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What is the Salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies?

Today we will discuss the salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies.

With the great T20 generation of the West Indies comprising of Gayle, Bravo, Pollard, Sammy, Russell, and more, the CPL has generated lots of hype over the years.

However, there’s one question on every cricket fan’s mind: just how much do these players make?

CPL Salary – By the Numbers

  • The average salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player is $45,882 (maximum 17 players in squad with a maximum purse of $780,000). Hence, the maximum salary cap for the entire CPL was $4.68 million for a maximum of 102 players, divided among 6 teams.
  • The average salary for a domestic Caribbean Premier League is $40,993 ($2,992,500 purse for a total of 73 domestic players). The average salary for an overseas CPL cricketer is $60,089 ($1,682,500 for 28 signed overseas players).
  • In CPL 2020, the salary amounts were cut by 30% due to COVID induced financial problems. It is unclear if the payments are back to the original amounts (In this article, we present the original salary amounts. For CPL 2020, the salary was reduced by 30% for players earning above $20,000 per season. For example, Round 1 picks would get $112,000 instead of $160,000).
  • Compared to other leagues, CPL ranks at #9 in the richest cricket leagues (according to average salaries).

*Note: All amounts in US dollar ($).

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – How Much Was Each Draft Pick?

The draft picks range from $3,000 (Round 15) to $160,000 (Round 1).

In addition, 2 emerging West Indies players can be selected in Round 16 & 17. We estimate their earnings to be between $1,000-$3,000.

Draft PicksSalary Amounts
Round 1$160,000
Round 2$130,000
Round 3$110,000
Round 4$90,000
Round 5$70,000
Round 6$60,000
Round 7$40,000
Round 8 $30,000
Round 9$20,000
Round 10 $15,000
Round 11$10,000
Round 12$7,500
Round 13$5,000
Round 14$4,000
Round 15$3,000
Round 16-17$1,000-$3,000

Note*: The last public salary update was in 2020. Some of these amounts may have increased due to inflation and annual raises.

Also Read: An Open Letter from a West Indies Cricket Fan to those in Charge of West Indies Cricket, Nicholas Pooran, A Story of Pain, Hope, & Inspiration: The Next Big Thing of West Indies & World Cricket

CPL Draft Picks – Salary of Caribbean Premier League Player

Here were the rules for the 2023 CPL draft:

  • 17 maximum players per squad
  • 5 maximum overseas players squad
  • Teams can retain players from CPL 2022 & the 6ixty
  • 4 overseas signings should have been signed before the draft while the fifth spot could be signed at any point

*Note: The overseas & marquee signings may be higher than the draft round the players were picked in. Also, Trinbago Knight Riders’ individual player salaries for CPL 2023 may be slightly higher since they only signed 16 players instead of 17.

1. First Round Draft Pick ($160,000)

Imad Wasim CPL SalaryJamaica TallawahsSigned
Faf du Plessis CPL SalarySaint Lucia KingsSigned
Kieron Pollard CPL SalaryTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Evin Lewis CPL SalarySt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Rovman Powell CPL SalaryBarbados RoyalsTransferred
Imran Tahir CPL SalaryGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

2. Second Round Draft Pick ($130,000)

Brandon King CPL SalaryJamaica TallawahsRetained
Johnson Charles CPL SalarySaint Lucia KingsRetained
Andre Russell CPL SalaryTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Ambati Rayudu CPL Salary (Marquee)*St. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Jason Holder CPL SalaryBarbados RoyalsRetained
Shimron Hetmyer CPL SalaryGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*replacement for Tristan Stubbs

3. Third Round Draft Pick ($110,000)

Fabian Allen Jamaica TallawahsRetained
Sean Williams*Saint Lucia KingsSigned
Sunil Narine Trinbago Knight RidersRetained
Andre FletcherSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Kyle MayersBarbados RoyalsRetained
Mohammad Haris/Rahmanullah Gurbaz*Guyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

*Sean Williams is the replacement for Dasun Shanaka. Gurbaz will come back in the second half, and Haris will fill in for him till then.

4. Fourth Round Draft Pick ($90,000)

Mohammad AmirJamaica TallawahsSigned
Alzarri JosephSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Nicholas Pooran Trinbago Knight RidersRetained
Sherfane RutherfordSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Qais Ahmed/Mahesh Theekshana*Barbados RoyalsSigned
Odean SmithGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Theekshana will be at the Asia Cup for the first half of the tournament, and Qais Ahmed will fill in for him till he comes back.

5. Fifth Round Draft Pick ($70,000)

Alex Hales*Jamaica TallawahsSigned
Roston ChaseSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Rilee RossouwTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Dominic DrakesSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Laurie Evans*Barbados RoyalsSigned
Romario ShepherdGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Alex Hales replaces Naveen-ul-Haq. Evans is the replacement for Rassie van der Dussen.

