West Indies Players in IPL 2021

West Indian Players in IPL 2021

No T20 league in the world is complete without Caribbean Players. There have been numerous T20 Stars from West Indies and they are the only side to win the ICC World T20 twice. List of West Indies Players in IPL 2021 is also quite long.

IPL is also incomplete without West Indies players just like the presence of West Indian Players in Big Bash League and Pakistan Super. A total of 18 players from the Caribbean Island have showed their interest / availability for IPL 2021 during IPL 2021 auction.

West Indian Cricketers in IPL 2021 Auction

Following is the list of 18 players from West Indies who were willing to complete teams & squads for IPL 2021 edition:

Evin LewisKeemo Paul
Sheldon CottrellJayden Seales
Darren BravoCarlos Braithwaite
Rovman PowellSherfane Rutherford
Oshane ThomasShanon Gabriel
Fabian AllenKyle Mayers
Cheemar HolderRomario Shepherd
Alzari JosephAkeal Hossain
Obed McoyJon Russ Juggesar

West Indies Players in IPL 2021

9 Players were selected from the available 18 to feature in IPL teams from West Indies. Out of these 9 players, 8 were retained while 1 West Indian player was picked in the auction. Punjab Kings Squad has the maximum number of West Indies Players as they have got 3 Caribbean stars in their team.

West Indian Players in IPL 2021

List of 9 West Indies Cricketers in IPL 2021

  • Chris Gayle picked by Punjab Kings in INR 2 Crore.
  • Nicholas Pooran retained by Punjab Kings in INR 4.5 Crore
  • Fabian Allen sold to Punjab Kings in INR 75 Lacs.
  • Dwayne Bravo retained by Chennai Super Kings in INR 6.4 Crore
  • Andre Russell was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 8.50 Crore
  • Sunil Narine was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 12.5 Crore
  • Shimron Hetmyer was retained by Delhi Capitals in INR 7.75 Crore
  • Kieron Pollard was retained by Mumbai Indians in INR 5.4 Crore
  • Jason Holder was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in INR 75 Lacs.

Fast Bowler Sheldon Cottrell and explosive opening batsman Evin Lewis were the two unlucky and surprised omissions from the teams and surprisingly failed to earn an IPL contract.

Detailed Analysis of all the West Indies players in IPL 2021 is given below:

West Indies Players in Mumbai Indians

Kieron Pollard was retained by Mumbai Indians in INR 5.4 Crore

Kieron Pollard was retained by Mumbai Indians in INR 5.4 Crore in IPL 2021

Kieron Pollard is the only Caribbean player in Mumbai Indians Squad for 2021 IPL Pollard recently created history when he became the first batsman to hit six sixes in a T20I game.

Current West Indian T20I’s skipper has vast experience of 164 IPL matches which he gained while representing 2 different franchises in IPL makes him one of the finest overseas players in IPL history.

With 60 wickets and over 3000 IPL Runs the West Indies skipper is one of the main components of MI team and was retained by the defending champions for another season to destroy the opponents once again.

Keiron Pollard
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
16430238329.93149.87
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
164608.8732.664 for 44

West Indies Players in Punjab Kings

Chris Gayle Retained by Punjab Kings in INR 2 Crore

Chris Gayle Retained by Punjab Kings in INR 2 Crore for IPL 2021

Punjab Kings Coaches decided to retain the universe boss, also known as the T20 king Chris Gayle. Gayle is undoubtedly the most prolific T20 player in world cricket. Gayle is the second most experienced West Indies player in IPL with 132 matches under his credit.

His IPL batting average of 41 runs per innings is a gigantic one and that too at a strike rate of 150 and his IPL career runs are punctuated with 6 centuries which is most by a batsman in IPL history and that makes him an automatic retention.

Chris Gayle
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
1324772175*41.13150.11
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
132187.8940.53 for 21

Nicholas Pooran retained by Punjab Kings in INR 4.5 Crore

Nicholas Pooran retained by Punjab Kings in INR 4.5 Crore in IPL 2021

Nicholas Pooran is another hard hitting West Indies player who has been retained by Punjab Kings team. He is quite young and has shown his immense talent in multiple leagues around the world.

