The 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is here. It is the 9th edition of the tournament and like previous editions, 2021 one is set to fascinate cricket lovers all over the world as Caribbean flair is set to provide quality and entertaining cricket. So Check Top 10 Best Bowlers In The Caribbean Premier League.
The likes of Chris Gayle, Russell, Pollard, Bravo, and others from the Caribbean along with quality overseas players like Faf du Plessis, Colin Munro, Hafeez, Tahir, and others can make for a fascinating watch for any cricket lovers.
While there are many big hitters in the tournament who can punish any bowler in the world on their day, there are also enough quality bowlers who can bamboozle any batter with quality bowling skills.
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Here is the list of the Top 10 Best Bowlers In The Caribbean Premier League 2021:-
Oshane Thomas has one rare quality- Pace. This one quality makes this tall fast bowler stand out and provides some impact performances for the team the glimpses of which he has shown in his brief career so far in CPL as well as International cricket. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in CPL 2018. In 24 matches so far he has taken 36 wickets and has made some impactful performances in International cricket too. Coming back from the injury, Thomas is looking set to make a mark in this CPL and we may well see him among the top wicket-takers at the end of the season.
Wahab Riaz is an experienced performer at both the International level and at playing T20 leagues all over the globe. He has experience of bowling at crucial junctures and his variations and understanding of the game can prove handy in pressure situations in the game. Wahab has taken 19 wickets in 18 matches so far and he must be looking to get some more wickets in the kitty this year as the selection of the T20 World Cup squad is just around the corner. He will be playing for Saint Lucia Kings.
Hayden Walsh is the upcoming spin sensation of the Caribbean. He has been a consistent wicket-taker in CPL over the last few years taking 29 wickets from 22 matches. As all the matches of this edition will be played at only one venue, Hayden Walsh can become even more dangerous in the latter part of the tournament. Recently he demolished Australia in the home series with his brilliant variations and wicket-taking ability. He will be playing for Barbados Royals this season.
Cotterell ranks at number 5 on the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in CPL. he has taken 76 wickets from 58 matches. Cotterell has been highly successful at the International level too but has been in and out of the T20 side sometimes due to injury and at other times due to his performances. The fast bowler has all the ability to trouble any batter in the world and he would like to replicate his past CPL performances to earn his place back in the Windies T20 side. He will be playing for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Jason Holder is one of the top all-rounders in the world across all formats. But even as a pure bowler Holder can win games for his side. The tall fast bowler has the ability to swing the ball as well as bowl yorkers and use his variations in death overs. An accomplished player at the International level and T20 leagues, Holder will be looking to get his side Barbados Royals to a title win this year. Holder has taken 50 wickets in 62 matches and will be looking to take more wickets this time around.
He has been a revelation for Windies in recent times in T20 format. His slower balls and other variations have been instrumental in his success over the years. He has taken 20 wickets in 19 matches so far in CPL, but his current red hot form which was seen in the Australia series makes him one of the strong contenders for topping the charts for most wickets this season. He will be playing for Saint Lucia Kings this season.
One of the most celebrated fast bowlers in the last decade. He retired from international cricket recently and has decided to channel his energy towards T20 leagues over the globe and one can expect Amir to be at his top form in this edition of CPL. He is playing for Barbados Royals and this is the first time he will be playing in CPL, so one can expect Amir to spread his magic over the Caribbean given his skills to bowl in the powerplay and crucial death overs.
The veteran leg spinner is still going strong and one can expect Tahir to consistently pick wickets in the middle overs as he has done all these years. The leg spinner has played all over the globe and knows every trick in the trade which can be very crucial for Guyana Amazon Warriors if they want to go all the way this time. Tahir has a tremendous record in CPL and has taken 49 wickets from just 33 matches. The surface this time is bound to help spinners and Tahir will be all set to exploit those conditions.
Narine has been a T20 superstar over all these years. He has made his name playing T20 leagues all over the globe and he has been successful everywhere he went. In CPL he has the best economy rate among all bowlers giving only 5.43 runs per over. He is also at number 4 in the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in CPL with 80 wickets in 77 matches. He has been a vital cog of every team he has been part of and Tribago Knight riders will be looking at Narine to deliver the goods again as they prepare for their title defense.
No. 1 is an undisputed champion himself Dwayne Bravo. He has been one of the top T20 bowlers for a long time now and his abilities especially in death overs are unmatched bowling yorkers and slower ball bouncers at will. His understanding of the game also makes him a complete package and his new team in CPL Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots will hope that the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 106 wickets can add another few to his kitty to take them ahead in the tournament this time.