Caribbean Premier League 2018 - Pakistani Player Watch

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  1. chandtara
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    53 Pakistanis in list confirmed for CPL 2018 draft

    The final list of players that have made themselves available for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League has been sent to teams ahead of the draft which will take place in London on 1st March.

    The number of players that have put their names forward for the draft has increased, as has the number of countries from which the overseas players are from. There has been a 36% increase in player registrations overall and a 50% uplift in overseas players who have shown an interest in playing in Hero CPL in 2018.

    A total of 227 overseas players have registered for the draft, an increase from 151 from last year. There are 121 West Indian cricketers that have put their names forward for selection, an increase from 107 from last year.

    There are cricketers from 18 countries who will be in the player pool on draft day, with the most coming from Pakistan (53) and Sri Lanka (32). There are also cricketers from England, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ireland, Canada, USA, Oman, Hong Kong, Scotland, Nepal, UAE and Kenya.

    Some of the players that will be available for selection or retention this year will be Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Amir, D’arcy Short, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Shahid Afridi and Usman Khawaja as well as English players Alex Hales and Adil Rashid.

    This year the tournament window means that all West Indies national team players will be available for the tournament.

    In addition to the players that have registered for the draft, or those that have been retained from last year, teams will also select a player from the ICC Americas region. These players can either be retained from last year or from the USA Cricket squad that has been taken part in the current Super50 competition.

    Speaking about the interest from the international and Caribbean cricket community, Pete Russell, COO of the Hero CPL, said: “We are delighted with the response that we have had to the Hero CPL draft this year. Every year we have seen an increase in the standard of players who want to be part of the Biggest Party in Sport, and 2018 is no different.”

    http://www.cricketworld.com/player-list-confirmed-for-cpl-2018-draft/50152.htm
     
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    I question if Amir wants to be a Test bowler?

    For me it looks like he wants to play ODIs and T20s only, he looks world class in T20s.

    IMO he is the World Number 1 T20 Bowler however in Tests he is non existent.

    Mickey really has to look into this because he needs to play the players where they best fit.

    It really is a treat watching him bowl in T20s.
     
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    There is no money in test cricket and lot of hard work and hence these cricketers do not want to get injured playing test cricket. Its as simple as that. Perform poorly in test or fake an injury and get out of test team and then be back for one dayers or T20's. Many international players are using these tactics. Board should be adopting fast bowlers rotation strategy so that players are not exhausted from test cricket
     
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    Guptill, Simmons fetch biggest bids at CPL draft

    Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill fetched the biggest bids while Kieron Pollard was the biggest transfer in the CPL draft on Thursday in London. Simmons and Guptill, along with the quartet of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Sohail Tanvir, were paid the maximum price of US$160,000 by their franchises.

    Having been released by the Jamaica Tallawahs, Simmons put himself up for a base price of $70,000 in the draft. He ended up as the first pick of this year's draft after the St Lucia Stars, who finished bottom last season, picked the hard-hitting Trinidadian opener. Guptill, who smashed a 49-ball century in a T20I against Australia recently, had set his base price at $90,000. The New Zealand opening batsman had represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors last season, and was bagged by the Jamaica Tallawahs this time around.

    The Tallawahs also retained Russell, who missed last year's CPL since he was serving a one-year doping ban. Also retained were Gayle (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots) and Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders). Tanvir, the highest-wicket taker in the previous edition of the CPL, was retained by the Amazon Warriors.

    This CPL draft saw the maximum transfers in the tournament's five-year existence. None was bigger than that of Pollard. The Trinidadian had led the Barbados Tridents for the past four seasons, but this year asked the franchise, which is owned by the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, to release him. The Stars were quick to grab Pollard in the marquee round, which has a price point of $130,000.

    The pre-decided marquee set of players did not enter the draft - the franchises directly negotiated contracts with them. Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi (Tallawahs) and Shoaib Malik (Amazon Warriors), explosive openers Evin Lewis (Patriots) and Chris Lynn (Knight Riders) completed the marquee set.

    While Afridi welcomed the news of being retained by the Tallawahs on his 38th birthday, Malik moved on from the Tridents. The Patriots retained Lewis with Lynn returning to the CPL having last played in the 2016 final for the Amazon Warriors.

