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The Caribbean Premier League has emerged as one of the top T20 leagues in the world. CPL 2023 edition is set to kick-off on 16th August and this will be the 11th season of the league. 6 teams will go head to head against each other to win the prestigious CPL trophy. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current champions, winning their 3rd title last year. They will face Saint Lucia Kings in the opening match of the CPL 2023.
After the latest draft pick, the teams are wearing a new look. Many star players have been released while the new ones have been signed for the upcoming season.
According to our analysis, we are backing Trinbago Knight Riders to win the CPL 2023 edition. They have done some smart picks at the draft and after a poor outing in the 2022 season, we can say that TKR has assembled a potential title winning squad.
One of the stars of the CPL, Dwayne Bravo has joined the TKR team and the trio of Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo will be seen together for the first time in one team. All three of them are match-winning all-rounders. They will get the support of another star all-rounder - Sunil Narine. Narine performed pretty well in the last season with both bat and ball. Experienced Kiwi opener Martin Guptill has also joined the star studded TKR squad.
But coming to the important young blood of the side, the TKR will have Nicholas Pooran and South African hitter Rilee Rossouw. Pooran is currently the star batter of the West Indies T20 side and making his name in the various T20 leagues as well while Rossow has shown his batting prowess on several occasions.
While the pace attack is often important in the Caribbean pitches, the pacers line-up is a bit on the decent side in the TKR with only Pollard, Russell and Bravo as the medium pacers. No full-time experienced fast bowler is there but a strong spin attack will be ready for the batters. The spin line-up features Sunil Narine, who picked 11 wickets last year, Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad and West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein.
2022 Result: Winner
Key Players: Brandon King, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shamarh Brooks
Jamaica Tallawahs picked up 3rd CPL trophy in the 2022 edition. They finished at the 4 spot on the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches and then won the final by defeating Barbados Royals.
Rovman Powell led the Tallawahs to 3rd title last year and he will not be part of this team in the upcoming season. Shamarh Brooks and Brandon King will be leading the batting department. Brandon King smashed 422 runs and finished as the leading run scorer of the season in 2022. Shamarh Brooks scored 241 at an average of 40.16. Raymon Reifer will also strengthen the batting line-up.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, last year’s top bowlers Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir will be part of the team once again. Wasim was the leading wicket taker of the team with 17 wickets in 13 matches. All-rounder Fabian Allen was also pretty good with the ball last season. He picked 11 wickets in 13 matches.
Imad Wasim, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Amir, Naveen-ul-Haq, Chris Green, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Hayden Walsh Jr, Raymon Reifer, Amir Jangoo, Steven Taylor, Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James
2022 Result: 5th position
Key Players: Andre Fletcher, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Dewald Brevis
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the 2021 season but in the last edition, they did not play well and finished at the 5th spot with 3 wins only.
The batting line-up will be led by Andre Fletcher, Sherfane Rutherford and Evin Lewis. Fletcher was the leading run scorer for the Patriots in the last season with 229 runs in 8 matches. They were not up to the mark in the last season with the bat and only one batter scored 200+ runs.
This year the bowling department for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots look decent. Their key bowler Dwayne Bravo will not be part of the side anymore. Dominic Drakes and Sheldon Cottrell will take care of the pace attack while George Linde and Yannic Cariah will handle the spin department. Cariah looked in good touch lately in the home series against India.
Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Sherfane Rutherford, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, George Linde, Yannic Cariah, Oshane Thomas, Corbin Bosch, Dewald Brevis, Jyd Goolie, Izharulhaq Naveed, Kofi James, Joshua da Silva, Ashmead Nedd, Johann Layne
2022 Result: Runner-up
Key Players: Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy
Barbados Royals finished at the top of the points table last year, with 8 wins out of 10 matches. They lost the final to the Jamaica Tallawahs.
This year the Royals have roped in Rovman Powell, Maheesh Theekshana, Qais Ahmed, Alick Athanaze.
Rovman Powell smashed 281 runs in 13 matches last year and led Jamaica Tallawahs to title victory. He will be a key batsman in the Royals team this year along with Kyle Mayers. Mayers was the 2nd highest run scorer of the 2022 season, scoring 366 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 134.55.
Maheesh Theekshana will play few matches for the Royals this year but he might have to leave to be available for the Asia Cup 2023. Afghan cricketer Qais Ahmed will replace him in the team. Obed McCoy and Jason Holder will be the leading bowlers for the Royals. Holder picked 17 wickets in the last season while McCoy took 15 wickets.
Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Maheesh Theekshana, Qais Ahmed, Laurie Evans, Alick Athanaze, Obed McCoy, Kevin Wickham, Roelof van der Merwe, Akeem Jordan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Donovan Ferreira, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Rivaldo Clarke, Ramon Simmonds
2022 Result: 3rd position
Key Players: Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis, Alzarri Joseph, Sikandar Raza
St Lucia Kings won 4 out of 10 matches in the league stage in 2022 and they finished at the 3rd spot on the table. Jamaica Tallawahs defeated the Kings in the Eliminator match.
Johnson Charles and Faf du Plessis grabbed the 3rd and 4th spot on the list of leading run scorers of last season. They will be part of the Kings clan once again this year. The batting line-up will be beefed up by Zimbabwean players Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza.
In the bowling department, Roston Chase and Sikandar Raza will handle the spin attack while Alzarri Joseph will lead the pace. Joseph picked 18 wickets in the 2022 season and finished as the highest wicket taker of the season.
Faf du Plessis, Johnson Charles, Sean Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase, Jair McAllister, Sikandar Raza, Peter Hatzoglou, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chris Sole, Roshon Primus, Jeavor Royal, Sadrack Descarte, Khary Pierre, Leonardo Julien, Matthew Forde, Kimani Melius, McKenny Clarke
2022 Result: 6th position
Key Players: Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Sunil Narine
Trinbago Knight Riders is the most successful team in the CPL with 4 titles so far but things went south for them in the 2022 season. They finished at the bottom of the table with just 3 wins in 10 matches.
The TKR batting line-up for this season is undoubtedly one of the strongest among all teams. Pollard, Bravo, Russell will be seen together for the first time. Nicholas Pooran recently had a brilliant outing at the MLC 2023 smashing century in the final match. Martin Guptill and Rilee Rossouw will strengthen the batting line-up for TKR.
In the bowling department, spinners Akeal Hosein and Sunil Narine will partner once again after a decent performance last year. Hosein picked 9 wickets while Narine picked 11 in the CPL 2022. Afghanistan’s bowler Noor Ahmad will also feature in the TKR squad. He displayed his potential in the IPL this year.
Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Rilee Rossouw, Akeal Hosein, Noor Ahmad, Martin Guptill, Jayden Seales, Matheesha Pathirana, Mark Deyal, Chadwick Walton, Terrance Hinds, Kadeem Alleyne, Jaden Carmichael
2022 Result: 2nd position
Key Players: Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir
Guyana Amazon Warriors finished the last season at the 3rd spot on the points table. They were eliminated by Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2nd Qualifier match.
Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer were the leading run scorers for the Warriors. Hetmyer scored 281 runs and Hope smashed 252 runs in the 2022 edition. Power-hitters Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Azam Khan will strengthen the batting line-up. This looks like a destructive batting line-up.
The 44-year-old South African spin bowler Imran Tahir picked 13 wickets in the last season and he will be in the team once again this season. Romario Shepherd was the highest wicket taker from the Warriors, picking 14 wickets at an average of 18.28.
Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Azam Khan, Shai Hope, Gudakesh Motie, Dwaine Pretorius, Kevlon Anderson, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Ronsford Beaton, Matthew Nandu, Junior Sinclair
The Caribbean Premier League is back for the 11th season. West Indies’ homegrown T20 cricket league is counted among the top cricket leagues. The 2023 edition is set to kick-off on 16th August, 2023 in St Lucia.
The Caribbean Premier League was started in 2013 and over the years, it has featured some of the big star players of international cricket. The Caribbean love cricket and there are millions of passionate fans who come every year to watch this amazing T20 league.
The upcoming 2023 season of the CPL will have a total of 34 matches out of which 30 will be the league stage matches and rest will be the playoffs starting from 19th September. In the first contest, current champions Jamaica Tallawahs will lock horns with the Saint Lucia Kings on 16th Aug at the former’s home ground Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
|Year of Start||2013|
|No. of Seasons Played||10|
|Administrator||Cricket West Indies|
|Current champion||Jamaica Tallawahs (3rd title)|
|Tournament format||Round-robin & playoffs|
|2023 Season Dates||16 August, 2023 - 24 September, 2023|
|No. of teams participating||6|
|No. of total matches in 2023 season||34|
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