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Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« on: June 19, 2015, 02:11:45 AM »
Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
By Jelani Beckles (Guardian).


Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel Colin Borde is reporting an upbeat mood among his players as they prepare to launch their campaign in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) against St.Lucia Zouks on Sunday. “The mood has been very upbeat and positive,” said Borde.  “We have gelled well as a group thus far and are working hard to get all aspects fine-tuned.”

The team got an added boost ahead of the tournament as Carib  came on board as the team’s sponsor. The announcement was made at a brief media conference at the All Out Sports Bar in Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday night. Most of the team and staff of the Red Steel including captain Dwayne Bravo was in attendance. Bravo, who will lead the team for the third consecutive year, was happy that Carib is now the sponsor of the team.

The 15-man team includes Darren Bravo, leg-spinner Samuel Badree, all-rounders J the Red Steel- legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, his countryman and off-spinner, Johan Botha, another South African, all-rounder Cameron Delport and Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal. “All…. players have walked into the team as if they have been here all along,” Borde said.

“They are very focused and experienced professionals and our camp is one that we like to keep as welcoming to all as possible but with guidelines.” Kallis, who retired from first class cricket last year, is one of the headline names for the 2015 CPL. “We expect that Kallis will bring a great level of intelligence, experience and guidance to the squad and that will only be good for the team,”said Borde.

The Red Steel were eliminated at the semi-final stage in the previous two CPL competitions.

Bravo said: “On behalf of the T&T Red Steel it is a pleasure, I commend Carib for choosing the most balanced team. I think we will definitely represent the brand proudly and make you guys proud. Also, I am happy to know a home based company is on board for the Red Steel. I am already part of the ANSA McAL family and it is good that Carib is taking this responsibility to come on board in what is going to be a successful CPL 2015 for the T&T Red Steel. Once again thanks for everyone who made this possible.”

Borde is counting on the support of T&T saying, “I want to mention two more members of the Red Steel which is really important, the fans and the media, everybody here is Red Steel.”

Representatives from Carib were also in attendance including sponsorship and events manager Colin Murray and marketing manager Antron Forte. In a short statement Forte said, “We would like to officially welcome the Red Steel, they are now officially part of the Carib family. We will be supporting you guys in the final and we want to win.”

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Re: Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 10:17:24 AM »

Nothing less than winning the Championship will be considered success

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Re: Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 10:38:52 PM »
What is the full ine up of this team?

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Re: Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 02:09:09 AM »
TT Red Steel among the favourites as CPL T-20 starts today
T&T Newsday Reports.


KINGSTON: Excitement is reaching fever pitch in the Caribbean on the eve of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The third installment of the Biggest Party in Sport promises to be the most explosive and competitive edition to date, with some of the biggest names in world cricket joining the Caribbean’s own world class players, as well as exciting up-and-coming local talent.

Team TT Red Steel is among the favourties, but the competition starts tonight at the Kensington Oval in Barbados with a repeat of last year’s final- defending champions, Barbados Tridents, hosting the Guyana Amazon Warriors.

The Tridents open the tournament with three more home games, squaring off against Jamaica Tallawahs (23rd June), Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel (25th June) and CPL new boys, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (27th June).

The other team enjoying home advantage in Week One will be the St Lucia Zouks; the Beausejour Stadium will be rocking as they host the Red Steel (21st June), Patriots (24th June), Amazon Warriors (26th June) and Tallawahs (28th June). With 30 of the 33 matches taking place under lights, 2015 will mark a return to the night-time matches that made the CPL such a breakout success in the first season.

The floodlit matches will help create the unrivalled atmosphere that has seen the CPL earn the name The Biggest Party in Sport, as the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in the world enjoy the action on and off the pitch.

Fans have been given an even greater reason to be at the games this year with the CPL’s recently announced “Catch a Million” competition, the biggest ever sports promotion in the Caribbean.

The first fan at every match who catches a six, one-handed, will earn US $1000 on the spot, as well as the chance to go to Trinidad for the final. If they catch another six, one-handed, in the final, they will be presented with US$1 million!

