Best Batsmen of St Lucia Zouks in CPL
St Lucia Zouks are the only side who has been inconsistent in the Caribbean Premier League. Their only best season came in 2016 when they qualified into the playoffs for the first time. St Lucia is playing from the first season and over 7 seasons, they have been poor in the tournament with the lowest winning percentage.
Darren Sammy is leading the side and for 2020, they also signed the highest run-getter in CPL Chris Gayle. For the latest edition, they have added the batsmen like Rossouw, Colin Ingram, and Mohammad Nabi. St Lucia has been a poor side and introduced some quality batsmen in CPL.
Here’s the list of Top 5 best batsmen of St Lucia Zouks in CPL history:
#1 Rahkeem Cornwall (2017-2020)
The big man has appeared in 25 CPL matches and made his debut in 2017. From 25 matches, he scored 509 runs at a strike rate of 167.43. He batted at lower-order in starting season but captain tried him in top-order to give some firework.
Rahkeem Cornwall has hit 41 sixes in two seasons and his best knock was recorded in the previous edition against Tallawahs, firing 75 off just 30 balls striking at 250 including 8 sixes. In his debut season, he played a knock of 78 off 44 balls against Barbados. In the previous season, he scored 254 runs with a strike rate of 190.97.
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#2 Andre Fletcher (2013-2020)
Andre Fletcher appeared in each and every season for St Lucia Zouks. He has played 66 CPL matches so far. He is the leading run-scorer for the franchise over 66 matches, scoring 1870 runs at an average of 31.16 including 11 half-centuries. He has the record of scoring most runs for a franchise in CPL.
Fletcher has hit 84 sixes for St Lucia, only Gayle and Lewis has more sixes for a single franchise in CPL. In the 3rd edition, he amassed 369 runs from 11 matches at an average of 36.90. In 4th edition, he scored 324 runs from 11 matches to guide ST Lucia in first-ever playoffs. His best knock was recorded in 2017 against Jamaica, scoring unbeaten 84 off 53 balls.
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#3 Johnson Charles (2014-2017)
Johnson Charles made his CPL debut for St Lucia in 2014 and played four seasons for the franchise. The opener is the 2nd highest run-scorer for ST Lucia, scoring 1037 runs from 40 matches striking at 131.26. In 2016, he was the top-scorer of the side to enter the first-ever playoff.
He accumulated 441 runs in 11 matches at an average of 44.10 with the strike rate of 143.18. His best knock was recorded in 2016 against Guyana, scoring unbeaten 94 off 52 balls.
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#4 Shane Watson (2016-2017)
Shane Watson appeared in two seasons for St Lucia Zouks and impressed the franchise with bat and ball. The Australian batsman scored 446 runs from 19 matches at the strike rate of over 145.75.
In the only playoff season of Zouks (2016), he aggregated 286 runs from 11 matches at an average of 31.88. It was the best season for him with the bat. Watson’s best knock was recorded in 2017 against Tallawahs, scoring 80 off 45 balls.
#5 Kieron Pollard (2018)
The T20 Superstar has played one season for St Lucia. He made the debut in 2018 for Zouks and appeared in 9 matches for the franchise. Kieron Pollard is the only centurion from St Lucia in Caribbean Premier League. His hundred came against Barbados Tridents. Pollard contributed 330 runs from 9 matches at an average of 47.14 with the strike rate of 159.42. He hit 22 sixes in the edition which is the record for St Lucia.