Barnwell has a role to play, says Zouks skipper Sammy

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Christopher Barnwell makes a return to the Hero Caribbean Premier League after missing the tournament in 2018. He will play for the St. Lucia Zouks, and according to captain Daren Sammy, the 32-year-old all-rounder has a role to play in the team’s success.

From 2013 to 2016, Barnwell played for his native Guyana Amazon Warriors, and helped them to qualify for the playoff on all occasions. During that period, spanning 41 matches, he scored 407 runs with a highest of 37, while taking seven wickets.

His stats were below par for a man who played cricket at the highest level. He was not drafted by Warriors in 2017, but managed to land a stint with Barbados Tridents. Again, he didn’t reap the desired rewards.

Sammy believes Barnwell has a role to play in order for them to achieve success.

St. Lucia Zouks captain Daren Sammy

“Every single player in my team has a part to play in helping St. Lucia Zouks win matches…this it is the CPL; it is the best players across the Caribbean looking to help whichever franchise to win. Barnwell with the experience he has here in Guyana, who knows he definitely, if he finds himself in the XI, has a part to play,” Sammy stated when question on Barnwell’s possible impact.

Barnwell joins Andre Fletcher, Ronald Cato, Andre McCarthy, Keddy Lesporis, Nitish Kumar, Kesrick Williams, John Campbell, Thisara Perera, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jeavor Royal, Krishmar Santokie, Fawad Ahmed, Obed McCoy, Najibullah Zadran and Kavem Hodge.

Zouks and Warriors will clash from 18:00h at the National Stadium, Providence, on Thursday. It will be both sides first match of the seventh edition of the tournament.

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