The 9th edition of the Caribbean Premier League CPL 2021 is returning on the 26th of this month. The mega event has always been welcomed with the same excitement as IPL by cricket buffs worldwide.
As fans eagerly wait for their favourite teams to play, the CPL this year has surprised many of its fans by bringing an IPL touch to the game.
Three of the IPL team owners -KKR, RR and Punjab Kings have marked their presence in the league by acquiring three of the leading teams from the CPL.
The CPL 2021 also has the top international players from the Indian Premier League Team in 2021, Faf du Plessis, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine, to watch out for.
The Indian owned teams in the CPL are:
The Royalties are heading to the new season with a new name and ownership. The Rajasthan Royals acquired the Barbados franchise. Led by Jason Holder the team has the support of many cricket fans. Though the team reached the final season last year it lost to TKR. The captain Faf du Plessis
The Squad consists of Jason Holder (C), Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Mohammad Amir, Thisara Perera, Azam Khan, Oshane Thomas, Smit Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ashley Nurse, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr., Raymon Reifer.
The Saint Lucia franchise in the Caribbean Premier League became rebranded to Saint Lucia Kings after collaborating with the Owners of the IPL team Punjab Kings.
The Squad consists of Faf du Plessis (C), Javelle Glen, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Samit Patel, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Alzarri Joseph.
Trinbago Knight Riders is one of the top teams in the tournament. The team consists of top players like Sunil Narine, Isuru Udana, and Lendl Simmons. The team has been one of the most successful franchises in the tournament, with four match titles in their credit.
The Squad consists of Kieron Pollard (C), Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Isuru Udana, Leonardo Julien, Yasir Shah, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo.
With the CPL 2021 schedule out, the first match of the tournament will see the clash of the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders and the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The Caribbean Premier League is set to run till the 19th of September 2021. Each of the Caribbean Premier League squads have arranged lists of their players who will be taking the kick-off.
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