Caribbean Premier League 2019 Highlights

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The cricket carnival in the Caribbean came to an end with the final of Caribbean Premier League 2019. In the end, it was another setback for Guyana Amazon Warriors who lost in the finals for the fifth time and second year in a row. Having won 11 consecutive games this season, the Warriors were favourites to win their first title but the story was the same like four previous finals where the side succumbed to the pressure going down against Barbados Tridents by 27 runs with the side from Barbados winning their second title after their triumph in the 2014 season of the league.

For Jason Holder, the Barbados skipper this win was extra special as his team looked down and out at the start of the tournament. Few wins in the latter stage earned them qualification into the playoffs and the team looked brilliant ever since. Their players delivered when it mattered most something Warriors skipper Shoaib Malik would have liked from his players. In the end, it was a case of nerves and Tridents held it better than the Warriors to win the game and the title.

All in all, it was a good season of cricket that saw good performances from several players. There were many youngsters who impressed with their skills and attracted global attention. Let us look back at some of the highlights and best performances from the season –

Man of the Series

Hayden Walsh has been a find of the tournament for Barbados Tridents and bowled incredibly well for his side. His 22 wickets that came at a strike rate of 9.10 was one of the reasons behind the success for the side. Walsh rightly won the Man of the Series award.

Man of the Match Final

Jonathan Carter played well this season and reserved his best for the finals. Coming into bat with his side struggling at 90 for 5 in the 13th over he played an electrifying unbeaten inning of 50 runs in 27 balls to take his side to 171. In the end, his innings was the difference between the two sides and he won the Man of the Match award for the final.

Most Runs

Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Brandon King had an excellent season and finished as the top run-getter with 496 runs in 12 games at an average of 55.11. He was followed by Lendl Simmons of the Trinbago Knight Riders who made 430 runs in 12 games at an average of 39.09. At No. 3 Barbados Tridents’ Johnson Charles made 415 runs at an average of 31.92 in 13 games.

Most Wickets

Barbados Tridents’ Hayden Walsh had an incredible season finishing as the highest wicket-taker. He picked 22 wickets at a strike rate of 9.10 in 9 games. Imran Tahir representing Guyana Amazon Warriors stood second with 16 wickets from 9 games at a strike rate of 13.10. Raymon Reifer of Barbados Tridents stood third with 14 wickets in 11 games at a strike rate of 12.60.

Highest Individual Score

This was a season that didn’t see too many hundreds being scored in the league. Brandon King of Guyana Amazon Warriors hit an unbeaten 132 against Barbados Tridents. Universe Boss Chris Gayle stood second with his 116 run knock for Jamaica Tallawahs against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. This was followed by an unbeaten 96 from Colin Munro for Trinbago Knight Riders against Jamaica Tallawahs.

Best Bowling Performance

There was only one five-wicket haul in the season and that went to Barbados Tridents’ Hayden Walsh. He picked up 5 for 19 against Trinbago Knight Riders. Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Romario Shepherd grabbed 4 for 13 against Barbados Tridents while his teammate Chris Green grabbed 4 for 14 against the same team completing the top 3.

Highest Team Score

Trinbago Knight Riders registered the highest team total for the tournament where they made 267 for 2 against Jamaica Tallawahs. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots registered the second-highest score of the season where they made 242 for 6 against Jamaica Tallawahs. In the same game, the Tallawahs made 241 for 4, the third-highest score of the season.

Most Catches

Barbados Tridents’ skipper was the most successful fielder in the season and grabbed 13 catches in 13 games. Shimron Hetmyer was the second most successful fielder with 12 catches in 12 games. Carlos Braithwaite took 10 catches in 11 games for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Most Wicket-Keeping Dismissals

Jamaica Tallawahs’ Glenn Phillips was the most successful wicket-keeper in the season and had 12 dismissals (10c, 2st) to his credit. At No. 2 was Andre Fletcher from St Lucia Zouks who was involved in 9 dismissals (6c, 3st), and Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Nicholas Pooran stood third with 9 dismissals (7c, 2st).

The seventh season of the Caribbean Premier League was a successful one. Some of the biggest stars of T20 cricket from around the world were involved in this season of the tournament. Fans and our team at Betting Top 10 would eagerly wait for the 2020 season of the league.

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