You Can Watch Shoaib Malik & Mohammad Amir At The CPL
Shoaib Malik, the Pakistani allrounder, is set to return to the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) 2021 with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He is no stranger to the CPL, having played previously for Barbados Tridents from 2013 to 2017 and, more recently, Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2018 and 2019. He has enjoyed success in the CPL, including being in the title-clinching Barbados Trident squad of 2014. To crown this achievement, he had an 11 match unbeaten streak with the Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2019. They won all the group matches and a semi-final but fell to the Barbados Tridents by 27 runs in the final.
Malik is an accomplished cricketer in the T20 format, having played 417 matches and won 12 T20 trophies with several teams, including his national side, Pakistan. The 39-year-old is still active in the national team and has served as captain from 2007 to 2009 for Pakistan. However, he announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2015 to focus on the 2019 World Cup. He later announced his resignation from 1-Day International cricket after Pakistan won their last group stage match in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Shoaib Malik returns to CPL 2021 with Guyana Amazon Warriors captained by experienced Trinidadian cricketer Nicholas Pooran in hopes of guiding them to their maiden title. Guyana Amazon Warriors have been to five finals, and they always lose, so they will be hoping to break the jinx.
Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani left-arm-seam bowler, has also confirmed his participation in CPL 2021. He tweeted that he was excited to face this new challenge. He will be playing for the Barbados Tridents in his debut in the CPL. The 29-year-old fast bowler played for the national team from 2009 until 2020 but retired from international cricket in December 2020. He cited frustrations from the Pakistan Cricket Board. However, on 14th June, he announced his return from retirement after patching up his differences with the PCB.
Amir has played in various domestic leagues in different countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, and his native Pakistan. He has shone particularly in limited-overs cricket, like during the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup; he played every match and was crucial in ensuring Pakistan clinched the 2009 title. Amir has had a distinguished career with 220 T20 wickets to his name, with 59 being in international matches. He announced his retirement from Test cricket in July 2019 to concentrate on limited-overs cricket.
The CPL 2021 schedule is slated for 26th August to September 2021, and Amir’s team, the Barbados Tridents, hopes to snag their third CPL title. They won the CPL in 2014 and more recently in 2019 when they beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by just 27 runs. Amir will feature in CPL 2021 for the Barbados Tridents captained by Jason Holder, the Barbadian cricketer and coached by Trevor Penny.
The Hero CPL 2021 will be held in only one venue, Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis, due to the global COVID pandemic. This arrangement will be similar to last year’s successful CPL held in Trinidad and Tobago. The organizers will enforce bio-secure bubbles and strict quarantine protocols.
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