Abu Dhabi has welcomed the titans of T10 who have arrived in the capital for the first ever Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10.

The biggest names in the short form of the game will play at Zayed Cricket Stadium tomorrow night with an opening match between Maratha Arabians and defending champions Northern Warriors.

Also squaring off will be hometown heroes Team Abu Dhabi who face off against Team Qalandars.

The tournament will open up with a show-stopping opening ceremony headlined by Mammootty, the globally acclaimed Indian star. The cast of celebrities will also feature legendary Pakistani musician Atif Aslam, Bollywood star Rakul Preet Singh, South Indian model and actress Parvati Nair and Bangladeshi film favourite Shakib Khan.

Launching the showpiece event at an official captain’s photocall in Abu Dhabi today were Moeen Ali, captain of Team Abu Dhabi; Dwayne Bravo, captain of the Maratha Arabians; Thisara Perera, captain of the Bangla Tigers; Shane Watson, captain of the Deccan Gladiators; Dawid Malan, captain of Team Qalandars, Eoin Morgan, captain of the Delhi Bulls; Darren Sammy, captain of the Northern Warriors; and Hashim Amla, captain of the Karnataka Tuskers.