CPL 2021: The Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament is all set to take place from 26th August to 15th September. There are the usual six participating teams. For the ones deeply involved in cricket and fantasy gaming, this is a big opportunity.
Of course, there are the usual players that deliver consistent performance. However, there are always those who change the outcome of the game at the last moment. Those are the players to look out for from an investor’s perspective.
Let’s take a look at some of the players with game-changing potential. Here is our list of the five players to look out for in the CPL 2021:
1- Jason Holder- Barbados Tridents
The skipper of the national team of the West Indies had an impressive series against England. Holder has made significant contributions with both bat and ball in the CPL and has shown glimpses of being able to lead a team to victory by himself. To win the title again, the Tridents will need the help of Holder.
2- Oshane Thomas- Barbados Tridents
Oshane Thomas, a Jamaica Tallawahs’ pacer, was one of five players who were retained for the season. Thomas becomes a vital cog in his team’s speed department. To kick off their campaign against St Lucia Zouks in their third game, Tallawahs, winners of the inaugural edition and two-time champions of the tournament, have Thomas ready to make a name for himself as soon as possible.
3- Andre Russell-Jamaica Tallawahs
Not so consistent in the IPL lately, however, Andre Russel has always been a run machine in the Caribbean Premier League. His exceptional batting style and all-around game presence make him a big asset to the Jamaica Thallawas.
4- ‘Anrich Nortje- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The South-African right-arm fast bowler has been absolutely magnificent lately. He is in top form and has the capability of winning the games with his precise bowling technique. He has been described as “extremely exciting” by Dale Steyn himself. With his threatening bouncers coming at about 150 kmph, he surely is a player to include in your fantasy team if possible.
5- Shoiab Malik- Guyana Amazon Warriors
Former Captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team, Shoiab Malik is just dangerous with a bat. He is an absolute game-turner in critical situations. He also plays for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.