    All six teams had to fill a total of 108 slots with squads limited to 18 players each. Having retained a total of 61 players, franchises had to pick 47 new names from the draft. Incidentally the first seven new picks were all batsmen: D'Arcy Short, Simmons, Hashim Amla, Guptill, Ross Taylor, David Miller and Cameron Delport. Pakistan quick Rumman Raees was the solitary fast bowler among the first 10 new picks, signed by St Lucia Stars in the fifth round for $70,000.

    Lack of availability was the key reason behind franchises opting to pass on almost all England and Afghanistan players. Alex Hales, Adil Rashid and Tymal Mills (along with Ashar Zaidi and Recordo Gordon) had put their names up for the draft despite the CPL running parallel to the Twenty20 Blast, with the finals of both tournaments separated by a day. Mills had set a base price of $70,000, Hales $40,000, and Rashid $30,000.

    With Afghanistan scheduled to play in the Asia Cup in September, as well as a recently scheduled series against Ireland that runs from August 20-31, the CPL had cautioned the franchises that the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahmanwould only be available for the start and end phases of the tournament. Rashid, who had represented the Amazon Warriors last season, did not put himself up for the draft. Nabi, who played for the Patriots last year, set his base price at $60,000. Mujeeb, a first-timer, set his base price at $30,000.

    The only Afghanistan player chosen was 17-year-old legspinner Qais Ahmad, who went in round 11 for $7500 to Stars. Qais claimed 14 wickets in five matches at the 2018 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, including 4 for 33 against the hosts in the tournament quarterfinals. But with the logjam of spinners occupying main roles in the senior team - Rashid, Nabi, Mujeeb - Qais has yet to make his senior debut and is likely to be available for the whole of the CPL.

    In January Sandeep Lamichhane made history by becoming the first Nepal player in the IPL when he was signed by Delhi Daredevils. Lamichhane, a legspinner, also became the first Nepal player in the CPL, after the Patriots signed him in round 13 for $5,000. Incidentally, Lamichanne did not set any base price before entering the draft.

    http://www.espn.com/cricket/story/_...ll-lendl-simmons-fetch-biggest-bids-cpl-draft
     
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    Don’t quite understand how Sohail Tanveer keeps getting picked for the highest bid. Is he part of some kind of betting nexus
     
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    Sohail Tanvir retained for a third season with Amazon Warriors



    Pakistani cricketer Sohail Tanvir has been retained for a third season by the Guyana Amazon Warriors for this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) slated to kick off in August.

    The left-arm seamer, who was picked in the $160,000 salary bracket, said he is looking forward to a third year with the team.

    “I played the last two seasons with them and enjoyed my time,” the Rawalpindi native said in an interview with the CPL.



    “We have got good communication and good relationships with the management and the owner. We don’t have big names in the team — even last year we didn’t have big names — but the reason we do well is that we gel very well and play as a team.”



    However, according to Tanvir, he feels that the team has not handled pressure well in the past years, which has resulted in the team being unable to win the tournament.

    “My feeling is maybe we panic when it comes to crucial stages,” the all-rounder said.

    “Yes, we don’t have big names but we play as a team. But on the other hand, with lack of experience, that’s what happens sometimes. Players get under pressure”, he added.

    The Amazon Warriors have come close to winning the CPL, even appearing in the final thrice and knock out stages in the last five editions of the tournament.

    In 2017, Tanvir finished as the leading wicket-taker, with a best of five for three in a game against Barbados.

    With injuries plaguing the seamer, Tanvir still cites the game against Barbados in Kensington Oval as his best.

    Tanvir played with the Multan Sultans in the third season of the Pakistan Super League.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/190622-sohail-tanvir
     
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    No Hassan and Amir?
     
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    Rumman Raees will be a Star in this year’s CPL

    KARACHI: Pakistan left-arm bowler Rumman Raees, who is currently out injured and is not part of the squad that has travelled to England for the Test series against the hosts and Ireland, is set to represent St Lucia Stars in the Caribbean Premier League this season.

    The 26-year-old left-armer, who plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, has represented Pakistan in nine ODIs and eight T20Is taking a total of 22 wickets for the Men in Green.

    Raees is the only player from Pakistan to represent the Stars and will be joined by Darren Sammy, Keiron Pollard and Lendl Simmons among others when the tournament kicks off on August 8.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1696883/7-rumman-raees-will-star-years-cpl/
     
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    Shoaib Malik shifts base to Guyana Amazon Warriors

    Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has found a new association with the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Malik had previously represented the Barbados Tridents in the last five editions of the Twenty20 tournament. He had a decent stint with the Tridents in the last five years, where he was as an important member of the playing unit both with the bat and the ball.

