Caribbean Premier League 2020: Best XI of the tournament

Caribbean Premier League 2020: Best XI of the tournament

The season belonged to the Trinbago Knight Riders in every sense as they ran an incredible campaign of 12 victories on the trot and became the first team that won all the matches it appeared in a single edition.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Caribbean Premier League came to an end yesterday after a gruelling 25 days of action. The league has been a steady platform for many youngsters, and it proved to be no different this year. This edition was in much limelight for it was going to mark the resumption of the shortest format of the game, after a painfully long pandemic-enforced break. And there is no denying the fact that the show was lit and conducted rather smoothly.

The season belonged to the Trinbago Knight Riders in every sense as they ran an incredible campaign of 12 victories on the trot and became the first team that won all the matches it appeared in a single edition. While the Riders put a dominant show, there were certainly many players who were able to stamp a mark through their performances.

Let us take a look at the best XI from the tournament this year:

1. Glenn Phillips – Jamaica Tallawahs

Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The top-order struggle for almost all the teams was manifest this year. There were hardly any teams that had a settled opening duo and despite many big names available in the slot, none were able to perform as per their reputation. Amidst such struggles, Glenn Phillips stood like a stalwart for his team and kept scripting performances one after the other.

His opening partner Chadwick Walton perhaps was the least supportive of all the openers who participated this year, however, Phillips continued to be the talisman for his team.

He was paired with different partners in the latter half of the tournament, but the story did not change. Despite the lack of support, he kept his game strong and ended up with 316 runs at 35.11 in 10 innings and the highest score of 79*.

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