Batsmen are the charm of T20 cricket and in the eighth edition of the Caribbean Premier League, which is one of the most anticipated and talked about tournaments in the World, the fans are up for some hard-core entertainment that will keep them glued to their TV and mobile screens for the next few weeks.
The Caribbean T20 League boasts some of the finest batsmen in the shortest format whose mere presence could snatch the game from the jaws of defeat.
Keeping in mind the on-field destruction that we, as cricket fanatics are about to witness, here’s the list of the top five batsmen who could be the highest run-getters in CPL 2020
Colin Munro ( Trinbago Knight Riders )
The southpaw’s contributions played a major role in the CPL 2018 wherein he aggregated 567 runs averaging 51.54 and struck 6 fifty plus totals, and was the only batsman to have scored in excess of 500 runs in that season. Not to forget, the match winning 68* versus Guyana Amazon Warriors in the finals. No wonder why he was awarded the Player of the Series.
Compared to what his stats were in the 2018 edition, the opener had a decent run in CPL 2019, wherein he amassed 231 runs in 8 outings averaging 33.00 with a sole fifty.
Nevertheless, he remains a valuable player for the Trinbago Knight Riders and quite certainly one of the players in the race for the leading run-getters tally in CPL 2020.
Chris Lynn ( St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Hailed as the King of BBL for his herculean run tally and monstrous six-hitting ability, not just the franchise, but, the fans will be waiting to see him in action this season.
Lynn enjoys the T20 format as is evident from his numbers. In 177 innings, the Aussie batsman has hit 290 sixes, scored in excess of 5000 runs, strikes at a rate of 144.15, and holds 2 centuries to his name.
Looking at his stats one can say, if Chris Lynn gets to his swashbuckling form of play, then St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are up for a sure shot victory.
Alex Hales ( Barbados Tridents )
The English opener has travelled the globe and competed in some of the best T20 leagues we have seen to date.
In the tournaments played in the last one year, BBL was where he exhibited his masterclass. Averaged over 38, hit 6 fifties, and scored 576 runs, making it a year to remember for the fans of Aussie T20 league.
One can imagine the level of craze for Hales if he emulates a similar show in CPL this season.
Glenn Phillips ( Jamaica Tallawahs )
For someone who has played plenty of T20 cricket in New Zealand and Caribbean Islands and performed to the potential, one would certainly have high expectations from a player of Glenn Phillips’ caliber.
He has been prolific with the bat in the CPL 2018 and 2019, scoring 457 and 374 runs, and averaging 41.54 and 37.40 respectively. Moreover, his strike rate has been over 140 in both seasons.
Jamaica Tallawahs would be keen to capitalize on his form, and the manner in which the Kiwi cricketer has scored piled the runs, it seems he would make way to the list of top run-getters for the third consecutive season.
Brandon King ( Guyana Amazon Warriors )
It has been three CPL seasons for Brandon King and he has raked tremendous attention from the cricket fraternity. In just 30 innings, the right hander has cracked 763 runs at an average of 36.33.
The 2019 season was when he showcased his hitting prowess as he averaged 55.11 and compiled 496 runs, comprising a hundred and 3 fifties.
With him at the top, batting certainly looks too easy for the audience.
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