Top 5 Bowlers in Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

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Top 5 Bowlers in Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

When the first ball will be bowled, it will be the eighth season of the Caribbean Premier League. In these seven seasons, there have been top actions on and off the field. On the other hand, the players have played a big role in the success of the league. 

In the West Indies’ domestic circuit, CPL provides substantial support to the rising stars as well as those players who are at the end of their cricket career. Among these, there have been players who have gone on to become the established stars in the domestic circuit.

In Caribbean Premier League, there have been multiple one season wonders and there have been ever consistent players too. Though the shortest format of cricket is cruel to bowlers, there are bowlers who have performed astonishingly well. Here is a list of top 5 bowlers in CPL based on their performances:

List of Top 5 Bowlers in CPL:


#1) Krishmar Santokie


The 35-year old Jamaican stands as a consistent performer in the West Indies domestic circuit and has gone to represent the West Indies national side at T20 International level. The left-arm medium-pace bowler has played in multiple T20 leagues across the globe, including IPL.  

Krishmar Santokie currently tops the list of top 5 bowlers in CPL, the player has featured for multiple teams like Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks across the different editions of the league. The left-arm medium-pace bowler averages less than 20 and has 85 wickets to his name in 58 games. He also has an economy rate of 7.6 which is considerable when compared to others.

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#2) Sunil Narine

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Sunil Narine sits second in the list of top 5 bowlers in CPL. The West Indies regular is a top performer across multiple leagues in the world. Sunil Narine has been a phenomenal player for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and has helped the team to lift the trophy not once, but twice. In CPL, the offie plays for Kolkata Knight Riders’ sister team, Trinbago Knight Riders. And in the past, the player had featured for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League.

The player certainly makes into the top five bowlers of CPL with stats backing him. The off-spinner has featured in 71 matches in CPL in which he averages 21.40. The interesting stat is that he is one of the few players who have an economy rate less than 6 in CPL. Also; Sunil Narine has 72 wickets in his 71 appearances.

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#3) Sheldon Cottrell


The player is known for his “salute” celebration, Sheldon Cottrell has made name for himself in the shortest format of domestic circuit. Though the talented player has featured in multiple leagues across the globe, he is yet to feature in the cash-rich IPL which is slated to start from September 19.

The left-arm fast bowler definitely makes into the top 5 bowlers of CPL with his performances. The player has taken 3 wickets in an innings close to nine times and has even claimed a four-wicket haul once in the CPL in his 50 appearances. He also averages 19.33 and has 69 wickets to his name. Cottrell also has an economy rate below 7.5 which is considered decent in the T20 format.

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#4) Imran Tahir


If one is to be mentioned for defying the age and still performing in the competitive sports circuit, Imran Tahir would definitely stand first. The South African leggie also makes into the list of top 5 bowlers in CPL with his astonishing performances for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

The player of Pakistan-South Africa origin has gained the attention of fans with his amazing celebration style in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In CPL, the player has featured in 21 games and has an economy of 5.8; next to Sunil Narine. He also has one 4 wicket haul in 21 games apart from averaging 15.03 for Guyana Amazon Warriors. The 41-year-old will be looking to repeat the same in 2020.

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#5) Kieron Pollard

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The Mumbai Indians’ allrounder is considered as a “star player” across the cricketing world for his all-round capabilities. Though he is known for his hard-hitting abilities, the player can also roll his arm whenever required.

Having 70 games under his belt, Kieron Pollard is known for his bowling skills too in CPL. He has 47 wickets to his name along with an economy rate less than 7.7. He has claimed wicket every 17 balls in 70 games. The player also averages 21.68 in CPL which puts him in top five bowlers in CPL.