Best Bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL
Trinbago Knight Riders, a CPL franchise with an Indian connection, will be looking to make an impact when they kickstart their season in the CPL 2020. Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan owned Kolkata Knight Riders have the stake in the Trinidad based outfit. Apart from this global recognition, Tribago Knight Riders are one of the successful sides in the CPL T20. The team has won the CPL trophy thrice in the seven editions and has made it into knockout stages in all the editions. It is similar to that Chennai Super Kings in IPL who have made it knockout stages in every edition of the cash-rich league. It is an envious record held by a team and will be looking to continue the same in the eighth edition of the CPL.
The success of the team is attributed to the presence of quality and depth in the side. The team consists of star players like Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert and Sikandar Raza who have the top-notch experience in the T20 circuit. The West Indies talismanic, Lendl Simmons was the second-highest scorer in the previous season of the Caribbean Premier League. Also, the team has a potent weapon Pravin Tambe for the upcoming edition of the CPL.
Best Bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders
In this article, we will have a look at the top 5 best bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders who have been instrumental in their successful campaigns.
#5) Ali Khan
The right-arm fast bowler makes into the top 5 bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders as the US international has 26 wickets to his name in just 22 appearances. The 30-year-old right-arm bowler has played just one season among all the season and has made into the list with his excellent performances for the Trinidad outfit.
The US international has averaged close to 24.85 in the previous edition of the Caribbean Premier League. Despite playing against the likes of hard hitters, Ali Khan has kept his economy under 8.35 which is noteworthy to mention. Also, the player has claimed three-wicket haul for three times and is a player to be watched in the 2020 season of West Indies domestic league.
#4) Samuel Badree
It is no doubt that the player who has featured in the cash-rich league regularly has exploited the conditions in the West Indies domestic circuit and has made name for himself. Samuel Badree makes into our list of top 5 bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders with his 28 scalps in 29 appearances.
The player has featured for the Trinbago outfit in the initial two seasons of the league. The player has been instrumental in the team’s title-winning inaugural season as averages 19.18. The best part of the leg-break bowler is that he has one of the best bowling economy rates in the CPL. The player has an economy rate under 6 in the shortest format of the cricket despite facing the hard-hitting batsmen in the league.
The leggie also has picked three-wicket hauls three times when he has played for the Trinbago Knight Riders. Also, 4 maidens in these 29 appearances speak volumes about the player.
#3) Sunil Narine
If somebody claims to be an IPL fan and doesn’t know about Sunil Narine, every other fan will feel that he is a plastic cricket fan. Such is the calibre and potential of the West Indian off-spinner who makes into the top 5 bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders in the third position. The player has regularly featured for the side since 2016 and has 44 appearances to his name. In 44 appearances for the side, Sunil Narine has climbed the top of the list of best bowlers too.
Sunil Narine has 41 wickets to his name in CPL, with a strike rate of 25.24. He has averaged close to 24.44 and has one of the best economy rates in the league. Sunil Narine has been a stingy bowler for the team as he has given away the runs at an economy rate of 5.81, less than 6 rpo. Despite going wicketless for 16 times, the player has made up for his empty run with one three-wicket haul. He will be looking to clinch the trophy once again in the CPL 2020.
#2) Kevon Cooper
The player less known for the Indians and other major cricketing countries, Kevin Cooper has made the strides in the domestic T20 circuits of West Indies and Bangladesh with his stellar bowling performances. To everyone’s surprise, Cooper was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2012 auction but got limited games under his belt in three seasons. In those seasons, the player has claimed 33 wickets in 25 appearances.
However, the player has his fanbase set in West Indies who is one amongst the top 5 bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders. The player has 59 wickets in 56 games with an economy rate of 7.90 in the seasons which he has played for the Trinbago outfit. He will be looking to make a comeback to the national side with his performances in CPL 2020.
#1) Dwayne Bravo
One of the major players behind the CSK’s success in IPL, Dwayne Bravo enters the top 5 bowlers of Trinbago Knight Riders as the top player. The lanky all-rounder has 97 wickets in 69 appearances with one four-wicket haul and nine three-wicket hauls in CPL.
Dwayne Bravo has averaged close to 22 and has been quite expensive with his economy rate. Despite having notched close to 100 wickets, he has given away the runs at 8.72 runs per over. This will be an area where the all-rounder will be looking to improve.
Known for his batting exploits, the player has been great with the ball too. It remains interesting to see that can Dwayne Bravo lead Trinbago Knight Riders to one more glory?