The Last CPL’s runners-up St Lucia Zouks have made a major overhaul to their team in the drafts that took place ahead of the 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League. The SLZ is one of the 3 franchises that have not won the premier T20 league of the West Indies.
The major news with the Zouks before the draft was that their regular skipper Darren Sammy stepping down as the captain. They also surprisingly left out Scott Kuggeleijn, the highest wicket-taker of CPL last season, and Mohammad Nabi along with 8 others that includes Sammy.
St Lucia Zouks went for experience in the just concluded CPL 2021 draft as they picked the former South African skipper Faf Du Plessis and also signed the Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz. Du Plessis was named the new captain of the side for this season.
Matthew Wade an exciting addition to the team as is Pakistan’s new spinning hope Usman Qadir and Samit Patel. Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul are the new West Indies talents that the SLZ signed this season.
The players retained were Andre Fletcher, Roston Chase, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, and Javelle Glen.
Having finished 3rd in the points table, the St Lucia Zouks lost to the Trinbago Knight Riders in the finals of the CPL 2020.
On that note, let’s take a look at the complete squad of St Lucia Zouks for CPL 2021.
St Lucia Zouks: Faf du Plessis, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Matthew Wade, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Usman Qadir, Samit Patel, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Alzarri Joseph.