The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will be its eighth season as six of the best teams in the region go head to head in the Caribbean T20 competition. It was first started in 2013 and has seen a steady increase in its following throughout the time it’s been there.
The seventh edition of the Carribean Premier League saw some of the best T20 cricket played in the history of the tournament. Many new domestic stars emerged from the tournament and were given the opportunity to play on the first team for the West Indies. For the first time ever in the tournament, the Guyana Amazon Warriors went unbeaten through the group stage.
The four teams that made it through to the group stages were Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and Trinbago Knight Riders.
The Eliminator 1 was played between St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
The Knight Riders had won the toss and elected to ball first. They managed to restrict the patriots to just 125 runs at the loss of seven wickets. Chris Jordan and Sunil Narine shined with the ball for the Knight Riders while Laurie Evans was the only stand out batsman for the Patriots as he scored a total of 55 runs. The Knight Riders chased the total down in a reasonable time as it took them 18.4 overs and at the expense of just two wickets. Lendl Simmons was magnificent with the bat as he made 51 runs and Kieron Pollard played a short yet effective cameo scoring 26 runs from just 9 balls. In this fashion, the Knight Riders booked their place in the second qualifier.
This was followed by the Qualifier one which was played between the group topper and the runner of the group.
The winner of the match proceeded straight to the finals while the losing team got the chance to redeem themselves and play a finals rematch after winning the qualifier 2. The match was played between the unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents. The Warriors continued with their unbeaten streak in the tournament by extending the tally to 11 matches as they took down the Tridents.
The Warriors batted first and posted a humongous total of 218 for the loss of three wickets in their 20 overs. In the process, Brandon King scored a whopping 132 runs off just 72 balls to record the highest ever score by a batsman in the CPL breaking the record of Andre Russell. The tridents could only manage a score of 188 as they fell short and were forced to play the second qualifier.
The final playoffs match was the second qualifier. As a result of the previous two matches, the contestants for the second qualifier were the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Barbados Tridents. Redeeming themselves is what the Tridents did as they narrowly won the second qualifier to set up a finals rematch against the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Tridents batted first and posted a considerably tough total of 160 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
The reply from the Knight Riders, as it turned out was not good enough as they fell 12 runs short of the total and were eliminated from the tournament.
The finals of the CPL 2019 was between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents. The match was played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on 12th October. The Tridents had won the toss and decided to bat first. They got off to a flying start as they made 43 runs in their first 5 overs.
Things took a turn for the worse for the Tridents after they lost their openers and the middle-order batsman did not contribute much. They were 90/5 after 12.2 overs. The match seemed to be going according to the Warriors plan until the arrival of Jonathan Carter. Carter came into the match and brought the Tridents back into the game as he smashed a 26 ball half-century. On the back of his performance, the Tridents posted a total of 171/6.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors started slowly as they made 53 runs in their first 7 over at the loss of three wickets. Their opener, Brandon King, who seemed to be in great form was stumped for a score of 43 runs. After the wicket of their star batsman, things did not look good for the Warriors. The middle-order did try to bring down the required run rate which had climbed up to 14 runs per over but failed to do so as they ended up losing their wickets to make runs in a hurry.
There really wasn’t much hope left after Nicholas Pooran and Sherfane Rutherford got out. In the end, it was a little too much to do for the tail end batsman as they needed 33 runs from the last six balls.
The Barbados Tridents claimed their second CPL title as they ended the unbeaten run of the Guyana Amazon Warriors as they won the final by 27 runs. Jonathan Carter was awarded the man of the match award for his hurricane of an innings of 50 of 26 balls.
CPL Teams 2020
This season will see six teams participate in the tournament with Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Zouks and Guyana Amazon Warriors taking part in the tournament. CPL 2020 squads players list is placed below.
