The ninth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) is set to kickstart on 26th August 2021. The tournament gets underway on 26 August with the first match seeing current champions Trinbago Knight Riders taking on Guyana Amazon Warriors. All the matches of CPL 2021 will be held at a single venue i.e., Warner Park in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Ahead of the CPL 2021, two teams changed their names, Barbados Tridents have been renamed to Barbados Royals, while Saint Lucia Zouks have become Saint Lucia Kings.
West Indies’ limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard will lead the Trinbago Knight Riders, South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been appointed St Lucia Kings captain. The Guyana Amazon Warriors has named wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran as their captain and Jason Holder will be leading Barbados Royals in CPL 2021. Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots have retained their captain Rayad Emrit, Barbados Royals has picked Rovman Powell as their skipper for the CPL 2021.
The final squads for the CPL 2021 have been confirmed. There have been alternations to the teams as a result of changes to player availability.
CPL 2021 Squads: Full team list for Caribbean Premier League
Jason Holder, Glenn Phillips, Chris Morris, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Oshane Thomas, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope, Thisara Perera, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh Jr, Johnson Charles, Nyeem Young, Mohammad Amir, Azam Khan, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Smit Patel and Jake Lintott.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Odean Smith, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Anthony Bramble, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Naveen Ul Haq, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie and Waqar Salamkheil.
Rovman Powell, Veerasammy Permaul, Carlos Brathwaite, Qais Ahmad, Chadwick Walton, Jason Mohammed, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards, Ryan Persaud, Haider Ali, Migael Pretorius, Kenar Lewis, Abhijai Mansingh, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Chris Green and Shamarh Brooks.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Devon Thomas, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Gayle, Rayad Emrit, Joshua da Silva, Colin Archibald, Dwayne Bravo, Mikyle Louis, Paul van Neekeren, Ravi Bopara, Fawad Ahmed and Asif Ali.
St Lucia Kings
Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Wahab Riaz, Rakheem Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Javelle Glen, Mark Deyal, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Obed McCoy, Roston Chase, Faf du Plessis, Usman Qadir, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Kadeem Alleyne and Tim David.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Yasir Shah, Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Akeal Hoesin, Lendl Simmons, Jayden Seales, Isuru Udana, Leonardo Julien and Tim Seifert.