Fear of Covid-19 hits Windies training camp in Saint Lucia
Jamaica’s Tallawahs have retained T20 star Andre Russell, former T20 Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell and Chadwick Walton ahead of the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League, which kicks off August 28 in St. Kitts and Nevis .
Russell boasted of the team’s highest average of 44.40 last year, having scored 222 points in 9 games. The versatile also packed three wickets. Brathwaite struggled with the bat, averaging just 12 points in 11 games, but took 10 wickets.
Powell, who was the team’s captain, also had a below-par season, scoring 106 points in 11 games for an 11.77 average, while Walton struggled after averaging 3 points. in eight matches, with a high score of 10.
Interestingly, there was no mention of the team’s top running scorer last season, Glenn Phillips, who has been one of the team’s most consistent players for the past 4 seasons. The 24-year-old was recently offered his first retention contract by New Zealand Cricket.
Afghan pitcher Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, who was the team’s main wicket-taker with 16 wickets last season, and Nepalese leg pitcher Sandeep Lamichhane, who captured 12 wickets, the second-largest, did not been selected either.
In the meantime, the Tallawahs have also kept the confidence of fast pitcher Fidel Edwards who showed plenty of pace after returning to CPL in 2020. The Jamaica-based franchise will also host Verasammy Permaul, left-back left arm, and the last ICC America player. season, Ryan Persaud.
The rest of the squad, which includes the remaining 10 places, will be announced in the coming weeks.