The craze for T20 cricket is increasing every year among the fans. That is because of the various T20 leagues around the world. One such exciting league is the Caribbean Premier League, which is about to start on August 31. The CPL T20 has always given many exciting moments to the fans, and this season will add a whole new flavor to it.
But because the T20 format is always a hard game for the bowlers because they need to contain the batters, which is a very difficult task. With short boundaries and field restrictions, the role of a bowler becomes more difficult. That is why there are a few instances when the bowler concedes plenty of runs in just one over. And in this article, we will cover the most runs scored in a single over in the CPL.
5. Jerome Taylor (6, 4, 7nb, 3, 1, 3nd, 2, 4) – 30 Runs
Jerome Taylor bowled the joint-third most expensive over in the CPL. It was the match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2019 season. He came out to bowl the 18th innings for Jamiaca with Keiron Pollard and Colin Munro at the crease. Pollard hit two sixes and two fours in that over, with nine runs coming by running with two no-balls. As a result, he collected 30 runs from that one over. TKR made 267/2 and in reply, Jamaica scored 226/5 and lost the game.
4. Kemar Roach (6, 4, 7nd, 2, 4, 6, 1) – 30 Runs
Kemar Roach is another bowler who bowled a 30-run over in the CPL. It was again a match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2018 season. Roach came to bowl the 19th over for Jamaica, and it was Brendon McCullum who was batting. He hit his first two balls for six and a four. Then he again hit a six of the third ball, which was a no-ball. However, he took only two runs on the free hit but later hit one four and one six off the last three balls. Thus, he scored 30 runs off that over single-handedly, which helped Trinbago reach 223/6. However, Jamaica chased down the target and scored 225/6.
3. James Neesham (6, 4, 4, 6, Wide, 6, 4) – 31 Runs
James Neesham holds the record of conceding (0/68) the most runs in a CPL innings, which was against St. Kitts & Nevis in 2019, while playing for Trinbago Knight Riders. TKR scored 216/4 in their first innings. Neesham came out to bowl the fourth over of the innings while defending the total and was taken to the cleaners by Evin Lewis. He smashed Neesham for three sixes and three fours with one wide ball in that over to score 31 runs. That helped St. Kitts to reach 216/7 and tie the game. Later, they won the match by super over.
2. Wahab Riaz (6, 1nb, 1, 1, 6, 6, 5nb, 6) – 32 Runs
When Andre Russell is in full flow, no bowler can stop him. That’s what happened to Wahab Riaz in 2021 in a match between the Jamaica Tallawahs and St. Lucia Kings. Wahab came out to bowl the 19th over for St. Lucia, and Pollard was at the crease with Pretorius. Russell smashed four sixes and one four in that over and scored the fastest CPL fifty ever off 14 balls. Jamaica made 255/5 and bowled St. Lucia out for 135 runs, winning the game by 120 runs.
1. Kieron Pollard (6, 6, 6, 6, 2, 6) – 32 Runs
Keiron Pollard is known for his hard-hitting ability, but this time he was on the opposite end. Pollard holds the unenviable record of scoring the joint-most runs in one over in the CPL. It was the match between St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2018 season. Batting first, Trinbago scored 212/2 in their 20 overs. It was a big target to chase and St. Lucia were struggling at 128/3 in 15 overs when Pollard came to bowl the 16th. The whole match changed from there. Darren Bravo smashed five sixes in that over and one double to make it a 32-run over, which helped St. Lucia to gain the moment. Eventually, they won the match.
List of Most Runs in an Over in CPL
|Kieron Pollard||32||Darren Bravo||6, 6, 6, 6, 2, 6||St. Lucia||Trinbago||2018|
|Wahab Riaz||32||Andre Russell||6, 1nb, 1, 1, 6, 6, 5nb, 6||St. Lucia||Jamaica||2021|
|James Neesham||31||Evin Lewis||6, 4, 4, 6, Wide, 6, 4||St. Kitts||Trinbago||2019|
|Kemar Roach||30||Brendon McCullum||6, 4, 7nd, 2, 4, 6, 1||Jamaica||Trinbago||2018|
|Jerome Taylor||30||Keiron Pollard||6, 4, 7nb, 3, 1, 3nd, 2, 4||Jamaica||Trinbago||2019|
|Shakib Al Hasan||29||Shoaib Malik & Brandon King||6, 6, 1, 4, 1, 6, 6||Guyana||Barbados||2019|
|Alzarri Joesph||29||Rovman Powell & K. Sangakkara||0, 1, 2, 5w, 4, 4, 2nb, 5nb, 6||St. Kitts||Jamaica||2016|