With a blend of calypso magic and swag, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has captured the hearts and minds of cricket lovers from across the globe since its inception.
The 11th season of the Caribbean Premier League will be taking place from 16th August 2023. It is slated to take place till the 24th August. A total of 5 countries in the Caribbean will be hosting this elite and glamorous tournament.
Notably, West Indies are two-time champions of the CPL and have always been an indomitable force in the T20 circuit. West Indians rule the roost in this format and have always stamped their authority in the T20 leagues across the globe.
In this article, we spotlight five key players to keep an eye on in the forthcoming CPL 2023. Their performances could potentially offer you the best returns when betting on Top CPL betting sites in India.
1. Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Explosive all-rounder Kieron Pollard is not just known for his swashbuckling batting skills. The 36-year-old cricketer is an astute captain and is a seasoned campaigner in this format.
He presently plies his trade for Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL and has played 47 matches in the tournament so far. With 1252 runs under his belt, Pollard will be a player to watch out for.
2. Nicholas Pooran (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Southpaw Nicholas Pooran is in the form of his life presently. After finishing as the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded Major League Cricket 2023, Pooran continued his good form in the ongoing T20I series versus India.
Pooran has so far played 92 games in the Caribbean Premier League and has scored 1652 runs at an average of 23.94. He will be a key asset for Trinbago Knight Riders.
3. Faf Du Plessis (St Lucia Knights)
South African batting powerhouse Faf Du Plessis plays for St Lucia Knights in the CPL. He is a very good anchor and can rotate the strike extremely well as he is quite quick between the wickets.
St Lucia Knights would be banking on the batting prowess of Faf Du Plessis in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League 2023.
4. Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Unarguably, one of the greatest T20 players ever, Sunil Narine will be a force to reckon with in the Trinbago Knight Riders side for CPL 2023. The bowling all-rounder has amassed 873 runs and has picked up 101 wickets in the CPL so far.
Narine’s wily bowling and his ability to outfox the opposition batters makes him a key asset in any T20 side across the world.
5. Imad Wasim (Jamaica Tallawahs)
Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim would be hoping to put his best foot forward in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League 2023. Wasim will be playing for Jamaica Tallawahs in the tournament in the Caribbean islands.
In the 2022 edition of the tournament, Imad Wasim had bagged 17 wickets in 13 games.