St Lucia Zouks is one of the CPL T20 cricket franchises based in Saint Lucia. It is now renamed to St. Lucia Kings. St Lucia Zouks were also known as St Lucia Stars in the past. The team was formed in the year 2013 in order to participate in the Caribbean Premier League. Punjab Kings has the ownership of the franchise. Rawl Lewis is the official manager of the St Lucia Kings. Faf du Plessis has been appointed as the captain of the team under the guidance of Andy Flower as a head coach.
The Caribbean Premier League championship has never been won by the St Lucia Kings. During the first two seasons, the St Lucia Zouks won only four games out of a total of fourteen. In the last season, St Lucia completed the tournament as a Runner up. St Lucia Kings played admirably throughout the competition under the captaincy of Darren Sammy in the last season of CPL. Trinbago Knight Riders, on the other hand, defeated them in the finals and won their fourth CPL title.
The St. Lucia Kings have revealed their team for the HERO Caribbean Premier League's 2021 edition, following the end of the 2021 player drought. Past season's finalists have made some interesting additions for CPL 2021, while still keeping most of their great players from the previous season to construct a formidable team.
With the previous captain Darren Sammy retiring and assuming the position of Team Mentor, the franchise has enlisted the services of South African batsman Faf Du Plessis to provide some much-needed expertise to the team. In his lengthy and famous career, the 36-year-old has represented several successful franchises all over the world, including the CPL in 2016.
In addition to Du Plessis, the St. Lucia Kings have recruited Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and Pakistani bowler Wahab Riaz, as well as West Indies bowling prodigy Keemo Paul as their star player for CPL 2021. English all-rounder Samit Patel and Pakistani bowling all-rounder Usman Qadir, both of whom will make their debut in the Caribbean Premier League, have also been added to the squad.
The St.Lucia Zouks also selected rising West Indies cricketers Jeavor Royal and Kadeem Alleyne, as well as senior Caribbean batsman Keron Cottoy, in the 2021 Player Draft.
Alazarri Joseph, a West Indian international bowler, was the final selection in the Player Draft, completing the Zouks' CPL 2021 lineup.
The Kings also confirmed their player retention earlier this month. Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Kesrick Williams, and a slew of more players have continued to play for St Lucia.
St Lucia Kings Team 2021 - SLK Players Squad List For CPL T20 2021
The St.Lucia Kings team for the Caribbean Premier League in 2021 is listed below.
- Faf Du Plessis
- Keemo Paul
- Wahab Riaz
- Matthew Wade
- Mark Deyal
- Roston Chase
- Javelle Glenn
- Keron Cottoy
- Andre Fletcher
- Kesrick Williams
- Usman Qadir
- Samit Patel
- Obed McCoy
- Rahkeem Cornwall
- Jeavor Royal
- Kadeem Alleyne
- Alazarri Joseph