CPL 2019: Best XI of the tournament
The Tridents became champions for the second time while the Warriors slumped to their fifth defeat in the final out of seven seasons.
Updated - Oct 13, 2019 11:40 am
The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finally has its winner- Barbados Tridents. Their final with the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad turned out to be a pretty one-sided contest as the Tridents won by 27 runs.
Frustration for the Warriors continued as they went on to lose their fifth final in seven seasons in the history of the league, to their dismay. The Tridents won the CPL twice since 2014, and both times, they had the Warriors as the opponent in the final.
The odds were stacked against Barbados, but the side defied all the odds to emerge victorious. As the league went by, there were a number of standout performers, who carved themselves as indispensable members of their teams. Their respective sides looked up to them.
In the article, let’s take a look at the best XI of the CPL 2019
Brandon King (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
Brandon King has been the find of the CPL 2019, playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He amassed 496 runs in 12 matches at an average of 55.11 and a strike-rate of 148.94. The Jamaica-born hardly looked flustered in the middle and gave his team good starts on most occasions.
The unbeaten 132 he got in the Qualifier 1 versus the Tridents will be etched in the mind for a long time. The Warriors never needed to think of changing their opening combination as King along with Chandrapaul Hemraj kept smothering the opposition bowling without much fuss.
He also scored three fifties on the trot versus the Tallawahs, Tridents and the Zouks. It won’t spring a surprise if he gets called up to the West Indies T20 team with the T20 World Cup in Australia to be played in 2020.