Caribbean Premier League 2019 statistical round-up after September 10: Shepherd dominates bowling charts, Gayle, Cornwall thrive

Romario Shepherd

The 2019 Caribbean Premier League is still in its early stages. However, Chris Gayle has already left his stamp on the tournament with a hundred. Despite having played just 2 matches – several others have played 3 – Gayle is the leading run-scorer of the tournament.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Chris GayleTallawahs14472.00175.6
Devon ThomasPatriots13444.67145.7
Chanderpaul HemrajAmazon Warriors11638.67128.9
Kieron PollardKnight Riders106106.00145.2
Denesh RamdinKnight Riders10452.00120.9

Gayle's batting average of 72, however, has been bettered by Kieron Pollard, who has been dismissed just once.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Kieron PollardKnight Riders106106.00145.2
Chris GayleTallawahs14472.00175.6
Nicholas PooranAmazon Warriors6161.00196.8
Denesh RamdinKnight Riders10452.00120.9
Shimron HetmyerAmazon Warriors10351.50121.2

Rahkeem Cornwall's staggering strike rate of 265.4 is way clear of others, but then, these are only early days.

PlayersTeamsRAveSR
Rahkeem CornwallZouks6934.50265.4
Fabian AllenPatriots10050.00208.3
Nicholas PooranAmazon Warriors6161.00196.8
Andre RussellTallawahs5929.50184.4
Chris GayleTallawahs14472.00175.6

Gayle hit 10 sixes during his hundred, which took his tournament tally to 13 – obviously, the most.

PlayersTeams6sBFB/6
Chris GayleTallawahs13826.3
Evin LewisPatriots10606.0
Chadwick WaltonTallawahs9657.2
Fabian AllenPatriots8486.0
Lendl SimmonsKnight Riders7568.0

Not only did Gayle slammed the first hundred, his 116 is at least 43 more than any other entry on the highest scores chart.

PlayersScoresTeamsAgainstDate
Chris Gayle116TallawahsPatriots10/9
Chadwick Walton73TallawahsPatriots10/9
Devon Thomas71PatriotsTallawahs10/9
Shimron Hetmyer70*Amazon WarriorsPatriots7/9
Tion Webster66*Knight RidersTallawahs6/9

Romario Shepherd, Shadab Khan, and Jimmy Neesham have all taken 7 wickets apiece – the most in the tournament.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Romario ShepherdAmazon Warriors78.145.34
Shadab KhanAmazon Warriors710.716.25
Jimmy NeeshamKnight Riders711.149.00
Sheldon CottrellPatriots412.006.00
Obed McCoyZouks415.507.91
Oshane ThomasTallawahs423.0011.50
Mohammad HasnainKnight Riders426.008.67

Shepherd's 8.14 is the best bowling average as well. In fact, the top five averages all belong to the top wicket-takers.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Romario ShepherdAmazon Warriors78.145.34
Shadab KhanAmazon Warriors710.716.25
Jimmy NeeshamKnight Riders711.149.00
Sheldon CottrellPatriots412.006.00
Obed McCoyZouks415.507.91

Shepherd also has the best economy rate of the tournament. Sunil Narine is the only other one to have conceded fewer runs than balls bowled. Sheldon Cottrell has also gone for 6.

PlayersTeamsWAveEcon
Romario ShepherdAmazon Warriors78.145.34
Sunil NarineKnight Riders322.335.58
Sheldon CottrellPatriots412.006.00
Shadab KhanAmazon Warriors710.716.25
Chris GreenAmazon Warriors328.007.00

Shepherd, Obed McCoy, and Oshane Thomas, the top three names on the best figures chart, are the only ones with four-wicket hauls so far.

PlayersFig.TeamsAgainstDate
Romario Shepherd4/13Amazon WarriorsTridents8/9
Obed McCoy4/41ZouksAmazon Warriors5/9
Oshane Thomas4/53TallawahsPatriots10/9
Sheldon Cottrell3/13PatriotsKnight Riders4/9
Shadab Khan3/16Amazon WarriorsZouks5/9