Caribbean Premier League is a top twenty20 cricket League that is played in the Caribbean region. It was founded in the year 2013 and the first edition of the game was played that same year. It was formed by Cricket West Indies and was set to replace the Caribbean twenty20 as the twenty20 premier league in West Indies. It is also known as Hero CPL because of the sponsorship by Hero MotoCorp. Below, we have compiled for you some facts and stats that are fun to know about CPL.
- Teams in CPL
The Caribbean Premier League is contested by six teams. They are:
- Jamaica Tallawahs
- Barbados Tridents
- Trinbago Knight Riders
- St. Lucia Zouks
- Guyana Amazon Warriors
- St. Kitts And Nevis Patriots
During the Inauguration in 2013, the Jamaica Tallawahs took the title after defeating the Guyana Amazons in the finale. The teams are made up of 15 players on each team. There is a maximum of only five international players, one international and one local franchise player, and four under 23 years players.
- Most runs in CPL
When it comes to runs, Lendl Simmons who is currently playing for the Trinbago Knight Raiders has the highest scores. He has scored a total of 2,436 runs in all the 82 matches that he has played.
- The best individual score in CPL
A 132 not out of the 72 balls that were scored by Brandon King Is the best. He smashed around the park in an inning and scored it with a strike rate of 183.33 when playing against the Barbados Tridents. He has a record of eleven sixes and a total of ten fours which is the maximum in CPL scored in a single inning.
- Most Hundred in CPL
Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle have both hit 4 centuries in the CPL with only one other batsman having scored a 2. Dwayne was the first to hit his 4th ton before Chris. He has 5 half-centuries then Chis too. While Dwayne has a score of 13, Chris has eight doubles scored over 50.
- Most wickets haul in CPL
The most wickets haul in CPL is 5. This is claimed by 8 bowlers with David Weise the first one to claim these five-wicket hauls in an inning. The others are Raymond Reifer, Shakib AL Hasan, Fidel Edwards, Sohail Tanvir, DJ Bravo, and Hayden Walsh.
- Best Economies in CPL
Sunil Narine has the best economy in CPL and a rate of 5.52. He has played 71 matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago and has a total of 72 wickets and an average of 21.40. He also has scored a total of 1541 runs in all 279.1 overs.
- Best batting in CPL
Trinbago Knight Raider’s Colin Munro has an average of 40.68 which is the best in all of the Caribbean Premier League. He has a total score of 1546 runs in all the 46 matches played. He also claims 12 half-centuries and a century to himself.
- Bests strike rate in CPL
With a strike rate of 181.18, Andre Russell is the leading person in strike rates in CPL. He also has scored 337 runs in 16 matches played with an average of 37.4.
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