Nicholas Pooran has come of age recently and has been one of the dependable West Indian batsmen in shortest format of the game at international level. With an unbelievable batting strike rate of 165 maintained over 21 match IPL career.

Nicholas Pooran
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
215217732.56165.39
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
210000

Fabian Allen sold to Punjab Kings in INR 75 Lacs.

Fabian Allen sold to Punjab Kings in INR 75 Lacs.

The third and final West Indies player in Punjab Kings is Fabian Allen. He is the only West Indies player gained attention in IPL auction 2021 season. He is a handy all rounder and would to leave a lasting impression in his 1st IPL season.

He has the talent to thrive in franchise T20 cricket leagues as he already have 14 wickets and 120 runs for West Indies in 19 T20I games.

Fabian Allen IPL Career Record

Yet to make IPL debut.

West Indies Players in Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 8.50 Crore

Andre Russell was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 8.50 Crore in IPL 2021

If we say Indian Premier League gives Andre Russell recognition than I want be wrong as Russell’s destruction was first witnessed in IPL. IPL career strike rate of 182 runs per 100 balls in IPL with an average of 29 makes him one of the best finishers of IPL.

His 61 wickets at 28 runs per wicket makes him more than a handy bowler during IPL editions and his presence in KKR squad will definitely increase KKR chances of winning.  

Andre Russell
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
74151788*29.75182.33
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
74688.9628.084 for 20

Sunil Narine was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 12.5 Crore

Sunil Narine was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in INR 12.5 Crore for IPL 2021

Sunil Narine who started as a mystery spin bowler but after his action gets reported multiple times at international level he has developed himself as a batsman and KKR has used himself at the top slot regularly.

Although his bowling action has reported at international level but he is bowling regularly in IPL.

Sunil Narine
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
1208927516.83164.27
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
1201276.7754.775 for 19

West Indies Players in Chennai Super Kings

Dwayne Bravo retained by Chennai Super Kings in INR 6.4 Crore

Dwayne Bravo retained by Chennai Super Kings in INR 6.4 Crore for IPL 2021

Rockstar Dwayne Bravo was retained in Chennai Super Kings squad. Many believe that Bravo is not the same as he used to be, but Chennai once again showed faith in Bravo for IPL 2021. Bravo missed many IPL matches last year due to injury.

Bravo has taken 153 wickets in his illustrious IPL Career and also he is a good striker of the ball lower down the order. He is kind of an entertainer on and off the field and Chennai will hope that he continues to provide the entertainment in on the field this season.

Dwayne Bravo
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
140149070*22.57128.22
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
1401538.424.814 for 22

West Indian Players in Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jason Holder was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in INR 75 Lacs.

Jason Holder was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in INR 75 Lacs.

Regarded as the most underrated cricketer of the modern era Jason Holder will continue to be part of Sunrisers Hyderabad team. Once being the No.1 Test All rounder Jason Holder has been relieved from West Indian captaincy

He has featured in 18 IPL games and has a healthy strike rate of 123 with the bat for a player who bats lower down the order and has 19  which makes him a genuine all rounder.

Jason Holder
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
1810426*14.85123.8
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
18198.4229.363 for 25

West Indies Cricketers in Delhi Capitals

Shimron Hetmyer was retained by Delhi Capitals in INR 7.75 Crore

Shimron Hetmyer was retained by Delhi Capitals in INR 7.75 Crore for IPL 2021

Shimron Hetmyer was retained in Delhi Capitals squad in INR 7.75 Crore regarded as the next big thing in West Indies Cricket. Shimron Hetmyer will play for Delhi Capitals. He has been retained by the runners-up of last season.

Shimron Hetmyer has the potential but his best is yet to show for Delhi Capitals. In 17 IPL games he is averaging just 21 with the bat however he is striking this at strike rate of 138 but his 1 fifty plus score in 18 game is still not justify his talent.

Shimron Hetmyer
IPL Career Record
Batting Record
MatchesRunsHS ScoreAvgS/R
172757521.15138.88
Bowling Record
MatchesWicketsEconAvgBB
170000

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