Caribbean Premier League 2018: All you need to know
Trinbago Knight Riders won the 2017 CPL (Getty Images)

NEW DELHI: The Caribbean Premier League is set to usher into its sixth edition. From August 8, six teams will vie for supremacy to be crowned champions of the Caribbean. Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will take on St. Lucia Stars in the first of 34 matches to be played across the next month with the final scheduled to take place on September 16.

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Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs have emerged as the two most successful sides the league, winning the title twice. The presence of international T20 players like Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, David Warner and Steve Smith promises to add extra spunk to the tournament.

Here is everything you need to know about the sixth edition of the CPL beginning Wednesday.

TEAMS

Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Most runs: Lendl Simmons (712)
Most wickets: Krishmar Santokie (33)

SQUADS

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Malik, Chadwick Walton, Cameron Delport, Rayad Emrit, Imran Tahir, Jason Mohammed, Luke Ronchi, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Gajanand Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar, Akshaya Persaud, Chris Green.

Barbados Tridents

Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Hashim Amla, Dwayne Smith, Jason Holder(c), Nicholas Pooran, Wahab Riaz, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Tion Webster, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Sunny Sohal, Chemar Holder, Dominic Drakes, Steven Smith, Mohammad Irfan.

St Lucia Stars

Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Rumman Raees, Andre Fletcher, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kesrick Williams, Niroshan Dickwella, Rahkeem Cornwall, Qais Ahmad, Kavem Hodge, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Dasun Shanaka, Christopher Lamont, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith, Jaskaran Malhotra, David Warner.

Jamaica Tallawahs

Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, David Miller, Ross Taylor, Rovman Powell, Samuel Badree, Kemar Roach, Glenn Phillips, Andre McCarthy, Krishmar Santokie, Johnson Charles, Steven Taylor, Kennar Lewis, Steven Jacobs, Oshane Thomas, Kirstan Kallicharan, Elmore Hutchinson.

Trinbago Knight Riders

Dwayne Bravo, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Kevon Cooper, Nikita Miller, Anderson Phillip, Hamza Tariq, Amir Jangoo, Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Mahmudullah, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Cooper, Sheldon Cottrell, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Graeme Cremer, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph, Ibrahim Khaleel, Javelle Glen.