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Elite T20 cricket returns with the Caribbean Premier League set to start in Trinidad on August 18.
Tournament organisers have had to overcome several challenges to get the tournament on, but an elite list of players are signed up as Barbados Tridents bid to defend their title.
While travel restrictions have reduced some players’ availability, West Indian stars such as Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are on board, while Ross Taylor, Imran Tahir and Colin Munro are among the overseas stars.
The Tridents have lost some key players from last season’s title win, although they still boast a strong squad, while the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs feature some big-name T20 match-winners in their squads too.
The Amazon Warriors have been named as joint-favourites with the bookmakers, alongside Trinbago Knight Riders.
|Trinbago Knight Riders||3.75|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||3.75|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||6.5|
|St Lucia Zouks||11|
|Aug 18, Tue||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 19, Wed||Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 2nd Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 19) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 19, Wed||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks, 3rd Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 20, Thu||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 4th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 20) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 20, Thu||St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents, 5th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 21, Fri||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 6th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 21) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 22, Sat||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks, 7th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 23, Sun||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 8th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 23) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 23, Sun||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, 9th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 24, Mon||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks, 10th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 24) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 25, Tue||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents, 11th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 26, Wed||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 12th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 26) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 26, Wed||St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 13th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 27, Thu||Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 14th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 27) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 27, Thu||St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 15th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 28, Fri||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 16th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 28) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 29, Sat||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 17th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 30, Sun||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 18th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 30) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 30, Sun||Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks, 19th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Aug 31, Mon||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 20th Match Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Aug 31) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 01, Tue||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 21st Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 02, Wed||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents, 22nd Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 02) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 02, Wed||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 23rd Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 03, Thu||St Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 24th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 03) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 03, Thu||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 25th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 04, Fri||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 26th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 04) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 05, Sat||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks, 27th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 06, Sun||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents, 28th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 06) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 06, Sun||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 29th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 07, Mon||St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 30th Match Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 07) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 08, Tue||TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi final (1st v 4th) Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 09, Wed||TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi final (2nd vs 3rd) Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||3:00 AM (Sep 09) IST, 09:30 PM GMT / 05:30 PM LOCAL||-|
|Sep 11, Fri||TBC vs TBC, Final Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad||2:30 AM (Sep 11) IST, 09:00 PM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL||-|
Defending champions Barbados Tridents have retained last season’s Player of the Series, Hayden Walsh Jr, as they bid for a third CPL title. They are not favourites, but having kept hold of several key men from last season – with the inevitable loss of a couple of players they should not be written off.
West Indies’ captain Jason Holder leads the Tridents, while the 2019 Player of the Series Hayden Walsh Jr and star batsman Shai Hope are also retained.
The Tridents won the tournament last season, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final after Walsh claimed 22 wickets in just nine games.
Four of the top-five wicket-takers last season were Barbados Tridents bowlers, while Johnson Charles led the team’s batting.
They have lost some key players for this season, including English duo Harry Gurney and Alex Hales, but they remain among the top teams on paper.
Wahab Riaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Marcus Stoinis, Harry Gurney and Alex Hales have all withdrawn for various reasons.
Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Shamarh Brooks and Keon Harding have been brought in as replacement players.
From last season’s squad, Sandeep Lamichhane has left the Tridents but his replacement is a big one – Rashid Khan signing for the Tridents for this year’s competition.
Nyeem Young was announced as the Tridents’ first emerging player signing, with Joshua Bishop also linking up with the squad this year.
The West Indies captain was also among the leading bowlers in last season’s CPL, taking 14 wickets as he led the Tridents to the title.
The big-hitting wicket-keeper-batsman hammered 415 runs last season and the opening batsman boasts a healthy strike rate in T20 cricket.
Named Player of the Series last season for his superb bowling performances, which also earned him a place in the West Indies squad. He took 22 wickets in just nine games.
Figures of 4-24 in last season’s final proved his worth with the ball as he finished the tournament with 14 wickets in ten innings in total.
The Afghan spinner is still ranked as the number one bowler in world T20i cricket, taking five wickets in his last three games in format. He has 296 wickets in 211 T20s.
Rashid Khan, Jason holder (C), Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Mitchell Santner, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh Jr, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Shayan Jahangir.
Barbados Tridents impressed last season, with a well-balanced squad coming together to lead them to the title.
Hayden Walsh Jr was one of the stars of the tournament, while Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer and Harry Gurney also contributed plenty of wickets.
Johnson Charles and Alex Hales were among the Tridents’ top batsman, meanwhile.
Gurney and Hales will be missed this season, as will Wahab Riaz and unavailable new signing Marcus Stoinis. They still boast a strong squad, however, and new acquisition Rashid Khan could be key.
