Dubai Capitals have signed former Indian batter Robin Uthappa ahead of the inaugural season of the International League T20 (ILT20 2023). He became the first Indian player to be part of the new league.
Robin Uthappa recently announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League. The 37-year-old had played the last two IPL seasons for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
In IPL, Uthappa played 205 games and scored 4952 runs at an average of 27.51 and a strike rate of 130.35, including 27 half-centuries, 88 being his highest individual score.
“As classy as it gets at Dubai Capitals. Here’s welcoming Robbie to our family, now eager to see a few dancing down-the-track shots at the Dubai International,” tweeted Dubai Capitals while confirming the joining of Uthappa.
Apart from Uthappa, Dubai Capitals have also signed Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka, West Indian Rovman Powell, New Zealander Fabian Allen, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zimbabwe star Sikandar Raza among others.
ILT20 2023 to commence on January 13
Apart from Dubai Capitals, Sharjah Warriors, Desert Vipers, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Mumbai Emirates and Gulf Giants are the sides taking part in the six-team 34-game league, which will be held from January 13 to February 12.
Each team will be playing the others twice in the league, followed by four playoff matches.