5 West Indies players to watch out for in CPL 2016

5 West Indies players to watch out for in CPL 2016

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is promising to be a fun filled and an exciting cricketing extravaganza. With more additions in the overseas players, the season will see the likes of AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and Shane Watson pitted against each other.

While the overseas players are sure to be taking quite some limelight, the West Indies players aren’t far behind either. Whatever the reason be, there would be eyes glued on some of the West Indies players, who are expected to put on some heavy showing this season.

The big names of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul will surely have high expectations, but there are a few who could surprise you. Here is a list of such 5 West Indies players to watch out for in CPL 2016:

1. Darren Sammy – St. Lucia Zouks:

Darren Sammy CPL 2016
Darren Sammy bats during a match between The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and St. Lucia Zouks . (Photo by Ashley Allen/LatinContent/Getty Images)

The World Cup winning skipper didn’t get to play any competitive cricket after winning the World T20 for his side in India earlier this year. Darren Sammy couldn’t bag a deal in the IPL either and had to settle for commentary role.

Amidst such circumstances, the all-rounder will have his eyes set on a good comeback and perform in whatever way possible. Sammy has been a great force when it comes to T20 cricket.

He has played 205 T20s in his career so far and has a strike rate of over 35 with the bat to go with a tally of 180 wickets to his name with an economy of 7.75. Having led the team in the previous edition of the CPL, Sammy has a good experience of the tournament.

Also check out – 5 All-rounders to watch out for in CPL 2016