‘MI Emirates’ announces players for inaugural edition of UAE's International League T20

MI Emirates, today announced its team ahead of the inaugural edition of UAE’s International League T20. The squad will be based in Abu Dhabi and includes a mix of current and past MI players and new players who join the #OneFamily.

‘MI Emirates’ announces players for inaugural edition of UAE's International League T20
‘MI Emirates’ announces players for inaugural edition of UAE's International League T20

Mumbai: MI Emirates, today announced its team ahead of the inaugural edition of UAE’s International League T20. The squad will be based in Abu Dhabi and includes a mix of current and past MI players and new players who join the #OneFamily. Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, and Trent Boult are set to join the MI Emirates ahead of the inaugural edition and will adorn MI’s iconic blue and gold amongst the others.

Mr. Akash M Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, said, “I am delighted with our dynamic group of 14 players that will be part of our #Onefamily and represent ‘MI Emirates’. We are glad to have one of our key pillars, Kieron Pollard continues with the MI Emirates. Joining us back are Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, and Nicholas Pooran. A very warm welcome to all players of MI Emirates. MI is known to strike a balance between experience and investing in young talent to unlock their true potential which will help us play the MI way. This is what fans expect from us and will drive the MI ethos forward.”

The players have been signed as per the league guidelines and the local players from UAE will be added to the squad in the near future.

The names of the players are-

1.Kieron Pollard-West Indies

2. Dwayne Bravo-West Indies

3. Nicholas Pooran-West Indies

4. Trent Boult-New Zealand

5. Andre Fletcher-West Indies

6. Imran Tahir-South Africa

7. Samit Patel-England

8. Will Smeed-England

9. Jordan Thompson-England

10.Najibullah Zadran-Afghanistan

11.Zahir Khan-Afghanistan

12.Fazalhaq Farooqui-Afghanistan

13. Bradley Wheal- Scotland
14.Bas De Leede-Netherlands

Earlier this week, MI announced the name and identity of ‘MI Emirates’ or phonetically “MY Emirates”, a team dedicated to the fans across the Emirates geographies.

About Reliance Industries Limited

Reliance is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated revenue of INR 792,756 crore ($104.6 billion), cash profit of INR 110,778 crore ($14.6 billion), and net profit of INR 67,845 crore ($9.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Reliance’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services.


Reliance ranked 104th, the top-ranked private sector company from India, to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of “World’s Largest Companies” for 2022. The company stands 53rd in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings of “World’s Largest Public Companies” for 2022 - the top-most among Indian companies. It features among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work For in India’ (2021). Website: www.ril.com  


About Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians owned by Reliance Industries Limited runs the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With the recent global expansion of #OneFamily, Mumbai Indians will soon have three T20 teams across three countries. MI Emirates of UAE’s International League T20 and MI Cape Town of South Africa’s T20 League are set to join the MI family in 2023.

Over the last 15 years, Mumbai Indians have emerged as the most consistent cricket franchise maintaining its Number Uno position with seven titles, which includes a record 5 trophies in IPL and two Champions League T20 titles. 

Brand Finance, a global brand valuation agency recently accorded an AA+ brand strength rating to Mumbai Indians. MI has a strong digital presence with over 31 million fans - the much loved #MIPaltan - from across the world. High stakeholders’ trust, brand investment, fan engagement, and performance make MI a brand that adds immense value to the global cricketing ecosystem.