6. Sixth Round Draft Pick ($60,000)

Chris GreenJamaica TallawahsSigned
Jair McAllisterSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Akeal HoseinTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Sheldon CottrellSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Alick AthanazBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Azam KhanGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

7. Seventh Round Draft Pick ($40,000)

Ben CuttingJamaica TallawahsSigned
Sikandar RazaSaint Lucia KingsSigned
Dwayne BravoTrinbago Knight RidersTraded
George LindeSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Obed McCoyBarbados RoyalsRetained
Shai HopeGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

8. Eighth Round Draft Pick ($30,000)

Jermaine BlackwoodJamaica TallawahsDrafted
Peter HatzoglouSaint Lucia KingsSigned
Martin GuptillTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Yannick CariahSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Kevin WickhamBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Saim AyubGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

9. Ninth Round Draft Pick ($20,000)

Shamarh BrooksJamaica TallawahsRetained
Chris Sole/Bhanuka Rajapakskha*Saint Lucia KingsSigned
Noor AhmadTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Oshane ThomasSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsTraded
Roelof Van der MerweBarbados RoyalsSigned
Gudakesh MotieGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Chris Sole will be avialbe for the first five matches, after which Rajapaksha comes into the squad.

10. Tenth Round Draft Pick ($15,000)

Hayden Walsh Jr.Jamaica TallawahsTransferred
Roshon PrimusSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Matheesha PathiranaTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Corbin BoschSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Akeem JordanBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Dwaine PretoriousGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

11. Eleventh Round Draft Pick ($10,000)

Raymon ReiferJamaica TallawahsRetained
Jeavor RoyalSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Jayden SealesTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Dewald BrevisSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Rakheem CornwallBarbados RoyalsRetained
Kevin SinclairGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

12. Twelfth Round Draft Pick ($7,500)

Amir JangooJamaica TallawahsRetained
Shadrack DescarteSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Mark DeyalTrinbago Knight RidersTransferred
Jyd GoolieSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Donovan FerreiraBarbados RoyalsSigned
Keemo PaulGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

13. Thirteenth Round Draft Pick ($5,000)

Steven TaylorJamaica TallawahsDrafted
Khary PierreSaint Lucia KingsTransferred
*Did not signTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Izaharulhaq NaveedSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Justin GreavesBarbados RoyalsRetained
Chandrapaul HemrajGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

14. Fourteeenth Round Draft Pick ($4,000)

Shamar SpringerJamaica TallawahsRetained
Leonardo JulienSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Chadwick WaltonTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted
Kofi JamesSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Joshua BishopBarbados RoyalsRetained
Ronsford BeatonGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

15. Fifteenth Round Draft Pick ($3,000)

Nicholson GordonJamaica TallawahsRetained
Matthew FordeSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Terrence HindsTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted
Joshua Da SilvaSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Nyeem YoungBarbados RoyalsRetained
Kevlon AndersonGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

16. Emerging Players (Rounds 16 & 17)

Kirk McKenzie, Joshua JamesJamaica TallawahsRetained, Retained
Kimani Melius, McKenny ClarkeSaint Lucia KingsDrafted, Retained
Kadeem Alleyne, Jaden CarmichaelTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted, Drafted
Ashmead Nedo, Johann LayneSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted, Drafted
Rivaldo Clarke, Ramon SimmondsBarbados RoyalsDrafted, Retained
Matthew Nandu, Junior SinclairGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained, Retained

Final Thoughts

The CPL have revived Caribbean cricket financially, but what can be done to revive West Indies cricket in general?

Are the CPL salaries good enough to incentivize growth in West Indies cricket?

Why or why not? Comment below, would love to know about your thoughts!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Salary of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player

What is the average salary for a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies?

The average salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player is $45,882 (maximum 17 players in squad with a maximum purse of $780,000). Hence, the maximum salary cap for the entire CPL was $4.68 million for a maximum of 102 players, divided among 6 teams.

Is Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the richest cricket league in the world?

No, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest cricket league in the world. The CPL is the ninth richest cricket league in the world (based on average player salary).

How much money does Kieron Pollard make in the CPL in the West Indies?

Kieron Pollard makes $160,000 in the CPL in the West Indies

Who was the most expensive player in the CPL 2023 draft?

Imad Wasim, Faf du Plessis, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, and Imran Tahir were the most expensive players in the CPL 2023 draft at $160,000. These signings were mixtures of overseas signings, trades/transfers, and retentions.

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How Many Cricket Leagues Are There in the World? Complete List of International Cricket Leagues and Franchise Competitions: T20, T10, and More!

How many cricket leagues are there in the world?

2023 seems to be a watershed moment for franchise cricket leagues—SA 20, IL T20, MLC 2023, Zim Afro T10, and the revival of Global T20 Canada.

Feel like you can’t keep track anymore? Well don’t worry, we are here to help you.

Key Takeaways

  • There are 15 professional leagues in cricket, from which 13 are franchise leagues and two are domestic T20 competitions that attract a variety of overseas stars (Vitality Blast, Super Smash). From the 13 franchise leagues, two are T10, one is in the ‘hundred’ format, while the other 10 are twenty20 competitions.
  • In 2023, October is the only without any major cricket league competition since October 5 – November 19 is reserved for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
  • From November 23, 2022 to September 24, 2023, there were only 20 days where franchise cricket was not scheduled (December 5-12, March 19-30).
  • If we count all the date ranges for the 15 major T20 tournaments, there were 509 days of cricket (greater than 365 because several leagues are now overlapping with each other. Also domestic tournaments like the Vitality blast tend to be spread out longer with breaks. Actual cricket might not be played every day).

Cricket Leagues Calendar – By Season

  • November-February: Abu Dhabi T10, Big Bash League (BBL), Super Smash, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), South Africa T20 (SA T20), International League T20 (ILT20)
  • February-May: Pakistan Super League (PSL), Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • May-July: The Vitality Blast (also good time for a World Cup window), TNPL
  • July-September: Major League Cricket, Global T20 Canada, The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Shpageeza Cricket League*, Road Safety World Series, Maharaja T20 Trophy
  • October: Window for world tournament (or…Champions League), Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

*not held every year

Also Read: The Need For Champions League & a T20 League Calendar, How Much Do Different Types of Cricketers Earn Per Year (2022)? Salaries of Pujara, Stokes, Warner, Billings, Tim David Revealed!

List of Cricket Leagues: Top 15 Franchise, T10, & T20 Competitions

*Note: The date ranges are either from last year or the upcoming 2023 season if it has not happened yet. We first start with the Abu Dhabi T10 league from November 2022.

1. Abu Dhabi T10: November 23 – December 4

  • Country: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Number of Seasons Played: 6 (2017-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days played: 12

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2. Big Bash League (BBL): December 13 – February 4

  • Country: Australia
  • Number of Seasons Played: 12 (2011-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days Played: 54

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3. Super Smash: December 23 – February 11

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Number of Seasons Played: 18
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 51

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4. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL): January 6 – February 16

  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Number of Seasons Played: 9 (2012-)
  • Number of Teams: 7

Days Played: 42

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5. South Africa 20 (SA20): January 10 – February 12

  • Country: South Africa
  • Number of Seasons Played: 1 (2023-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 34

6. International League T20 (ILT20): January 13 – February 12

  • Country: South Africa
  • Number of Seasons Played: 1 (2023-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 31

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7. Pakistan Super League (PSL): February 13 – March 18

  • Country: Pakistan
  • Number of Seasons Played: 8 (2016-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 34

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8. Indian Premier League (IPL): March 31 – May 29

  • Country: India
  • Number of Seasons Played: 16 (2008-)
  • Number of Teams: 10

Days Played: 60

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9. T20 Vitality Blast: May 20 – July 15

  • Country: England and Wales
  • Number of Seasons Played: 21 (2003-)
  • Number of Teams: 18

Days Played: 57

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10. Major League Cricket (MLC): July 13 – July 30

  • Country: United States
  • Number of Seasons Played: 1 (2023-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 18

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11. Global T20 Canada (GLT20): July 20 – August 6

  • Country: Canada
  • Number of Seasons Played: 3 (2018-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 18

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12. Zim Afro T10 League: July 21 – July 29

  • Country: Canada
  • Number of Seasons Played: 1 (2023-)
  • Number of Teams: 5

Days Played: 9

Zimbabwe Afro T10 League: Irfan Pathan bowling in the newest league around.

13. Lanka Premier League (LPL): July 30 – August 20

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Number of Seasons Played: 4 (2020-)
  • Number of Teams: 5

Days Played: 22

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14. The Hundred: August 1 – August 27

  • Country: England and Wales
  • Number of Seasons Played: 3 (2021-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days Played: 27

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15. Caribbean Premier League (CPL): August 16 – September 24

  • Country: West Indies
  • Number of Seasons Played: 10 (2013-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 40

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Honorable Mentions: Other Cricket Leagues & T20 Competitions

16. Shpageeza Cricket League: July 18 – August 5

  • Country: Afghanistan
  • Number of Seasons Played: 5 (2016-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days Played: 19

*has not been held consistently every year

17. Road Safety World Series T20 League: September 10 – October 1

  • Country: India
  • Number of Seasons Played: 2 (2020-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days Played: 22

*leagues for retired legends

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18. Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL): June 12 – July 12

  • Country: India
  • Number of Seasons Played: 7 (2016-)
  • Number of Teams: 8

Days Played: 31

*regional T20 league

19. Karnataka Premier League (Maharaja Trophy T20): August 14 – August 30

  • Country: India
  • Number of Seasons Played: 8 (2009-)
  • Number of Teams: 6

Days Played: 17

*regional T20 league

20. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: October 16 – November 6

  • Country: India
  • Number of Seasons Played: 15 (2006-)
  • Number of Teams: 38

Days Played: 22

*domestic T20 league, but gaining prominence over the years

List of Defunct Cricket Leagues

  • Euro T20 Slam, Mzansi Super League (South Africa), KFC Twenty20 Big Bash (Australia), Inter-Provincial Twenty20 (Sri Lanka), Stanford 20/20 (West Indies)

Final Thoughts

Leagues are propping everywhere, World Cups are now sandwiched between the leagues, and bilateral cricket is going nowhere.

The ODI Super League is now extinct (although Netherlands’ brilliance might force a rethink), the World Test Championship shows promise, but could be improved. The haphazard year-around schedule impacts logistics, mental health, injury management, and causes early retirements.

Until a stable international cricket calendar is formed, we will have to form the cricket calendar according to the franchise leagues, with the Indian Premier League in the center as the marquee event.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many T20 leagues are there in cricket?

There are 15 T20 leagues in cricket – 10 T20 franchise leagues, 2 T10 leagues, 1 ‘hundred’ ball tournament, and 2 domestic T20 competitions.

How many franchise leagues are there in cricket?

There are 13 franchise leagues in cricket (10 T20, 2 T10, and The Hundred).

Photo Courtesy: © Zim Afro T10 (Irfan Pathan bowling in the Zimbabwe Afro T10 League competition – #12)

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Big Bash League 2021 (BBL 2021): Everything You Need To Know Quickly—Teams, Fixtures, & Predictions

Big Bash League (BBL 2021)—The Australian T20 League is back.

Australia is coming back from a victorious T20 World Cup campaign with a backdrop of Tim Paine’s scandal and an Ashes running in the background.

The first match of the Big Bash is already upon us. Glenn Maxwell’s Melbourne Stars suffered a horror loss by a mammoth 152 runs. If this game is anything to go by…we are going to be in for a long journey.

Here is everything you need to know about BBL 2021 quickly.

Also Read: What Can Ellyse Perry Not Do?

Quick Summary

  • Matches: 61 (8 teams, 14 matches each, double round robin, top 5 qualify for the playoffs)
  • Teams: Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunders
  • Dates: December 5th 2021- January 28th, 2022
  • Venues: City: Stadium (Number of Matches)
    • Adelaide: Adelaide Oval (7)
    • Brisbane: The Gabba (5)
    • Canberra: Manuka Oval (2)
    • Coffs Harbour: Coffs Harbour International Stadium (2)
    • Geelong: Kardinia Park (also known as GMHBA) (2)
    • Gold Coast: Carrara Stadium (2)
    • Hobart: Bellerive Oval (also known as Blundstone Arena) (5)
    • Launceston: York Park (University of Tasmania Stadium) (2)
    • Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (6), Docklands Stadium (also known as Marvel Stadium) (5), Junction Oval (1)
    • Perth: Perth Stadium (7)
    • Sydney: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (5), Sydney Showground Stadium (5)
  • Fixtures can be seen here.


  1. Sydney Sixers: 2011, 2015, 2019, 2020 (Winners), 2014, 2016 (Runner-Up)
  2. Perth Scorchers: 2013, 2014, 2016 (Winners), 2011, 2012, 2020 (Runner-Up)
  3. Adelaide Strikers: 2017 (Winners)
  4. Brisbane Heat: 2012 (Winners)
  5. Melbourne Renegades: 2018 (Winners)
  6. Sydney Thunders: 2015 (Winners)
  7. Melbourne Stars: 2015, 2018, 2019 (Runner-Up)
  8. Hobart Hurricanes: 2013, 2017 (Runner-Up)

BBL 2021: Teams & Expected Playing XI

Before we begin with the BBL 2021 squads, here are the Ashes squad for the first two Tests as well as the Australia A squad that is due to face the England Lions between Tests. In case of conflicts, several players might miss some of their Big Bash matches.

We might also see some early overseas signings replaced due to COVID, Australian quarantine rules, and visa issues.

Ashes XI

  1. David Warner, 2. Marcus Harris, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Steven Smith 9VC), 5. Travis Head, 6. Cameron Green, 7. Alex Carey (WK), 8. Pat Cummins (C), 9. Josh Hazlewood, 10. Mitchell Starc, 11. Nathan Lyon

Squad: 12. Michael Neser, 13. Jhye Richarson, 14. Mitchell Swepson, 15. Usman Khawaja

Australia A Squad (December 9-12 Tour Game)

  1. Matt Renshaw, 2. Josh Inglis (WK), 3. Nic Maddinson, 4. Mitchell Marsh, 5. Alex Carey (WK), 6. Ashton Agar, 7. Henry Hunt, 8. Bryce Street, 9. Sean Abbott, 10. Scott Boland, 11. Mark Steketee

*Teams highlighted in their respective jersey colors

Adelaide Strikers

Captain: Travis Head (C), Alex Carey (VC/WK)

  • Australia Internationals: Peter Siddle, Matt Renshaw, Fawad Ahmed, Daniel Worrall (3 ODIs), Wes Agar (2 ODIs)
  • Australia Domestic: Jake Weatherald, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Spencer Johnson, Harry Nielsen (WK), Liam O’Connor, Liam Scott, Matthew Short, Jonathan Wells
  • Foreign Recruits: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Phil Salt, George Garton (England)

Coaching Staff: Jason Gillespie

I am looking forward to Peter Siddle and Rashid Khan. It is the time of the year where Siddle’s energy flows through and Rashid Khan’s presence is enough to send fears to the opposition camp.

Adelaide Strikers Expected XI:

  1. Phil Salt, 2. Jake Weatherald, 3. Travis Head/Alex Carey (C), 4. Matt Renshaw, 5. Ryan Gibson, 6. Jonathan Wells, 7. Michael Neser, 8. George Garton, 9. Rashid Khan, 10. Fawad Ahmed, 11. Peter Siddle

Predicted Result: 7th

Brisbane Heat

Captain: Jimmy Peirson (WK)

  • Australia Internationals: Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson, Sam Heazlett (1 ODI), Jack Wildermuth (1 T20I)
  • Australia Domestic: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Matthew Willans, Liam Guthrie, Will Prestwisdge
  • Foreign Recruits: Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell (England), Tom Cooper (Netherlands), Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Coaching Staff: Wade Seccombe

I am looking forward to the foreign recruits. Ben Duckett was the find of The Hundred, and Mujeeb and Banton are match winners on their day.

Brisbane Heat Expected XI:

1. Chris Lynn, 2. Max Bryant/Labuschagne/Banton, 3. Ben Duckett, 4. Sam Heazlett, 5. Jack Wildurmuth, 6. Jimmy Pierson, 7. James Bazley/Michael Neser, 8. Xavier Bartlett, 9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10. Matthew Kuhnemann, 11. Liam Guthrie/Mitchell Swepson

Predicted Result: 8th

Hobart Hurricanes

Captain: Matthew Wade (C/WK)

  • Australia Internationals: Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott (WK), Riley Meredith, D’arcy Short
  • Australia Domestic: Jake Doan (WK), Caleb Jewell, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, Aaron Summers, Charlier Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright, Jordan Thompson
  • Foreign Recruits: Tim David (Singapore), Johan Botha (now domestic Australian player), Colin Ingram (South Africa), Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Harry Brook (England), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Keemo Paul (West Indies)

Coaching Staff: Adam Griffith

I am looking forward to World Cup star Matthew Wade. Finally rising to the international stage, can he take Hobart to their first BBL? Also watch out for Tim David from Singapore, who is making his name in T20 leagues around the world.

Hobart Hurricanes Expected XI:

1. Matthew Wade, 2. D’Arcy Short, 3. Colin Ingram/Dawid Malan, 4. Peter Handscomb, 5. Ben McDermott, 6. Tim David, 7. James Faulkner, 8. Scott Boland, 9. Nathan Ellis, 10. Riley Meredith, 11. Sandeep Lamichhane

Predicted Result: 1st/Winners

Melbourne Renegades

Captain: Nic Maddinson

  • Australia Internationals: Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Cameron Boyce, James Pattinson (retired from international duty), Kane Richardson
  • Australia Domestic: Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Josh Lalor, Jonathan Merlo, Jack Prestwidge, Will Sutherland, Mitch Perry
  • Foreign Recruits: Mohammad Nabi, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Reece Topley (England), Unmukt Chand (USA/ ex-India)

Coaching Staff: David Saker

I am looking forward to James Pattinson, Shaun Marsh, and Mohammad Nabi. These three are at the end of their careers, and I hope they still have a couple of good years in them. Also curious if Melbourne will play Unmukt Chand or if it is only to lure future Indian cricketers.

