Cricket in Caribbean is not stopping anytime soon. With the West Indies ODI tri-series coming to an end on Sunday, cricket fans are now in for some T20 action. The Caribbean Premier League kicks off on June 29 in Trinidad with Trinbago Knight Riders taking on St. Lucia Zouks.
Like IPL, there are many overseas players taking part in this year’s CPL. Let us look at 5 overseas players who will be very interesting to watch:
The South Africa fast-bowler will be playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. Steyn is going through a patchy form since the WT20. He did not get to play many matches in the IPL 2016 as well and the drop in form saw him getting axed from his national side. The CPL would be the best possible chance for Dale Steyn to announce his second coming.
Adam Zampa is the new found sensation in Australian cricket at the moment. Rising Pune Supergiants had missed the trick of not playing this bright leg-spinner early on in the tournament. His six-wicket haul had proved his worth in his RPS’ ranks. In CPL, Zampa would be seen donning the colours of the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He is expected to shine with the ball as he has spent enough time in the Caribbean now to get used to the conditions.
The 41-year-old will be following the footsteps of his former teammate Brad Hogg to resume playing franchise cricket after crossing the 40 age-mark. He will be back in a T20 jersey yet again for St. Lucia Zouks in this CPL. It’s been a while since Hussey played any form of cricket and has always been seen on the other side of the boundary, with a microphone in his hand. It would be interesting to see how the veteran performs with the bat.
The former Sri Lankan batsman’s hunger for runs seems to be not ending anytime soon. Sangakkara will play for the Jamaican Tallawahs in CPL this year. He scored heavily in the Bangladesh Premier League before becoming the leading run-getter in the inaugural Masters Champions League. After having completed 19000 first-class runs recently while playing for Surrey, Sangakkara would look to change gears soon.
South Africa’s middle order batsman lost his place in the team due to his lack of form with the bat. He was average in the WT20 and dismal in the IPL 2016. CPL gives him a chance to rediscover his form when he walks in the field to play for St. Lucia Zouks.