The 2018 edition of Caribbean Premier League, the biggest domestic T20 extravaganza of Caribbean is here and once again the six teams will contest for almost 40 days to get their hands on the coveted trophy. To kick start the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League, the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will take on the St Lucia Stars in their own backyard on Aug 08.
This is one of the most enjoyed franchise T20 tournament around the globe and it is because of the firepower the batsmen from the Caribbean showcase and then the amalgamation of some serious international talent makes the tournament even more global.
The tournament will comprise of 34 matches over the course of a month which includes three games to be played at Lauderhill, Florida. Here is a look at the proposed schedule of CPL 2018
|08 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Stars||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|09 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|10 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|11 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11 August||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|12 August||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|15 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Sabina Park, Jamaica|
|16 August||St Lucia Stars vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|17 August||St Lucia Stars vs Barbados Tridents||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|18 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|19 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|21 August||St Lucia Stars vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|22 August||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents||Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida|
|24 August||St Lucia Stars vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|25 August||Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|25 August||St Lucia Stars vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia|
|26 August||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|28 August||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|29 August||Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|30 August||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Stars||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|31 August||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|01 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|02 September||Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Stars||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|02 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|04 September||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents||Warner Park, St Kitts|
|05 September||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|07 September||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|08 September||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|09 September||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|11 September||Playoff 1 (1st vs 2nd)||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|12 September||Playoff 2 (3rd vs 4th)||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|14 September||Semi-final (Playoff 2 winner vs Playoff 1 loser)||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
|16 September||CPL 2018 Final||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
Alike the previous editions, 2018 edition will also feature six teams but this time around, there have been many changes in almost every lineup. Here is how the six squads are lined-up;
Captain: Jason Holder
Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Wahab Riaz, Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Hashim Amla, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Sunny Sohal, Chemar Holder, Dominic Drakes, Steven Smith, Mohammad Irfan, Tion Webster, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer.
Overseas Picks: Martin Guptill (NZ), Sunny Sohal (USA), Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan (PAK), Hashim Amla (RSA), Steve Smith (AUS), Shakib Al Hassan (BAN).
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Captain: Shoaib Malik
Cameron Delport, Rayad Emrit, Imran Tahir, Jason Mohammed, Luke Ronchi, Sohail Tanvir, Chadwick Walton, Veerasammy Permaul, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar, Akshaya Persaud, Chris Green, Roshon Primus, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Gajanand Singh, Sherfane Rutherford.
Captain: Andre Russell
Glenn Phillips, Andre McCarthy, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas, Kirsten Kallicharan, Elmore Hutchinson, Samuel Badree, Kemar Roach, David Miller, Ross Taylor, Krishmar Santokie, Johnson Charles, Steven Taylor, Kennar Lewis, Steven Jacobs.
Overseas Picks: Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim (PAK), David Miller (RSA), Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips (NZ), Elmore Hutchinson (USA).
St Lucia Stars
Captain: Kieron Pollard
David Warner, Mohammad Sami, Darren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kesrick Williams, Rakheem Cornwall, Niroshan Dickwella, Qais Ahmad, Kavem Hodge, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Christopher Lamont, Mark Chapman, Obed McCoy, Jaskaran Malhotra, Lendl Simmons, Odean Smith.
Overseas Picks: David Warner (AUS), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Niroshan Dickwella (SL), Qais Ahmed (AFG), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mark Chapman (NZ), Jaskaran Malhotra (USA).
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Captain: Chris Gayle
Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Rassie van der Dussen, Carlos Brathwaite, Mahmudullah, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Cooper, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jeremiah Louis, Anton Devcich, Alzarri Joseph, Ibrahim Khaleel, Javelle Glen, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Graeme Cremer, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks.
Overseas Picks: Ben Cutting, Tom Cooper (AUS), Mahmudullah Riyad (BAN), Anton Devcich (NZ), Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP), Rassie van der Dussen (RSA), Ibrahim Khaleel (USA).
Trinbago Knight Riders
Captain: Dwayne Bravo
Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Hamza Tariq, Amir Jangoo, Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Anderson Phillip.