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Bet on The Best Leading Wicket Taker in the CPL T20 Tournament

It’s game time! The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament action is back for one exciting month, and we want to help you make the most of this season. Read on as you get information about some of the best bowlers who will rule the CPL T20 tournament this season. With some outstanding performances in terms of bowling, we are bringing you the list of the top five T20 ranking bowlers to appear in CPL T20. They introduced new deliveries, bamboozled the batsman, and are the CPL leading wicket-takers in league history. The mighty bowlers of the tournament are here.

Watch out for these CPL-leading wicket-takers!

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Akeal Hosein

Akeal Hosein

Matches Wickets CPL Debut Role Team Nationality
48 23 2014 Bowler Trinbago Knight Riders West Indies

Akeal Hosein is a left-arm orthodox Trinidadian bowler representing the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League. The left-arm spinner took 3-26 of his ten overs in his first One-Day international and followed up with some impressive performance on home soil. Hosein is one of the most consistent performers in the Caribbean Premier League, being equally handy with the bat and a ball on the field.

Odean Smith

Odean Smith

Matches Wickets CPL Debut Role Team Nationality
16 18 2017 Bowler Guyana Amazon Warriors Jamaica

Odean Smith bowled his heart out in the previous season of the CPL. He has picked up 18 wickets in 11 matches and averaged 14.88, which is impressive for a young pacer. Smith has constantly performed well and troubled some of the most incredible batters of the league, including Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard. Odean Smith has ended the season as the second-highest wicket-taker in the Caribbean Premier League. The right-handed fast bowler has recorded an impressive economy rate of 7.54 in the Caribbean Premier League.

Romario Shepherd

Romario Shepherd

Matches Wickets CPL Debut Role Team Nationality
9 18 2018 Bowler Guyana Amazon Warriors Guyana

Easily the best T20 ranking bowler in the CPL Guyana Amazon Warriors team, Romario Shepherd has been an integral part of the franchise and made his mark in previous CPL matches. He is a player that can both bat and bowl well. However, his bowling, in particular, brought him to the limelight as he scalped 18 wickets across nine matches with the best figures of 3/15.

Dominic Drakes

Dominic Drakes

Matches Wickets CPL Debut Role Team Nationality
11 16 2018 Bowler St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Barbados

Dominic Drakes significantly contributed to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ success story in CPL 2021. With an economy rate of 8.56 in 11 matches, the left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder took 16 wickets and grabbed the fourth-highest position in the wicket-taking charts. His versatility and ability to turn up with a big score in any given situation helped his team to secure a coveted home final.

Migael Pretorius

Migael Pretorius

Matches Wickets CPL Debut Role Team Nationality
10 16 2015 Bowler Jamaica Tallawahs South Africa

Migael Pretorius is one of those best bowlers who could intimidate the batters with both pace and bounce. South African right-arm medium bowler has registered the best figures of 4/32 against St. Lucia Kings and is placed fifth in the list of leading wicket-takers.

Best CPL Economy Rates

Bowler Matches Overs Maidens Runs Wickets ER
Sunil Narine 86 339.1 14 1,807 90 5.32
Mohammad Nabi 24 74 2 427 21 5.77
Sandeep Lamichhane 22 76.5 3 446 27 5.80
Daniel Vettori 22 76.5 3 446 27 5.85
Shadab Khan 11 44 1 259 19 5.88
Imad Wasim 30 101.4 1 604 30 5.94
Imran Tahir 43 166 5 989 60 5.95
Mohammed Hafeez 44 124.3 1 742 27 5.95
Akeal Hosein 48 133.2 3 810 33 6.07
Roston Chase 26 71 2 438 19 6.16

*ER=Economy Rate

CPL Leading Wicket-Taker of All Time

Player Matches Innings Overs Maidens Wickets Average ER
Dwayne Bravo (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel) 89 84 291.4 1 114 22.11 8.64
Rayad Emrit (Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots) 85 84 285.4 4 96 22.75 7.64
Sunil Narine (Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders) 86 86 339.1 14 90 20.07 5.32
Krishmar Santokie (Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks) 58 58 222.4 2 85 19.90 7.59
Sheldon Cottrell (Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots) 65 64 226.5 5 80 21.57 7.60
Kesrick Williams (Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Kings, St Lucia Stars, St Lucia Zouks) 61 58 196.0 1 77 22.07 8.67
AD Russell (Jamaica Tallawahs) 76 66 202.1 1 69 25.36 8.65

*ER=Economy Rate

Best Markets To Bet on During CPL 2022

The CPL is back! This year, bet big on a new generation of cricketing stars. To help you with your bets this season, we've listed the best markets to bet on during the tournament.
These include –

  • Outright Winner
  • Match Winner
  • To Win the Toss
  • Man of the Match
  • Top Team Batsman
  • Top T20 Ranking Bowler
  • Match Handicap
  • Highest Opening Partnership
  • 1st Over Total Runs
  • 1st Innings Score
  • Total Runs in Match
  • Total Match Sixes
  • Most Match Sixes
  • Most Match Fours
  • Player Performance
  • Fall of 1st Wicket
  • 1st Wicket Method

Frequently Asked Questions About the T20 Ranking Bowler

  1. Who is the leading wicket-taker in CPL 2021?
  2. Pacer Ravi Rampaul. He topped the wicket-taking charts in the Caribbean Premier League as the highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets.

  3. Which bowlers have taken more wickets in the CPL history?
  4. DJ Bravo has the highest wicket-taking record in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history. He took 114 wickets in his 89 matches, ahead of RR Emrit, who took 96 wickets, and SP Narine, who took 90 wickets in 85 and 86 matches, respectively.

  5. Which player has the best economy rate in the CPL?
  6. Sunil Narine’s economy rate of 5.52 is the best in the Caribbean Premier League. His performances with the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders have yielded him 72 wickets at an average of 21.40, conceding 1541 runs in 279 overs.

  7. Who has the best bowling figures in CPL?
  8. Below we list down the top 5 bowlers who have registered the best bowling figures in the Caribbean Premier League history.
    1) Shakib Al Hasan (Ban): 4.0-1-6- 6-1.50.
    2) Sohail Tanvir (Pak): 4.0- 1-3- 5- 0.75.
    3) HR Walsh: 4.0- 0- 19- 5- 4.75.
    4) Raymon Reifer (WI): 4.0-0-20-5- 5.00.
    5) Fidel Edwards (WI): 4.0-0-22-5- 5.50.