The Caribbean Premier League will host its 11th season next month. One of the most exciting T20 leagues will start on August 16 when the winner of the 2022 season, the Jamaica Tallawahs, will take on the St. Lucia Kings in Gros Islet. It will be home ground for St. Lucia, and they will look to start the competition with a win. A total of six teams will face off against each other.
This high-profile T20 league will consist of a total of 34 games, including the final on September 24 in Guyana. The top four teams will play in the playoffs, just like in the Indian Premier League. St. Lucia is one of the two teams that have yet to win the CPL title in their 11 previous attempts. They ended the 2020 and 2021 seasons as runners-up.
St Lucia Kings 2023 Squad
The St. Lucia Kings ended the 2022 season in third place and lost the Eliminator. However, they will look to get their hands on the trophy in 2023 and win their maiden CPL title. The team has everything that is required to become champions. Faf du Plessis will be seen leading the team, while Andy Flower is the head coach. This team is owned by the franchise of Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League.
This team will face the defending champions in the season’s opener on August 16. The franchise has done a tremendous job of building a strong squad on paper. They have retained the likes of Johnson Charles, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Jeavor Royal, Matthew Forde, and Mckenny Clarke. So many retentions mean that the players will be familiar with the team’s environment.
The team will have all-rounders like Dasun Shanaka and Sikandar Raza. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is another notable name that the franchise picked in the draft. This is a pretty solid team, and Du Plessis can lead them to success for the same.
Full SLK Squad for 2023
Retained Players: Johnson Charles, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Jeavor Royal, Matthew Forde, and Mckenny Clarke
Draft Picks: Khary Pierre, Peter Hatzoglou, Jair McAllister, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sadrack Descarte, Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Faf du Plessis, Kimani Melius, Leonardo Julien
St Lucia Kings: Overall Top Performers (Batting)
Andre Fletcher, Darren Sammy, and Rakheem Cornwall, who are among the top scorers for the franchises, will not be part of the team. So the responsibility of the batting will depend on Charles, Rajapaksa and Raza.
St Lucia Kings: Overall Top Performers (Bowling)
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|