There are some big names that are going to participate in the match. For the Stallions, their skipper, Shoaib Malik, Imran Nazir and the young talented left arm spinner, Raza Hasan are the stars for the mega event. If Imran Nazir gets the team to a flyer, it would make life difficult for the Auckland team, which also boasts of some good players such as Martin Guptill and Lou Vincent. In this event, there is a certain limit as to the number of foreign players that can represent one team. For Auckland, it is going to be one of the well known T20 players, Azhar Mahmood who could play a vital role with both the bat and the ball.
The Champions League T20 standard stands next to none, as only the best teams of various cricket playing nations find a way into the competition. As of now, among the 8 existing teams, four are from India, two from Australia and two from the host nation, South Africa. Irrespective of which ever team makes up for the 9th and the 10th team, the quality of cricket is going to be of topmost quality.