CPL 2021 – Mohammad Amir to play for Barbados


Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will pair up with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders

Pakistan duo Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik have signed on with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 set to take place later this year in St Kitts and Nevis. Malik returns to Guyana Amazon Warriors, the side he led in 2018 and 2019, while Amir’s first stint in the CPL sees will see him ply his trade with the Barbados Tridents. Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane will team up with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, having played for three separate teams in the last three seasons.

Malik has captained the Amazon Warriors in every game he has represented the outfit, though Nicholas Pooran will take over the role this year. Chris Green captained the side in 2020, leading them to the semi-finals. Some of Malik’s best T20 form has come in the CPL, where he averages 43.60 with the bat and 15.66 with the ball