2 Jamaica Tallawahs players named on 2020 CPL team of the tournament
Jamaica Tallawahs' Mujeeb ur Rahman (left) and Glenn Phillips.
Jamaica Tallawahs' wicketkeeper/batsman Glenn Phillips and spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman have been named in the team of the tournament for the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The team was selected by the tournament’s commentary team – Tom Moody, Ian Bishop, Daren Ganga, Danny Morrison, and Samuel Badree.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, a day before the championship match between Trinbago Knight Riders, and St Lucia Zouks at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
The team will be captained by Kieron Pollard who successfully led the Trinbago Knight Riders to a perfect record in the group stages. He is joined by fellow Knight Riders, Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo who have both played an integral part in putting the Knight Riders one win away from completing the first perfect season in Hero CPL history. They won all 10 games in the group stages.
Gyana Amazon Warriors also have three players in the team, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, and Imran Tahir.
Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Zouks, and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots all earned a selection to the team.
The team is as follows:
Glenn Phillips (wk) – Jamaica Tallawahs
Sunil Narine – Trinbago Knight Riders
Shimron Hetmyer – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Nicholas Pooran – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Darren Bravo – Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard (capt) – Trinbago Knight Riders
Mohammad Nabi – St Lucia Zouks
Jason Holder – Barbados Tridents
Rayad Emrit – St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Imran Tahir – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Mujeeb ur Rahman – Jamaica Tallawahs
The selectors also picked one Caribbean and one overseas 12th man to round out the squad. Those players are Scott Kuggelejin (St Lucia Zouks), and Keemo Paul (Guyana Amazon Warriors).
Tom Moody, CPL’s Director of International Cricket, said: “After healthy discussion and debate the commentators have finalised what they believe is a power packed all-star XI from Hero CPL 2020.
"With a tournament dominated by world-class spin there was an abundance of riches, Imran Tahir again proved a challenge to all who came his way. Kieron Pollard’s all-round skills again brought some eye catching performances, it was an easy decision to make him the captain after a flawless league stage.