CPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph replaces Isuru Udana at St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Alzarri Joseph has played for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots since the 2016 CPL. © Getty

West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has replaced Sri Lanka allrounder Isuru Udana in the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots squad for he 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Udana will not be available owing to his international commitments.

Joseph returns to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots having represented them in the CPL since 2016.

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The Patriots Director of Cricket, Robin Singh, said: “It is always frustrating to lose players so close to the start of a tournament but in Alzarri we have a local player who is world-class and has a track record of success. As a very promising young fast bowler it is exciting to have Alzarri with us. We feel that the Patriots have a very strong squad this year and we are confident of making the knockout stages and pushing for our first title.”

During the IPL earlier this year, Joseph was picked as a replacement for Adam Milne and went on to make a dramatic entry into the IPL with a record-breaking spell of six for 12.

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The 2019 CPL runs from August 21 to September 27. The opening round of matches will take place in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana before returning to these two countries for the playoffs and finals.