The cricketing world awaits the semi-final clash between India and West Indies as the two teams lock horns for a final berth on Thursday in Mumbai. The excitement of this encounter is on its peak as the Caribbean players are one of the most known lots in India, courtesy Indian Premier league. From Chris Gayle to Dwayne Bravo, the West Indian line up doesn’t lack fan base when they play in India. Here are players from West Indies World T20 squad who are a part of the IPL.(STATS || POINTS TABLE || FIXTURES)
Chris Gayle holds the supremecy when it comes to T20 format. In the Indian Premier League too, the West Indian has been a night mare for the bowling line ups against him. He presently plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore and previously was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders. The giant batsman holds the record of the highest individual score by any batsman in IPL as well in T20s. He scored an aggressive unbeaten 175 runs off just 66 balls against Pune Warriors India in 2013 edition of IPL.
The West Indies skipper darren Sammy too has been a part of IPL for a long time. He presently plays for Sunriseres Hyderabad and previously was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Dwayne Bravo made his IPL debut playing for Mumbai Indians and was a part of this franchise for the first three seasons before Chennai Super Kings picked him up in 2011 auctions. The West-Indian all-rounder will now play for the new franchise Gujarat Lions under the leader-ship of his Chennai Super Kings’ teammate Suresh Raina.
Another West Indian all-rounder who is a part of IPL is Andre Russel. Russel was picked up by Delhi Daredevils in 2012 and later was bought up by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 auction.
Jason Holder has been a part of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Marlon Samuels began his IPL journey with the disbanded IPL franchise Pune Warriors India in 2012.
Previously a part of Kings Xi Punjab, the West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor was another player who was bought up by the disbanded Pune Warriors India side in 2013.