    Lot of expectations with the new franchise: Malik
    Malik has played a lot of cricket in the Caribbean and is familiar to the conditions in the different parts that host the matches. He revealed that playing in Guyana is pretty similar to playing in the subcontinent. He has been a spectacular performer with the bat and has the rare ability to finish games, and had done that with some consistency for the Tridents. He mentioned that when players have played a significant amount of cricket for any franchise in the long run, the expectations are bound to be much more from him to deliver every time.

    “Guyana is more like you’re playing in the subcontinent, I think. But on a particular day performance is the key to any cricketer and that’s what I’m looking for. Obviously, if you’re playing for a new team the expectations are a lot from you. When they have seen someone that did well for a longer run the expectations are obviously high,” said Malik as quoted by the Hindustan Times.

    The 36-year old stated that the Guyana squad for the upcoming edition of the CPL looks pretty balanced and rounded. Malik will be playing with the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Chadwick Walton, Imran Tahir, Luke Ronchi and many other T20 specialist players who are a part of Warriors’ squad. He also noted that all the teams this year are looking strong and competitive.

    “I’ve seen the squad and it’s well balanced, not just us, the other teams as well. Obviously, there are so many good cricketers and as a franchise you have the options even if you prefer some players but still, even if you don’t get that player you still have the option in other players. Obviously you want to see that you end up winning, and that’s what I want. I want to do well for my team, not just against Barbados, against the rest of the teams as well,” the Pakistan all-rounder further added.

    https://www.crictracker.com/cpl-2018-shoaib-malik-shifts-base-to-guyana-amazon-warriors/
     
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    Trinbago Knight Riders to kickstart CPL 2018 on August 8

    Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will kickstart the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League against last season's table laggards St Lucia Stars on August 8. The tournament will run from August 8 to September 16, with 30 league games scheduled to be played, followed by three playoff matches and the final.

    Three league games will be played at Florida in the United States of America, as compared to four last year. All the matches in Florida will be hosted by Jamaica Tallawahs.

    The CPL, set to enter its sixth chapter, has been won twice each by Trinidad and Jamaica, with the other won by Barbados Tridents.

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/102389/trinbago-knight-riders-to-kickstart-cpl-2018-on-august-8
     
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    West Indies pacer Rayad Emrit banking on experience of Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir in CPL T20

    West Indies pacer and Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Rayad Emrit is banking on the experience of Pakistan T20 veterans Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanvir in the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League.

    Emrit took over the captaincy from Martin Guptill in 2016 and last year the team finished third despite a poor start. Looking forward to the 2018 season which takes place from August 8 to September 16, Emrit said the additions made to their squad should help the team excel.

    “We have always been there and thereabouts to win the trophy. It’s a bit different this year, we have Shoaib Malik who has the wealth of experience. With him coming into the team, especially with the batting, he knows how to win games and hopefully he can do that for us. We have a decent bowling attack, Rashid Khan isn’t there but Imran Tahir is there as well as Sohail Tanvir so I think we’re covered pretty ok.”

    In the 2017 tournament, Emrit finishing third on the wicket-takers list with 15 scalps. Tanvir was the top wicket-taker with 17 and has been retained by the Guyanese team for 2018. Emrit says having Tanvir at the other end makes his job easier.

    “Tanvir knows how to swing the new ball, a lot of guys don’t swing the new ball in the Caribbean. On his day, when he starts swinging it, he cause a lot of trouble for the opponents. He started to swing the ball later on in the tournament and that’s where we got our momentum. If he can do that from the start, definitely he’ll be a handful again.

    “It’s easy when he does the job, it’s easier for the other guys at the end, even though it’s going to be a lot of pressure on us to maintain the pressure. He’s been brilliant and as I said, if he can do the job again for us it’ll make the other bowlers job a lot easier.”

    http://sport360.com/article/cricket...ans-shoaib-malik-and-sohail-tanvir-in-cpl-t20
     
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    Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will once again be seen in a captaincy role as Caribbean Premier League team Guyana Amazon Warriors has appointed him as their skipper for upcoming season.

    The Caribbean Premier League will start from August 8 to September 16 this year. Malik, who has represented Pakistan in 103 T20 internationals and 264 One Day Internationals, has had previous captaincy experience as leader of his national team and at the Pakistan Super League with Multan Sultans.

