Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 20th 2015 Contents • The level of experience within this
squad is second to none.
• The balance is also extraordinary with
the presence of excellent bowlers in
Narine, Malinga and the in form Per-
maul while Simmons and the likes of
Hodge, Ramdin, Dilshan and Perera
will look to dismantle any bowling
• The number of new players in this
squad, in particular, the fact that all
four are overseas players may cause
the Warriors to take some time to gel.
Malinga who recently bowled the
Mumbai Indians to victory with 24 wick-
ets in 15 matches in the IPL with his
lethal death bowling, looks the player to
watch in a very impressive Warriors team.
Excellent fielder and in form batsman
Simmons is also one to watch. As Man-
of-the-Series in the 2014 CPL season,
Simmons continued in his excellent form
in the recently concluded IPL having
been a core member of the victorious
Mumbai Indians squad.
With batting average of 45.00 and
amassing 540 runs in 13 matches in the
2014 season and with his overall CPL
T20 strike rate at 127.59, Simmons will
look to once again lead from the front
as opener of a steady and potentially
deadly Amazon Warriors batting attack.
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The Guyana Amazon Warriors
have been on the losing end in the
last two finals but having had,
what looks to be, an exceptional
draft, they certainly look like the
team to beat this year.
The Warriors were able to retain
crafty spin bowler, Sunil Narin as
with their top pick as well as leading
batsman Lendl Simmons, Denesh
Ramdin and Christopher Barnwell.
Versammy Permaul, Devendra
Bishoo and Trevon Griffith were
also drafted and are set to rejoin the
Amazon Warriors squad. In addition
Sri Lanka s fast bowling slinger,
Lasith Malinga joins this squad along
with two of his Sri Lankan com-
patriots, all rounder Tillakaratne
Dilshan and the hard-hitting Thisara
Australian Brad Hodge who has
amassed more than 6,000 T20 runs
in his career, and experienced West
Indians Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
Assad Fudadin and Paul Wintz are
the other newcomers in this team.
The late arrival of Pakistan s Umar
Akmal, who will make the team
after July 3 after he ends his season
with Leicestershire in the T20 Blast
is certain to be a boost.
Barbados Tridents will start as the
They have retained their captain
Kieron Pollard and he is expected to
be a force to be reckoned with.
West Indians Dwayne Smith and
Ravi Rampaul, along with Pakistani
and former international Pakistan cap-
tain, Shoaib Malik, were also retained.
This has been done with the aim to try
and retain the trophy they won in the
rain-affected 2014 Final against the
Guyana Amazon Warriors.
West Indian ODI captain Jason Hold-
er also rejoins the versatile team. Among
others, there are CPL newcomers Robin
Peterson and Dilshan Munaweera. They
form four of the six new additions to
• Balanced team with strong and expe-
rienced bowling prospects in Ravi
Rampaul and Jason Holder and a
strong batting lineup in Pollard,
• The versatile and dependable Kieron
Pollard who was able to adeptly cap-
tain this squad to the title.
• With three of the six new Trident
players being new to the CPL, it may
take some time for Peterson and
Munaweera to settle in and begin to
Munaweera has not been playing
international cricket consistently. On
the other hand, West Indian newcomer
Shai Hope had a disappointing debut
in the West Indies-England series last
Players to watch out for:
The strong, versatile right-handed
all-rounder Pollard has a CPL strike
rate of 140.85 and captained this team
to victory in 2014.
Man-of-the-Match for the 2014
Final, Shoaib Malik is also one whose
batting and bowling can help this Tri-
dent s team cause. Malik s unbeaten 55,
along with Dwayne Smith s 59, proved
decisive in the controversial Final win.
Retained from 2014 Squad
Kieron Pollard (captain)
Shoaib Malik (overseas player)
Dilshan Munaweera (overseas
Robin Peterson (overseas player)
Retained from 2014 Squad
Sunil Narine (captain)
Denesh Ramdine (wk)
Brad Hodge (overseas)
Lasith Malinga (overseas)
Thisara Perera (overseas)
Umar Akmal (overseas)
Champs on the
move under Polly
Dilshan Munaweera....has not
been playing consistently.
Third time lucky for Narine's men?
Lasith Malinga...leads bowling attack.
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