Melbourne Renegades Expected XI:

1. Aaron Finch, 2. Shaun Marsh, 3. Nic Maddinson, 4. Jake Fraser-McGurk, 5. Mackenzie Harvey, 6. Mohammad Nabi, 7. Kane Richardson, 8. James Pattinson, 9. Reece Topley, 10. Zahir Khan, 11. Cameron Boyce

Predicted Result: 3rd

Melbourne Stars

Captain: Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis (VC)

  • Australia Internationals: Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Will Pucovski, Peter Nevill (WK)
  • Australia Domestic: Jackson Coleman, Seb Gotch (WK), Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Beau Webster, Sam Elliot, Brody Couch
  • Foreign Recruits: Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan), Syed Faridoun (Pakistan), Joe Clarke (England)

Coaching Staff: David Hussey

I am looking forward to the Australian international regiment. Maxwell, Stoinis, Zampa won’t be missing much due to the Ashes and they are in red hot form. Hope they rebound from the first game.

Melbourne Stars Expected XI:

  1. Marcus Stoinis, 2. Joe Clarke, 3. Joe Burns, 4. Nick Larkin, 5. Glenn Maxwell (C), 6. Hilton Cartwright, 7. Peter Neville (WK), 8. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9. Syed Faridoun/Qais Ahmed, 10. Billy Stanlake, 11. Adam Zampa

Predicted Result: 6th

Perth Scorchers

Captain: Ashton Turner

  • Australia Internationals: Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft (WK), Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Cameron Green, Kurtis Patterson (2 Tests), Joel Paris (2 ODIs)
  • Australia Domestic: Josh Inglis (WK), Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Kelly, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson
  • Foreign Recruits: Colin Munro (New Zealand), Laurie Evans (England), Cameron Gannon (USA international/Australia domestic)

Coaching Staff: Adam Voges

I am looking forward to Josh Inglis. Alex Carey barely pipped him to the Ashes spot but he will be there for Australia A game. Can he warm up with some BBL runs? You can never count Perth Scorchers out.

Perth Scorchers Expected XI:

1. Josh Inglis (WK), 2. Cameron Bancroft, 3. Mitchell Marsh, 4. Colin Munro,, 6. Ashton Agar, 7. Cameron Green, 8. Jhye Richardson/Jason Behrendorff, 9. Andrew Tye, 10. Joel Paris, 11. Kurtis Patterson

Predicted Result: 2nd

Sydney Sixers

Captain: Moises Henriques (C), Daniel Hughes (VC)

  • Australia Internationals: Dan Christian, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Nathon Lyon, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe (WK)
  • Australia Domestic: Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Benjamin Manenti, Lloyd Pope
  • Foreign Recruits: Carlos Brathwaite (injured), Chris Jordan (West Indies), Tom Curran, James Vince (England)

Coaching Staff: Greg Shipperd

I am looking forward to James Vince and Tom Curran. Vince has the Big Bash to thank for his England return last year and both Curran-Vince needs good BBLs to make it the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.

Sydney Sixers Expected XI:

  1. Josh Philippe (WK), 2. James Vince, 3. Moises Henriques (C), 4. Dan Christian, 5. Tom Curran, 6. Jordan Silk, 7. Daniel Hughes, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Hayden Kerr, 10. Chris Jordan, 11. Steve O’Keefe

Predicted Result: 5th

Sydney Thunder

Captain: Usman Khawaja

  • Australia Internationals: Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain (4 ODIs)
  • Australia Domestic: Chris Green, Jason Sangha, Baxter Holt (WK), Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Tanveer Sangha, Sam Whiteman, Gurinder Sandhu, Jonathon Cook
  • Foreign Recruits: Alex Hales, Sam Billings (WK), Saqib Mahmood (England) (Adam Milne – NZ)

Coaching Staff: Trevor Bayliss

I am looking forward to The English foreign brigade. Alex Hales at the top, Sam Billings to finish it off and Saqib Mahmood with the pace. Also much to prove for captain Usman Khawaja since Travis Head was picked as Australia’s #5 for the Ashes.

Sydney Thunder Expected XI:

1. Usman Khawaja (C), 2. Alex Hales, 3. Sam Whiteman, 4. Matthew Gilkes, 5. Sam Billings (WK), 6. Alex Ross, 7. Daniel Sams, 8. Ben Cutting, 9. Chris Green, 10. Gurinder Sandhu, 11. Tanveer Sangha

Predicted Result: 4th

Big Bash League 2021 (BBL 2021) Predictions

Finally here are my predictions.

My prediction for the team to lift the BBL 2021 trophy is….Hobart Hurricanes!

