Nicholas Pooran has been named the Guyana Amazon Warriors after the franchise released the former captain, Chris. Nicholas Pooran will lead this team to the CPL 2021 season. Hopefully, he will fill the shoes well and clinch the 2021 CPL title.
The team consists of eleven players who played and represented the team in last year’s Caribbean premier league. The team will include players like Brandon King, Shimrom Hetmyer, Naveen Ul Haq, and Imran Tahir. They also acquired Mohammed Hafeez for his experienced batman skills in the 2021 season.
However, some big names will be missing in the CPL 2021 Guyana Amazon warriors’ squad, like Mujeeb Ur Rahman. He was the leading wicket-taker last year and finished the tournament with 16 wickets.
Last year the Guyana Amazon Warriors were second in the table and didn’t get to the finals of the 2020 Caribbean premier League. Guyana Amazon Warriors have been runners-up five times. Fans are hopeful that Guyana Amazon Warriors’ new captain will help them win this season. Unfortunately, they failed to win under the leadership of the former Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Chris green.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors released some players for this season. These players are the former captain Chris Green, Sherfane Rutherford, Jasdeep Singh, Kissoondath Magram, Ross Taylor, and Keemo Paul.
In the meantime, Andre Russell, who almost left the team at the end of last year’s tournament, will stay with the team for this season. He will play with fellow local stars such as Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards, Chadwick Walton, and young American player Ryan Persuade.
T201 former West indies captain Brathwaite has not featured in international matches in two years after being out of form. Last year he struggled in the CPL with 60 runs from nine innings.
His performance in the Australian Big Bash was superb and thrilling, catching 16 wickets from several games. However, he remains a famous player in the shortest format CPL and the most sought. He will play along with West indies superstar Russell, one of the most sought players in franchise cricket.
Russell was recalled to the west indies team following a protracted layoff. In the last CPL campaign, he made three half-centuries and finished with an average of 44. The Tallawah has also retained fast bowler Edwards. He recently got called back to the West Indies team after a long time out of international cricket. Last season in the CPL, he picked nine wickets at an average of 25 and just over seven half runs per over.
Retained players in the CPL 2021
Chadwick Walton and Rovman Powell had bad CPL campaigns last year. However, they are some of the players retained together with Veerasammy Guyana’s left-arm spinner and ICC America’s player Ryan Persaud.
Team Barbados Trident has kept skipper Jason Holder despite a rough 2020 season. But unfortunately, they lost seven matches and didn’t qualify for the semis. Apart from Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Johnson Charles, and Hayden Walsh Jr are the others given the contract extension.
The veteran Dwayne of defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders has transferred to St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. They’ve got back Denesh Ramdin in return and have managed to keep the majority of the team that won them the trophy last year.
Kieron Pollard will stay on as captain, while the top run-scorer of last season, Lendl Simmons, who made 356 runs in 11 games last season, will continue to compete for the Knight Riders. He will play alongside other big names like Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, and Sikandar Raza.
In other news, neither Afghan off-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, who took 16 wickets for Tallawahs nor Nepalese leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane who snared 12 wickets, has been retained.
Cricket lovers are hopeful that Pooran will lead Guyana amazon warriors to victory. However, their CPL 2021 team is in good form having major players.
Pooran has big shoes to fill being the current captain. However, he is also expected to put up a show during the matches this season. And it will be great if the Guyana amazon warriors won under his captaincy.