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CPL 2021: The Dark Horses, 5 players to watch out for Caribbean Premier League

Here are the 5 players to watch out for Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021).

The T20 World Cup is just around the corner. The Caribbean Premier League (CPL), followed by the Indian Premier League, is kicking off the t20 cricket season in style.

The 9th edition of the Caribbean Premier League will kick off on August 26th and conclude on September 15th. There will be 33 matches in the event.

The most significant change in this year’s event is the renaming of two-time champions. Barbados Tridents have been renamed Barbados Royals, and the St. Lucia Zouks have been renamed, St. Lucia Kings. The players would want to do well in this competition in order to impress the selectors and be considered for the Windies T20 World Cup roster, which will be named soon. Chris Gayle, the universal boss changed his team to St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots. There can be some warning being issued as the universal boss can create Gayle Storms anywhere he plays with his hard-hitting.

Before the tournament begins, here is a list of five players who will have an impact on the tournament with their skills and help their teams compete for the title.

5 players to watch out for CPL 2021.

Jayden Seales (Trinbago Knight Riders):

The player has been on a roll recently, putting up outstanding performances in domestic events and earning a call-up to the national squad. In his first three tests, the 19-year-old has 13 scalps, including his maiden test 5-fer in international cricket. In the Caribbean Premier League, the right-arm pacer will seek to make an impression with his pace and variations for the Trinbago Knight Riders.

Hayden Walsh (Barbados Royals):

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – SEPTEMBER 29: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Hayden Walsh Jr. of Barbados Tridents bowling during match 26 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval on September 29, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

With some outstanding performances in the series against Australia, the leggie has made a strong case for selection in the T20 World Cup team. In five games, he took 12 wickets at an average of 11.67. He might be the missing link in the West Indies team’s jigsaw. With his current form, he will be a huge plus for the Barbados Royals. In the absence of Samuel Badree from the national squad, former West Indies captain and two-time T20 World Cup champion Marlon Samuels have chosen Hayden Walsh Jr. to oversee the spin department.

Obed McCoy (Saint Lucia Kings):

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His performances in international matches against Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Australia have impressed the selectors. With his cutters and unique slower ball, he has taken 18 wickets in 10 T20Is and is developing as one of the finest death bowlers. In dry circumstances, such as the UAE, where the T20 World Cup is going to held, he will be devastating. He’s a hard-hitting batter at the bottom of the order who can knock big sixes.

Lendl Simmons (Trinbago Knight Riders): The destructive opener will seek to impress in the CPL for the Trinbago Knight Riders, as he is in great form after being the series’ second-highest scorer. In just five innings, the opener racked up 165 runs. In the T20 World Cup, he’ll want to secure his spot in the West Indies team and starting XI. He is one of the best-experienced players. 

Nicholas Pooran (Guyana Amazon Warriors):

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The new captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors must come back in shape. Also, he assists his side win the championship this year. His recent international performance has not been very good. As the rest of the world knows, the powerful middle-order batsman has been out of form. ALso, he will aim to score some runs in the CPL and IPL to be ready for the T20 World Cup. He scored 245 runs in 11 innings last year in the CPL, including a half-century and one match-winning century.

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