The teams:

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel

Last year: Semi-finals

Coach: Simon Helmot

Captain: Dwayne Bravo

Key players: Jacques Kallis, Darren Bravo, Samuel Badree, Kevon Cooper, Kamran Akmal.

The Red Steel come into 2015 with a well-balanced side packed with experience. Legendary South African, Jacques Kallis, is a massive signing for the franchise, while Dwayne Bravo, leading wicket taker in this year’s IPL, will lead from the front again. Spin bowling is a strength, with Badree and Sulieman Benn joined by Johan Botha, while Darren Bravo, Akmal and Cameron Delport will hope to contribute runs. With the semi-finals and final held at Queen’s Park Oval, the Red Steel will fancy their chances of winning CPL 2015 on home soil.

Barbados Tridents

Last year: Champions

Coach: Robin Singh

Ambassador: Desmond Haynes

Captain: Kieron Pollard

Key players: Dwayne Smith, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Jeevan Mendis.

The defending champions are sticking with their winning formula. The Tridents have retained the core of their successful team from last year, and the side boasts a wealth of experience at crucial positions, with Smith and Malik at the top of the order, Pollard and Holder providing big hits and crucial wickets, and Rampaul as the strike bowler. This team has a knack of performing well under pressure, and with four home games to start with at a packed Kensington Oval, the Tridents will hope to get on a roll from day one.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Last year: Runners-up

Coach: Carl Hooper

Assistant: Sir Curtly Ambrose

Captain: Denesh Ramdin

Key players: Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Brad Hodge, Shiv Chanderpaul, Devendra Bishoo.

Beaten finalists in the first two CPL tournaments, the Amazon Warriors will be desperate to go one better this year.

The side welcomes a new coach in West Indies legend, Carl Hooper, and the team is likely to be built around the eve-consistent Simmons at the top of the order, and wicket-taking spin bowling from Narine, Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul. The Warriors have been hit by international call-ups, with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera both leaving mid-tournament, but with Umar Akmal and David Wiese waiting in the wings, the side has lined up excellent replacements.

Jamaica Tallawahs

Last year: Semi-final

Coach: Junior Bennett

Assistants: Mark O’Donnell,

Courtney Walsh

Captain: Chris Gayle

Key players: Andre Russell, Mahela Jayawardena, Daniel Vettori, Jerome Taylor, Krishmar Santokie.

Winners of the inaugural CPL, the Tallawahs are favourites again this year after strengthening their side in the draft. Jayawardena and Chris Lynn provide experience in the middle order, and the addition of the CPL’s leading wicket taker, Santokie, could be a masterstroke. Vettori and Nikita Miller are a canny spin-bowling duo, but the real X-Factor comes in the shape of captain Gayle and IPL MVP, Russell, who are both capable of winning games single-handedly.

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Last year: N/A

Coach: Eric Simons

Captain: Marlon Samuels

Key players: Shahid Afridi, Martin Guptill, Sohail Tanvir, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite.

The CPL new boys caused a stir at the draft, selecting “Boom Boom” Afridi with the first pick, and snapping up a host of top performers from other franchises, with Guptill, Tanvir and Evin Lewis all joining the Patriots having impressed in 2014.

The exciting Patriots squad, led by Samuels, will no doubt provide excitement for the St Kitts & Nevis fans, who will be out in force to support the team in its maiden campaign.

St Lucia Zouks

Last year: 5th

Coach: Stuart Williams

Ambassador: Sir Andy Roberts

Captain: Darren Sammy

Key players: Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Andre Fletcher, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

After two disappointing campaigns, the side has strengthened in all departments, and will hope to make the most of passionate home support in their first four matches. Scoring runs shouldn’t be a problem, with Pietersen and Taylor joined by Fletcher, Sammy, Henry Davids and Johnson Charles, while the bowling includes three West Indies quick bowlers and quality international spinners in the squad.

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Re: Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 10:20:38 AM »
Where are they showing the game?

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Re: Red Steel ready for heat as CPL looms.
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 07:52:03 AM »

Good luck Red Steel. Hoping Kevon Cooper has a good tournament

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