The upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League cricket 2020 is all set to deliver the most scintillating and enthralling experience to the cricket fanatics. With the record-breaking boundaries and smacking sixes, it would be super-exciting to see the electrifying clash between the St Lucia Zouks and defending champion—Barbados Tridents.
Formerly known as St Lucia Zouks CPL, the ‘St Lucia Stars’ is one of the original franchise teams created during the inaugural season in 2013. The St Lucia Zouks owner is Jay Pandya, Royal Sports Club, LLC, while the team will be captained by the cricket mega-star–Darren Sammy and coached by James Foster. Viewing the performance of St Lucia Zouks in the last seasons, the team had unfortunately put up a terrible record by winning only 4 games out of 14. In the first two seasons, they were positioned at the last and second last position, while they became the fourth runner up in 2016.
ST LUCIA ZOUKS TEAM
For the upcoming season of CPL 2020, the Zouks team has signed up the most decorated batsman in the history of T20 – Chris Gayle as their marquee player. Previously, Gayle has played for the Tallawahs in the first four CPL seasons before spending 2018 and 2019 with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots team. As per the latest notifications issued by the St Lucia Zouks team, Chris Gayle won’t be able to play the 2020 season due to few “personal reasons”. Nevertheless, the Zouks has made a great effort to retain its core players, while joining some cricket debutants in their team league. On that note, here’s the updated list of St Lucia Zouks team players:
Retained: Daren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kavem Hodge, and Colin Ingram (Overseas).
Signed: Kimani Melius, Rilee Rossouw (Overseas), Anrich Nortje (Overseas), and Noor Ahmad (Overseas).
Drafted: Chemar Holder, Mark Deyal, Leniko Bucher, Mohammad Nabi (Overseas), Javelle Glen, and Saad Bin Zafar (ICC Americas pick).
ST LUCIA ZOUKS FIXTURES
With back-to-back defeats and poor track record in the CPL history, it has become more important for St Lucia Zouks to prove their capabilities and gaming performance like never before. With the aim to embark on their victory in CPL 2020 and gain maximum patronage, the Zouks team has brought both young and experienced players on board. The T20 world-cup winning skipper and the famous national
figure –Darren Sammy is expected to set the season on fire with his game-changing techniques. While, the specialist death bowler and Yorker king -Lasith Malinga can help the St Lucia team to change the momentum of the game.
ST LUCIA ZOUKS PREDICTIONS AND SCHEDULE
In the 2019 CPL tournament, the St Lucia Zouks cricket team was placed 5 th at the end of the season, thus, failing to advance for the knockout playoffs. Nevertheless, the Zouks team captain Darren and head coach James are looking forward to improving on their 3-6 record from last year.
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