American Premier League 2023 starts on December 19 – watch live in India

The cricketing world is set to witness the spectacle of the American Premier League (APL) 2023, commencing on December 19 in the vibrant state of Texas, United States. Sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the USA Cricket Board, the APL 2023 promises to deliver riveting T20 action, featuring seven dynamic teams competing in a total of 24 matches over 13 action-packed days.

Participating Teams:

The seven teams that will showcase their cricketing prowess in the second edition of the APL are:

  • Premium Afghans
  • Premium Americans
  • Premium Aussies
  • Premium Canadians
  • Premium Indians
  • Premium Paks
  • Premium Windies

Format and Schedule:

The tournament will follow a round-robin format, with each team facing the others once. The top four teams in the standings at the conclusion of the league stage will advance to the semi-finals. The thrilling climax will witness the winners of the semi-finals battling it out in the APL 2023 final, scheduled for December 31.

Venue:

All the electrifying encounters of the APL 2023 are slated to take place at the Moosa Cricket Stadium in Pearland, Texas, creating an immersive cricketing atmosphere for players and fans alike.

Star-Studded Lineup:

The tournament boasts an array of former international cricketing stars, including:

  • Chris Gayle
  • S Sreesanth
  • Stuart Binny
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Ben Cutting
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Fawad Alam
  • Thisara Perera
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Sheldon Cottrell

Their presence adds a touch of glamour and experience, promising cricket enthusiasts an unforgettable experience.

American Premier League 2023 teams and squads

Premium Afghans: Ihsanullah Janat (captain), Usman Ghani (vice-captain), Samiullah Shinwari, Abdul Wasi, Yousuf Zazai, Samit Patel, Abuzar Safi, Atiq Niazi, Jamahid Mir Alikhil, Waqarullah Ishaq, Jay G Patel, Noman Bardasht, Obaidullah Aslami, Saboor Hairan, Venkat Maheesh Kolahalam

Premium Americans: Dan Lawrence, Kjorn Ottley, Gurbaksh Singh Khaira, Navanpreet Brar, Karan Chandel (wicket-keeper), Aimal Khan, Nehal Katakdhond, Merwe Erasmus, Abhijeet Singh, Raj Patel, Navin Stewart, Sheldon Cottrell, Amir Hamza, Imran Khan Jr, Marlon Richards, Imran Khan, Matiullah Khan, Ahsan Baig, Sabir Ali, Shubham Sheokand

Premium Aussies: Kirstan Kallicharan, Rehman Dar, Arir Ali, Rubal Raina, Raj Vyas, Gihan Senanayake (wicket-keeper), Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Simi Singh, Shams Arefeen, Ahsan Shah, Harpreet Singh, Tirth Patel, Sanchit Sandhu, Rajveer Singh Khosa, Shreyan Satheesh, Elias Sunny, Imran Khan Jr, Imran Khan, Hamza Khalid, Usman Ashraf, Laksh Parikh, Ruben Clinton

Premium Canadians: Navneet Dhaliwal (captain), Saad Bin Zafar (vice-captain), Salman Nazar, Ravinderpal Singh, Dillon Heyliger, Pargat Singh, Sai Gautam Gajjala, Balpreet Singh, Jessy Singh, Ritwik Behera, Rashesh Behra, Abdullah Ghazi, Nosherwan Khan, Neeraj Gohil, Puneet Tripathi

Premium Indians: Keval Patel (captain), Kieran Powell, Naman Patel, Sunny Patel, Tushar Srivastav, Rajdeep Darbar, Savan Patel, Ravi Bopara, Bipul Sharma, Stuart Binny, Rahkeem Cornwall, Adil Bhatti, Amad Butt, Sujeet Parbatani, Stephen Wiig, Anirudh Immanuel, Sohrawordi Shuvo, Jeremiah Louis, Nosthush Kenjige, Karthik Gatepalli, Dev Salian

Premium Paks: Fawad Alam, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohsin Bajwa, Ariful Haque, Umair Ali, Omer Farooq, Ryan Scott, Talha Mohammad, Sohail Tanvir, Nazmul Islam, Amila Aponso, JUsman Qadir, Mohammad Irfan, Fayaz Butt, Usman Rafiq, Burhan Saeed

Premium Windies: Chris Gayle (captain), Aaron Jones (vice-captain), Kevin Stoute, Jamar Hamilton, Javon Searles, Jonathan Foo, Raj Nannan, Hayden Walsh Jr, Terrence Hinds, Kwame Patton, Mario Labbon, Gajannad Singh, Shawn Findlay, Aaron Johnson, Kirk Thompson

Broadcast and Live Streaming:

For fans in India, the APL 2023 matches will be broadcast live on the Sports18 TV network’s channels. Additionally, cricket enthusiasts can catch the live action through live streaming on the FanCode app and website. The JioCinema app and website will also provide live streaming options, ensuring fans don’t miss a single moment of the cricketing extravaganza.

American Premier League 2023 schedule and live India match start times

All match timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

DateMatchTime
Tuesday, Dec 19Premium Americans vs Premium Windies8:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec 20Premium Indians vs Premium Windies8:00 PM
Premium Paks vs Premium Americans11:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 21Premium Indians vs Premium Afghans8:00 PM
Premium Aussies vs Premium Windies11:30 PM
Friday, Dec 22Premium Paks vs Premium Afghans8:00 PM
Premium Indians vs Premium Aussies11:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 23Premium Windies vs Premium Afghans8:00 PM
Premium Aussies vs Premium Americans11:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 24Premium Indians vs Premium Paks8:00 PM
Premium Canadians vs Premium Aussies11:30 PM
Monday, Dec 25Premium Canadians vs Premium Americans8:00 PM
Premium Paks vs Premium Aussies11:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 26Premium Indians vs Premium Canadians8:00 PM
Premium Afghans vs Premium Americans11:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec 27Premium Canadians vs Premium Afghans8:00 PM
Premium Windies vs Premium Paks11:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 28Premium Windies vs Premium Canadians8:00 PM
Premium Indians vs Premium Americans11:30 PM
Friday, Dec 29Premium Canadians vs Premium Paks8:00 PM
Premium Aussies vs Premium Afghans11:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 30Semi-final 1 (1st v 4th)8:00 PM
Semi-final 2 (2nd v 3rd)11:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 31American Premier League 2023 final9:00 PM

As the APL 2023 gears up to unfold its cricketing drama, anticipation is high, and fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the clash of the titans in the heart of Texas. Get ready for a T20 spectacle that promises to make cricket history in the United States!

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