FIVE TRIDENTS PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN CPL 2019
Sun, 8th, Sep 2019
Every year, Barbados Tridents produces some of the biggest talents in Windies Cricket. Whether it be, Shai Hope, Jason Holder or Nicholas Pooran, the Tridents players have established themselves in their national sides or landed big T20 contracts in various leagues. Here are five such players to watch out for from this year’s Barbados Tridents side.
New South Wales pacer Josh Lalor got a call-up from Barbados Tridents as a replacement for Wahab Riaz after the Pakistan pacer pulled out of the tournament. Lalor picked up 20 wickets for Brisbane Heat in the last BBL and finished as the tournament's fourth leading wicket-taker. The left-arm quick made the headlines after he picked up a hat-trick in the last BBL, but the bowler did not realize it till an outfielder actually told him so.
Lalor is known for bowling tight spells in the Powerplay, and also for delivering well targeted Yorkers in the final five overs. This is Lalor’s first CPL and also his first chance at playing in T20 Franchise cricket outside of Australia.
Sandeep Lamichhane became the first Nepali bowler to play in the IPL after being picked up by Delhi Capitals in 2018. He was retained to play in the 2019 season in which Delhi went all the way to the qualifiers.
A leg-spinner by trade, Lamichchane has experience playing all around the globe. He played for Delhi in the IPL, Lahore Qalandars in the PSL and Melbourne Stars in the BBL. Last season, playing for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, he picked seven wickets in five games at an average of 14.6 and conceded runs at an economy of 6.2.
The first pick for Barbados Tridents in the CPL Draft 2019, Hales is a hard-hitting opening batsman who has a penchant for playing big innings. The right-handed opening batsman has experience playing the shortest format, he is the second highest run scorer for England in T20is. He also has experience playing at the Windies, he has two consecutive fifties here, including a century in his ODI debut here.
Fast bowler Chemar Holder recently made the West Indies side for the Test series against India following his success in the first-class and List A matches. The Bajan pacer bowls with pace and swings the ball both ways making him a potent bowler in T20s.
Chemar has been impressive for West Indies A, he picked up 15 wickets in three First Class games against a strong India A, he was the shared top wicket-taker in that tournament. This CPL provides the ICC under-19 World Cup winner a platform to showcase his skills
Chemar has played only three T20s so far and would be looking to capitalize on the chances he gets this season.
Jean-Paul Duminy, a lower order batsman and handy off-spin option, is South Africa's leading run-getter in T20Is and has over 6000 runs in T20s. Despite recently retiring from international cricket, Duminy still has been in great form in T20 cricket. He was the highest run getter at the Global T20 Canada scoring 332 runs in eight innings for the Winnipeg Hawks who were the eventual champions.
Even though he is a T20 veteran, Duminy would be playing his first Caribbean Premier League this season. He was brought in as replacement for Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim.