Photo Credit: Caribbean Premier League
The team of the tournament for the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been announced. The team was selected by the tournament’s commentary team – Tom Moody, Ian Bishop, Daren Ganga, Danny Morrison and Samuel Badree.
The team features three players from the Trinbago Knight Riders who went through the group stages unbeaten, three members of the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad, two players from the Jamaica Tallawahs and one each from the St Lucia Zouks, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Barbados Tridents.
The team is as follows:
Glenn Phillips (wk) – Jamaica Tallawahs
Sunil Narine – Trinbago Knight Riders
Shimron Hetmyer – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Nicholas Pooran – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Darren Bravo – Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard (capt) – Trinbago Knight Riders
Mohammad Nabi – St Lucia Zouks
Jason Holder – Barbados Tridents
Rayad Emrit – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Imran Tahir – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Mujeeb ur Rahman – Jamaica Tallawahs
The selectors also picked one Caribbean and one overseas 12th man to round out the squad. These are as follows:
Scott Kuggelejin – St Lucia Zouks
Keemo Paul – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Tom Moody, CPL’s Director of International Cricket, said: “After healthy discussion and debate the commentators have finalised what they believe is a power packed all-star XI from Hero CPL 2020.
Photo Credit: Facebook profile picture of Tom Moody
With a tournament dominated by world-class spin there was an abundance of riches, Imran Tahir again proved a challenge to all who came his way. Kieron Pollard’s all-round skills again brought some eye catching performances, it was an easy decision to make him the captain after a flawless league stage.
The final of this year’s tournament will take place tomorrow, Thursday 10 September, at 10am Eastern Caribbean Time at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. The two competing teams will be Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks.
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:
First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. There was a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 312million during the 2019 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2019 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$136million. Barbados Tridents are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2020 tournament is taking place in Trinidad & Tobago between 18 August and 10 September. For further information visit www.cplt20.com