The Caribbean Premier League is about to kick off on August 31. With the new edition, the CPL has added many more stars to the tournament, which will make the tournament grander and bigger. Since its inception in 2013, there have been nine successful editions in the history of the tournament. Many big names have participated in this tournament over the years.
And this year as well, we will see some of the best players competing against each other to prove their dominance. And with the T20 World Cup coming up in the next two months, the CPL will be the right opportunity for many players to prepare. In this article, we will cover the list of the players with the most runs in the CPL T20.
5. Keiron Pollard (2227 runs) in 92 matches
Keiron Pollard is the only player in history who has played 600 T20 games overall. He is fifth on the list. Pollard has played a total of 92 games for three franchises. He has played for the Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Stars, and Trinbago Knight Riders. In 84 innings batted, he has scored a total of 2227 runs at an average of 37.11 and a strike rate of 153.58. The all-rounder has also hit one century and two half-centuries.
4. Johnson Charles (2272 runs) in 88 matches
Johnson Charles is another consistent performer in the CPL. He has been a part of the tournament since 2013 and has played for almost all the franchises over the years. Charles has represented Antigua Hawksbills, Barbados Royals, Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Stars, and St Lucia Zouks in the CPL. He has played 88 matches and scored 2272 runs at an average of 26.341 and a strike rate of 128, along with 13 half-centuries.
3. Andre Fletcher (2310 runs) in 90 CPL matches
Andre Fletcher is another explosive opener who has played well over the years in the CPL. The right-hander has played a total of 90 games for three different franchises. He has represented St Lucia Kings, St Lucia Stars, and St Lucia Zouks in his CPL career. Overall, in the 89 innings he has batted, Fletcher has scored 2310 runs at an average and a strike rate of 28.51 and 118.52, respectively. He has also scored 12 half-centuries in his CPL career so far.
2. Chris Gayle (2519 runs) in 85 matches
You will always find Chris Gayle at the top of the list, and here he is at the second spot. Gayle has played in every season for two different franchises, the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Gayle holds many CPL records and is second on this list. In 85 matches, the left-hander has batted in 83 innings and scored 2519 runs at an average of 36.50 and a strike rate of 133.13. He has the joint-most centuries in the CPL. Gayle has scored four centuries and 13 half-centuries in the tournament.
1. Lendl Simmons (2629 runs) in 93 CPL matches
The veteran West Indies opener, Lendl Simmons, tops the list of the highest CPL scorers. He has been one of the most consistent batters in the CPL over the years. So far, he has played for five different franchises: Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars, and Trinbago Knight Riders. In 93 games, he has scored 2629 runs at an average and strike rate of 31.67 and 119.71, respectively. Simmons has also scored 20 half-centuries in the CPL, which is the most in the tournament.
List of Batsmen with Most Runs in CPL T20