Caribbean Premier League 2021 is going to be another exciting event for cricket lovers around the world as the Covid19 pandemic is gradually subsiding and the world is gradually reeling back to normalcy. The ninth season of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to be held from August 26th to September 15th, 2021, with all the matches taking place in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
St Lucia Zouks is the official team of the island nation of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Premier League of cricket. One of the six teams created in 2013 for the inaugural season of the CPL tournament, St Lucia Zouks won only 4 games out of 14 in the first two seasons finishing last and second last in the tournament respectively.
St Lucia Zouks Full Squad comprises 17 players with 10 players roped in for the CPL 2021 tournament. Each team competing in CPL 2021 is allowed to pick a maximum of 17 players including a maximum of 5 overseas cricketers. After assigning the role of T20 Consultant and Brand Ambassador to Daren Sammy, St Lucia Zouks Team retained as many as five overseas players for the new CPL season including Matthew Wade (Australia), Samit Patel (England), 2 Pakistanis Wahab Riaz, and Usman Qadir.
At the domestic front, St Lucia Zouks roped in Keemo Paul who represented Guyana Amazon Warriors last season. West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph is also selected even though he had a dismal season last year for St Kitts and Nevis.
31-year-old Keron Cottoy is signed up to play in this season of CPL 2021 for his all-around abilities. He is likely to fill the void left by Daren Sammy. St Lucia Zouks also added 22-year-old Jeavor Royal for his spin bowling skills and the 20-year-old youngster Barbadian cricketer Kadeem Alleyne finally made it to the squad.
St Lucia Zouks has a bunch of strong pace bowlers with the presence of Wahab Riaz, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, and Alzarri Joseph, alongside spin bowling all-rounders Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase. The presence of Mark Deyal will certainly make the squad stronger as the 28-year-old youngster had an impressive last season in all three departments. Andre Fletcher adds to the strike power while the presence of Faf du Plessis ensuring the required run flow. St Lucia Zouks who finished runner-ups in the last season is vying for a title win this time around.
St Lucia Zouks Full Squad 2021
Keemo Paul, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Alzarri Joseph.
Overseas Players: Faf du Plessis, Matthew Wade, Samit Patel, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir