Caribbean Premier League provided the same kind of action and thrill that the entertaining form of the game was hoping for. Whether it be an astonishing all-round performance by Andre Russell with both bat and ball against Trinbago Knight Riders at Port of Spain, which guided his team to grasp the game from out of nowhere, or whether it be the trademark Kieron Pollard display at Gros Islet against the Tridents, which guided his team to their very first win of this season, the sensational performances and battles have grabbed the attention of the cricketing fans from all around the globe.
Pakistani fans are also having their vast interest in this league but the timing of the games is causing inconvenience for the fans there because most of the matches start during the midnight hours. Hence most of the people couldn’t watch the games due to this reason but they follow the performances of their star players in the league when they do find time out of their hectic routine.
There are many players participating from their country in the Caribbean Premier League. The first stage of the group stage is completed and the second phase of the group stage is now started with the completion of the game between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamica Tallawahs. So let’s discuss the progress of the Pakistani players up to now, who are participating in this fantastic league.
Sohail Tanvir (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
Known for his brilliant change of varieties and regarded as the specialist of this format of the game, Sohail Tanvir is playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL as their platinum pick. He bowled with the incredible economy rate of 6.91 and took the sum of 2 wickets in three games.
Best Bowling Figures: 1/24
Imad Wasim (Jamica Tallawahs)
Once a number one bowler in the Twenty20 Internationals, Imad had a pretty good stint in the first phase of the group stage. The left-arm orthodox from Wales bowled with the economy rate of 6.81 and took 3 scalps in four matches. He played a vital role in the spin-bowling department of the Tallawahs. He got two chances with the bat and scored 17 runs in total.
Best Bowling Figures: 2/24
Shoaib Malik (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
Shoaib Malik turned out to be the second highest run-getter for his team until now in the group stage. Shoaib scored 110 runs in four games, batted with the average of 27.50 and struck the ball with the strike rate of 141.02. Malik also added another fifty to his all-time Caribbean Premier League account (his 10th fifty overall) after his brilliant knock against Tallawahs. The terrific fifty scored by Malik contained 4 sixes and 1 four, which guided Guyana to their third win of the tournament.
Highest Score: 50 (4 sixes, 1 four)
Wahab Riaz (Barbados Tridents)
Wahab Riaz had a great start to this tournament after getting the most number of wickets for his team. He got 4 wickets in just two games with the splendid bowling average of 16.00. He would look to knock the doors of the Pakistani selectors by his impressive show in this league.
Best Bowling Figures: 3/35
Muhammad Sami (St Lucia Stars)
Muhammad Sami had a miserable outing in his first two games after he failed to deliver according to his reputation in the T20 leagues. Muhammad Sami conceded 71 runs in six overs he bowled and had a terrible economy rate of 11.83. If given a chance again, he would like to find his groove in the upcoming games.
Mohammad Irfan (Barbados Tridents)
Mohammad Irfan also had a gloomy start to the CPL. Irfan didn’t take any scalp in any of the two games and bowled with the poor economy rate of 9.25. Muhammad Irfan would be looking to improve his execution in the next games so he could be an eligible contender for a place in the national team squad.