Finishing as the runners up in the previous edition of Caribbean Premier League. St Lucia Zouks have a lot of hope from the coming edition of CPL 2021. They lost to the ultimate champions, Trinbago Knight Riders. Despite reaching the finals previous year, they have let go of some premium members from the squad.
ST Lucia Zouks have made some debate arising decisions ahead of the Caribbean Premier League 2021. Despite finishing CPL 2020 runners up, St Lucia Zouks let go of 10 layers. They have retained just 7 players from the previous squad. They have released Mohammad Nabi, the Afghan spin bowling all rounder. Nabi was Lucia’s most successful spinner last edition. Najjibulah Zadran, another Afghan player, was left out of the squad. Lucia released Kiwi pacer Scott Kuggeleijn.
A set back they’ll have to face this year is that their ex captain Darren Sammy has withdrawn his name from the Caribbean Premier League 2021 draft as a player. Gratituting his contributions for the franchise, St Lucia have made Darren Sammy the Cricket Cosultant and Brand Ambassador. Other names who couldn’t find themselves in the squad ahead of CPL 2021 are Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Kimani Melius, Daren Sammy, Chemar Holder, Saad Bin Zafar, Zahir Khan.
St Lucia Zozuks retained 7 players in total. The no-look six hitter, veteran Caribbean Andre Fletcher, all rounder Roston Chase and the guy with his”tick mark” celebration, Kesrick Williams are somr of them. St Lucia retained the big buy Rakheem Cornwall, Obed McCoy, Mark Gayal and Javele Glen.
St Lucia surprised everyone with their signings. They have brought in the Proteas’ former captain, Faf Du Plessis. St Lucia’s think tank has done an amazing job with the signings this year. They have roped in Australian opener/middle order bat Mathew Wade. Wahab Riyaz, the Pakistani pacer will be joining St Lucia as well. Another interesting buy for them is Alzari Joseph.
What to Expect
The St Lucia Zouks have a blistering top order. Faf Du Plessis and Mathew Wade at the top. Rakheem Cornwall, the big guy to follow. Andre Fletcher with his big strokes assisted by Obed McCoy. Wahab Riaz will do an amazing job down the order as well. Keemo Paul is another fine all rounder for them. A good sta
The bowling department of St Lucia Zouks looks pretty intense on the sheets. Alzari Joseph, Kesrick Williams and the extremely talented with experience, Wahab Riaz. Top tier bowlers assisted by Keemo Paul and Obed McCoy will be a tough line-up to face. They lack top quality spinner in their side. Might have to work on that.
St Lucia Zouks still have to decide the leader of their group but apart from it, the squad for St Lucia Zouks ahead of Caribbean Premier League 2021 is as follows:
Faf du Plessis, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Matthew Wade, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Usman Qadir, Samit Patel, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Alzarri Joseph.