The St Lucia Zouks is a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket franchise based in Saint Lucia. St Lucia Zouks is one of the six teams of CPL created in 2013 for the inaugural season of the tournament. St Lucia has good experienced West Indian domestic players with a bunch of young talented overseas players. The current captain of the team is West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy. He will lead the team for the CPL 2020, and he also has good experience of captaincy.
St Lucia Zouks did not win any CPL title till now, but the team is looking forward for some positive cricket in CPL 2020. The team has usually finished the league at the bottom position. St Lucia had won only 4 games out of 14 games in their first two CPL season.
The franchise had signed Chris Gayle for CPL 2020 season on their side and focused on the batting line up of the team. Chris Gayle is an aggressive batsman who will help St Lucia to give a solid start. (Chris Gayle Opted out of CPL 2020). The franchise has also signed Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for this season.
At present, Andy Flower is the head coach of the team, and Darren Sammy is the captain of the team.
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St Lucia Zouks Team 2020 - SLZ CPL T20 Players Squad List
Anrich Nortje (Foreign Player)
Colin Ingram (Foreign Player)
Darren Sammy (Captain)
Mohammad Nabi (Foreign Player)
Noor Ahmad (Foreign Player)
Rilee Rossouw (Foreign Player)
Saad Bin Zafar (Foreign Player)
Past Performances Year Wise
Darren Sammy was the captain of St Lucia in their maiden CPL 2013 season. He had guided the team very well, and the team had shown good quality cricket. The team had experienced players like H Gibbs, Tamim Iqbal and Misbah Ul Haq in their side. St Lucia Zouks had won their first CPL game against Guyana Amazon Warriors by 5 wickets. They had won only 2 matches throughout the season. They had won their 2nd game against Antigua Hawksbills. It was a very bad opening season for St Lucia zouks. They had finished the tournament at the bottom position by winning only 2 games out of 7. The first season was not that good for St Lucia Zouks. The wicket-keeper batsman Andre Fletcher had scored most runs (238) for St Lucia with a batting average of 39.66.
After the failure in CPL 2013, the franchise had shown trust in West Indian domestic players and had given a chance to domestic players. Darren Sammy was maintained as the captain of the team for St Lucia Zouks. The team had played just like the previous season. St Lucia Zouks had won only 2 games out of 7 in CPL 2014 too. The team had finished the league stage at second last position and also the CPL 2014.
After 2 unsuccessful CPL season, in CPL 2015 St Lucia Zouks had picked English experienced batsman Kevis Pieterson and West Indian seam bowling attack. The franchise had shown trust and retained Darren Sammy, as captain. It was 3rd CPL season for Darren Sammy as captain for St Lucia. The team had played good cricket but could win 4 matches only out of 10 in CPL 2015 and finished the tournament at second last position. Wicket-keeper batsman Jonson Charles had scored most runs (369) for St Lucia Zouks with a batting average of 36.90. It was the 3rd time when St Lucia had finished the season at the bottom position. Not a single thing was going in favour of St Lucia.
After the failure of 3 consecutive CPL seasons, the franchise had done some changes in the team. The franchise signed "Mr Cricket" (Michael Hussey) and South African cricketer David Miller in their side for CPL 2016. The team had won their 1st game against Trinbago Knight Riders and began the 2016 season by maintaining Darren Sammy as the captain of the team. The team had started the season with good winning momentum and won 6 games out of 10. They had finished the league stage at 3rd position and qualified for playoffs. It was for the first time in the history of CPL that St Lucia Zouks had qualified for playoffs. They played against Trinbago Knight Riders in eliminator match. St Lucia had scored 164 runs but could not defend the target, and Trinbago won the game by 5 wickets. St Lucia had finished the CPL 2016 season at 4th position.