  • Most Runs: Josh Philippe
  • Most Wickets: James Pattinson
  • MVP: Matthew Wade
  • Emerging Player: Tanveer Sangha/Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Surprise Package: Johan Botha
  • Broken Cricket Dream: Most Australian internationals miss BBL for the Ashes; most internationals lose out due to COVID; crowd skips the tournament altogether

Here were my Big Bash League – BBL 2021 Predictions. What did you think? What are YOUR predictions? Comment Below!

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Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL 2021): Everything You Need To Know Quickly—Teams, Fixtures, & Predictions

Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021)—The party is back in town once again!

The West Indies have just finished a marathon 14 game home T20I season against South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan.

It is now time for the domestic West Indies T20 league and for fringe players to make their cases. In the first 3 days of CPL 2021, we have had so many great moments—Dre Russ’s 14-ball 50, TKR already losing a game, Faf’s comeback from concussion, Sherfane Rutherford’s magnificent form, Tims (David & Seifert) having breakout seasons, and experienced Amir-Udana-Rampaul-Tahir topping the bowling charts so far. If you haven’t been watching, this is time to switch your TVs back on, especially with the T20 World Cup approaching soon.

Here is everything you need to know about CPL 2021.

Also Read: 42 Contenders For 23-Men West Indies T20 World Cup Squad: #17-24 Will Shock You!, Nicholas Pooran, A Story of Pain, Hope, & Inspiration: The Next Big Thing of West Indies & World Cricket

Quick Summary

  • Matches: 33 (6 teams, 10 matches each, double round robin, top 4 qualify for semi-finals)
  • Teams: Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings, Trinbago Knight Riders
  • Dates: August 26th- September 15th
  • Venues: Warner Park Sporting Complex, Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis


  1. Trinbago Knight Riders: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 (Won)
  2. Barbados Royals: 2014, 2019 (Won)
  3. Jamaica Tallawahs: 2013, 2016 (Won)
  4. Guyana Amazon Warriors: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019 (Runners Up)
  5. Saint Lucia Kings: 2020 (Runners Up)
  6. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 2017 (Runners Up)

CPL 2021: Teams & Expected Playing XI

Barbados Tridents & Saint Lucia Zouks no more, we now have Barbados Royals (from Rajasthan Royals) & Saint Lucia Kings (from Punjab Kings).

The Indian Premier League is slowly taking over the world.

*Teams highlighted in their respective jersey colors

Trinbago Knight Riders

  • West Indies Internationals: Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip
  • West Indies Domestic: Leonardo Julien (WK), Tion Webster
  • Foreign Recruits: Ali Khan (USA), Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (NZ), Isuru Udana (SL), Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

Coaching Staff: Imran Jan

I am looking forward to the New Zealand duo Munro & Seifert along with the fast bowling trio – experienced Rampaul, promising Seales, & energetic Ali Khan.

Trinbago Knight Riders Expected XI:

  1. Lendl Simmons, 2. Tim Seifert, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Darren Bravo, 5. Kieron Pollard, 6. Sunil Narine, 7. Denesh Ramdin, 8. Ravi Rampaul/Isuru Udana, 9. Jayden Seales, 10. Ali Khan, 11. Akeal Hosein

Barbados Royals

  • West Indies Internationals: Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles (WK), Shai Hope (WK), Kyle Mayers, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
  • West Indies Domestic: Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young
  • Foreign Recruits: Azam Khan – WK, Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Jake Lintott (England), Smit Patel – WK (USA/ former India), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Glenn Phillips – WK (New Zealand)

Coaching Staff: Trevor Penney

I am looking forward to the foreign contingent. Jake Lintott had a successful Hundred season, Glenn Phillips & Azam Khan are power hitters, while Perera & Amir have reputation and experience on their side.

Barbados Royals Expected XI:

  1. Johnson Charles, 2. Shai Hope, 3. Glenn Phillips, 4. Kyle Mayers, 5. Azam Khan, 6. Jason Holder, 7. Thisara Perera, 8. Hayden Walsh Jr, 9. Jake Lintott, 10. Oshane Thomas, 11. Ashley Nurse

Guyana Amazon Warriors

  • West Indies Internationals: Nicholas Pooran (WK/C), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Chandrapaul Hemraj (6 ODIs), Odean Smith (2 T20I)
  • West Indies Domestic: Anthony Bramble (WK), Gudakesh Motie, Ashmead Nedd, Nial Smith
  • Foreign Recruits: Imran Tahir (South Africa), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan), Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan)

Coaching Staff: Rayon Griffith

I am looking forward to the dynamic between young & experience. While Pooran, Hetmyer, Shepher, & King have youth on their side, Hafeez, Malik, and Tahir are world class T20 match-winners.

