Today we discuss about the CPL Players in IPL 2021. CPL or Caribbean Premier League was founded in 2013 and has since then been the den of some of the exceptional power hitters. Caribbean Premier League 2020 was the eighth edition of the popular T20 tournament of West Indies islands as the six team competition never failed to provide impact cricketers to other league formats. Here we discuss about the CPL Players in IPL 2021.
Barbados born Jason Omar Holder was the captain of Barbados Tridents, the Barbados based Franchise of Caribbean Premier League 2020. Holder would pick 10 wickets and score 192 runs from the 10 matches of the tournament edition. His team would finish fifth in the 6 team tournament, winning winning 3 & losing 7 matches. Holder is among the key overseas recruits of Sunrisers Hyderabad as he represents the CPL Players in IPL 2021.
The Kiwi All-rounder is among the overseas recruits of Chennai Super Kings as he is among the CPL Players in IPL 2021. Mitchell Josef Santner was member of Barbados Tridents in CPL 2020 as he would score 145 runs and pick 6 wickets from the season with 36 as his best score and 2/10 being his best bowling figures from the edition.
The Afghan leggie was part of Barbados Tridents in CPL 2020 and he would pick 11 wickets from the 10 matches of the season with 2/24 being his best from 2020. Among the key CPL Players in IPL 2021, he has been an asset to the David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad as he has become the go to bowler for the captain. One of the certain members of the VVS Laxman mentored side’s playing XI.
One of the power hitters of current generation, Shimron Odilon Hetmyer was part of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean T20 tournament. He would score 267 runs at an average of 33.4 and strike rate of 125 with 3 fifty plus scores during the tournament edition. Guyana Amazon Warriors would win 6 and lose 4 in the tournament to finish 3rd in the team table. Hetmyer is part of the Delhi Capitals side and in a tight situation as an overseas player in the team that has Rabada, Nortje, Steve Smith as well. Shimron Hetmyer will be among the CPL Players in IPL 2021, though he is still seeking for permanency in the playing XI.
Trinidadian cricketer Nicholas Pooran was a member of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL 2020. Pooran would score 245 runs from the season including a hundred and a fifty plus score with his best being 100 not out. The Wicket-keeper batsman is among the CPL Players in IPL 2021 as a member of KL Rahul led Punjab Kings team.
Pakistan born South African Leg Spinner was part of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL 2020. Tahir would pick 15 wickets from 11 matches in the tournament edition with his best being 3/12. Among the key members of Chennai Super Kings think tank, Imran Tahir features among the CPL Players in IPL 2021. Tahir picked 16 wickets from Caribbean Premier League 2019.
Australian Cricketer Christopher Austin Lynn would go on to play for , Dre Russ as he is better known as has been one of the most explosive forces of nature in T20 cricket that has been witnessed in a long long time. Russell has been a foundational figure for KKR in the last few seasons, single-handedly bailing the team out of trouble and winning games which were seemingly impossible to win in the first instance.
Afghanistan All-rounder Mohammad Nabi would go on to play for St Lucia Zouks during the 2020 season. Nabi would score 156 runs in the tournament with his best being 36 not out. He would pick 12 wickets from the season with his best being 5/15. Among the 3 Afghanistan Cricketer to represent CPL players in IPL 2021 as he would be a part of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium based Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise.
New Zealand Wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert was part of Trinbago Knight Riders franchise in the 2020 season. Seifert would score 133 runs from the season and would then be picked in Indian Premier League as a part of Kolkata Knight Riders squad to be among the CPL players in IPL 2021. It is uncertain about him getting a match as a member of the playing XI.
The young Afghan Spinner would be part of the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise in the T20 tournament run by Cricket West Indies. Rahman, though wouldn’t get a chance to be in the playing XI of the franchise which finished 4th in the tournament edition. Rahman, among the CPL Players in IPL 2021, was picked by Sunrisers in the IPL 2021 auctions but there are uncertainty over his participation in the playing XI for a strong overseas set up.
Jamaican Cricketer Andre Dwayne Russell would captain the Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL 2020. Andre Russell would score 3 fifties in the tournament edition as he would accumulate 222 runs and pick 3 wickets. Russell is a key member of Kolkata Knight Riders as he is among the top performing CPL players in IPL 2020. Jamaica Tallawahs finished fourth in the CPL 2020.
Trinidadian Cricketer Sunil Philip Narine would be a key weapon of Kieron Pollard led Trinbago Knight Riders team in 2020 season. The Mystery Spinner would pick 6 wickets from 5 matches and would score two fifty plus scores for the Queen’s Park Oval based franchise. Sunil Narine is equally important for the Eden Ganrdens based franchise in Indian Premier League 2021 as he was among the showcase performers for the twice champions in both their victories in 2012 and 2014.
Trinidadian All-rounder Kieron Adrian Pollard was captaining the Trinbago Knight Riders side that won the Caribbean Premier league 2020. Pollard would score 207 including 3 thirty plus scores in tournament edition as well as pick 8 wickets for his team. The Allrounder represents CPL players in IPL 2021 as he would be part of twice defending champions Mumbai Indians, a team which has built its middle order around him. An replaceable part of the Rohit Sharma led team, Pollard is key to success of the team with 3 or 4 all-rounders featuring consistently in their playing XI.
The Caribbean superstar Dwayne John Bravo would pick 9 wickets for the Trinbago Knight Riders in season 2020 when he wouldn’t get many chances to contribute with bat. Dwayne Bravo is a key member of MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings for almost eternity now as he would be among the CPL players in IPL 2021.
These were the Caribbean Cricketers who’ll be seen in Indian Premier League 2021. While some of these will have key and important roles with their team, some are trying to reach that level. Hope you liked the content, don’t forget to put in your thoughts and questions under the comments section. Stay safe and healthy, keep watching IPL!
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