Bowlers with Most Hat Tricks in CPL
There has been a sensational series of bowling, throughout the Caribbean Premier League ever since its inception. Players like Sheldon Cottrell, DJ Bravo, Rashid Khan, and Tabraiz Shamsi had literally changed the phase of matches like crazy with their excellent performances with the ball. Apart from 4 wicket hauls, and 5 wicket hauls, there are players who managed to perform extraordinarily and clinch off a hat trick.
The CPL is filled with players who have it in them to turn the match on its head in just a matter of a couple of overs. And with the way T20 format is shaping up, the pressure lies equally on the batsmen as well as the bowlers.
Top Bowlers with Most Hat Tricks in CPL
Below we list down two of the amazing cricketers who hold the record for most hat tricks in the Caribbean Premier League:
Currently known as one of the best in the business, Rashid Khan rules the limited over the segment. The Afghanistan maestro has been crucial to his national team, the Indian Premier League, and also the CPL. Rashid has a record of nerve-wracking hat-trick in the Caribbean Premier League Eliminator held between the Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors. The brilliant bowling show from the Afghanistan whiz followed by an amazing half-century from Luke Ronchi assisted the Warriors to defeat the defending champions by five wickets.
The scoreboard of the aforementioned match was a 116 runs off 4 wickets after the fourteenth over and the Jamaica Tallawahs had high hopes of getting a total of 190 plus on the board. Although, their hopes were completely shattered when skipper Rayad Emrit decided to hand over the ball to Rashid. This was a check move by Rashid as he managed to take wickets in his first 3 balls and all of them hit the stumps, making the Tallawahs wind up at 118 off 7 wickets by the end of the over.
Below are the details of Rashid’s first career hat trick:
1st Wicket- Andre McCarthy-
The very first of the three wickets was an impressive googly when McCarthy misjudged and failed to read the delivery. McCarthy went for a drive against the turn and fell into prey giving off his precious wicket.
2nd Wicket Rashid to Jonathan Foo-
An exact replica of the first dismissal, Jonathan too misread the ball and failed to drive up the delivery.
3rd Wicket- Rovman Powell–
A clean bowled again, Rashid had by now mastered the art of googly, which saw another prey falling in the nets of Rashid.
Andre Russell was the second to hit the hat trick button in the Caribbean Premier League. The match was scripted in the CPL history because not only he had a hat trick in his name but also scored a half-century as the skipper of the Jamaica Tallawahs. With the stunning performance, Russell was declared as one of the best Twenty20 all-rounders in the world with pure bliss show with the bat and the ball in Port-of-Spain, helping his side to victory over Trinbago Knight Riders with three balls to spare.
However, the first three overs didn’t turn out as expected, as the rivals reached 216-3 prior to Russell struck the hat trick hammer which made Trinbago post 223 runs on the board. Russell sidelined Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin in the climax over. The Tallawahs’ struggled too with just managing 41 runs in the beginning and giving off 5 wickets until Russell came to the crease and stole the show and not to forget the good luck he carried after being dropped early – he promptly set about the Knight Riders bowlers in a killing progress.
His hard-hitting ability helped him get twelve sixes in his first 40 balls which aided him to reach the three-figure mark faster than anyone else in the competition’s history, and reaching the milestone as early as in the 17th over itself.
The upcoming season of one of the most-watched T20 leagues of the world, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), is about to get started. While last season witnessed a show of some very close matches ultimately Trinbago Knight Riders claiming the trophy. Given the current situation, it will be interesting to see who manages to make a new record and wipe off the old ones.
As with the Hat trick record is concerned, it may look like a difficult one given the format of the game, but there are players who with their excellence, practice, and consistent performance make it easier to achieve. Stay up and tuned for some amazing cricketing action from 18th August.