With CPL 2020 all set to begin next week, teams have started sweating out in the ground. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots has been a consistent performer in the tournament in the last three editions. The team came into existence in 2015 and failed to perform well in the initial versions of tournament in 2015 and 2016. After settling for sixth position in the table in both years, they came back hard and became the runner-up in the 2017 edition. Following that, the team showed unwavering performance in the tournament and claimed the 3rd and 4th position in 2018 and 2019 consecutively.
Squad: The Patriots will have more all-rounders to their side this year, to boost their overall strength. Aggressive openers Chris Lynn and Evin Lewis will get handful support from Van der Dussen, Denesh Ramdin and Ben Dunk. The will enter the ground with a varied bowling unit including local pacers Rayat Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, lead by left arm pacer from Pakistan Sohail Tanvir. Leg spinner Ish Sodhi can be a game changer for the team.
Strength: Team strength lies in the top batting order with Chris Lynn and Van der Dussen. With Denesh Ramdin in the middle order, batting brigade of the patriots looks strong. Bowling unit is lead by Sohail Tanvir and mystery spinner Ish Sodhi can be a trump card in limited over version of game.
Weakness: After a strong top order, the much weaker middle order is exposed. Failure of the top order triggers threat of the entire brigade collapsing. Sohail Tanveer is the only well experienced pacer in the team that leaves a weak end loose for the patriots.
Playing 15: Chris Lynn, Rassie van der Dussen, Denesh Ramdin, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen (ruled out player), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Dennis Bulli, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua de Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon Russ Jaggesar and Sunny Sohal.
Star Players: Chris Lynn, Rassie van der Dussen, Denesh Ramdin, Sohail Tanvir and Ish Sodhi.
Description: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have become the new favorite in CPL 2020 with their consistent performances in previous versions of game. Here is all you need to know about the brigade to predict the champions of CPL 2020.