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The Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) is a franchise cricket team of the Caribbean Premier League based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Red Steel was one of the original six teams created for the tournament's inaugural 2013 season. Their home ground is Queen's Park Oval.

Trinbago Knight Riders
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CaptainTrinidad and Tobago Dwayne Bravo
CoachAustralia Simon Helmot
OwnerShah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment)
Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta (Mehta Group)
Chief executiveRajeev Singh, Lloyd Rangiah
Team information
CityPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Colours     Red,      Black and      White.
Home groundQueen's Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy
CPL wins3 (2015, 2017, 2018)
Official website:
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In 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment, the parent company of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, purchased stake in the Red Steel.[1] The Red Steel went on to win the 2015 tournament.[2] After the season, the name was changed to Trinbago Knight Riders.



The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel were one of the six teams created for the Caribbean Premier League's inaugural 2013 season. In 2015, they won the tournament for the first time, defeating the Barbados Tridents 178–158 at Queen's Park Oval.[2]

Also in 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment led by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and Mehta Group of businessman Jay Mehta and his wife Juhi Chawla, purchased stake in the Red Steel. Red Chillies Entertainment also owns the Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders; this was the first time an IPL team had invested in a Twenty20 cricket league outside India.[1] In 2016, Red Chillies Entertainment took over the team's operations and changed the name to the Knight Riders. The core team remained the same in 2016, with Dwayne Bravo at the helm. However, the team's marquee foreign player is New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who has played for KKR in the past. Brad Hogg, Javon Searles, Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro have also played for KKR before. Darren Bravo Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine currently play for both the Knight Riders teams.[3] Simon Katich in 2017, replaced fellow Australian Simon Helmot as the head coach.[4]

Current squadEdit

As of 13:11, Sunday, March 17, 2019 (UTC)
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Notes
42 Brendon McCullum   (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm medium 2016 Overseas
46 Darren Bravo   (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2013
50 Chris Lynn   (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
82 Colin Munro   (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2016 Overseas
41 Colin Ingram   (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin 2018 Overseas
47 Dwayne Bravo   (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2013 Captain
74 Sunil Narine   (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2016
20 Kevon Cooper   (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
86 Javon Searles   (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2015
Khary Pierre   (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016
80 Denesh Ramdin   (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 34) Right-handed 2016
61 Hamza Tariq   (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 28) Right-handed 2016 Overseas
Amir Jangoo   (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 21) Left-handed 2016
33 Nikita Miller   (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016
38 Shannon Gabriel   (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2014
52 Fawad Ahmed   (1982-02-05) 5 February 1982 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm leg spin 2018 Overseas
23 Ali Khan   (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
Anderson Phillip   (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 22) 2016
Terrance Hinds   Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2017

Home groundEdit

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The Trinbago Knight Riders plays their home games at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. The QPO was also the host ground of the semi-finals and finals of 2013 and 2015 editions of the CPL. The Queen's Park Oval is one of the oldest and most historic of grounds in the Caribbean as well as having one of the largest capacities, accommodating approximately 20,000 spectators in comfort. Home of the Queen's Park Cricket Club (QPCC) since 1896, it has hosted Test matches since 1930, ODIs since 1983 and T20s since 2009.



  1. ^ a b ESPN Sports Media. "KKR owners buy stake in CPL franchise T&T Red Steel". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Caribbean Premier League, Final: Barbados Tridents v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Port of Spain, Jul 26, 2015". ESPN. 26 July 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "No More Red Steel: T&T Knight Riders takes over CPL franchise". The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper.
  4. ^ "Simon Katich to coach Trinbago Knight Riders". 17 January 2017.

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