Ish Sodhi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Colin Ingram get CPL gigs

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Jamaica Tallawahs have called up New Zealand legspinner Ish Sodhi as a like-for-like replacement for Australia’s Adam Zampa, who will be returning home for the start of the domestic season.

This will be Sodhi’s first CPL stint. He was most recently involved in the Vitality Blast, where he picked 19 wickets in 15 matches for Nottinghamshire, who made the quarter-finals. Earlier this year, he made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals after being signed as a replacement for injured Afghanistan legspinner Zahir Khan.

Zampa took nine wickets in as many matches for Tallawahs this CPL. That included 3 for 27 in four overs in a victory against St Lucia Stars at the start of the tournament. Zampa’s scalps included those of Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard.

The Tallawahs have already qualified for the playoffs and are currently in third place. They face the second-placed Guyana Amazon Warriors in their final league encounter before heading into the knockouts.

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In another swap of wristspinners, Tabraiz Shamsi came in for Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane in the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots squad. Shamsi made the announcement via Twitter. Shamsi was recently on tour with South Africa A in India but played just two 50-overs matches because of back spasms.

Lamichhane was Patriots’ premier spinner, but he has now left to be with the Nepal team for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifiers in Malaysia.

Patriots are through to the knockouts, following their seven-wicket victory via the DLS Method over the Tallawahs.

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Trinbago Knight Riders have roped in Glamorgan captain Colin Ingram as a replacement for Australia batsman Chris Lynn, who will return home after TKR’s penultimate league game against Barbados Tridents on September 7.

Ingram is among the sought-after T20 batsmen, having featured in the T20 Blast in England, Big Bash League, Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League. He is yet to play in the Caribbean Premier League, though. Before taking the Kolpak route, Ingram had represented South Africa in 40 limited-overs internationals, including nine T20Is.

Most recently in the Vitality Blast, Ingram was the top scorer for Glamorgan with 430 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 164.75. In all, Ingram has 4804 T20 runs in 187 matches, including three hundreds and 29 fifties.

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