The 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, (CPL 2021) is a handful of days away as the excitement and jubilation have already kept the fans on the edge of their seats. The ninth edition of the tournament is set to kickstart on 26th August 2021.
Earlier, CPL 2021 had a wider window. However, following discussions between BCCI and the West Indies Cricket Board with regards to the second phase of IPL 2021, the CPL 2021 is now set to complete by 15th September 2021. As a result, one could see a lot more double-headers and even triple-headers this season. The final will be played on 15th September 2021.
- CPL 2021 Schedule With Indian Time
- CPL 2021 Squads
- CPL 2021 Venue, Teams, and Format
- CPL 2021 Broadcasting In India And Live Streaming Details
- CPL Winners List
The tournament was rescheduled so that the players participating in the CPL could also be available for the second leg of IPL 2021, scheduled to begin on 19th September 2021.
CPL 2021 Schedule With Indian Time
|Match 01||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders||Aug 26, 07.30 PM|
|Match 02||Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Aug 27, 04.30 AM|
|Match 03||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Saint Lucia Kings||Aug 27, 07:30 PM|
|Match 04||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents||Aug 28, 04:30 AM|
|Match 05||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||Aug 28, 07:30 PM|
|Match 06||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents||Aug 29, 12:00 AM|
|Match 07||Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Aug 29, 07:30 PM|
|Match 08||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Aug 30, 12:00 AM|
|Match 09||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings||Aug 31, 07:30 PM|
|Match 10||Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Sep 01, 04:30 AM|
|Match 11||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Sep 01, 07:30 AM|
|Match 12||Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||Sep 02, 04:30 AM|
|Match 13||Saint Lucia Kings vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Sep 02, 07:30 PM|
|Match 14||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Royals||Sep 03, 04:30 AM|
|Match 15||Saint Lucia Kings vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||Sep 04, 07:30 PM|
|Match 16||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents||Sep 05, 12:00 AM|
|Match 17||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings||Sep 05, 07:30 PM|
|Match 18||Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Sep 06, 12:00 AM|
|Match 19||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Sep 07, 07:30 PM|
|Match 20||Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Sep 08, 04:30 AM|
|Match 21||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Sep 08, 07:30 PM|
|Match 22||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Saint Lucia Kings||Sep 09, 04:30 AM|
|Match 23||Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Sep 09, 07:30 PM|
|Match 24||Saint Lucia Kings vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Sep 10, 04:30 AM|
|Match 25||Saint Lucia Kings vs Barbados Tridents||Sep 11, 07:30 PM|
|Match 26||Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors||Sep 12, 12:00 AM|
|Match 27||Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||Sep 12, 04:30 AM|
|Match 28||Barbados Tridents vs Saint Lucia Kings||Sep 12, 07:30 PM|
|Match 29||Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs||Sep 13, 12:00 AM|
|Match 30||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders||Sep 13, 04:30 AM|
|Match 31||TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-final (1st v 4th)||Sep 14, 07:30 PM|
|Match 31||TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-final (2nd vs 3rd)||Sep 15, 04:30 AM|
|Match 32||TBC vs TBC, Final||Sep 15, 07:30 PM|
CPL 2021 Squads
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Big names such as Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo will no longer be representing their previous teams. The duo will be playing for a new franchise in St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. They will be joined by the likes of Rassie Van Der Dussen, Anrich Nortje and Ewin Lewis to name a few.
Rayad Emrit (c), Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Dominic Drakes, Joshua Da Silva, Chris Gayle, Devon Thomas, Colin Archibald, Mikyle Louis
Overseas: Asif Ali, Ravi Bopara, Fawad Ahmed, Paul van Meekeren
St Lucia Kings (Zouks)
Faf du Plessis who missed the entire season of The Hundred 2021, is expected to lead St. Lucia Kings. He would be joined by the likes of Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, and Roston Chase, etc.
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Alzarri Joseph
Overseas: Faf du Plessis (c), Samit Patel, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Trinbago Knight Riders would be aiming for their fifth title ahead of the CPL 2021. Kieron Pollard will continue leading the side. The overseas contingent includes the likes of Colin Munro, Yasir Shah, Isuru Udana, and Ali Khan.
Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Leonardo Julien
Overseas: Isuru Udana, Ali Khan, Yasir Shah, Colin Munro
Rovman Powell will lead the side this year. The franchise boasts of big names such as Andrew Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Fidel Edwards, and Haider Ali, etc.
Rovman Powell (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Chadwick Walton, Fidel Edwards, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud, Andre Russell, Jason Mohammed, Qais Ahmad, Kennar Lewis, Abhijai Mansingh, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie
Overseas: Qais Ahmad, Migael Pretorius, Haider Ali
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Guyana Amazon Warriors finished second at the points table during the last year’s edition. They, unfortunately, lost to St. Lucia Kings in the semi-final. Under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran, the franchise would be aiming to win its first CPL title. Guyana Amazon Warriors include the likes of Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, etc.
Nicholas Pooran (c), Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Waqar Salamkheil, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie
Overseas: Imran Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Waqar Salamkheil, Naveen-ul-Haq
Barbados Royals (Tridents)
Barbados Royals have won the title twice in the 2014 and 2019 editions of the tournament. They had a forgettable tournament last year, winning only 3 games out of 10. Jason Holder and Co. would be keen to exhibit a better performance this year.
Jason Holder (c), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr., Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Oshane Thomas, Ashley Nurse
Overseas: Mohammad Amir, Azam Khan, Smit Patel, Glenn Phillips, Thisara Perera
CPL 2021 Venue, Teams, and Format
- All the matches of CPL 2021 will be held at a single venue i.e., Warner Park in St. Kitts and Nevis.
- Six teams will participate in CPL 2021, namely Barabaos Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings, Trinbago Knight Riders.
- CPL 2021 will run across 21 days, which would involve double headers as well as triple headers. Each team will play all other teams twice during the league stage of the tournament. The top four teams will then compete in the semi-finals.
CPL 2021 Broadcasting In India And Live Streaming Details
Star Sports have bought the broadcasting rights for the CPL 2021 in India. The live streaming of all the matches will be available on Hotstar. Besides, Fan Code will be providing the CPL 2021 coverage, starting 26h August 2021.
CPL Winners List
Trinbago Knight Riders are currently the defending champions, having won the title last year. They are the most successful franchise in the tournament, with 4 titles to their name. St. Lucia Zouks, now St. Lucia Kings were the runner’s up last year. Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents both have two titles to their name.
Ahead of the start of the ninth edition of CPL, CPL 2021, two teams changed their names. The Barbados Tridents have been renamed to Barbados Royals, while St, Lucia Zouks have become St. Lucia Kings.