CPL 2020 Team Squads Players List
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Chris Green, Shoaib Malik, Devendra Bishoo, Imran Tahir, Chadwick Walton, Sohail Tanvir, Gajanand Singh, Cameron Delport, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Ronchi, Roshon Primus, Jason Mohammed, Saurabh Netravalkar, Rayad Emrit, Akshaya Persaud, Veerasammy Permaul, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd
Barbados Tridents Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Steven Smith, Ashley Nurse, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Smith, Hashim Amla, Imran Khan, Mohammad Irfan (replaced Junaid Khan), Mark Deyal, Martin Guptill, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamar Springer, Sunny Sohal, Tion Webster, Wahab Riaz
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad: Andre Russell (captain), Steven Taylor, Shahid Afridi (pulls out due to knee injury), Ross Taylor, Steven Jacobs, Kennar Lewis, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Rovman Powell, Elmore Hutchinson, David Miller, Krishmar Santokie,Andre McCarthy, Colin de Grandhomme (replaced Imad Wasim who returns for Asia Cup training), Kemar Roach, Kristian Kallicharran, Johnson Charles, Samuel Badree
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Squad: Chris Gayle (captain), Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Graeme Cremer, Fabian Allen, Javil Glenn, Ibrahim Khalil, Mahmadullah Reyad, Jeremiah Louis, Shamarh Brooks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sheldon Cottrell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Cooper
St Lucia Stars Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Lendl Simmons, Kesrick Williams, Qias Ahmad, Rakheem Cornwall, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Christopher Lamont, Jaskaran Malholtra, David Warner (replaced D’Arcy Short), Andre Fletcher, Mitch McCleneghan, Rumman Raees, Dasun Shanaka, Kaveem Hodge, Darren Sammy, Niroshan Dickwella, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Sami, Mark Chapman
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Hamza Tariq, Terrence Hinds, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Ronsford Beaton, Darren Bravo, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, Denesh Ramdin, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Shannon Gabriel (replaced Junior Dala), Amir Jangoo, Anderson Phillips, Fawad Ahmed (replaced Shadab Khan)
CPL Schedule 2019
The CPL 2019 Fixtures which will go all the way through 39 days to the final that will be played in September. The exact CPL 2019 schedule and time for all matches is placed below.
|Date||Caribbean Premier League 2019 Fixtures||Venue|
|Thursday, September 5||Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars||TBC|
|Friday, September 6||Trinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs||Trinidad|
|Saturday, September 7||Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||TBC|
|Sunday, September 8||Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Stars||Trinidad; Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents|
|Tuesday, September 10||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs||St Kitts|
|Wednesday, September 11||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents||St Kitts|
|Thursday, September 12||Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars||Jamaica|
|Friday, September 13||Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders||Jamaica|
|Saturday, September 14||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors||St Kitts|
|Sunday, September 15||Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents||Jamaica; St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Stars|
|Tuesday, September 17||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders||St Kitts|
|Wednesday, September 18||Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Jamaica|
|Thursday, September 19||Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Jamaica|
|Friday, September 20||St Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents||St Lucia|
|Saturday, September 21||St Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders||St Lucia|
|Sunday, September 22||Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Barbados|
|Monday, September 23||Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs||Barbados|
|Tuesday, September 24||St Lucia Stars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||St Lucia|
|Wednesday, September 25||St Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors||St Lucia|
|Thursday, September 26||Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders||Barbados|
|Friday, September 27||St Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs||St Lucia|
|Saturday, September 28||Barbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Barbados|
|Sunday, September 29||Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Stars||Barbados|
|Monday, September 30||Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors||Trinidad|
|Wednesday, October 2||Trinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents||Trinidad|
|Thursday, October 3||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs||TBC|
|Friday, October 4||Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders||TBC|
|Sunday, October 6||Eliminator – 3rd v 4th||TBC; Qualifier 1 -1st v 2nd|
|Tuesday, October 8||Semi-final (Qualifier 2) -Winner Eliminator v Loser Qualifier 1||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Saturday, October 12||Final – Winner Qualifier 1 v Winner Semi-final (Qualifier 2)||Brian Lara Cricket Academy Trinidad|
Starting with the Caribbean region itself, in Barbados, Digicel will telecast the CPL live, while TV Guyana will be the host broadcaster in Guyana. Jamaican fans can watch the CPL live on TVJ, whereas ZIZ will show it live for St Kitts and Nevis and CNC3 for Trinidad & Tobago.
UK and Ireland fans can watch the tournament on Sky Sports & on Dave while in the US, the place to watch is Fox Sports.
Star Sports are the official broadcasters of the Caribbean Premier League in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, while Ten Sports will telecast it live in Pakistan. If you are in the MENA region (UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen), then you are looking at Orbit Showtime Network (OSN Sports), while Australia and New Zealand fans can watch the CPL live on Fox Sports and Sky Sport respectively.
How to Watch CPL Live Streaming 2020 Online?
The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League will also be live-streamed like it was last season. CPL has become the first-ever cricket tournament to be streamed live on Twitter. All the matches in the CPL this season will be telecast and live-streamed in 54 countries on Twitter. Along with this, Indian fans will have the added attraction of being able to watch CPL Highlights on the same social channel.
You can watch the CPL live stream online In the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, PNG (Papua New Guinea), Romania, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
In the USA, the CPL will be available online through the Willow TV. You can watch it live online on your laptop or connect it to your television and watch the CPL live streaming there through a Willow TV package for the competition.