The Caribbean Premiere is all set for its 11th edition commencing on the 16th of August. The most decorated team in the league Trinbago Knight Riders is once again looking solid on paper with interesting new signings. CPL 2023 TKR Squad: Pollard, Russell, and Bravo reunited, and Noor Ahmed and Pathirana were declared as the new signings.
It is going to be another electrifying season full of power hitters and entertainers. It will be a six-team tournament in which the teams having the most points will sit in the top 4 positions and qualify for the playoff round.
The 4-time winners Trinbago Knight Riders faced a tough season last time as they finished at the bottom of the table. The miserable performance made them obliged to make some changes in their squad and they have done them quite well.
Matheesha Pathirana named in CPL 2023 TKR Squad
The 3 superstars of West Indies cricket Keiron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, and Andre Russel have assembled in the TKR side for the first time. Along with them, the maestro spinner Sunil Narine will also feature in the same lineup.
Fans will be excited to see how these experienced horses will be able to deliver in front of the current generation superstars.
On the other hand, TKR has also looked up to the young blood who have shown their skills in the Indian Premiere league recently. The Sri Lankan fast bowler who has Malinga look like bowling action Matheesha Pathirana has been signed by TKR.
Superstars galore! ⭐ @TKRiders have some serious talent in their ranks this year and are coming for the title. Will they bounce back at CPL 2023?#CPL23 #CPLDraft #CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/rShgQpqtcC
— CPL T20 (@CPL) June 30, 2023
Pathirana’s Lazor-guided yorkers made life difficult for the opposition batters, especially in the death overs for the champions CSK. Moreover, they have also sealed the deal of Afghani leg spinner Noor Ahmed who delivered a magnificent spell in the finals of IPL 2023.
Noor Ahmed is a bowler who can bowl at any phase of the match, his variations along with experienced Sunil Narine will work wonder for the TKR side.
Nicholas Pooran, Rilee Rossouw, and Martin Guptill strengthen TKR batting
The left-handed flamboyant striker of the ball Nicholas Pooran has been retained by TKR. The team’s batting relies a lot on Nicholas Pooran’s batting form. Another left-handed explosive batter in the TKR batting lineup is the South African top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw.
In terms of the experienced overseas opener, TKR has signed the Kiwi stylish opening batter Martin Guptill. Coach Abhishek Nayar has shown ample faith in Guptill.