Trinbago Knight Riders

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Trinbago Knight Riders
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Personnel
CaptainTrinidad and Tobago Dwayne Bravo
CoachNew Zealand Brendon McCullum
OwnerShah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment)
Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta (Mehta Group)
Chief executiveRajeev Singh, Lloyd Rangiah
Team information
CityPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Colours     Red,      Black and      White.
Founded2013
Home groundQueen's Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Capacity20,000
History
CPL wins3 (2015, 2017, 2018)
Official website:http://www.tkriders.com/
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The Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) is a franchise cricket team of the Caribbean Premier League based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Red Steel was one of the original six teams created for the tournament's inaugural 2013 season. Their home ground is Queen's Park Oval.

In 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment, the parent company of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, purchased stake in the Red Steel.[1] The Red Steel went on to win the 2015 tournament.[2] After the season, the name was changed to Trinbago Knight Riders.

History[edit]

The Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel were one of the six teams created for the Caribbean Premier League's inaugural 2013 season. In 2015, they won the tournament for the first time, defeating the Barbados Tridents 178–158 at Queen's Park Oval.[2]

Also in 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment led by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and Mehta Group of businessman Jay Mehta and his wife Juhi Chawla, purchased stake in the Red Steel. Red Chillies Entertainment also owns the Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders; this was the first time an IPL team had invested in a Twenty20 cricket league outside India.[1] In 2016, Red Chillies Entertainment took over the team's operations and changed the name to the Knight Riders. The core team remained the same in 2016, with Dwayne Bravo at the helm. However, the team's marquee foreign player is New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who has played for KKR in the past. Brad Hogg, Javon Searles, Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro have also played for KKR before. Darren Bravo Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine currently play for both the Knight Riders teams.[3] Simon Katich in 2017, replaced fellow Australian Simon Helmot as the head coach.[4]

Current squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Notes
Batsmen
46 Darren Bravo Trinidad and Tobago (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2013
82 Colin Munro New Zealand (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2016 Overseas
All-rounders
55 Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2019
47 Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2013 Captain
74 Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2016
18 Khary Pierre Trinidad and Tobago (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016
50 James Neesham New Zealand (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2019 Overseas
41 Seekkuge Prasanna Sri Lanka (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2019 Overseas
20 Kevon Cooper Trinidad and Tobago (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
21 Tion Webster Trinidad and Tobago (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break 2017
86 Javon Searles Barbados (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2015
17 Mark Deyal Trinidad and Tobago (1993-04-07) 7 April 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2019
Wicket-keepers
80 Denesh Ramdin Trinidad and Tobago (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 34) Right-handed 2016
Bowlers
23 Ali Khan United States (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
87 Mohammad Hasnain Pakistan (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2019 Overseas
22 Akeal Hosein Trinidad and Tobago (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2019
Anderson Phillip Trinidad and Tobago (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 23) 2016


Home ground[edit]

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The Trinbago Knight Riders plays their home games at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. The QPO was also the host ground of the semi-finals and finals of 2013 and 2015 editions of the CPL. The Queen's Park Oval is one of the oldest and most historic of grounds in the Caribbean as well as having one of the largest capacities, accommodating approximately 20,000 spectators in comfort. Home of the Queen's Park Cricket Club (QPCC) since 1896, it has hosted Test matches since 1930, ODIs since 1983 and T20s since 2009.

Results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ESPN Sports Media. "KKR owners buy stake in CPL franchise T&T Red Steel". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Caribbean Premier League, Final: Barbados Tridents v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Port of Spain, Jul 26, 2015". www.espncricinfo.com. ESPN. 26 July 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "No More Red Steel: T&T Knight Riders takes over CPL franchise". The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper.
  4. ^ "Simon Katich to coach Trinbago Knight Riders". news.com.au. 17 January 2017.

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