CPL 2015 is going to start soon and we all are set for one more exciting season of the Caribbean Premier League. So, why not know your team better? We bring you all the details of the all participating 6 teams in the CPL. Today in this article, we bring you the details of the Barbados Tridents, which includes the squad, coach, assistant coach, captain, strength and weakness of the side.
Barbados Tridents will start their campaign in the inaugural match of the CPL 2015, facing Guyana Amazon Warriors at Bridgetown, Barbados. Barbados Tridents is being coached by former Indian all-rounder and fielding coach, Robin Singh, who would have proved very handy in this format. Their assistant coach is Vasbert Drakes, former medium pace bowler from West Indies.
Their home ground is Kensington Oval, located at Bridgetwon , Barbados. The capacity of the stadium is around 16,000 audience.
Coming to the team, the Barbados Tridents is captained by one of the most demanded T20 player, Kieron Pollard. It has a mixture of local and International players. To name some, they have the Windies ODI captain, Jason Holder, who has been pretty handy with both the bat and ball. Dwayne Smith will open the innings and will be key to give them a good start.
Retained players –
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith and Ravi Rampaul.
Picked up in the draft –
Jason Holder, Rayad Emrit, Dilshan Munaweera, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Justin Ontong, Navin Stewart, Robin Peterson, Akeal Hosein, Shai Hope and Kyle Corbin.
Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Dwayne Smith and Ravi Rampaul.
They have a decent number of match winners in the team. Players like Pollard and Smith can take the match away from the opposition . Bowlers like Holder and Ravi Rampaul have tasted a lot of success even at the International level. Shoaib Malik has been a veteran player, who will provide a lot of stability to the batting lineup, which has more players who would go hard at the bowling. Malik has recently comeback to the International scene and has done it in style.
Several local batsman, who though are not a big name but have represented West Indies, though for less matches. But, in such competitions, having local players with any International experience is an asset.
Maybe their bowling line up is not as good as their batting. Though they have the likes of Ravi Rampaul and Jason Holder, but none to support them. Rayad Emrit is also handy and experienced, but is not someone who can run through the opposition lineup.
Also, their foreign players are not someone who are big stars. It’s obvious that the foreign set of players in IPL is the best but still Barbados could have managed a better one. Robin Peterson may not be the best of choice at the moment. The biggest loss to them may be losing Shakib al Hasan in the auction to St Lucia Zouks, who could have changed the game with both the bat and ball in hand.