The much-awaited CPLT20 tournament in the Caribbean is to kick start on August 31 and after about a month, on September 30, it will be understood which team is the best among Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings and Trinbago Knight Riders.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots is the defending champions while Saint Lucia Kings was the runners-up in the last edition. The two teams will be led by Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis respectively in the upcoming 10th season to focus on winning the title this year. Meanwhile, the champions of 2020 CPLT20, Trinbago Knight Riders, under the leadership of Kieron Pollard will be looking to regain the winning cap once again.
As no major telecom giant has opted to gain broadcasting rights, it will become almost impossible for fans in India to watch the tournament directly on their television sets. However, the matches can be watched on the official app and website of FanCode. All the matches will be streamed live and can be watched by paying a subscription fee.
Home fans can watch the matches through TV6 and Direct TV. It is simultaneously learned that SportsMax TV and E-Networks may televise live in a couple of Caribbean islands. Fox Sports will facilitate televising the CPLT20 tournament in Australia and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The Canadian and USA fans can watch the matches through the Willow TV network.
Meanwhile, some of the best batters to look at in the upcoming edition are Andre Russell of Trinbago Knight Riders, Rovman Powell of Jamaican Tallawahs, Sherfane Rutherford of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and Paul Stirling of Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The bowlers to keep an eye on includes Sunil Narine of Trinbago Knight Riders, Obed McCoy of Barbados Royals, Sandeep Lamichhane of Jamaica Tallawahs, Imran Tahir of Guyana Amazon Warriors and Akeal Hosein of Trinbago Knight Riders.
Barbados Royals Squad
David Miller (c), Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr., Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Nyeem Young, Quinton de Kock, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azam Khan, Corbin Bosch, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Teddy Bishop, Ramon Simmonds, Harry Tector
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad
Shimron Hetmyer (c), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Colin Ingram, Paul Stirling, Heinrich Klaasen, Jermaine Blackwood, Veerasammy Permaul, Shai Hope, Ronsford Beaton, Matthew Nandu, Junior Sinclair, Shakib Al Hasan
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad
Rovman Powell (c), Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Squad
Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dwaine Pretorius, Dewald Brevis, Izharulhaq Naveed, Qasim Akram, Joshua Da Silva, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Keacy Carty, Kelvin Pittman, Jaden Carmichael
Saint Lucia Kings Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Tim David, David Wiese, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston McSween, Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad
Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Maheesh Theekshana, Tim Seifert, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Terrance Hinds, Leonardo Julien, Shaaron Lewis, Daryn Dupavillon