The Trinbago Knight Riders have announced the players they are retaining ahead of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) which gets underway in St Kitts & Nevis on August 28, 2021.
The Knight Riders have held on to 13 players who saw them complete a perfect season in 2020, winning all 12 of their matches to claim a fourth CPL title.
The team will be led by Kieron Pollard, Wisden’s leading T20 cricketer in the world, with Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo back after fantastic performances last season.
Trinbago Knight Riders have traded Dwayne Bravo to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots; Denesh Ramdin will be returning to the franchise from St Nevis.
The Knight Riders also welcome back Zimbabwean international Sikandar Raza and USA fast bowler Ali Khan, both of whom performed very well in 2020.
Sunil Narine has been a franchise player and a champion for the Knight Riders. Although he struggled with an injury in the 2020 season, the Knight Riders have retained him and will expect him to be at his best for this season.
Retained Players: Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Denesh Ramdin (transferred from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots), Tion Webster, Akeal Hoesin, Jayden Seales and Ali Khan.
Released Players: Dwayne Bravo (transferred to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots), Tim Seifert, Amir Jangoo, Fawad Ahmed and Pravin Tambe.