A dose of Bajan Blood
Thu, 19th, Jul 2018
The Barbados Tridents have a new look to their squad for the 2018 edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League. The Barbados franchise has added a healthy dose of local grown talent with the injection of the nucleus of the Windies team in captain Jason Holder, star batsman Shai Hope and talented all-rounder Roston Chase.
With the inclusion of Windiess captain, Jason Holder, the Tridents will be adding balance to their squad with an all-rounder who is capable of being both a threat with the new ball and an explosive hitter at the back end of their innings. Coupling this with the fact that he is a major fan favorite at Kensington Oval, his abilities and experience will surely boost the Trident’s chances of winning it all in 2018.
The Tridents have also added the middle order duo of Shai Hope and Roston Chase to their squad for this year’s tournament. Hailing from the Pickwick and Empire Cricket Clubs respectively, these two will seek to add some stability to the Trident’s batting line-up. Both players have had promising starts to their international careers, with Hope being the first batsman ever to score centuries in both innings at Headingley in a first-class game last summer against England. Chase has also shown much promise with bat and ball for the Windies, already sporting three hundreds and 5 half centuries with 35 wickets thus far in his short international career.
These three will accompany hard hitting opening batsman Dwayne Smith, experienced off-spinner Ashley Nurse, all-rounders Raymond Reifer and Shamar Springer along with young quicks Chemar Holder and Dominic Drakes as the remaining members of the Barbadian contingent who will seek to bring glory to the Tridents franchise in the 2018 Hero CPL.