Red Steel new CPL champions

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel are the 2015 Hero CPL champions, after beating Barbados Tridents by 20 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval tonight.

2015 CPL champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel

Choosing to bat first, Dwayne Bravo’s men scored a total of 178 for 6, which included half centuries from Kamran Akmal (60) and Cameron Delport (50) in a century partnership, as well as an unbeaten 29 off 15 balls from Bravo.

Tridents made a strong start to their innings, with opener Dwayne Smith top scoring with 49 off 30 deliveries, and Steven Taylor making 20 off his first 10 balls in CPL. The pair scored 47 in the opening four overs before Taylor was out lbw to Johan Botha.

Kyle Corbin made 20 and Misbah Ul Haq 21, to add contribute to the Tridents’ total of 158.

Red Steel follow previous winners Jamaica Tallawahs, who won the inaugural CPL in 2013, and last year’s winners Barbados Tridents, in claiming the top spot in the competition.

Source: CPL

19 Responses to Red Steel new CPL champions

  1. Jack Baeur
    Jack Baeur July 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    sure dont suprise me

  2. Thomas Katt
    Thomas Katt July 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Pollard wanted Red Steel to win. How could he send in Corbin at #3 when he’s playing his first game and when Pollard should have come in at #4 send in Misbah who shouldn’t even be in the team. Pollard is a better captain than that, that’s why I know he threw that game.

  3. Lavern Hinds
    Lavern Hinds July 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Gave away the game to Red Steal

  4. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott July 27, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Murderrrrr from the time Pollard sell to keep den in wanna really expect Tridents to win O plz

  5. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott July 27, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Congrats to the Red Steele for thrashing the Bajan Tridents I sorry wanna didnt get to score 200 n really show up Pollard some more

    • Violeta Patricia Piggott
      Violeta Patricia Piggott July 27, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Yea i didnt watch it but i know dat wud have happen let me guess Rampaul is the bowler off course its him lol

  6. Danny Clarke Colombian
    Danny Clarke Colombian July 27, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Pollard made some decisions that completely baffled me.

    • Violeta Patricia Piggott
      Violeta Patricia Piggott July 27, 2015 at 6:18 am


    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke July 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

      I thought I was the only one with a suspicious mind. However to be fair, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

    • Violeta Patricia Piggott
      Violeta Patricia Piggott July 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Now ppl listen N my opionion Bajan Tridents cud have beaten Red Steele n send den home but no den let den win So wat wanna feel wud have happen in the finals Tridents to win O boy ppl wake up man smh

  7. Alex Alleyne July 27, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Batting order was wrong . This is a “final” where everything is up for grabs. Holder should always bat high up in the order seeing that Pollard sit out to the near end. Corbin should not be out there at that time . The top brass in the dressing room are the ones to blame .

  8. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar July 27, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Well something is wrong after doing so well ,then to fall victim to Red Steel. This needs urgent reflection and serious decisions. There is no way Red Steel should walk away as CPL Champions.

  9. Alex Alleyne July 27, 2015 at 8:54 am

    From get-go I was never comfortable with Pollard as captain of a Barbados Tridents . Power houses like JA and T&T made sure that a “native” heads the squad , but BDS with no “balls” accept junk and wind up like this . Any leader look good when this side is winning . One can remember when the Aussies were not doing so well and the “mighty” Pointing look rather poor while constantly spitting into his palms so often that I never knew that one person had so much saliver.

  10. harry turnover July 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    The Red Steel was aided and abetted by Pollard,Rampaul and the coach….ALL TRINIDADIANS.

    Things were made easier for them by the dropping Carter ,and by placing Corbin and Mizbah at 3 and 4 by the Captain and the coach.

    Even a blind man riding backwards on a trotting horse on the stroke of midnight could have seen what those trins in charge of the Bdos Tridents were doing.

    Jason Holder let his feelings known on the field to Pollard who at one time wanted to run him out,but he stood FIRM in his ground and DELIBERATELY turned his back on him in response to a second run by Pollard.

    I like Violeta was against Pollard leading a team with BARBADOS in front.I wonder how many readers know about the time Trinidad under Ganga lost a match in Jamaica so that Bdos couldn’t win the Championship that year.

  11. harry turnover July 28, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Every other cricket fan knows that the Red STEAL the championship this year.
    Suspicions running rampant across Bdos and I have no doubt across the Caribbean and the wider world who watch that game and the home matches of the Red STEAL.
    Wonder what is going to happen next year if what I am hearing involving Bdos,Guyana and Jamaica are true,maybe they have already seen through this farce which had become so glaring this year.


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