Rashid adds more wicket-taking quality to this line-up and the Tridents will expect to be in the play-off mix once again.
The Tridents have a lot of the stars of last season’s triumph, even if some others are now unavailable. The signing of Rashid Khan could prove an inspired choice too, but other teams have strengthened well too, and Hales and Gurney in particular could be missed.
BT CPL 2020 odds
Barbados Tridents are 4.50 with Betway and Bet365 to win the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.
Beaten in last year’s final, Guyana Amazon Warriors are among the favourites to go one better and win the Caribbean Premier League this time around.
With breakthrough stars Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj especially impressive, Guyana Amazon Warriors were in excellent form last season.
They fell at the final hurdle for the fifth time, however – meaning they have lost all five finals they have played in at the Caribbean Premier League.
Once again, however, they are among the favourites to reach the CPL final – and maybe, with little disruption to their squad pre-tournament, this could finally be their year.
Captain Shoaib Malik is the biggest loss, with both he and Shadab Khan unavailable due to Pakistan’s tour of England. Qais Ahmad is the only other player to have withdrawn, however, with the latter suffering visa issues.
As a result, the core of last season’s team remains – Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Romario Shepherd all sticking around.
Veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir is also available, while Ross Taylor is an eye-catching addition to the squad.
Taylor could replace Malik in the starting line-up, in what is going to prove one of few changes from last season.
The big-hitting wicket-keeper-batsman has a T20 strike rate of 143 and he has hit 164 sixes in 115 innings in the format.
The opening batsman emerged as one of the stars of the tournament last season, earning a place in the West Indies squad. He hit 33 and 43 in his last two T20is.
Another to emerge as a key player in last season’s tournament, the left-hander has continued his run-scoring form and he is a bowling option too.
The veteran leg-spinner makes an impact wherever he goes – he has 365 wickets in 276 T20 innings.
Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Chandrapul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeeo Singh, Kissoondath Magram
Guyana Amazon Warriors were among the top teams last season once again, with Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj both emerging as star players.
Exciting batting talents like Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Shimron Hetmyer are also on board in a fiercely strong batting line-up.
Shoaib Malik is a big loss as captain, make no mistake, but with experience offered by Imran Tahir and new signing Ross Taylor, this remains a well-balanced squad.
They may lack the star paceman of say, the Tridents, but Romario Shepherd can lead the attack and this is still a very strong team.
Five times they have reached the final, in seven years, and five times they have lost. This could finally be the season they take the extra step.
While one of their losses, Shoaib Malik, is a big one, Guyana Amazon Warriors have got off lightly when it comes to squad changes compared to some other teams. An exciting batting line-up and key bowlers like Romario Shepherd and Imran Tahir can finally send the five-times runners-up to victory.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are joint favourites to win the 2020 Caribbean Premier League and they can be backed at 3.75 with Bet365 and Betway to do so.
The two-time winners were disappointing last season, dropping to the bottom of the table after a series of poor performances. A star-studded squad can bounce back this year, however.
Winners in 2013 and 2016, the Tallawahs have found their performances have dried up in recent seasons.
They were bottom of the pile last season, winning just twice, despite boasting two of the CPL’s most iconic players in Andre Russell and Chris Gayle.
Gayle has left the franchise now – and is unavailable this season anyway – but box-office all-rounder Russell is back.
Add to that some high-quality all-rounders, and the Tallawahs will expect much more than they have produced in recent seasons.
Jamaica Tallawahs have made some big changes for this season, not least with captain Chris Gayle departing in acrimonious circumstances.
His rant against Ramnaresh Sarwan did not stop his former franchise from landing some big signings, however.
Carlos Brathwaite, who captained St Kitts & Nevis Patriots last season, comes across, while Rovman Powell will captain the Tallawahs.
Sandeep Lamichhane is another big signing, as is big-hitting Asif Ali, while veteran former international bowler Fidel Edwards makes his return to the Caribbean.
In fine one-day form at the back end of last year for Jamaica, the West Indies international steps up to lead the team this year. In T20 cricket, he has a strike rate of 134.22.
The star attraction of the Tallawahs’ squad and the tournament as a whole, his phenomenal six-hitting and fast bowling makes him one of the world’s leading T20 all-rounders.
The Nepalese spinner burst onto the scene as a teenager and has become highly sought after in T20 franchise cricket.
A long-serving fixture of the Jamaica Tallawahs set-up, the New Zealand wicket-keeper-batsman was in good batting form last season with 374 runs.
