Every batter wants to score big runs for his team to put them in a good position. And this big score is different in all three formats. In T20 cricket, a quick 30–40 is also considered an ideal contribution. But scoring a half-century is always a good knock by a batsman. That is why the ratio of scoring a half century in T20 is very small.
But because of so much T20 cricket around the globe, batsmen are getting the best exposure and know how to convert a small score to 50 or more. The Caribbean Premier League is also a tournament which gives good exposure to the batsmen. Because this tournament features some of the best bowlers. That is why scoring runs is a challenge.
List of Most Fifties in CPL
In this article, we will cover the list of batsmen with the most half-centuries in the CPL till the starting of 2022.
5. Jonhson Charles (13 half-centuries) in 88 games
Johnson Charles is at number five with 13 half-centuries scored in the CPL. He has played in the CPL since the very first season in 2013 for almost all the franchises. He has represented Antigua Hawksbills, Barbados Royals, Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Lucia Stars, and St. Lucia Zouks in the tournament. In 88 matches he has played, Charles has scored 2272 runs at an average of 26.41. He has not scored a century yet but has 13 fifties to his name.
4. Chris Gayle (13 fifties) in 85 games
Some people will be surprised to see Gayle not in the top three. But the reason behind this is that he has a good conversion rate of fifty to a hundred. The left-hander has scored four centuries in the CPL. Gayle has played a total of 85 matches for two franchises; the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. He has scored 2519 runs at an average of 36.50 and a strike rate of 133.33. The left-hander also has four centuries and 13 half-centuries to his name.
3. Colin Munro (14 half-centuries) in 65 games
Colin Munro is certainly one of the most consistent batsmen in the CPL. He made his CPL debut in 2016 for Trinbago Knight Riders and has played 65 games for the franchise so far. Munro has scored 2020 runs at an average of 38.11 and a strike rate of 131.16, respectively. He has scored one century and 14 half-centuries in his CPL career so far.
2. Evin Lewis (17 half-centuries) in 80 CPL games
Evin Lewis is another batsman who has scored runs on a consistent basis in the Caribbean Premier League. He made his debut in 2014 for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel (now Trinbago Knight Riders) and has since switched to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. In his CPL career, he has played 80 games and scored 2213 runs at an average of 29.50 and an incredible strike rate of 143.60. He has scored one century and 17 half-centuries in the CPL.
1. Lendl Simmons (20 half-centuries) in 93 games
Lendl Simmons tops the chart in this list. In fact, he is also the leading run-scorer in the CPL, so he automatically falls into this list too. Simmons has been a part of the CPL since the inaugural season in 2013. He has played for five different franchises: Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars, and Trinbago Knight Riders. Simmons has played 93 games and scored 2629 runs at an average and strike rate of 31.67 and 119.71. He has yet to score a century, but he has 20 half-centuries in the CPL.