In the Caribbean Premier League ring, St Lucia Zouks is the most recent contestant. From the 2019 CPL, St Lucia Zouks replaced the Stars, an earlier franchise. And in this league, Zouks came at the fifth spot in this six-squads league just before Jamaica Tallawahs.
The team St Lucia Zouks came into existence when the West Indies cricket board finished the earlier contract with the organization, that was managing the Stars. So, in 2020 CPL, can Zouks give an impactful performance? Stumpsandbails analyzed the team completely and get some findings.
So, let’s dig into the complete details of St Lucia Zouks.
Like Barbados Tridents, the Zouks don’t have many big stars. But as an inspiration skipper, they have Daren Sammy and a couple of talented T20 players such as Mohammad Nabi, batsman wicket-keeper Andre Fletcher, who can knock big shots, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, and extremely skilled Chemar Holder. Also, they have some overseas players like Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, etc. Anrich Nortje can also be considered as a talented bowler.
Zouks faced a tremendous blow just before the starting of the 2019 CPL when Chris Gayle signed out from Jamaica Tallawahs and declared that he wouldn’t participate in the league. This decision of Chris Gayle devastated the batting department of Zouks. Besides that, many players don’t have that much experience and that can add extra pressure on frontline players. In case the front liners fail, then it would be difficult to progress into Qualifiers.
Mohammad Nabi, Andre Fletcher, Daren Sammy, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Obed McCoy, Mark Deyal, Kimani Melius, Noor Ahmad, Leniko Boucher, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Kavem Hodge, Anrich Nortje, Chemar Holder.
Stars to watch
Daren Sammy, Chemar Holder Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Nabi, Chemar Holder
Including in the top four teams seems difficult for Zouks in 2020 CPL unless they would give their consistent efforts.