CPL: Guyana Amazon Warriors pick Shadab Khan; local trio retained


By Avenash Ramzan

Guyana Amazon Warriors have picked Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan as their most expensive player for the Hero Caribbean Premier League 2019.

Khan, currently in England preparing for the Cricket World Cup, was snapped up by the Warriors in Round One of the Player Draft, which is taking place in London. Khan previously represented the Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.

Local trio Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford, who recently played in the Indian Premier League, have been retained. They are joined by compatriots Romario Shepherd and Veerasammy Permaul, who were bought in Rounds 10 and 14 respectively.

ICC Americas player Saurab Netravalkar also makes a return from last year, while Anthony Bramble, who last played for the Warriors in 2016, also gets a pick.

Shoaib Malik and Chris Green, front-runners for the captaincy, have also been retained from last season, while Brandon King, Ben Laughlin, Clinton Pestano, Keagan Simmons and Odean Smith will line up for the Warriors for the first time. Nicholas Pooran is the Marque Player, as was announced prior to the Draft.

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Nicholas Pooran (Trinidad and Tobago), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana), Ben Laughlin (Australia), Chris Green (Australia), Keemo Paul (Guyana), Sherfane Rutherford (Guyana), Brandon King (Jamaica), Romario Shepherd (Guyana), Odean Smith (Jamaica), Keagan Simmons (Trinidad and Tobago), Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana), Veerasammy Permaul (Guyana), Anthony Bramble (Guyana), Clinton Pestano (Guyana) and Saurab Natravalkar (ICC Americas)

Former Guyana Amazon Warriors players Christopher Barnwell (St. Lucia Stars) and Steven Jacobs (Jamaica Tallawahs) were the other Guyanese bought at the Draft.

Romario Shepherd (left) and Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors wave to fans at the end of the Hero Caribbean Premier League Play-Off match 31 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders at Guyana National Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Providence, Guyana (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

(How the squads look after the mandatory 17 rounds)

Round One: Alex Hales (Barbados Tridents), Dwayne Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders), Andre Russell (Jamaica Tallawahs), Lasith Malinga (St. Lucia Stars), Isuru Udana (St. Kitts Patriots), Shadab Khan (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Two: Jason Holder (Barbados Tridents), Keiron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders), Chris Gayle (Jamaica Tallawahs), Fawad Ahmed (St. Lucia Stars), Fabian Allen (St. Kitts Patriots), Nicholas Pooran (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Three: Asif Ali (Barbados Tridents), Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders), Chadwick Walton (Jamaica Tallawahs), Daren Sammy (St. Lucia Stars), Evin Lewis (St. Kitts Patriots), Shoaib Malik (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Four: Wahab Riaz (Barbados Tridents), Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders), Rovman Powell (Jamaica Tallawahs), Thisara Perera (St. Lucia Stars), Carlos Brathwaite (St. Kitts Patriots), Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Five: Sandeep Lamichanne (Barbados Tridents), Denesh Ramdin (Trinbago Knight Riders), Zahir Khan (Jamaica Tallawahs), Andre Fletcher (St. Lucia Stars), Rosse Van Der Dussen (St. Kitts Patriots), Ben Laughlin (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Six: Johnson Charles (Barbados Tridents), Darren Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders), Oshane Thomas (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kesrick Williams (St. Lucia Stars), Laurie Evans (St. Kitts Patriots), Chris Green (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Seven: Shai Hope (Barbados Tridents), Muhammad Hasnain (Trinbago Knight Riders), Glenn Phillips (Jamaica Tallawahs), John Campbell (St. Lucia Stars), Sheldon Cottrell (St. Kitts Patriots), Keemo Paul (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Eight: Ashley Nurse (Barbados Tridents), Khary Pierre (Trinbago Knight Riders), George Worker (Jamaica Tallawahs), Niroshan Dickwella (St. Lucia Stars), Devon Thomas (St. Kitts Patriots), Sherfane Rutherford (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round Nine: Imad Wasim (Barbados Tridents), James Neesham (Trinbago Knight Riders), Amad Butt (Jamaica Tallawahs), Obed McCoy (St. Lucia Stars), Rayad Emrit (St. Kitts Patriots), Brandon King (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 10: Jonathon Carter (Barbados Tridents), Seekkuge Prasanna (Trinbago Knight Riders), Christopher Lamont (Jamaica Tallawahs), Rakheem Cornwall (St. Lucia Stars), Shamarh Brooks (St. Kitts Ptariots), Romario Shepherd (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 11: Chemar Holder (Barbados Tridents), Amir Jangoo (Trinbago Knight Riders), Shamar Springer (Jamaica Tallawahs), Roland Cato (St. Lucia Stars), Jeremiah Louis (St. Kitts Patriots), Odean Smith (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 12: Leniko Boucher (Barbados Tridents), Anderson Philip (Trinbago Knight Riders), Ramaal Lewis (Jamaica Tallawahs), Jeavor Royal (St. Lucia Stars), Dominic Drakes (St. Kitts Patriots), Keagan Simmons (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 13: Roshon Primus (Barbados Tridents), Mark Deyal (Trinbago Knight Riders), Steven Jacobs (Jamaica Tallawahs), Andre McCarthy (St. Lucia Stars), Afif Hossain (St. Kitts Patriots), Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 14: Raymon Reifer (Barbados Tridents), Tion Webster (Trinbago Knight Riders), Derval Green (Jamaica Tallawahs), Beuran Hendricks (St. Lucia Stars), Keron Cottoy (St. Kitts Patriots), Veerasammy Permaul (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 15: Justin Greaves (Barbados Tridents), Javon Searles (Trinbago Knight Riders), Javelle Glen (Jamaica Tallawahs), Christopher Barnwell (St. Lucia Stars), Akeem Jordan (St. Kitts Patriots), Anthony Bramble (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 16: Joshua Bishop (Barbados Tridents), Akeal Hosein (Trinbago Knight Riders), Imran Khan (Jamaica Tallawahs), Keddy Lesporis (St. Lucia Stars), Usama Mir (St. Kitts Patriots), Clinton Pestano (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

Round 17: Hayden Walsh Jr. (Barbados Tridents), Ali Khan (Trinbago Knight Riders), Xavier Marshall (Jamaica Tallawahs), Nitish Kumar (St. Lucia Stars), Aaron Jones (St. Kitts Patriots), Saurab Netravalkar (Guyana Amazon Warriors)

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