October 4, 2022
CPL 2022 – Shakib Al Hasan joins Guyana Amazon Warriors, Mohamed Nabi moves to Jamaica Tallawahs


Shakib Al Hasan has joined Guyana Amazon Warriors for the remainder of the CPL 2022. He replaces Tabrez Shamsi, who did a particularly good job with his idol Imran Tahir, but now has to move on to South Africa duty. Amazon Warriors’ attack this season has revolved around the exploits of their wrist spinners, and though they now lose that X-factor, in Shakib, they find a player with vast experience and a proven pedigree. he is 5th highest wicket taker (419) in the history of T20 cricket.
Shakib’s work in the CPL is also impressive: in 2016, he won the title with the Jamaica Tallawahs and three years later he repeated the feat with the Barbados Tridents (now Royals). He also holds the record for achieving the best bowling figures in CPL history. 6 for 6 in 2013,
Shamsi was always there to leave Amazon Warriors in the middle of the season and Shakib was always there to join them, which is why he obtained a no-objection certificate from the Bangladesh Cricket Board before the start of the CPL. But the league will now face a T20 World Cup preparatory camp in Dubai and BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said the team management will decide whether Shakib will be recalled from the CPL to attend the camp.

Amazon Warriors captain Shimron Hetmyer had said that spin will play a big role in the final leg of the tournament in Guyana.

“This [spin] Will be a big factor, especially going down to the end because all the pitches in the Caribbean are pretty slow and they get lower and lower as we go on in the tournament,” said Hetmyer. “They’re a big deal for us. will play a role. It’s up to us to restrict teams and throw out teams that bowl and make sure we’re bowling second to cross the line.”

Amazon Warriors are currently at the bottom of the points table with just one win in five matches.

Nabi and Gurbaz also got CPL deal

Jamaica Tallawahs have signed Afghanistan T20I captain Mohammad Nabi for the final leg of the CPL 2022 in Guyana. Nabi will strengthen Tallawah’s spin attack after Nepal’s legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane was released from the tournament earlier this month.
Lamichhane’s exit from the league came after his suspension by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) after an arrest warrant was issued against him in Kathmandu in an alleged case of coercion by another man. Lamichhane, however, maintained his innocence and said he was ready to face “baseless allegations”.
Nabi, meanwhile, will also lend middle-order muscles to a line-up of plenty of top-heavy Tallers. He, like other senior Afghanistan players, did not feature in CPL 2021 due to national commitments. In his most recent stint with the St Lucia Kings, he was a key part of then coach Andy Flower’s all-rounder heavy side, Taking 12 wickets in 12 matches and scored 156 runs at a strike rate of 124.80. Nabi also left for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2017.
Nabi’s Afghanistan teammate Rahmanullah Gurbaz has also secured a CPL deal this season as a replacement player for Amazon Warriors. He is set to replace South African wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen, who will return home to prepare for the six-match white-ball series in India, starting with the first T20I in Thiruvananthapuram on September 28.

Gurbaz is only 20 years old and has not yet made his CPL debut but is a well-travelled cricketer, having played in the Pakistan Super League (Islamabad United and Multan Sultans), Bangladesh Premier League (Khulna Tigers), Indian Premier League (Khulna Tigers) and the Pakistan Super League (Khulna Tigers). League (Gujarat Titans). ) and Lanka Premier League (Jaffna Kings and Kandy Tuskers). Overall, Gurbaz has played 90 T20Is with a strike rate of 154.

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