West Indies’ T20 World Cup winning star moves across from the Patriots, and will hope his big-hitting batting and quick bowling sees him establish his place as a Tallawahs star.
Andre Russell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Jermaine Blackwood, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Nkrumah Bonnar, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud
Jamaica Tallawahs were woeful last season, there is no other way to put it.
With Andre Russell only available for five matches and Chris Gayle lacking consistent form at the top of the batting order, they paid the price.
Just two wins in the tournament tells its own story, and was a far cry from their two titles in 2013 and 2016.
The response has been fairly emphatic, however. Gayle is gone, Sandeep Lamichhane and Carlos Brathwaite are among the players snapped up and Russell will hope for better fitness this time.
If all of those things click into place, the Tallawahs can reach the play-offs – but they need to improve significantly on last season..
Jamaica Tallawahs fell well short last season, but Andre Russell’s star quality and some smart new signings can see them pull off a big improvement. They still seem well off being described as title contenders, however.
Jamaica Tallawahs are 7.00 with Betway and 7.50 with Bet365 to win the Caribbean Premier League. They are outsiders as a result of their dip in form in recent seasons, although their new signings are exciting ones.
A late surge lifted St Kitts & Nevis Patriots into the play-offs last season, but their search for a first title goes on.
Rayad Emrit takes over the captaincy as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots – who reached the play-offs in each of last three years but have never won the title – look to go further this year.
A few key absences – Fabian Allen missing his chartered flight and Rassie van der Dussen withdrawing from the tournament – leaves them a little light, however.
They have star players – Evin Lewis and new man Chris Lynn for batting, and Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph for bowling.
It is squad depth they lack, however, and that could be their undoing this season.
Captain Carlos Brathwaite has left the Patriots to join Jamaica Tallawahs, so Rayad Emrit will take over the captaincy.
For the second year, Rassie van der Dussen is unavailable, while Laurie Evans was not re-signed from last year’s squad.
Fabian Allen has had to withdraw too, having missed his chartered flight – currently the only way to fly in or out of Trinidad.
The Patriots have brought in some big names, however, with Ben Dunk, Chris Lynn, Sohail Tanvir and Ish Sodhi their overseas players this season.
The veteran all-rounder steps up to lead the team this season, having ended last year with appearances at the Abu Dhabi T10 and Bangladesh Premier League. He never managed the big international career he might have done with a bit more luck, but he is a key man at domestic level.
The big-hitting opening batsman started the year in excellent batting form for the West Indies before lockdown. He will be keen to get straight back to that.
Possibly the top overseas capture for this tournament, the huge-hitting opening batsman smashed 113* in his most recent T20 innings. He has more than 5,000 T20 runs in 177 innings.
The rising fast-bowling star from Antigua has made his mark in all formats already and this is a chance for more T20 success if his fitness allows a rare run of games.
The saluting fast bowler has 123 wickets in 88 T20 matches in his career, taking six T20i wickets in his last five matches for West Indies.
Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Nick Kelly, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit (C), Imran Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua De Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Jahmar Hamilton
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have consistently qualified for the play-offs in recent years and have made an eye-catching signing in big-hitting opener Chris Lynn.
Lynn’s batting form at the top of the order in T20 cricket – and T10 cricket – has been excellent and he will be a key man for the Patriots.
Evin Lewis is capable of fireworks alongside him, and this has the hallmarks of a partnership in the same mould as the one Lynn forged with Brendan McCullum in the Big Bash League.
Alzarri Joseph and Sheldon Cottrell are top bowling options too, but the question is what comes after them.
On their day, and with the likes of Ben Dunk not to be underestimated too, this is a very strong core to the team.
The problem is, the depth beyond that does look a little shallow.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have the big-name stars to continue their run of play-off places, but the key might be what happens if they do not fire. This squad seems to lack depth beyond the core of star players.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are 6.50 with Betway and 7.00 with Bet365 to win the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.
Unfancied St Lucia Zouks, who have only reached the play-offs once in their seven seasons, are big outsiders for this year’s Caribbean Premier League too.
West Indies’ World Cup winning captain Daren Sammy leads his home island team, St Lucia Zouks, as they look to end a barren run at the Caribbean Premier League.
They finished fifth last season, but they have already suffered some blows this season – big signing Chris Gayle withdrawing for personal reasons.
Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Anrich Nortje have all withdrawn too, leaving the Zouks without some key players.
Having never finished higher than fourth in this tournament, it is easy to see why they are such big outsiders.
Chris Gayle was a key acquisition for this tournament but he has had to withdraw due to personal reasons.
The West Indies icon might well have played his last Caribbean Premier League match as a result.
Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Norje, Colin Ingram and Noor Ahmad had all withdrawn from the original squad too.
