Chris Gayle makes a comeback in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots; Faf du Plessis roped in by St Lucia Zouks


Forward of the T20 extravaganza, Chris Gayle joined certainly one of his previous groups, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photograph by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 by way of Getty Pictures)

West Indies’ swashbuckling opening batsman Chris Gayle is all set to make his comeback to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 2021 version of CPL will kickstart from August 28 with the ultimate to happen on September 19. Your entire T20 League will probably be hosted on the Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Forward of the extravaganza, Chris Gayle joined certainly one of his previous groups, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Gayle sparked controversy by not collaborating within the earlier version of the match. Earlier than the 2020 season, Gayle made an acrimonious exit from Jamaica Tallawahs and publicly blamed head coach Ramnaresh Sarwan for it.

Notably, the power-hitter was scheduled to play for  St Lucia Zouks however only a day earlier than CPL 2020 draft, he pulled out from the match citing private causes. Gayle began his run in CPL along with his dwelling franchise Jamaica Tallawahs. The left-hander was there with the staff from 2013 to 2016 and helped them win two titles. 

Nevertheless, within the 2017 version, the 41-year-old modified his franchise and joined St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Gayle performed for 2 seasons for them earlier than going again to his dwelling franchise for the 2019 season. The opening batsman is now again with the Patriots and will probably be hoping for an extended run with them.

St Lucia Zouks rope in Faf du Plessis

Whereas Chris Gayle makes a comeback to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks have additionally made a stellar deal by together with former South African captain Faf du Plessis to their squad. This would be the second time that the South African batsman will characteristic within the Caribbean League. 

Faf was part of the Patriots in CPL 2016 when he scored 179 runs in 10 innings at a strike fee of lower than 100. The inclusion of the 36-year-old is usually a masterstroke for the Zouks as Du Plessis is coming after a superb run with the Chennai Tremendous Kings within the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Aside from CPL, the opening batter may even characteristic within the remaining matches of PSL 2021 in Abu Dhabi for Quetta Gladiators. 

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