MEET THE TEAM

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Batsman

Age: 37 years
DOB: 21st September 1979

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The supremely talented West Indies international is arguably the biggest star in the Caribbean Premier League. He is one of only four players to have scored two triple centuries at Test level and holds the record for the fastest century across any format when needing just 31 balls. The West Indies’ all-time leading T20 run-scorer, Gayle will be looking to lead us to our first CPL title with his astoundingly powerful stroke play and measured off-spin.

Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez

All-Rounder

Age: 36 years
DOB: 17th October 1980

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An opening batsman and handy offspin bowler, Mohammad Hafeez first played for Pakistan in 2003, but it was only in 2011 that he finally became a regular in the side in all formats.

As a player, Hafeez gives the team plenty of options: he usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. He doesn’t flight his offbreaks much, but his excellent control over line and length allows the captain to use him at almost any stage of an innings. He is also one of the better fielders in the Pakistan team, especially in the point region.

Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali

Bowler

Age: 23 years
DOB: 7th February 1994

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Hasan Ali is a medium-fast bowler with a simple bowling action and a blend of variations. Hasan made a smooth transition to international cricket, grabbing two five-fors in his first 15 ODIs and impressing with his tight lines on his Test debut – which coincided with the farewells of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan – as Pakistan pulled off a last-gasp win in Dominica. Still, no one could quite imagine the impact he would have on his first global tournament, the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Mohammed Nabi

Mohammed Nabi

All-Rounder

Age: 32 years
DOB: 1st January 1985

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Mohammad Nabi is an efficient allrounder, a strong middle-order batsman who can bowl flighted offspin.  Nabi’s rise, like Afghanistan’s, has been staggering. He has been at the centre of the side since their time in the ICC’s World Cricket League Division Five, from where Afghanistan began their rise to the international stage.

Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis

Batsman

Age: 25 years
DOB: 27th December 1991

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Lewis has impressed at domestic level in the West Indies and this dashing opener has the talent at the top of the order to give the fans quite a spectacle in the Caribbean Premier League. To date, Lewis has scored the most runs for the team at 247, and counting.

Samuel Badree

Samuel Badree

Bowler

Age: 36 years
DOB: 9th March 1981

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One of the most economical Twenty20 bowlers around, Badree is unusual because this legspinner enjoys opening the bowling. His ability to get the new ball to skip through with varied pace creates many issues for opening batsman and the skills of this tried and tested T20 performer could prove decisive for his second appearance with the St. Kitts-Nevis Patriots.

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter

All-Rounder

Age: 29 years
DOB: 16th November 1987

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A fixture in the Barbados middle order and selected as part of the West Indies 2015 World Cup squad, Carter’s deceptively lively medium-pace and talent with the bat could certainly cause problems for opponents of the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots this season.

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi

Bowler

Age: 27 years
DOB: 18th February 1990

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A slow left-arm ‘chinaman’ bowler and decent middle order batsman, the South African born Shamsi plays first class cricket in his home country and has proven himself instrumental for the St. Kitts side.

Brandon King

Brandon King

Batsman

Age: 22 years
DOB: 16th December 1994

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King is a West Indian first-class cricketer. He was part of the West Indies’ squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He plays for Jamaica in domestic cricket, debuting in First Class cricket in the 2014-15 Regional Four Day Competition, and List A cricket in the 2015-16 Regional Super50. He was selected as our 9th round 2017 CPL draft pick.

Devon Thomas

Devon Thomas

Wicketkeeper

Age: 27 years
DOB: 12th November 1989

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A true allrounder who can keep wicket as well as bat and bowl, Thomas has proved a good performer for West Indies U-19 and at domestic level. He will look to make an impact in the Caribbean Premier League and gain valuable experience in the Twenty20 format

Sheldon Cottrell

Sheldon Cottrell

Bowler

Age: 27 years
DOB: 19th August 1989

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A quick and highly touted young fast-bowler, Cottrell can be quite a handful for batsmen and opponents must be mindful of his yorker delivered at genuine pace. He will look to catapult his reputation further on to the big stage for CPL 2017.

Kieran Powell

Kieran Powell

Batsman

Age: 27 years
DOB: 6th March 1990

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Our local hometown hero, is a powerful left-hand opening batsman who began playing cricket when he was eight. Both he and his brother, Alan, have represented the Leewards Islands at the Under-15 and U-19 level while Kieran went on to break into the West Indies’ U-19 squad.

Fabian Allen

Fabian Allen

All-Rounder

Age: 21 years
DOB: 7th May 1995

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Allen is a Jamaican cricketer who made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition on 25 November 2016. Prior to his first-class debut he was part of the West Indies squad for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. How will he fair for the 2017 Caribbean Premier League playing for the SKN Patriots?

Shamarh Brooks

Shamarh Brooks

Batsman

Age: 28 years
DOB: 1st October 1988

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Sharmarh Brooks has been one of the brightest young prospects Barbadian and West Indian cricket over the last five years. He was even highlighted by batting legend, Brian Lara, as one to look to in the future. He has played for Barbados, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies A and the West Indies Under-19s. Sharmarh was appointed captain of West Indies’ Under-19 squad for the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008.

Jeremiah Louis

Jeremiah Louis

All-Rounder

Age: 21 years
DOB: 12th March 1996

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Louis made his senior debut for the Leewards during the 2014–15 Regional Four Day Competition, against Trinidad and Tobago. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, his List A debut came later in the season, against Jamaica. Louis’s best bowling performance to date came in a four-day game against the Windward Islands, when he took 3/29.

Tonito Willett

Tonito Willett

Batsman

Age: 34 years
DOB: 6th February 1983

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Coming from the Leeward Islands, Tonito Willett has grabbed the attention of the West Indian public with his sharpness in every aspect of the gamet. Batting down the order, Willett has the ability to clear the boundary with ease and finish the innings off on a high, while he can also keep the runs tight with the ball. An athletic and quick fielder, he is just the type of Twenty20 player a team would want in their set-up.

Nikhil Dutta (ICC Americas)

Nikhil Dutta (ICC Americas)

Bowler

Age: 22 years
DOB: 13th October 1994

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Nikhil Dutta is a Kuwait-born Canadian cricketer. Dutta is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off spin. Dutta made his One Day International debut for Canada against Kenya in March 2013.

He was originally included in Canada’s squad for the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in July 2015, but he chose to stay with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.

Carlos Brathwaite (WICB FREE)

Carlos Brathwaite (WICB FREE)

All-Rounder

Age: 28 years
DOB: 18th July 1988

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Carlos Brathwaite, better known as ‘Ricky’, made his Test debut for the West Indies in the Second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 December 2015. Needing 19 to win in the last over against England, Brathwaite scored four consecutive sixes in the first four balls of the last over in the final of 2016 ICC World Twenty20 to enable the West Indies to win their second World Twenty20 title. This was his debut World Cup. He was the first player for the West Indies to score four consecutive sixes in a T20I match.

On 9 August 2016, Brathwaite was named the captain of the West Indies team for their Twenty20 International matches against India in Florida later that month.