Bowlers play a very important role in the success of the team, irrespective of the format. Whether defending a target or restricting opposition to a small score, bowlers should be clinical with their performance. However, cricket is a batting-dominant game, but still there are bowlers who know how to dominate the batsmen.
Especially in the T20 format, the role of the bowler becomes more vital. Because every batsman wants to get over the bowling. And it is not about taking wickets, a bowler also needs to control the scoring rate, and the best way to do this is to bowl dot balls that can create pressure on the batsmen. However, bowling a maiden over is a very rare sight in T20 cricket. But there are some bowlers who know how to control the game. And when it comes to hard-hitters, the Caribbean Premier League has a number of them in the tournament. In this article, we will discuss the list of bowlers with the most maidens in the CPL.
5. Sheldon Cottrell (5 Maidens) in 65 games
Sheldon Cottrell has bowled the joint-third highest maiden in CPL history. He made his CPL debut in 2013 with the Antigua Hawksbills. However, he has also played for the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in his CPL career. Cottrell has played 65 games and has bowled 226.5 overs with 80 wickets at a good economy of 7.60 with a best figure of 4/20. He has also bowled five maidens in the CPL.
4. Chris Green (5 Maidens) in 44 games
Chris Green is in fourth place on the list. He made his debut in the 2018 season for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and later played for the Jamaica Tallawahs as well. So far in his four-season CPL career, he has played 44 matches and bowled 155 overs in the middle. Green has picked up 37 wickets at an excellent economy of 6.20 with the best figure of 4/14. He has bowled a total of five maiden overs in the CPL.
3. Imran Tahir (5 Maidens) in 43 games
Imran Tahir is a very smart bowler who knows how to trouble the batsmen. He is third on the list. The veteran leg-spinner made his CPL debut for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2018 and since then, he has played four seasons for them so far. Tahir has played a total of 43 matches and bowled 166 overs. He has picked up 60 wickets at an average and economy rate of 16.48 and 5.95, respectively. Tahir has bowled five maidens in the CPL so far.
2. Jason Holder (9 Maidens) in 71 games
Jason Holder is certainly among the best bowlers for the West Indies in the current era. He is in the second place on this list. Holder made his CPL debut for Barbados Royals in 2013 and has also played for Barbados Tridents so far in the CPL. In his career, he has played 71 games and bowled 236.4 overs so far. Holder has 54 wickets to his name at an economy rate of 7.42. He has bowled nine maidens in the CPL.
1. Sunil Narine (14 Maidens) in 86 games (Most in CPL)
Sunil Narine is certainly a complete package for any team in T20 cricket. He can bat anywhere and bowl in any situation. However, he is a street-smart cricketer, who knows how to stop the scoring rate and take wickets. He also has the best economy rate in the CPL. Narine has played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders so far. In 86 matches, he has picked up 90 wickets at an incredible economy rate of 5.32. He has also bowled 14 maidens, which is the most by any bowler in the CPL.
List of Bowlers with Most Maiden Over in CPL
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