Sammy backs Zouks for CPL playoffs


June 22, 2016
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CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC):

West Indies ICC World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy is confident Zouks can advance to the play-offs of the highly anticipated Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which begins next week.

Zouks' campaign is expected to be powered by the presence of a number of the world's leading players including Mike Hussey, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Shane Watson.

West Indies T20 and ODI openers Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher are also expected to feature prominently in their effort this year.

"'Mr. Cricket' Mike Hussey will add in a lot of international experience coming off winning the Big Bash last year, David Miller has been a strong performer for South Africa and in the all-round stakes Shane Watson has been in outstanding form of late," said Sammy.

"On the bowling front we are excited to have Morne Morkel and Fidel Edwards will add to our depth alongside some exciting local talent in Gidron Pope and Keddy Lesporis. I'm excited. After missing out to the (Jamaica) Tallawahs narrowly on net run rate last year, I think this could be the year when we reach the play-offs".

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