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Editor's Pick(CPL) - St Lucia Stars vs Barbados Tridents

Caribbean Premier League 2017

Taking place in the exotic location, this tournament is getting popular by the year. There are many leagues like the Indian Premier League. While IPL is THE most well-known of them all, CPL is not too far away. Caribbean Premier League is the West Indian version of a T20 league. Twenty-twenty cricket matches have become the more action oriented version of cricket. It is more aggressive and there is never any shortage of any excitement.

The Caribbean Premier League is currently playing its fifth season. Based out of West-Indies, these matches are being played in seven countries -  Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, with four of the first five matches to be played Lauderhill, Florida, United States.

The six teams that are playing the tournament are Trinbago Knight Riders, St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and St Lucia Zouks.
The table as of now shows Trinbago Knight Riders on top with two wins from three matches. With a high run rate of +2.020,they are doing really well. Did you know that this team is co-owned by Red Chillies Entertainment?

August 10th is the first match -
St Lucia Stars vs Barbados Tridents
Barbados Tridents (From): Dwayne Smith, Kane Williamson, Shoaib Malik, Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard(c), Nicholas Pooran(w), Christopher Barnwell, Wayne Parnell, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Damion Jacobs, Ryan Wiggins, Tino Best
St Lucia Stars (From): Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Kamran Akmal(w), Marlon Samuels, Jesse Ryder, Darren Sammy(c), Kyle Mayers, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jerome Taylor, Shane Shillingford, Eddie Leie, Obed McCoy, Timil Patel, Shane Watson, Sunil Ambris, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keddy Lesporis
My lineup
Batsmen
Kane Williamson
ADS Fletcher
Kieron Pollard
J Charles
Bowlers
Wahab Riaz
Mitchell McClenaghan
Shane Shillingford
Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Poooran
Kamran Akmal
All-Rounder
Darren Sammy
Shoaib Mallik

What do you think?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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