Caribbean Premier League 2021 promises to be another exciting event in the T20 format. Cricket fans all over the world are anxiously waiting for the tournament to start on August 26. The series will feature several world-class batsmen competing for their respective CPL franchises. They are tough cookies to crack with the willow in hand and you can expect some long shot boundaries including fours and sixes throughout the tournament from these aggressive and hard-hitting batsmen. CPL has a lot of talent that is a mix of domestic and international cricketers who are auctioned at very high prices by their franchises. CPL 2021 best players are selected based on their previous performances and it is going to be a heady mix of power hitting and orthodox cricket at the same time.
Listed below are the Best Batsmen in CPL 2021 to watch out for
Lendl Simmons has been the highest runs scorer in the history of CPL and he carries with him a lot of goodwill in the tournament. The veteran batsman is a favorite of every cricket fan and is in prime form to display his batting skills on the field. He was a big force behind the last win of Trinbago Knight Riders as he made fast scoring 356 runs during CPL 2020 series. Those runs proved to be critical for Trinbago Knight Riders team who qualified for the finals by defeating St Lucia Zouks easily.
Shimron Hetmeyer is an all-format player and one of the prolific run-scorers for the Caribbean Premier League. The middle-order batsman is one of the top ten batsmen in CPL 2021 to watch out for. He proved his mettle with the bat in CPL 2020 when he smashed 267 runs with an average of 33.37. that included three half-centuries.
Kieron Pollard is the captain of the Caribbean Premier League franchise Trinbago Knight Riders, who won the title in CPL 2020. His captaincy was appreciated by the cricket fraternity during the season as he was a big motivating force for the entire squad throughout the tournament. The talented all-rounder made 207 runs from seven innings at an impressive average of 51.75 and a strike rate of 204.95.
The New Zealander Colin Munro has steadily proved himself to be a prolific run-getter in the Caribbean Premier League and has turned out to be one of the most successful foreign players in the history of the tournament. He has been instrumental in helping Trinbago Knight Riders win multiple CPL titles by scoring plenty of runs. His ability to score quick runs at an impressive strike rate has won him many accolades from the team.
Nicholas Pooran has taken charge of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team after Chris Green was removed from captaincy. The youngster has an added responsibility before CPL 2021 and he would certainly be a batsman to watch out for during the series. Pooran was in one of his best forms during CPL 2020 as he scored 245 runs from 11 innings with a strike rate of 123.73 which included one half-century and one match-winning century.
Glenn Phillips is one of the most talented foreign players in the Caribbean Premier League who has performed exceptionally well for his franchise Jamaica Tallawahs over the years. The right-handed batsman Phillips was the second-highest scorer in CPL 2020 with 316 runs from ten innings that included two half-centuries.
Andre Russell is a prolific run-scorer in the T20 format and comes higher in order in the Caribbean Premier League. Russell found his batting form back in CPL 2020 as he hit 222 runs from eight innings at an average of 44.40 and the magnificent strike rate of 141.40. Andre has been brilliant with both bat and ball and as a result, walks into the top ten batsmen in CPL 2021.
Darren Bravo’s batting technique has made him a successful CPL player for the Trinbago Knight Riders franchise for whom he scored 297 runs during the CPL 2020. He turned out to be the third-highest run-getter in the tournament with a strike rate of 115.11 and an impressive average of 59.40. He has proved to be an asset for TKR after scoring 1726 runs in 72 innings that includes 11 centuries.
Left-hander Sunil Narine has proved his critics wrong as he has redeemed himself and done well as the T20 format batsman in the Caribbean Premier League. He scored 144 runs from five innings in CPL 2020 at an impressive strike rate of 148.45 and would certainly be a batsman to watch out for in CPL 2021. His fast scoring technique will surely come in handy for Trinbago Knight Riders, the most successful franchise in the Caribbean Premier League.