    Speaking about his appointment, Shoaib expressed his excitement about the challenge ahead. “Over the last few seasons I really enjoyed my time with the Hero CPL as a player with the Barbados Tridents and now I look forward with great pride to captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s tournament,” Malik said in a statement released by the CPL.

    “The Amazon Warriors have really done well over the years and I hope that being part of a really impressive team means we will challenging for the title at the end of the season,” the top T20 all rounder added.

    https://www.brecorder.com/2018/07/21/429842/shoaib-malik-set-to-become-captain-once-again/
     
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    Caribbean Premier League set to play off within the next 10 days! Cricket is back in action!


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    CPL Pakistani Player Watch:

    Barbados Tridents: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz
    Guyana Amazon Warriors: Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir
    Jamaica Tallawahs: Imad Wasim, Shahid Afridi
    St Lucia: Mohammad Sami
     
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    Mohammad Irfan to feature in Caribbean Premier League

    LAHORE: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been called up by the Barbados Tridents for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL), reported ICC.

    The 36-year-old will replace fellow left-armer Junaid Khan, who has withdrawn himself from the tournament.

    It’s an impressive coup for Barbados Tridents, who have acquired a player with very similar qualities to Khan.

    Despite playing just four Tests, Irfan has excelled in the white-ball format, taking 83 wickets in 60 ODIs and 15 wickets in 20 T20 Internationals.

    Irfan has been a regular on the franchise T20 circuit. Most recently, he took six wickets in six games for the Edmonton Royals in the Global T20 Canada competition and claimed 12 victims – albeit with an economy rate of 9.61 – for the Karachi Kings in his native Pakistan Super League this year.

    Tridents head coach Robin Singh said: “It is a disappointment not to have Junaid available but the experience of another left-arm quick like Mohammed Irfan will be an asset to our campaign.

    “He is no stranger to international cricket and this know-how, coupled with his unique ability with the ball, means he will be a key part of the Tridents attack and a handful for opposing batsmen.”


    https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/07/31/mohammad-irfan-to-feature-in-caribbean-premier-league/
     
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    Pakistani players allowed to participate in the Caribbean Premier League

    There is a T20 league played almost every other month and expect for the Indian Premier League (IPL) there are no windows for tournaments. Which means, it is a good possibility that these T20 leagues have a schedule clash with other bilateral series’. Apart from India, all other boards allow their players to participate in such leagues, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however, has maintained a mixed stand of late. They have only allowed players a No Objection Certificate if they return well in time for camps ahead of tours.

    It was a question if the Pakistan players will be allowed to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The PCB has softened its stand to some extent and allowed the contracted players to feature in the tournament. Five out of the six teams in the event will feature at least one Pakistani player in their squad.

    Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders have at least one Pakistan cricketer in their ranks. PCB issued a NOC to pacers Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan and Muhammad Irfan who will be representing Barbados Tridents while veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanvir will be playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

    Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim are set to don the Jamaica Tallawahs colours. St Lucia Stars will feature for Muhammad Sami, Rumman Raees, and Hussain Talat in their ranks. Shadab Khan is a part of the Trinbago Knight Riders.

    Pakistani players will be the most watched players: Imran Nazir
    Former opening batsman Imran Nazir said that Pakistan players participation in the CPL will improve the stature of the event. “Pakistan is the top T20I team right now and has been performing brilliantly in the recent matches. This makes Pakistani players the most watched players in the league,” he said while talking to The Express Tribune.

    Nazir also hoped for the fast bowlers to put up a good show in the tournament. In the previous season, Sohail Tanvir finished as the highest wicket-taker bagging 17 scalps in 12 matches.

    https://www.crictracker.com/pakista...-participate-in-the-caribbean-premier-league/
     
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    Shahid Afridi set to soon be in action! BOOM BOOM will light up the ground with his style! Afridi you beauty! Hit em’ 6s!


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    uff shame on tanvir! our players mustn't stoop as low as Hindustan's captain with their behaviour!
     
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    Lol, Tanvir dropped, Imad getting hammered however Malik is doing good, two chakkas in a row as I type.
     
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    3 chakkas in a row from Maller.
     
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    Shimron Hetmyr is better than Kohli.
     
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    Malik can’t bat against pace, not swing, not seam, not bounce, he’s just shite against every fast bowler.
     
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    Malik out for 50, predictably to a pacer, this guy is gonna cost us, such a trash player against faster bowlers, this is what happens when bowlers convert to batsman.
     
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    So far Irfan has been decent,Tanvir good and Malik also decent.Sami has been the only bad performer, tbh.
     

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