The Caribbean Premier League is the domestic T20 league of the West Indies. It is one of the most exciting T20 leagues to be played across the globe. The CPL tournament is always full of excitement and action. Since its inception in 2013, this tournament has given many memorable moments to the fans and cricket lovers.
This league is made interesting by the presence of some of the most iconic T20 players in the game, including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, DJ Bravo, and many more. In this article, we will cover the highest wicket-takers in this competition since its start.
List of Most Wickets in CPL T20
5. Sheldon Cottrell (85 wickets) between 2013-2022*
Sheldon Cottrell is a big-built left-arm pacer who can rattle any batting attack. He has always impressed everyone with his speed and accuracy. He made his CPL debut for the Antigua Hawksbills in 2013. So far, he has played for the Antigua Hawksbills and the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL. In 65 games, Cottrell has picked up 80 wickets at an average of 21.57 and an economy of 7.60.
4. Krishmar Santokie (85 wickets) between 2013-2019
Krishmar Santokie is fourth on the list, having played seven CPL seasons so far. He made his CPL debut for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2013 and has represented four franchises so far. He has previously played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, the Jamaica Tallawahs, the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and the St. Lucia Zouks. Santokie has played 58 matches and has picked up 85 wickets at an excellent average and economy of 19.90 and 7.59, respectively.
3. Rayad Emrit (96 wickets) between 2013-2020
Rayad Emrit is among those who have always been a surprise bowler in the CPL. He made his debut in 2013 and played until the 2020 edition. In his CPL career, he has played for three franchises: Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. He is in second place with 96 wickets in 85 matches at an average of 22.75 and an economy rate of 7.64.
2. Sunil Narine (101 wickets) between 2013-2022*
Not only in CPL or for West Indies, but Sunil Narine is also an important asset for any team in the world. Having experience of playing in various leagues, Narine has always done better. In his CPL career, he has played for Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders. Narine has played a total of 96 matches and has 101 wickets to his name at an average and strike rate of 20.07 and 5.32.
1. Dwayne Bravo (124 wickets) between 2013-2022* (Highest in CPL)
When we talk about players from the West Indies, some names come to our mind. Dwayne Bravo is certainly among those. The T20 superstar is among the best all-rounders in the shortest format and is equally good with both the bat and ball. With his change-ups and slower ones, he is very hard to pick for the batters. He is at the top of the charts and the only bowler with 100+ wickets in the CPL. Bravo has picked up 124 wickets in 97 matches at an average of 22.11 and an economy rate of 8.64. He has played for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in his CPL career.