Gayle, Shakib and du Plessis to make CPL return this season


Chris Gayle, Shakib al Hasan and Faf du Plessis will be playing at 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which takes place in St Kitts and Nevis from August 28 to September 19

Chris Gayle will be back with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, a team he played for in 2017 and 2018.

Gayle guided the Patriots to their only Hero CPL final in his first year with the franchise.

As the leading run scorer in T20 history he brings a huge amount of experience to the Patriots squad.

Shakib al Hasan has joined the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2021 season.

This will be the second time that the world’s leading spin-bowling all-rounder has represented the Tallawahs having been with the franchise in 2016 and 2017.

Faf du Plessis will be playing for the St Lucia Zouks this season.

The former South Africa captain has been in outstanding form in recent months for the Chennai Super Kings at the Indian Premier League where he made four consecutive half-centuries, including 95 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders.

This is his second stint at the Hero CPL having played for the Patriots in 2016. (CPL)

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