St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
One of the most promising sides in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots started its CPL journey in 2015. The franchise replaced the Antigua Hawksbills franchise that year. However, the side has been rather unlucky in the tournament even when they have some of the big names on their side.
The team did not start well in the league and lost 6 out of 10 games in the 2015 edition. But their performance got even worse in 2016. The side led by South African legend Faf du Plessis managed to secure just two victories in the second season and bowed out of the tournament with only 4 points to its name.
After two bizarre seasons, the management decided to give the leadership duties to the “Universe Boss” Chris Gayle himself. New leadership came like a fresh breath of air for the franchise and the team started to show what they are made. The side won six out of the 10 games they played that year. The performances from the top-order were one of the significant reasons why the team did so well in 2017. Three out of the top 5 scorers that year were from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
The team secured second place on the points table and were the runners-up that season as they lost the finals against Trinbago Knight Riders.
They kept the golden run continued in the 2018 edition too and won five crucial games in the 2017 season. In 2018, they once again reached the eliminator stage and won against Jamaica Tallawahs to advance into the qualifier 2. However, they lost the particular game against Knight Riders and could not make it through to the finals for the second year in a row.
Last year turned out to be a nightmare for them as they had their worst season since 2016. SNP only won five games out in 2019 and was unable to qualify for the qualifiers.
Evin Lewis is the highest run-getter for the team. He has scored more 1,231 runs in 50 innings with a strike-rate of 148. Meanwhile, with 51 wickets to his name, Sheldon Cottrell has the most number of wickets for the side.
1. Evin Lewis: (1231 Runs)
1. Sheldon Cottrell: (51 Wickets)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Schedule 2020
In the upcoming edition, SNP will be playing 10 games in the upcoming edition, which mean two games with each respective side. SNP will play their opening game on August 18 against Barbados Tridents. Meanwhile, their second match will be against Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 20.
Full Schedule of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2020 Caribbean Premier League:
August 18: Barbados Tridents v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Brian Lara Stadium)
August 19: Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Briana Lara Stadium)
August 22: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Zouks (Brian Lara Stadium)
August 25: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents (Queen’s Park Oval)
August 27: St Lucia Zouks v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Queen’s Park Oval)
August 29: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs (Queen’s Park Oval)
August 30: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors (Queen’s Park Oval)
September 02: Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Brian Lara Stadium)
September 03: Jamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Brian Lara Stadium)
September 06: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders (Brian Lara Stadium)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Squad
With Chris Gayle not taking a part in this edition, all the onus of making runs will be Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, and Denesh Ramdin. On the other hand, the pace attack will be spearheaded by Sheldon Cottrell.
Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Nick Kelly, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit, Imran Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua De Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Jahmar Hamilton.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Points Table (Yearwise)
Owners & Support Staff
The team is owned by an organization named City Sports while New Zealand’s Mark O’Donnell is the head coach of the team. Here’s the rest of the supporting staff:
Coach: Simon Helmot
Assistant Coach 1: Robin Peterson
Assistant Coach 2: Stuart Williams
Team Manager: Peter Abraham Junior
Trainer: Jamar Griffith
Physio: Shyam Jayapalan
Analyst: Sriram Somayajula