Champions League T20 team preview: Trinidad and Tobago

The finalists of CLT20 2009, Trinidad and Tobago are one of the most exciting teams in the competition. They are the champions of the West Indies domestic league, and have a wealth of young talents up their rank. They are drawn in a tough group along with Chennai Super Kings, Titans, Brisbane Heats and a team from the qualifiers. Even with tough fixtures, without doubt they are one of the favourites going into the tournament. Here is a look at the T&T’s strength, weakness and the line-up for the tournament.

Trinidad and Tobago T20 Cricket team photo profile
A huge party unfolded at Kensington Oval on Sunday night, January 23rd, after the new Caribbean Twenty20 Cricket champions were crowned in grand style.

POSITIVES:

Bowling has been Trinidad’s strength over the past few years. In Sunil Narine they have one of the best spinners in World T20 cricket, and Samuel Badree is good at containing batsman. T&T also have a solid batting line-up with Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath in their ranks. Trinadad & Tobago are arguably one of  the best fielding side in the tournament.

WEAKNESS:

They will be missing some big names like Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo who have chosen their IPL franchises over their home team. Most of the players are new to sub-continent conditions and may take time to adjust to the nature of the tracks. Except for Ravi Rampual, the fast bowling department looks weak.

 

Squad:

Captain: Denesh Ramdin.

Coach:  Kelvin Williams.

Batsmen: Jason Mohammed, Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Navin Stewart, Yannick Ottley.

Wicket Keeper: Denesh Ramdin, Nicolas Pooran.

Bowlers: Rayad Emrit, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Shannon Gabriel, Sherwin Ganga, Ravi Rampaul.