The upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League will start next month. It will begin with a match between the defending champion Jamaica Tallawahs and Saint Lucia Kings on August 16 (Wednesday) at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia. Six teams will face off against each other to challenge the Tallawahs for their title. The Barbados Royals will be one of the six franchises that will take part.
Owned by the owners of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, Barbados has won two CPL championships in 2014 and 2019, respectively. They even made it to the finals of the last season in 2022. But lost to the Jamaica Tallawahs in the grand finale. Thus, the franchise has made some notable moves in the 2023 draft to make the team more stronger.
Barbados Royals 2023 Squad
In the upcoming season, Jason Holder will be the captain of the team. Trevor Penney will be the head coach. One interesting trade Barbados has made ahead of the draft. They traded in the captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Rovman Powell. Last season’s captain, David Miller, has been released for 2023. The franchise has retained a total of eight players for the coming season.
Those players are Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Justine Greaves, Nyeem Young, and Ramon Simmonds. Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner, who was a vital part of the Chennai Super Kings winning the IPL 2023, Maheesh Theekshana, has also joined the team to strengthen the bowling lineup. The franchise has also picked the South African trio of Rassie van der Dussen, Roelof van der Merwe, and Donovan Ferreira.
Kyle Mayers, Van der Merwe, and Holder will be the multi-dimensional players on the team. McCoy and Theekshana will be the specialist bowlers in the side. This season, Barbados will look to complete the unfinished business that they left in 2022 and ended as runners-up.
Full Squad for 2023
Retained Players: Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Obed McCoy, Justine Greaves, Nyeem Young, Ramon Simmonds
Draft Signings: Rovman Powell, Rassie van der Dussen, Roelof van der Merwe, Maheesh Theekshana, Donovan Ferreira, Akeem Jordan, Rivaldo Clarke, Alick Athanaze
Barbados Royals: Overall top Performer (Batting)
Barbados will be without some of its legends this season but has a decent batting unit on paper. This is a young team that has some emerging names from West Indian cricket. However, let’s check out the highest scorers for the Barbados Royals in CPL history so far.
Barbados Royals: Overall top Performer (Bowling)
Holder is the highest wicket-taker for the franchise. Apart from him, Hayden Walsh will be another regular bowler in the team. So let’s check out the highest wicket-takers for the team overall in CPL history.
CPL Team Wise Squad List
|St Lucia Kings Squad||Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad|
|St Kitts Nevis Patriots Squad||Trinbago Knight Riders Squad|
|Jamaica Tallawahs Squad||Barbados Royals Squad|