Sep 22, 2013
Taking part in the tournament without three of their star players, Caribbean champions and 2009 edition finalists Trinidad and Tobago will open their Champions League Twenty20 2013 campaign against another depleted Australian side Brisbane Heat at Ranchi on Sunday.
Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean T20 winners, have come here without the big-hitting trio of Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Kevon Cooper as they are playing for Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively in the USD 6 million dollar tournament.
T&T still have the likes of off-spinner Sunil Narine, pacer Ravi Rampaul, batsman Darren Bravo, besides captain Denesh Ramdin and will start as favourites in the Group B match at the JSCA Stadium on Sunday.
Big Bash League winners Brisbane Heat are a depleted side hit by the absence of six of their star players.
They are missing New Zealander Daniel Vettori, the Australian quartet of Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Luke Pomersbach — their leading scorer in BBL — and Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.
Trinidad & Tobago (probable): Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Yannick Ottley, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (c & wk), Jason Mohammad, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Samuel Badree, Shannon Gabriel, Ravi Rampaul.
Brisbane Heat (probable): Peter Forrest, Joe Burns, James Hopes (c), Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting, Chris Hartley (wk), Chris Sabburg, Nathan Hauritz, Kemar Roach, Alister Mcdermott.
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