Best Bowling Figures in CPL
Limited over cricket or rather twenty20 cricket has always known for some big hits and shots out of the park, but not to forget bowlers have the power to change the wind of any game for that matter. As for a famous quote goes, “batsman wins you games, while bowlers win you tournaments”.
As right as the quote is every wicket makes you closer to win a game and every dot ball is an opportunity to seize the score. He who understands this arithmetic can manage to put up the best bowling figure in match.
Top 5 Best Bowling Figures in CPL
Below we list down Top 5 bowlers who have registered the best bowling figures in the Caribbean Premier League history.
1) Shakib Al Hasan (Ban): 4.0-1-6- 6-1.50
Bangladeshi All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is an all-rounder. He is a left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner. As outstanding of a batsman he is, he amazes everyone with the ball too. He tops the list of our Top 5 bowlers with the best bowling figures in the history of CPL with bagging 6 wickets and spending just 6 runs and a cunning economy rate of 1.60 while playing for the Tridents vs Red steel at the Bridgetown ground.
2) Sohail Tanvir (Pak): 4.0- 1-3- 5- 0.75
There are matches when a bowler just needs to get that one click in mind and he owns the game, and this was definitely one of those matches. It was the Guyana Amazon Warriors who opted to bat first in Barbados while making a reasonable call, the managed to put up a score of 158 for eight in 120 balls. It was a do or die situation for The Tridents in order to stay in the competition. Thanks to Sohail Tanvir, who made this do or die situation a breathable one.
It was the last ball of the first over that got Sohail his first wicket when a ball went across Kane Williamson felt an edge. Dwayne Smith was declared out in the next over when the umpire concluded that he had edged the ball through to the keeper however, smith wasn’t convinced with the decision.
Sohail’s best wicket was the one that sent Eoin Morgan back to the pavilion. An outstanding delivery that swung back into the left-hander and pinned him lbw. With that wicket, The Tridents were bowled out for 59, and with that, their chances of moving ahead in the tournament were highly low. Tanvir scripted the record for the 2nd best bowling figure in innings in the Caribbean Premier League. He has 5 wickets while giving just 3 runs in 4.0 overs while playing for the Amazon team against the Tridents team. He even boasted for the lowest economy rate at 0.75 in the match.
3) HR Walsh: 4.0- 0- 19- 5- 4.75
HR Walsh is the son of former first-class cricketer Albert Costayne Hayden Walsh, Hayden Walsh Junior is yet another long line of leg-break bowlers in this reaping years. During the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, he was opted in as a replacement for the Pakistan players who had to skip the league due to national call and that’s how he made his debut for the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots under the captainship of the universe boss Chris Gayle.
Walsh junior has the potential to break through any tough side with the weight of his performances, and the CPL gave him just the right platform to display his talents and catch the eye of the selectors. With 5 wickets off 19 runs and economy rate of merely 4.75 vs T&T Riders, Walsh stands at number four in our Top 5 bowlers of the best bowling figures in the CPL history.
4) Raymon Reifer (WI): 4.0-0-20-5- 5.00
Raymon Reifer is a Trinidadian cricket, who has played for the West Indies national team as an all-rounder. He is an all-rounder, a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. Raymon is placed at the fourth position with one of the best bowling figures in the Caribbean Premier League history. He picked 5 wickets in 4.0 overs at 5.50 economy rate while spending 20 runs T&T Riders.
5) Fidel Edwards (WI): 4.0-0-22-5- 5.50
Last but not the list is Fidel Edwards. Fidel is amongst the top 5 bowlers who have given the best bowling figures in the Caribbean Premier League history. Fidel Edwards is a Barbados cricketer, who plays for the West Indies national cricket team as a right-arm fast bowler. His bowling figures include 5 wickets with an economy rate of 5.50 while giving 22 runs in 4.0 overs as he played for Red Steel against the Tridents team.
Although the CPL 2020 will be a close door tournament, spectators will still be having the same level of excitement and enthusiasm to witness a cricket league after a huge long pause. It will be interesting to see some new record breakers and setters as we await the CPL 2020.