As Dominic Drakes bowled Harry Gurney with the final ball to seal a thrilling victory over Barbados Tridents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots secured its Hero CPL playoff spot in the most dramatic style. With stellar team performance and spectacular records, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots became the new fan-favorite overnight. Although the Patriots had never won any CPL title so far, the team’s head coach and the captain are positive about winning the CPL 2020 title this year.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS
The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots is a CPL cricket franchise based in Saint Kitts and Nevis. They participated in the competition for the first time in 2015. As the first expansion team in the CPL history, the ‘Nevis Patriots’ team replaced the Antigua Hawksbills that was suffering from poor results and a lack of private investors. Owned by the ‘Saint Kitts and Nevis government’ and the local business community called City Sports, the Patriots team enjoys immense popularity and great patronage of spectators. The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain is Rayad Emiret, while Simon Helmot is appointed as the new head coach for the upcoming season.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS TEAM
While joining a set of young and super talented budding cricketers, the Nevis Patriots has made a genuine effort to retain its last year’s successful core players. After the final international retention and signings, the following list of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots players are announced officially:
Retained: Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, and Rayad Emrit.
Signed: Denesh Ramdin, Chris Lynn (Overseas), Rassie van der Dussen (Overseas), Sohail Tanvir (Overseas), and Ish Sodhi (Overseas)
Drafted: Ben Dunk (Overseas), Sunny Sohal (ICC Americas pick), Dennis Bulli, Joshua Da Silva, Colin Archibald, and Jon-Russ Jaggesar.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS FIXTURES
Striking the perfect balance between experienced and young players, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots CPL 2020 team is all set to win the trophy for the first time. Being one of the biggest cricket megastars himself, Simon Helmot is well-versed with cricket techniques and knows how to make a perfect win. Joshua De Silva – the only man to score a century during the West Indies intra-match practice games, has been drafted into the Nevis Patriots line-up while Chris Lynn is expected to be the new star of the season. As Chris Lynn’s quality with the bat is world-renowned, he could form a terrific opening partnership with Evin Lewis.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS PREDICTIONS AND SCHEDULE
The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League cricket tournament is slated to begin from 19th August. However, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the dates, venues, and schedules might change according to the situation.
For all the updates on the changing schedules, match lists, scorecards, and fixtures, stay connected with the official website of CPL and cricdaddy.com St Kitts and Nevis Patriots latest news.