Guyana Amazon Warriors Expected XI:

  1. Brandon King, 2. Chandrapaul Hemraj, 3. Mohammad Hafeez, 4. Shimron Hetmyer, 5. Nicholas Pooran, 6. Shoaib Malik, 7. Anthony Bramble, 8. Odean Smith, 9. Romario Shepherd, 10. Imran Tahir, 11. Naveen-ul-Haq/Kevin Sinclair

Saint Lucia Kings

  • West Indies Internationals: Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams
  • West Indies Domestic: Kadeem Alleyne, Keron Cottoy, Mark Deyal, Javelle Glen, Jeavor Royal
  • Foreign Recruits: Faf du Plessis – C (South Africa), Tim David (Singapore), Samit Patel (England), Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)

Coaching Staff: Andy Flower

I am looking forward to the West Indies internationals. Roston Chase, Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Paul are not in the current T20I plan for the West Indies and Joseph, McCoy, and Paul are still on the fringes. This CPL season will show who gets in and who does not to the T20 World Cup squad. Also hope that Faf du Plessis has recovered from the concussion.

Saint Lucia Kings Expected XI:

  1. Faf du Plessis, 2. Andre Fletcher, 3. Rahkeem Cornwall, 4. Roston Chase, 5. Tim David, 6. Samit Patel, 7. Keemo Paul, 8. Kesrick Williams, 9. Usman Qadir/Wahab Riaz, 10. Obed McCoy, 11. Alzarri Joseph

St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots

  • West Indies Internationals: Dwayne Bravo (C), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Joshua Da Silva (WK), Rayad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Devon Thomas
  • West Indies Domestic: Colin Archibald, Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Mikyle Louis
  • Foreign Recruits: Asif Ali (Pakistan), Ravi Bopara (England), Fawad Ahmed (Australia), Paul van Meekeren

Coaching Staff: Simon Helmot

I am looking forward to Evin Lewis & Fabian Allen. They have been the two standout performers in the last three home T20I series. Can they continue their good form?

St. Kitts & Patriots Expected XI:

  1. Devon Thomas, 2. Evin Lewis, 3. Chris Gayle, 4. Sherfane Rutherford, 5. Ravi Bopara, 6. Asif Ali, 7. Joshua Da Silva, 8. Dwayne Bravo, 9. Fabian Allen, 10. Fawad Ahmed, 11. Sheldon Cottrell

Jamaica Tallawahs

  • West Indies Internationals: Rovman Powell (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Shamarh Brooks, Fidel Edwards, Jason Mohmammed, Veerasammy Permaul, Chadwick Walton (WK)
  • West Indies Domestic: Joshua James, Kennar Lewis, Abhijai Mansingh, Kirk McKenzie, Imran Khan
  • Foreign Recruits: Haider Ali (Pakistan), Ryan Persaud (USA), Migael Pretorius (South Africa), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan)

Coaching Staff: Floyd Reifer

I am looking forward to the star-studded lower middle order—Powell, Brathwaite, and Russell. 255/5 in their opening game already shows the potential of this team.

Jamaica Tallawahs Expected XI:

  1. Chadwick Walton (WK), 2. Kennar Lewis, 3. Haider Ali, 4. Shamarh Brooks, 5. Rovmann Powell, 6. Andre russell, 7. Carlos Brathwaite, 8. Chris Green, 9. Veerasammy Permaul, 10. Fidel Edwards, 11. Qais Ahmed

Key Match Ups To Watch Out For

  1. Huge CPL season ahead for Andre Fletcher – The Spice Man came back to the West Indies T20I side on a back of a good BBL and Big Bash tournament. However, his form in the international arena dropped off. Johnson Charles & Brandon King are contenders for the reserve opener spot if Fletcher does not have a good show here.
  2. Warriors show glimpse of West Indies’ future – Brandon King, Pooran, Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair may form the core of a future West Indies team without Gayle, Pollard, or Bravo.
  3. Can Trinbago Knight Riders do it again? Last season TKR won 12 games on a trot to dominate CPL 2020. With a similar composition of their squad, can they make it 5 trophies?

Caribbean Premier League 2021 Predictions

Finally here are my predictions.

My prediction for the team to lift the CPL 2021 trophy is….Jamaica Tallawahs with the Top 4 of Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, and Trinbago Knight Riders.

  • Most Runs: Evin Lewis
  • Most Wickets: Obed McCoy
  • Emerging Player: Rohail Nazir
  • Surprise Package: Tim David/Jake Lintott
  • Broken Cricket Dream: Final CPL edition for Shoaib Malik?

Here were my Caribbean Premier League – CPL 2021 Predictions. What did you think? What are YOUR predictions? Comment Below!

© Copyright @Nitesh Mathur and Broken Cricket Dreams, 2021. Originally published on 08/30/2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Broken Cricket Dreams with appropriate and specific direction to the original content (i.e. linked to the exact post/article).