While the eyes of the cricketing world will soon turn to the Hero Caribbean Premier League, fans are keeping a keen watch on the action of the Indian Premier League. The IPL features several players who will grace the fields of the Caribbean for the Biggest Party in Sport in August and September of this year.
In the Chennai Super Kings lineup are Dwayne Bravo, captain of the Trinbago Knight Riders, and Imran Tahir of the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Delhi Daredevils are playing Sandeep Lamichhane of the St.Kitts & Nevis Patriots as well as the TKR’s Colin Munro.
Mumbai Indians feature Kieron Pollard of the St. Lucia Stars as well as Lamichhane’s teammates from the Patriots, Evin Lewis and Ben Cutting. The Patriots captain, Chris Gayle plays alongside the Jamaica Tallawah’s David Miller for the Kings XI Punjab.
One team has the most players to take the field in both tournaments, the Knight Riders. Ther are a number of players that will suit up for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and will also be in the squad for their sister team at the Hero CPL. Keeping it in the family will be Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Javon Searles who will represent the Tribago Knight Riders later this year. Also featured on the KKR squad are Andre Russell who will play for the Jamaica Tallawahs and Cameron Delport who plays for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Royal Challengers Bangalore only have Brendon McCullum from the CPL lineup, the former New Zealand captain will take the field for the TKR at the Hero CPL. The Sunrisers Hyderbad’s lone Hero CPL cricketer is Carlos Brathwaite who will play for the Patriots come the August.
Ahead of the Caribbean Premier League’s bowl off, eyes are peeled to the performance of these players just in case it gives any indication as to what we can expect in the Hero Caribbean Premier League.