There is one exciting addition, however. Anybody who followed the St Lucia T10 Blast will know of big-hitting Kimani Melius, and the rising star could be one to watch.
His impact might be less with bat and especially ball these days, but the West Indies’ T20 World Cup winning captain’s influence can not be understated.
The pressure on the wicket-keeper-batsman to deliver runs at the top of the order has increased in Gayle’s absence.
Boasts a good wicket-taking record in T20 cricket and this is a chance to get back to his best after a bit of a lean spell.
The hugely experienced all-rounder has tasted T20 success across the globe, and he is an excellent economical spin bowler.
With all eyes on the St Lucia T10 Blast when cricket resumed, he seized his moment in the spotlight with some glorious, big-hitting innings.
Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Najibullah Zadran, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Zahir Khan, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar
If the hope was that an aging Chris Gayle would enjoy one final hurrah as he fired St Lucia Zouks to a much improved performance, that has gone now.
The West Indian has had to withdraw for personal reasons, leaving Andre Fletcher and newcomer Kimani Melius as a potential opening pair.
There is plenty of excitement in that, but the loss of not just Gayle, but also Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje and Colin Ingram are big, big losses.
They have brought in some players – some good players too – but there will be a gap in the plans for the season.
Once again, the play-offs look to far awy.
St Lucia Zouks have never made a big impact at the tournament and they are outsiders for this one too.
St Lucia Zouks are 11.00 with Betway and 10.00 with Bet365 to win the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.
Trinbago Knight Riders are looking to bounce back after a below-par campaign in 2019 in which they were unable to win a fourth title in five years.
Trinbago Knight Riders won the CPL in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and have never failed to reach the play-offs.
With key all-rounder Dwayne Bravo injured, however, they could only reach the play-offs last season and eventually finished in third place.
Sunil Narine also missed a chunk of last season, but both men are back in action and set to play a key part in this tournament.
Their record speaks for itself, and an abundance of quality – added to with some smart signings this season – means the play-offs should be minimum expectation again.
Trinbago Knight Riders have not been forced into any additional changes – the only team to get away with it so far.
Fawad Ahmed has been added and Chris Jordan is among last season’s international stars not available this time.
Ahmed is not the oldest player in this squad either – that is Pravin Tambe, who at 48 continues to attract interest.
But the core of this team is going to be unchanged, with the added bonus of Dwayne Bravo being fit again and Sunil Narine also back to fitness.
The all-rounder is an iconic T20 player thanks to his batting ability down the order as a finisher. He can turn his arm too, to excellent affect.
Missed badly last season, the all-rounder will be looking to add to his phenomenal tally of T20 wickets and offer some late hitting too.
The big-hitting opener is a key man up the order in an explosive opening partnership for TKR.
The other half of that opening partnership, the big-hitting New Zealander is capable of big, big runs.
Another player to have bright spots is spinner and key top-order batsman Sunil Narine.
Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard (C), Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Muhammad Ali Khan.
Trinbago Knight Riders have won three titles but lost their grip on top spot last season and eventually finished third.
Dwayne Bravo’s injury was a key factor in that, but he is back to bowling again and can score late order runs too.
Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine are big-hitting, top-order batsman too so the pressure is right on the bowlers.
With Bravo one bowler, the question is whether the others can step it up too, to support TKR’s title bid.
Trinbago Knight Riders have made some smart signings and kept the core of last season’s team and that could be enough to inspire them to a fourth CPL final.
Trinbago Knight Riders are joint-favourites to win the 2020 Caribbean Premier League at 3.75 with both Betway and Bet365.
Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders have never failed to reach the play-offs, so they will expect to qualify again.
They certainly have the squads and the firepower to reach the last four once again. So, what next?
Guyana Amazon Warriors have never won the tournament, despite reaching five of the seven finals. After their near miss last season, this could finally be the year they end that run.
They should fancy their chances of reaching the final, which would mean defending champions Barbados Tridents missing out. Key players remain, but they will be without some of their bigger stars too and that is a big blow.
Finally, while Jamaica Tallawahs have improved enough to deserve to be considered for the CPL play-offs, they still have work to do to match the top teams after their dismal showing last season. Consistency may be their problem.
If St Kitts & Nevis Patriots or St Lucia Zouks reach the play-offs, they too will be outsiders.
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As CPL 2020 is going to start in just a few days, the assistant coach of Jamaica Tallawahs, Ramnaresh Sarwan has decided to pull out due to personal reasons. He has been replaced by Ryan Austin, the former West Indies spinner and Vinod Maharaj who will provide support to the head coach Floyd Reifer
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