The Caribbean Premier League is set to kick-off from 26th August with the cloud of Covid-19 hanging over the competition. All matches will be played at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis with spectators up to 50% capacity permitted in the 8000-seater stadium.
This betting guide will provide you an insight into all the 6 teams and give our predictions for this year’s tournament.
Caribbean Premier League Teams Review
Barbados Royals Betting Tips
Having changed their moniker from Tridents to Royals following a takeover by the IPL franchise, they will hope to finish higher than an unsatisfactory 5th last season. The current squad has a nice mix of established West Indian internationals and in-form overseas players. Along with experience, there is a good overall balance to the side which could carry Barbados Royals deep into the competition.
Key Cricket Players: Shai Hope, Jason Holder (c), Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Oshane Thomas.
Overseas Picks: Glenn Phillips, Mohammed Amir, Thisara Perera, Jake Lintott, Azam Khan.
Coach: Daniel Vettori
Barbados Royals Betting Odds: 9/2
CPL 2021 Prediction: 2nd
Guyana Amazon Warriors Betting Tips
Perennial underachievers of the Caribbean Premier League, Guyana Amazon Warriors have revamped the squad and Coaching staff for the new campaign. Adding a few vastly experienced international stars to their young, talented bunch of West Indian cricket players is the strategy they have chosen this season. There is plenty of firepower in the batting but the depth of their fast-bowling unit is a cause for concern.
Key Cricket Players: Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kevin Sinclair.
Overseas Picks: Imran Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Hafeez, Naveen-ul-Haq.
Coach: Rayon Griffith
Guyana Amazon Warriors Betting Odds: 4/1
CPL 2021 Prediction: 4th
Jamaica Tallawahs Betting Tips
After barely scraping through to the playoffs last season, Jamaica Tallawahs have made wholesale changes to their squad while maintaining the spine of the team. The strength of their batting line-up is questionable but they have the bowling-unit to compensate for it. While possessing some seasoned West Indian mavericks in their side the Tallawahs have opted for some interesting choices for their overseas cricket players.
Key Cricket Players: Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell (c), Chadwick Walton, Fidel Edwards.
Overseas Picks: Chris Green, Qais Ahmad, Haider Ali, Migael Pretorious, Ryan Persaud.
Coach: Floyd Reifer
Jamaica Tallawahs Betting Odds: 5/1
CPL 2021 Prediction: 5th
St. Lucia Kings Betting Tips
Another team that altered its name, St. Lucia were the surprise package of last season after reaching their maiden Caribbean Premier League final last season. With a variety of quality bowling options at its disposal, the Kings will be a formidable outfit if the batting-card performs close to its potential. The array of talent coupled with the huge experience within the side makes St. Lucia Kings the dark-horse for the title.
Key Cricket Players: Andre Fletcher, Rakheem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.
Overseas Picks: Faf du Plessis (c), Tim David, Samit Patel, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz.
Coach: Andy Flower
St. Lucia Kings Betting Odds: 7/1
CPL 2021 Prediction: 3rd
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots Betting Tips
After a terrible CPL 2020 where they managed just a single victory, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots will hope for better results with home advantage on its side. The squad looks quite good on paper but seems profoundly reliant on a handful of players, most of whom are over 35 years in age. The Patriots may not have as disastrous a season as last year but progression into the last-4 seems unlikely at the moment.
Key Cricket Players: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Rayad Emerit (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo.
Overseas Picks: Ravi Bopara, Fawad Ahmed, Asif Ali, Paul van Meekeren.
Coach: Simon Helmot
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots Betting Odds: 5/1
CPL 2021 Prediction: 6th
Trinbago Knight Riders Betting Tips
Trinbago Knight Riders romped to the title at a canter and became the first CPL side to maintain a 100% win-record right through the tournament. Having kept the vast majority of the squad intact, the team looks set for another stellar season of high-quality T20 cricket. Possessing some top-draw performers from the West Indies and beyond, it is easy to see why Trinbago Knight Riders are the favourites for the crown.
Key Cricket Players: Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Jayden Seales.
Overseas Picks: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Isuru Udana, Yasir Shah, Ali Khan.
Coach: Imran Jan (Brendon McCullum unavailable due to Covid-19 travel restrictions)
Trinbago Knight Riders Betting Odds: 9/4
CPL 2021 Prediction: 1st
CPL 2021 Outright Winner Betting Tips
Winners: St. Lucia Kings
Top Batsman: Nicholas Pooran
Top Bowler: Imran Tahir
Team to Hit Most Sixes: Trinbago Knight Riders
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