The 5th season of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be started from tomorrow at 7 am (BD Time) and young off-spinning all-rounder of Bangladesh, Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s team, Trinbago Knight Riders will face St Lucia Stars in the opening game at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
If Miraz gets the chance in the playing XI, then it will be his first match for a foreign franchise team. On the other hand, another Bangladeshi, Shakib Al Hasan is also enlisted to play this tournament and he’ll play for former champion, Jamaica Tallawahs. His first match will be held on 5th August.
However, Knight Riders have a very strong line up as they have players like Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Hashim Amla, Brendon McCullum and Shadab Khan in their time.
So, it will be tough for Bangladesh’s off-spinner to get into the playing XI. But Hashim Amla is currently in England for his national team’s duty and so Mehedi Hasan Miraz will probably play his first match tomorrow.
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Dwayne John Bravo (Captain), Brendon McCullum, Sunil Philip Narine, Hashim Amla, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Nikita O’Brien Miller, William Keith Donald Perkins, Kevon Cooper, Anderson Phillip, Hamza Tariq, Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
St Lucia Stars:
ADS Fletcher, DJG Sammy, E Leie, J Charles, JD Ryder, JE Taylor, K Lesporis, Kamran Akmal, KR Mayers, MJ McClenaghan, MN Samuels, OC McCoy,, RRS Cornwall, S Shillingford, SR Watson, SW Ambris, TK Patel.