The Trinbago Knight Riders’ Best Overseas Players
A long line of stars from New Zealand, South Africa and other parts of the world have helped the Trinbago Knight Riders succeed in the Caribbean Premier League. Pakistan seamer Muhammad Hasnain as been on Trinbago’s books, too.
New Zealand batsman has the most runs in the history of the Trinidad franchise. His hard-hitting at the top of the order has been witnessed across one century, a dozen half-tons and several other innings that have set the right platform for Trinidad to amass big, match-winning scores. Time will tell if he remains with the franchise and continues to combat the threat posed by the Guyana Amazon Warriors and others. Trinbago star Tion Webster can learn a lot from Munro.
Former Proteas batsman was prolific at international level and has since moved onto playing roles and coaching capacities in the Mzansi Super League, Pakistan Super League and other tournaments. He was pretty successful for the Trinbago outfit in 2016.
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum played for Trinbago and is now their coach. They had Kallis and Simon Katich as coaches in the past. McCullum is the epitome of the franchise’s link to sister franchise Kolkata in the IPL. McCullum played for KKR as well. He is now the Kolkata coach, too, having succeeded Jacques Kallis.
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is renowned for going big in ODI, Test and T20I cricket. He is the only man capped 100 times in each of the three formats. His long and prosperous career featured successful stints with Trinbago in 2013 and 2014. Fellow New Zealander Jimmy Neesham has also played for Trinbago.
Players from Ireland don’t often get gigs in global T20 tournaments, but Kevin O’Brien has done so. The burly Irish all-rounder has brought plenty of impetus with bat and ball to the Trinbago team’s CPL cricket in the past. Like Taylor, he played for them in 2013 and 2014.
Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was never able to cement a spot in his country’s ODI or T20I XI, but has been successful elsewhere around the world, including 2018’s time with Trinbago. He took 22 wickets in 13 matches for then then, playing a big role in their latest title-winning campaign. Another spinner, Sri Lanka’s Seekkuge Prasanna, has also been good for Trinbago. Local lad and fellow spinner Akeal Hosein will have benefited from the examples put in place by Ahmed and Prasanna.