Caribbean Premier League, 2020 – Statistical Preview

Caribbean Premier League, 2020 – Statistical Preview

Here are some of the major stats and numbers ahead of the 8th edition of the Caribbean Premier League.

Chris Green of Guyana Amazon Warriors
Chris Green of Guyana Amazon Warriors. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The 8th edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is set to kick off from Tuesday in Trinidad. This will be the first major T20 competition to take place ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the key names are missing from the tournament due to travel restrictions and bio-secured organizing. The Biggest T20 Carnival will be played at only two venues this time – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain and Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba.

Here are some of the major stats and numbers ahead of the 8th edition of the Caribbean Premier League:

1/12 – Guyana Amazon Warriors will step into the tournament having won only one of their last 12 CPL matches. The lone defeat came during the final of the 2019 edition extending their wait for maiden CPL title.

10.96 – Difference between Colin Munro’s batting average in the CPL while playing at the Trinidad venues and at the remaining grounds. Munro scored 836 runs in 22 CPL innings he batted across Port of Spain and Tarouba at an average of 46.44 with help of a hundred and seven fifties. In the remaining venues, Munro scored 710 runs from 23 innings with five fifties at an average of 35.5 in the remaining venues.

48y 314d – Pravin Tambe will be 48 years and 314 days old on the opening day of the tournament. If Tambe features even in one match during this tournament, he will become the 11th oldest cricketer to feature in a Twenty20 match and also the oldest-ever to appear in a franchise-based league with T20 status. Tambe last played a T20 was in February 2017 when he was a 45-year-old, more than three years ago.

49 – Guyana Amazon Warriors are one win short of becoming the first team to win 50 matches in the Caribbean Premier League. The Trinbago Knight Riders also inching close to the milestone having won 47 matches in the league thus far. On the other hand, the St Lucia Zouks have lost 43 CPL matches thus far and could well become the first team to lose 50 games in the league.

97 – The 3rd wicket that Dwayne Bravo picks up in this tournament would make him the first player to reach 100 wickets in the history of the Caribbean Premier League. The Trinidad all-rounder has claimed 97 wickets till date across 69 CPL matches.

155 – The opening day of the CPL 2020 will end a streak of 155 days without a Men’s Twenty20 match. It is the 2nd longest spree where no T20 match took place in Men’s cricket. There was no T20 cricket between July 20th in 2003 and April 6th in 2004; which is also the span between the first two T20 competitions.

296 – Rashid Khan needs four more wickets to become the first player from Afghanistan to claim 300 wickets in the Twenty20 format. Rashid will be the youngest and also the fastest to the milestone when he picks those four wickets in the CPL 2020. Only seven players till date have breached the milestone of 300 wickets. Andre Russell is also in line to achieve this milestone having picked up 291 T20 wickets thus far.

497 – Dwayne Bravo is three wickets short of becoming the first player in the history of Twenty20 to claim 500 wickets. The West Indian all-rounder could well reach the milestone before any player gets to 400 wickets in this format. Bravo began the year with 490 T20 wickets and has picked seven wickets in the five matches he played prior to the Corona pandemic.