Afzal Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Chris Lynn, Dominic Drakes, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, James Vince (captain), Jamie Smith, Jordan Cox, Karim Janat, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rehan Ahmed, Richard Gleeson, Sanchit Sharma, Saurabh Netravalkar, Shimon Hetmyer.

Dubai Capitals

Andrew Tye, Dasun Shanaka, David Warner (captain), Dushmantha Chameera, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Max Holden, Mohammad Mohsin, Nuwan Thushara, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Raja Akif, Roman Powell, Roelof van der Merwe, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza.

MI Emirates

Akeal Hosein, Ambati Rayudu, Andre Fletcher, Corey Anderson, Daniel Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Jordan Thompson, Kieron Pollard, Kusal Perera, McKenny Clarke, Muhammad Waseem, Nicholas Pooran (captain), Nosthush Kenjige, Odean Smith, Trent Boult, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Waqar Salamkheil, Will Smeed, Zahoor Khan.

Sharjah Warriors

Chris Sole, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Dilshan Madushanka, James Fuller, Joe Denly, Johnson Charles, Junaid Siddique, Kusal Mendis, Lewis Gregory, Mahesh Theekshana, Mark Deyal, Mark Watt, Martin Guptill, Muhammad Jawadullah, Qais Ahmad, Sean Williams, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (captain).

ILT20 live streaming and broadcast details

Zee Network and Sony Six in India will carry the live broadcast of the ILT20 2024. Where in India is the ILT20 2024 livestream available? The Zee5 app and website in India will have live coverage of the ILT20 2024.

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Who are the key overseas players in ILT20 2024?

Apart from the six captains of each team that are mentioned above, ILT20 2024 also features prominent T20 specialists like Chris Lynn, Finn Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, and Carlos Brathwaite, who are known for their hard-hitting gameplay.


ILT20 2024 Schedule

Full List

Jan 19 2024Sharjah Warriors Vs Gulf GiantsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Jan 20 2024 Dubai Capitals Vs MI EmiratesDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 21 2024Desert Vipers Vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 21 2024 MI Emirates Vs Gulf GiantsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Jan 22 2024 Dubai Capitals Vs Sharjah WarriorsDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 23 2024 Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Vs MI EmiratesSheikh Zayed Stadium
Jan 24 2024 Gulf Giants Vs Desert VipersDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 25 2024 Dubai Capitals Vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 26 2024 Sharjah Warriors Vs MI EmiratesSharjah Cricket Stadium
Jan 27 2024Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Vs Desert VipersSheikh Zayed Stadium
Jan 27 2024 Gulf Giants Vs Dubai CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Jan 28 2024MI Emirates Vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersSheikh Zayed Stadium
Jan 28 2024 Desert Vipers Vs Sharjah WarriorsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Jan 29 2024 Sharjah Warriors Vs Dubai CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium
Jan 30 2024 Desert Vipers Vs MI EmiratesDubai International Cricket Stadium
Jan 31 2024 Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Vs Gulf GiantsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 1 2024 Dubai Capitals Vs Desert VipersDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 2 2024 MI Emirates Vs Sharjah WarriorsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 3 2024Desert Vipers Vs Gulf GiantsDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 3 2024 Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Vs Dubai CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 4 2024MI Emirates Vs Desert VipersSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 4 2024 Gulf Giants Vs Sharjah WarriorsDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 5 2024 Sharjah Warriors Vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersSharjah Cricket Stadium
Feb 6 2024 Dubai Capitals Vs Gulf GiantsDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 7 2024 Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Vs Sharjah WarriorsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 8 2024 Gulf Giants Vs MI EmiratesDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 9 2024 Desert Vipers Vs Dubai CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 10 2024Gulf Giants Vs Abu Dhabi Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 10 2024 MI Emirates Vs Dubai CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 11 2024 Sharjah Warriors Vs Desert VipersSharjah Cricket Stadium
Feb 13 2024 TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Feb 14 2024 TBC vs TBC, EliminatorSheikh Zayed Stadium
Feb 15 2024 TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Feb 17 2024 TBC vs TBC, FinalDubai International Cricket Stadium
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Who are the Indian players in ILT20 2024?

Only two players are playing in ILT20 2024, namely Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa who would don the Dubai Capitals jersey.

What is ILT20's full form?

ILT20’s full form is International League T20, which is UAE’s T20 league that commenced in 2023 and got a strong response.

Who is the CEO of the ILT20?

The CEO of ILT20 is David White.

What is the prize money for the ILT20 2024?

The prize money for winning ILT20 2024 is USD 700,000, which is approximately Rs 5.82 Crore. The runners-up will win USD 300,000, which comes to approximately Rs 2.49 Crore.

There are four individual prizes for the best batter of the tournament (called Green Belt winner), the best bowler of the tournament (called the White Belt winner), the best UAE player of the tournament (called Blue Belt winner) and the most valuable player of the tournament (called the Red Belt winner) all of whom will get USD 15,000.

In each game, the player of the match will get USD 1,500 each for all 34 matches.

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