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5 West Indies legends who need the CPL to come back

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#4. Marlon Samuels

Pakistan v West Indies - One Day International
Samuels can be a game-changer - but he will need to deliver in the CPL to prove it

Marlon Samuels bats with a strike rate of 115.61 in T20I. In a format which is specially designed to allow batsmen to hit the ball long and far, this strike rate looks unimpressive.

Samuels also doesn't possess a wide array of strokes or an impeccable technique but even after all these flaws, he is undoubtedly one of the best impact players in this format. His two match-winning half centuries in T20 world cup finals are evident of his batting prowess.

But more than his technical flaws, what has hampered the right-hand batsman's career is his inconsistency. Since his sterling knock of 89* at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on the night of T20 world cup final, Samuels has scored only one fifty-plus score in his next 13 T20I innings.

At the moment he still is part of West Indies' national team but his future looks gloomy thanks to his poor performances in the last one year and the rise of other power-hitters in West Indies.

This edition of CPL is a huge opportunity for the right-hand batsman to come back in form and consolidate his position in the team. On the contrary, a poor run in this league might see him out of the national team.

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