Five CPL 2018 performers who could break into other T20 leagues

Fast bowlers with variations and six-hitters have always attracted attention in T20 cricket. ESPNcricinfo lists out five such CPL 2018 performers who could be in the lens of various other T20 leagues. Ali Khan (Trinbago Knight Riders) He was nicknamed ‘The yorker machine’ by his USA team-mates for his ability to consistently hit the blockhole at…

Tallawahs knocked out despite Phillips ton

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots kept their CPL 2018 campaign going as they trounced Jamaica Tallawahs in the Eliminator to seal a thrilling two-wicket win in Guyana on Wednesday (September 13). Glenn Phillips smashed a ton to help Tallawahs post 191 for 5 before Anton Devcich’s half-century and some nerveless batting from Ben Cutting saw the Patriots…

Green, Hetmyer carry Warriors to CPL final

Guyana Amazon Warriors sealed a thrilling two-wicket win over Trinbago Knight Riders in the first Qualifier to seal a place in the final of CPL 2018 on Tuesday (September 11). Rayad Emrit and Chris Green kept Knight Riders to just 122 for 7 before Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford played a crucial role in the…

Rutherford, Hetmyer fireworks help Warriors finish second

Sherfane Rutherford and Shimron Hetmyer’s combined assault on Trinbago Knight Riders helped Guyana Amazon Warriors set-up a re-match for the two sides in CPL 2018 Qualifier 1 the next week. The pair’s destructive knocks, 45 not out off 13 and 59 off 30 helped Warriors polish off the 155-run target with 5.5 overs to spare and overtake…

Trinbago Knight Riders back on top after Munro’s 56-ball 90

Trinbago Knight Riders erased the bad memories of some early season woes at Queen’s Park Oval as they stormed back to the top of the CPL table in an emphatic fashion with a 67-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors. The hosts staked a claim to be favorites for repeating as CPL champions behind another Colin Munro half-century,…

Allen special lands Tridents’ sixth consecutive loss

Fabian Allen rescued St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and then led them to a thrilling two-wicket win over Barbados Tridents in St Kitts on Tuesday (September 4). Tridents slipped to their sixth consecutive loss as Patriots chased down their first ever 150-plus total – scoring 169 for 8 in 19.4 overs – after Allen smashed…

Ish Sodhi and Tabraiz Shamsi get CPL gigs

Jamaica Tallawahs have called up New Zealand legspinner Ish Sodhi as a like-for-like replacement for Australia’s Adam Zampa, who will be returning home for the start of the domestic season. This will be Sodhi’s first CPL stint. He was most recently involved in the Vitality Blast, where he picked 19 wickets in 15 matches for…

House of Howlers – Umpiring errors in CPL 2018

(ESPNCricinfo) A raft of glaring umpiring decisions in the 2018 CPL has sparked the DRS debate again. ESPNcricinfo lists the top-ten bloopers from the season David Warner: lbw b Imran Tahir for 11 The St Lucia Stars opener fell victim to arguably one of the worst lbw decisions ever, when he was hit outside the…

Tanvir, Tahir star in final-over thriller

Two foreign recruits – Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir – combined to script a thrilling four-wicket victory for Guyana Amazon Warriors over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in a final-over finish on Tuesday (August 28). The South African spinner’s four-fer kept the hosts to a manageable 168 from their allotted overs while the Pakistani pacer…