Eleven of the 13 teams that will compete in the tournament have now named their final 15-player squads. Only the England teams are still to be confirmed and they will be decided on 27 August, where the winners of the Leicestershire-Lancashire and Hampshire-Somerset semi-finals of England's domestic T20 competition will reach the CLT20 qualifier.
Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings have named 13 players with international experience and the NSW Blues and Cape Cobras 12 each, while the Warriors (10) and Kolkata Knight Riders (10) are also brimming with international talent.
The addition of a six-team qualifier this year gives a record 13 teams to claim the CL T20 title. Three teams from the qualifier will progress to the group stage, where they will play four round matches before the top two teams in each group qualify for the semi-finals.
The qualifier will be played in Hyderabad from 19-21 September while the 10-team Champions League Twenty20 starts in Bengaluru on September 23 and ends with the final on October 9 in Chennai.
Cape Cobras (South Africa): Jean-Paul Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, CharlLangeveldt, Richard Levi, Johann Louw, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Andrew Puttick, Michael Rippon, Owais Shah, Dale Steyn, Dane Vilas.
Chennai Super Kings (India):RavichandranAshwin, SubramaniamBadrinath, Doug Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, M S Dhoni, Michael Hussey, ShadabJakati, AlbieMorkel, Suresh Raina, SurajRandiv, WriddhimanSaha, AnirudhaSrikkanth, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Murali Vijay.
Mumbai Indians (India): Aiden Blizzard, YuzvendraChahal, James Franklin, Davy Jacobs, DhawalKulkarni, Surya Kumar Yadav, LasithMalinga, Ali Murtuza, Munaf Patel, Kieron Pollard, AmbatiRayudu, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, TirumalasettiSuman, SachinTendulkar.
New South Wales Blues (Australia): Stuart Clark, Patrick Cummins, Nathan Hauritz, Josh Hazelwood, MoisesHenriques, Phillip Hughes, Simon Katich, NicMaddinson, Stephen O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Daniel Smith, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (India):MayankAgarwal, SreenathAravind, RajuBhatkal, AB de Villiers, TillakaratneDilshan, Chris Gayle, ArunKarthik, ViratKohli, Mohammad Kaif, AbhimanyuMithun, Syed Mohammed, Dirk Nannes, AsadPathan, SaurabhTiwary
Red Backs (Australia): Cameron Borgas, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Harris, Michael Klinger, Nathan Lyon, Tim Ludeman, Aaron O'Brien, Gary Putland, Adil Rashid, Kane Richardson, ChaddSayers, James Smith, Shaun Tait.
Warriors (South Africa): Johan Botha, Nicky Boje, Mark Boucher, Andrew Birch, Colin Ingram, Justin Kreusch, Lyall Meyer, MakhayaNtini, Wayne Parnell, Ashwell Prince, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kelly Smuts, Juan Theron, Craig Thyssen, LonwaboTsotsobe.
Aces (New Zealand): Andre Adams, James Adams, Michael Bates, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, RoneelHira, Gareth Hopkins, Anaru Kitchen, Bruce Martin, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Daryl Tuffey, Rob Quiney, Lou Vincent.
Kolkata Knight Riders (India):IqbalAbdulla, Shakib Al Hasan, LakshmipathyBalaji, RajatBhatia, ManvinderBisla, GautamGambhir, Brad Haddin, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, YusufPathan, Mohammad Shami Ahmed, Ryan Ten Doeschate, ManojTiwary, JaidevUnadkat.
Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies): Samuel Badree, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Kevon Cooper, RayadEmrit, Daren Ganga, Sherwin Ganga, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Mohammed, Dave Mohammed, Sunil Narine, William Perkins, DeneshRamdin, RavindranathRampaul, Lendl Simmons.
Ruhunu Eleven (Sri Lanka):MahelaUdawatta, DineshChandimal, SanathJayasuriya, JanakaGunaratne, MilindaSiriwardana, TM Sampath, Yashodha Lanka, ShihanKamileen, AmalAthulathmudali, AroshJanoda, ShalikaKarunanayake, OmeshWijesiriwardene, AlankaraAsanka Silva, ChinthakaPerera, BhanukaRajapaksa.