Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Player Draft 2017 is scheduled to take place on Friday, 10 March in Barbados. A large number of domestic and international players have registered for the tournament. Total 258 players from across the Caribbean and other cricketing nations like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are included in the CPL draft 2017.The CPL draft 2017 list includes a number of local West Indies talent including two-time World T20 winner and St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots star all-rounder Marlon Samuels.
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga and South Africa allrounder Chris Morris have been signed up as marquee players in the CPL 2016 while Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, and Kumar Sangakkara have been retained by Guyana, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Jamaica Tallawahs respectively.
Marquee CPL players in 2017: Martin Guptill (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Lasith Malinga (St. Lucia Stars), Brendon McCullum (Trinbago Knight Riders), Chris Morris (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots), Kumar Sangakkara (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kane Williamson (Barbados Tridents)
CPL draft 2017 includes 28 players from Australia including Brad Haddin, Ben Hilfenhaus and Brad Hogg, Adam Zampa, 17 players from New Zealanders including Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott and Jimmy Neesham. The list includes four England players.
Pakistan will feature the most number of players in the CPL 2017 players Draft. Toal 46 Pakistan stars have registered for the tournament. Afghanistan players are also included in the draft for this year’s Caribbean Premier League including IPL 2017 bound Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.
CPL 2017 is scheduled to take place between 1 August and 9 September but the complete fixtures is yet to be announced by officials.
List of Players for CPL Draft 2017
|Country||No. of Players||Players|
|Afghanistan||5||Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai.|
|Australia||28||Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Fawad Ahmed, Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Burns, Cameron Boyce, Cameron Gannon, Ureshen Chinia, Tom Cooper, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk, Brad Hogg, Chris Green, Brad Haddin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben McDermott, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Nic Maddinson, Jake Weatherald, Shaun Marsh, Ben Rohrer, Alex Ross, D’Arcy Short, Mark Steketee, Adam Zampa.|
|Bangladesh||4||Tamim Iqbal, Tuskin Ahmed, Anamul Haque, Mahmudullah Riad.|
|Canada||2||Rizwan Cheema, Ruvindu Gunasekera.|
|England||4||Monty Panesar, Recordo Gordon, Tymal Mills, Ashar Zaidi.|
|Ireland||3||George Dockrell, Niall O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien.|
|New Zealand||17||Corey Anderson, Lachlan Ferguson, Tom Bruce, Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett, Colin de Grandhomme, Anton Devcich,Grant Elliott, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Narun Nethula, Jesse Ryder, Seth Rance, Hamish Rutherford, Anurag Verma, Ish Sodhi, Ben Wheeler.|
|Pakistan||46||Sarfraz Ahmed, Ehsan Adil, Tanwir Afzal, Iftikhar Ahmad, Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Adnan Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Yasir Arafat, Anwar Ali, Hassan Ali, Rahat Ali, Umar Amin, Salman Butt, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilawal Bhatti, Mir Hamza, Asghar Durrani, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan, Faisal Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan, Imran Khalid, Imran Khan, Jr., Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Shahzaib Khan, Sohail Khan, Ahsan Malik, Yasir Shah, Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammed Nawaz, Sikandar Raza, Wahab Riaz, Misbah-ul-Haq, Muhammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Muhammad Rizwan, Ahmad Shahzad, Mohammad Shahzad, Hussain Talat, Amir Yamin.|
|South Africa||16||Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Johan Botha, Dillon du Preez, Rob Frylinck, Vernon Philander, Eddie Leie, George Linde, Aiden Markram, Justin Ontong, Dwaine Pretorius, Dane Piedt, Aaron Phangiso, Dane Paterson, Jon Jon Smuts, Grant Thomson, Shadley van Schalkwyk.|
|Sri Lanka||19||Niroshan Dickwella, Anuk Fernando, Farveez Maharoof, Lahiru Kamara, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeevan Mendis, Kausal Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ramith Rambukwelle, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachithra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana, Dusan Shanaka, Kaushal Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Gihan Rupasinghe.|
|United States||1||Zishawn Querishi|
|West Indies||107||Christopher Barnwell, Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Nkrumah Bonner, Anthony Bramble, Yannic Cariah, Derone Davis, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Delorn Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Ashley Nurse, Orlando Peters, Anderson Phillip, Gidron Pope, Christopher Powell, Kristopher Ramsarran, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Navin Stewart, Steven Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Paul Wintz, Nicholas Alexis, Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Justin Athanaze, Jonathan Augustus, Robin Bacchus, Tino Best, Ansil Bhagan, Jermaine Blackwood, Travis Blyden, Justin Brathwaite, Gavan Brown, Odean Brown, John Campbell, Jon-Ross Campbell, Kellon Carmichael, Keacy Carty, Stephan Casey, Rajendra Chandrika, Derwin Christian, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keron Cottoy, Dane Currency, Marvin Darlington, Narsingh Deonarine, Akeem Dewar, Mark Deyal, Javelle Glen, Jyd Goolie, Nicholson Gordon, Derval Green, Trevon Griffith, Jahmar Hamilton, Keon Harding, Jermain Harrison, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Alcindo Holder, Danza Hyatt, Damian Jacobs, Ricky Jaipaul, Amir Jangoo, Ray Jordan, Keon Joseph, Kavesh Kantasingh, Richard Kelly, Brandon King, Christopher Lamont, Yannick Leonard, Reynard Leveridge, Kennar Lewis, Xavier Marshall, Marquino Mindley, Vikash Mohan, Gudakesh Motie, Raj Nannan, Ewart Nicholson, Ryan Nurse, Kjorn Ottley, Keemo Paul, Amit Persaud, Adelvin Phillip, Omar Phillips, Khary Pierre, Roshan Primus, Isaiah Rajah, Marlon Richards, Kemar Roach, Peat Salmon, Marlon Samuels, Liam Sebastian, Damani Sewell, Romario Shepherd, Gajanand Singh, Odean Smith, Kevin Stoute, Jacques Taylor, Gavin Tonge, Ryan Wiggins, Tonito Willett, Gavin Williams, Oraine Williams.|
|Zimbabwe||4||Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine.|