Barbados Tridents have added the South African all-rounder Chris Morris to the squad for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021.
Chris Morris would feature in CPL for the first time. He was drafted by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 2017 season for USD 130,000. However, he didn’t get a chance to appear in any game.
Morris is a genuine match-winner who has the skill to bowl at a good pace and can be crucial during the death overs with his lethal yorkers. He can also change the course of the match with his hard-hitting abilities towards the end of the innings. His abilities also saw him become the most expensive player in the history of IPL when he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a massive INR 16.25 Cr.
Chris Morris has an excellent record in T20s
In 230 T20 matches, Morris has picked up a tally of 289 wickets at an economy of 7.74. In addition, he has also scored 1849 runs at a massive strike rate of 150.69. Barbados Tridents have made a huge boost in their squad with his addition.
In the league which is dominated by Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents have also managed to grab two CPL titles in the years 2014 and 2019. They have built a strong squad ahead of the CPL 2021 and would eye for a third title.
The Tridents are heavily dependent on their core all-rounders namely skipper Jason Holder alongside the support of Thisara Perera and Chris Morris. They have also added Mohammad Amir and Smit Patel to the squad for additional strength.
Barbados Tridents full squad
Jason Holder (Captain), Thisara Perera, Chris Morris, Mohammad Amir, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh Jr, Azam Khan, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kyle Mayers, Shafiquallah Ghafari, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Smit Patel.