Wednesday 30 September, 2020

2 Jamaica Tallawahs players named on 2020 CPL team of the tournament

Jamaica Tallawahs'  Mujeeb ur Rahman  (left) and Glenn Phillips.

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 HetmyerNicholas 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.


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