CPL 2018: Combined Best XI from all the seasons

The CPL has been entertaining the fans profusely over the few years and is all set for an enthralling sixth edition.

Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

T20 cricket runs through the veins of the West Indian players and the amount of entertainment Caribbean Premier League (CPL) provides is a testament to it. Although the tournament has remained in the shadow of some other lucrative leagues like Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League, the entertainment-seeking audience has thoroughly enjoyed the Caribbean extravaganza.

The tournament gears up for its sixth edition, which is set to kick-start in a few hours as the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will lock horns with St. Lucia Stars. Trinidad will play hosts to this mouthwatering clash and the whole of the Caribbean will pause for a month or so to witness the biggest carnival in the sport.

This time around, the second qualifier and the final will be played at the newly constructed Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. As the tournament is just a few hours away from commencement, it’s perhaps a great time to recollect some of the best players who made this league so glorious.

Here’s the best XI from all the seasons of the Caribbean Premier League:

1. Chris Gayle (St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs)

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

How can an XI even start without the presence of the T20 legend and Universe boss? Christopher Henry Gayle has been outstanding for both the clubs he has represented in the CPL. The second most capped player in the league’s short-little history (55 matches), he is also the leading run-scorer in the tournament.

With 1,828 runs which include 3 centuries, Gayle has been scintillating for the Tallawahs and was a part of the CPL winning team twice in 2013 and 2016. In 2017, he moved to St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and will be keen to pull off a decent performance this coming season.

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