Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is getting bigger as the viewers are experiencing even contests between the bat & ball. Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) franchise has shown faith in Kieron Pollard and has retained him for CPL 2023. Kieron Pollard had scored 132 runs in 10 matches in CPL 2022 and was struggling to clear the fence.
Along with Kieron Pollard, the franchise has retained the core of the players: Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Narine and Akeal Hossein & Jayden Seales. It won’t be wrong to say that this side can easily give a headache to the opposition teams.
It is reported by ESPNcricinfo that the flamboyant all-rounder & former skipper Dwayne Bravo would be back into TKR’s setup which would make the franchise a powerhouse on paper.
CPL is extremely important for the CWI (Cricket West Indies) as the Men in Maroon suffered a humiliating defeat in the ICC T20 WC Qualifiers 2022 and the two-time T20 WC champions were eliminated.
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We are very happy to be able to retain most of the Caribbean players- TKR head coach Phil Simmons
TKR head coach Phil Simmons was having an interaction with the media and said that the franchise is quite happy to retain most of the local players. Phil Simmons was delighted to have Dwayne Bravo in the side and mentioned that the addition of Bravo strengthens the core.
“We are very happy to be able to retain most of the Caribbean players from last year’s TKR squad. The experience of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Nicholas Pooran coupled with Dwayne Bravo’s return gives our squad a very strong core,” said Phil Simmons.
“In youngsters like Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, and Mark Deyal, we have some of the best young talent from Trinidad representing TKR. We’re looking forward to the remaining international signings. I am excited by the player draft coming up soon to complete the roster and put together a strong squad for CPL 2023.” he added.