CPL 2021: Jason Holder joins Barbados Tridents, Imran Tahir back with Guyana Amazon Warriors for Caribbean Premier League – West Indies allrounder Jason Holder has joined Barbados Tridents ahead of CPL 2021, the official Twitter handle confirmed the news via a tweet post.
BREAKING NEWS!!! @Jaseholder98 is back with The @BIMTridents 🔱 for CPL 2021. The Tridents welcome back the world’s number 1 rated test all-rounder. #CPL21 #CPLDraft #CricketPlayedLouder #BarbadosTridents #JasonHolder pic.twitter.com/5N2y2PAsT2
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AMAZON WARRIORS, TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS ANNOUNCE 2021 RETENTIONS
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have announced their retentions for the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League which gets underway in St Kitts & Nevis on 28 August.
The Amazon Warriors have retained 11 of the players who guided them to the semi-finals of the 2020 event. Nicholas Pooran made the only century of last year’s tournament and he will be back with the Warriors this year along with Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King.
The Warriors will also be welcoming back South African leg spinner Imran Tahir and Afghan fast bowler Naveen ul Haq.
The squad also features up and coming Guyanese players Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd, both of whom impressed in 2020 at their first Hero CPL.
The Amazon Warriors have six spots left to fill in their squad and these will be announced in the coming weeks.
On the other hand, Trinbago Knight Riders have announced the players they are retaining ahead of the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which gets underway in St Kitts & Nevis on 28 August.
The Knight Riders have held on to 13 of the players who saw them complete a perfect season in 2020, winning all 12 of their matches to claim a fourth Hero 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.
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. TKR will be hoping for more appearances from the mystery spinner who has bamboozled batsmen around the world.
With a strong contingent of young Trinidadian players rounding out their squad, the Knight Riders will be hoping to carry their outstanding form into the 2021 season.
They have four more spots to fill in their squad and these will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will take place in St Kitts & Nevis in its entirety, with all 33 games being played in the Federation. The tournament will get underway on 28 August with a similar format of games that worked so successfully in 2020.
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