Caribbean Premier League 2021 has now got its winner. Let’s see the Best 11 performances of the league. Team of the tournament is here –
Evin Lewis (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Runs 420 || Avg 52.5 || SR 164.7
No one has scored more runs or hit more sixes than Evin Lewis in CPL 2021. Eventually in total, Lewis has hit 38 sixes so far in the tournament, 13 more than the second best.
Kennar Lewis (Jamaica Tallawahs)
Runs 262 || Avg 26.2 || SR 164.77
More than half the runs in Kennar Lewis’ T20 career came in this edition of the CPL. No one scored runs at a quicker rate than Kennar amongst the top 10 run-getters this season.
Roston Chase (Saint Lucia Kings)
Runs 403 || Avg 50.37 || SR 149.81 || Wickets 9
Roston Chase was easily the surprise package of CPL 2021. Whereas the transformation was quite staggering to an extent that he even received a call-up to the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup.
Nicholas Pooran (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (Wicketkeeper)
Runs 263 || Avg 32.87 || SR 163.35
Pooran consistently provided the impetus in the middle order for his side but never managed to kick on. He smashed an unbeaten 75 against Jamaica Tallawahs.
Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)(Captain)
Runs 261 || Avg 37.28 || SR 158.18
Kieron Pollard continued to shine with the bat extending into the tournament. Knight Riders skipper took up responsibility as the finisher on more than one occasion and ended up fetching more than 20 sixes.
Tim David (Saint Lucia Kings)
Runs 272 || Avg 38.85 || SR 148.63
For a player who batted at 6 on most occasions. However David delivered in the semi-final as well with an unbeaten 38 off just 17 balls that pretty much proved to be the difference in the end with TKR falling short by just 21 runs.
Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Wickets 12 || Avg 14.58 || ER 4.37
Sunil Narine may have missed the cut for the World Cup but he definitely did his bit to perfection in the Caribbean Premier League for the defending champions. Eventually the veteran finished the tournament with a jaw-dropping economy rate of 4.37 – easily the best in this edition.
Odean Smith (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
Wickets 18 || Avg 14.88 || ER 7.54
The ideal 7/8 in T20 cricket. Odean Smith lit up the CPL with some eye-catching performances. Smith the pacer ended up picking 18 wickets each and were the architects behind Guyana Amazon Warriors’ run to the semi-final.
Romario Shepherd (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
Wickets 18 || Avg 14.11 || ER 7.69
Another player who impressed this season was Romario Shepherd, who can also strike some lusty blows lower down the order. With the ball, simultaneously he ended up picking three wickets on five occasions out of the nine games he played.
Akeal Hosein (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Wickets 13 || Avg 15.92 || ER 4.92
Hosein ended up conceding less than 20 runs in a game. He finished with an economy rate of less than 5 despite sending down a few overs in the powerplay.
Ravi Rampaul (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Wickets 19 || Avg 16.21 || ER 7.96
Rampaul with 19 wickets has finished the season as its leading wicket-taker. Effective in almost every game. Rampaul’s only lacklustre performance came in the semi-final where he conceded 56 runs which eventually resulted in his side’s ouster.