Trinidad Guardian – Twelve new players are expected to line-up for five of the six franchises as replacement players when the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bowls off on Wednesday at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain with the defending champion team, the Trinbago Knight Riders hosting the St Lucia Stars.

Summary

  • Twelve new players are expected to line-up for five of the six franchises as replacement players when the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bowls off on Wednesday at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain with the defending champion team, the Trinbago Knight Riders hosting the St Lucia Stars.
  • Among the players coming in is T&T pacer Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed, Steve Smith David Warner, Mohammed Sami and Muhammad Irfan.
  • Smith compatriot David Warner, who was also banned for one year from Australian cricket like Smith, is going to represent St Lucia Stars as a replacement for another Australian D’Arcy Short, a left-arm unorthodox spin bowler.
  • “It is always sad to lose players that we drafted but in Hayden Walsh Jr and Rassie van der Dussen we have two players that we are very confident will succeed at this year’s Hero CPL as we look to go one game better than last year and win the tournament in 2018,” said Patriots head coach Donovan Miller.
  • (CMC)HERE ARE THE CHANGESSt Lucia Stars • Mark Chapman replaces Dasun Shanaka • David Warner replaces D’Arcy Short • Mohammad Sami replaces Rumman Raees St Kitts & Nevis Patriots • Anton Devcich replaces Tabraiz Shamsi • Hayden Walsh Jnr replaces Graeme Cremer • Rassie van der Dussan will cover for Sandeep Lamichhane from 26 August Trinbago Knight Riders • Shannon Gabriel replaces Junior Dala • Fawad Ahmed replaces Shadab Khan • Ali Khan replaces Ronsford Beaton Guyana Amazon Warriors • Chris Green replaces Cameron Delport for the first four matches Barbados Tridents • Steve Smith replaces Shakib al Hasan • Muhammad Irfan replaces Junaid Khan


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