The preparations for the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 League have begun in earnest, with teams preparing their squads in anticipation of the upcoming season. Team Abu Dhabi has definitely been one of the more active franchises, bringing in a number of fascinating talents to their lineup. Players like Colin Ingram, Marchant de Lange, Danny Briggs, Phil Salt, and Fidel Edwards had already arrived, bolstering their roster.
Among all of the intriguing acquisitions, the team also acquired English all-rounder Liam Livingstone, which supporters will be quite thrilled about in the upcoming season. Team Abu Dhabi’s backroom staff has also changed significantly, with Paul Farbrace hired as the new coach. The 54-year-old, who has been in charge of these new additions, was ecstatic, especially with the arrival of Livingstone.
He’s disruptive, and he’s desperate for success: Livingstone’s Farbrace
“Liam Livingstone is the new name on everyone’s lips; he’s the one that everyone in England is talking about as the one who can play a key role in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021, and I’m thrilled that he’s part of our team.” “He’s destructive, he’s driven to succeed, and we’re incredibly fortunate that the name on everyone’s lips is on our team,” Farbrace said of his team’s new addition.
Although the all-rounder did not have a successful IPL season with the Rajasthan Royals, he was one of the most remarkable performers in The Hundred’s first edition, scoring 348 runs in 9 matches at a destructive strike rate of 178.46.
Chris Gayle has been retained by Team Abu Dhabi
In an intriguing move, the brand also elected to keep Chris Gayle on board, despite the Universe Boss not being at the pinnacle of his abilities in the latter stages of his career. However, the squad’s new coach believes Gayle’s experience will be beneficial to his team since he will inspire them to perform to the best of their abilities.
“We’ve got someone who will not only win us a couple of games, but he will encourage the squad to win games as well because there will be players on our side who have looked up to him as a batting idol for many years and will want to impress him.” “I’ve been on the receiving end of far too many Chris Gayle assaults, so it’ll be nice to sit back, watch him, and appreciate having him on our squad for the first time in my career,” Farbrace added.
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