Champions League T20 squads announced
All-rounder Kieron Pollard, batsman Michael Hussey and seamer Morne Morkel are among the nine players who have chosen to play for their 'away' team in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20.
Pollard has opted for Mumbai ahead of Trinidad & Tobago, Hussey Chennai instead of Perth and Morkel Delhi rather than the Titans, who have also lost the services of Faf du Plessis and Albie Morkel to the Super Kings.
West Indian vice-captain Dwayne Bravo and spinner Sunil Narine, meanwhile, have opted for Chennai and Kolkata respectively ahead of Trinidad & Tobago. Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee will represent Mumbai and Kolkata respectively, not their Australian franchises.
"According to CLT20 rules, if a player qualifies for more than one team, all those qualifying teams can nominate that player. When a player decides to play for an 'away' team rather than his 'home' team, the team from the country he is eligible to represent in international cricket, the 'away' team must pay US$150,000 compensation to the 'home' team," said the tournament's director of legal and business affairs, Dean Kino.
Six teams will be making their first appearance in the tournament - England's Hampshire and Yorkshire, South Africa's Titans, Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions and Australia's Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. The group stages start on 13 October, with the tuornament final scheduled for 10 days later.
Auckland Aces: Andre Adams, Michael Bates, Brad Cachopa, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Gareth Hopkins, Anaru Kitchen, Mitchell McClenaghan, Azhar Mahmood, Bruce Martin, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Lou Vincent.
Chennai Super Kings: Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Doug Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Faf Du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Anirudh Srikkanth, Murali Vijay, V Yomahesh.
Delhi Daredevils: Varun Aaron, Ajit Agarkar, Unmukt Chand, Mahela Jayawardene, Morne Morkel, Pawan Negi, Naman Ojha, Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Venugopal Rao, Andre Russell, Virender Sehwag, Ross Taylor, David Warner, Umesh Yadav.
Hampshire Royals: James Adams, Shahid Afridi, Kabir Ali, Michael Bates, Danny Briggs, Michael Carberry, Liam Dawson, Sean Ervine, David Griffiths, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Glenn Maxwell, Hamza Riazuddin, Bilal Shafayat, James Vince, Christopher Wood.
Highveld Lions: Temba Bavuma, Gulam Bodi, Zander de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Pumelela Matshikwe, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Ethan O'Reilly, Alviro Petersen, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Sohail Tanvir, Thami Tsolekile.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Iqbal Abdullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rajat Bhatia, Manvinder Bisla, Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Mohammed Shami, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Manoj Tiwary.
Mumbai Indians: Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Richard Levi, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Thisara Perera, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Surya Kumar Yadav.
Perth Scorchers: Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Paul Collingwood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ryan Duffield, Ben Edmondson, Herschelle Gibbs, Brad Hogg, Simon Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Marcus North, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Ronchi.
Sialkot Stallions: Qaisar Abbas, Sarfraz Ahmad, Shakeel Ansar, Umaid Asif, Muhammad Ayub, Bilawal Bhatti, Raza Hasan, Ali Khan, Shoaib Malik, Imran Nazir, Faisal Naveed, Rana Naved, Abdur Rehman, Haris Sohail, Shahid Yousaf.
Sydney Sixers: Pat Cummins, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Michael Lumb, Nathan McCullum, Nic Maddinson, Ian Moran, Peter Nevill, Stephen O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Dominic Thornely, Shane Watson.
Titans: Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Marchant de Lange, AB de Villiers, Paul Harris, Heino Kuhn, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati, Mangaliso Mosehle, Rowan Richards, Jacques Rudolph, Alfonso Thomas, Roelof van der Merwe, Martin van Jaarsveld, David Wiese.
Trinidad & Tobago: Samuel Badree, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Sherwin Ganga, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Yannick Ottley, William Perkins, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Lendl Simmons, Navin Stewart.
Uva Next: Fawad Alam, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dilhara Fernando, Umar Gul, Charith Jayampathi, Chintaka Jayasinghe, Thilina Kandamby, Andrew McDonald, Dilshan Munaweera, Jacob Oram, Seekuge Prasanna, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Sachitra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Sameera Zoysa.
Yorkshire Tykes: Moin Ashraf, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Andrew Gale, Oliver Hannon-Daly, Dan Hodgson, Phil Jaques, Adam Lyth, David Miller, Steve Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ryan Sidebottom, Iain Wardlaw.