Mark Deyal, a batsman who joins from the St. Lucia Kings, will also be a part of their lineup. Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have signed Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, skipper Kieron Pollard, and Nicholas Pooran for CPL 2023. Additionally retained are Jayden Seales and Akeal Hosein. Mark Deyal, a hitter who joins from the St. Lucia Kings, will also be a part of their lineup. Prior to the CPL 2023, TKR confirmed last month that Dwayne Bravo would be joining the team once again.
The majority of the Caribbean players from the TKR team from the previous season will be back, according to head coach Phil Simmons. He commented that their group has a very solid core thanks to the expertise of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Nicholas Pooran as well as the return of Dwayne Bravo. Young people like Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, and Mark Deyal represent TKR as some of Trinidad’s top young talent.
Tim Seifert, Ali Khan, and Colin Munro were just a few of the foreign players the Knight Riders signed in 2022. When the foreign signings and draft picks are revealed in late June, it will be apparent if they will stay in the system.
The remaining overseas additions are something they’re excited about, Simmons added. He is looking forward to seeing the player draft that will soon be held to complete the roster and assemble a powerful team for CPL 2023.
The Knight Riders placed last in the CPL 2022 standings. They will face the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 19 to open their CPL 2023 season.
On the other hand, Khary Pierre, an all-around player, has transferred from Trinbago Knight Riders to St. Lucia Kings for CPL 2023. Prior to the competition, Johnson Charles, Alzarri Joseph, and Roston Chase are a few of the players who have been kept on by the Kings.
Additionally included in the retainers are Roshon Primus, Jeavor Royals, Matthew Forde, and McKenny Clarke.
However, after being selected by Trinbago Knight Riders at the draft, Sri Lankan bowler Matheesha Pathirana and South African batter Rilee Rossouw are ready to make their CPL debuts. Having collaborated extensively with Dwayne Bravo earlier this year when playing for the IPL-winning Chennai Super Kings, Pathirana, 20, will rejoin him.
Bravo, who oversaw the bowling for the Super Kings during the IPL, will participate in both the forthcoming MLC matchup and the ensuing CPL as a player. Noor Ahmad, an important member of the Gujarat Titans team that advanced to the IPL 2023 final, was also recruited by the Knight Riders. Ahmad is a left-arm spinner from Afghanistan. Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, and Mark Deyal, who can also turn the ball both ways, are already part of Noor’s spin attack. The 18-year-old will bring even more skill and intrigue to it.
Shreyanka Patil, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and was one of the breakthrough stars of the first WPL, is now set to make history by becoming the first Indian to play in the WCPL after signing a contract with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.