The CPL 2017 had commenced with a big disappointment for the team as St. Lucia Zouks was defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders. The franchise had maintained Darren Sammy as a captain for the team. The beginning of the season was not as good as they wanted to be for St Lucia Zouks. The team had finished the league stage at last position. The CPL 2017 season was the worst season for St Lucia Zouks. They had failed to win a single match throughout the league. They had played 10 matches and could not win a single match. The players had disappointed the franchise and their fans. It was their worst performance in the history of CPL.
The CPL 2017 was a big shame for both franchise and team of St Lucia Zouks. In CPL 2018, the franchise had picked good players in the auction like Australian opener David Warner and West Indian Kieron Pollard in their side. The franchise had also changed their captain in this season. Kieron Pollard replaced Darren Sammy from captaincy after 5 seasons. St. Lucia had initiated the season with a big defeat from Trinbago Knight Riders which was by 100 runs. St Lucia Zouks had won their 3 games out of 10 and finished the season at second last position on the point table. Again the team had performed below average, and again it was a defeat and disappointment for franchise.
The franchise had begun the CPL 2019 by rereleasing Kieron Pollard and David Warner giving captaincy to their 1st captain Darren Sammy. Darren Sammy had become the captain for St Lucia again after a year gap. St Lucia had won their 3 games out of 10, and their 1 match was interrupted by rain. The team had again finished the season at second last position, and it was like a streak of maintaining bottom position in every season continued for St Lucia.
St Lucia Zouks were captained by Daren Sammy in the Caribbean Premier League 2020. Andy Flower was the coach of this team in CPL 2020. Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Priety Zinta and Karan Paul were the team owners of St Lucia Zouks. Darren Sammy Stadium is the home ground of this team.
In this season of CPL, St Lucia Zouks played 10 League stage matches out of which, they have won 6 matches and lost 4 matches; thus they gained 12 points to qualify for the playoffs of CPL 2020. In the playoffs, they played the 1st Semi-Final match against Guyana Amazon Warriors and won the match. They played the final match of the season against Trinbago Knight Riders but lost the match and were the first runner ups of this season of CPL.
Roston Chase was the highest run-scorer for St Lucia Zouks; he made 225 runs in 11 innings with a batting average of 37.50 and had a strike rate of 110.29. His highest score was against Guyana Amazon Warriors; he made 66 runs against them. Kesrick Williams of St Lucia Zouks was the leading wicket-taker for St Lucia Zouks; he took 13 wickets in 12 matches at a bowling average of 23.46 with the bowling economy of 8.92. His best bowling spell 2 for 12 was against Barbados Tridents.
St Lucia Zouks plays their home matches at Darren Sammy Stadium located on Saint Lucia. They have played good cricket at home and have an excellent winning rate here. The ground is good with the capacity of 15,000 spectators who came to support their teams.
The team St Lucia Zouks owns by 4 people which include celebrities, businessman etc. the Owners are Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul.
St Lucia Zouks did not have a CPL title. They have never won any CPL tournament so far. For the first time 2020, they have played final match but unfortunately they lost it to Trinbago Knight Riders. CPL 2020 was the best tournament for them so far in CPL history.
Darren Sammy captained the team from CPL 2013 to CPL 2017. Then the franchise changed the captain in 2018 season and named Kieron Pollard as the new captain of the team. The franchise again changed the captain in 2019 season and brought Darren Sammy back as the captain of the team. The current captain of St Lucia is Darren Sammy. The franchise needs him to lead the team for 2020 season.
Andre Fletcher is a wicket-keeper brilliant T20 player. He is playing with St Lucia for more than 3 seasons. He is an experienced player in the team. He is also a leading scorer in the team. He has the ability and talent to play with the new ball and give an excellent start to team. He can hit big shots on both spin and fast bowling attack. He is considered as one of the best players of this team.
The franchise has also signed South African player Colin Ingram in this season. Colin Ingram is a left-hand middle-order batsman known for his shot selection and skills to finish the game. He can provide stability to the team in middle overs and also hit big shots. He plays well to spin as well as the fast bowlers. His presence will also help Darren Sammy as he has experience of playing T20 leagues.