Guyana Amazon Warriors have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition. Which players have been most responsible for their success?
Sunil Narine: Narine has done little to disprove his reputation as one of T20 cricket’s premier bowlers, picking up 12 wickets at an average of 12.75. After a trying time of it in the IPL, he looks back to his best on home soil and has been the Warriors’ best bowler so far.
Econ Rate: 4.93
Lendl Simmons: Much was expected of Simmons after he finished top of the run scoring list in last year’s competition but, thus far, he has failed to live up to the lofty expectations set for him. The opener has hit just a single half-century in CPL 2015.
Strike Rate: 98.42
Denesh Ramdin: Unlike Simmons, Ramdin has brought last year’s excellent batting form to the party in this season’s CPL. The wicket-keeper has averaged over 30 with the bat throughout the competition.
Strike Rate: 128.22
Christopher Barnwell: Apart from a score of 26 in his second game Barnwell has failed to hit top form during the competition, although he did score 24 in his last innings.
Strike Rate: 123.21
Brad Hodge: One of the star batsmen in CPL 2015, Hodge has belied his years to average over 50 with the bat. He also boasts an impressive strike rate of over 140 and has been the key cog in the Warriors’ top order.
Strike Rate: 143.4
Veerasammy Permaul: Permaul has performed very nicely , forming a nice spin bowling duo with Narine that has emerged as the strength of the side. His economy rate of 5.93 is one of the best in the competition.
Econ Rate: 5.93
Marchant De Lange: De Lange has improved throughout the competition, taking six wickets in his last four appearances for the Warriors. He hasn’t replaced Malinga, but he has been a serviceable performer for his side.
Econ Rate: 8.1
Ronsford Beaton: Beaton has been a real find for the Warriors and his eleven wickets leave him second to the magician, Narine, in his side’s rankings. His raw pace forces batsmen into rash shots, and more than makes up for his occasional expensiveness.
Econ Rate: 8.54
Shivnarine Chanderpaul: Everyone has been hoping that Chanderpaul, one of the truly great West Indian batsmen of the modern era, would have a fairytale CPL and go out on a high. Alas, T20 cricket has never really been his forte, and he has struggled to make much of an impact before being dropped.
Strike Rate: 50
David Wiese: Has made an instant impact in the competition – picking up the only five wicket haul of CPL 2015 in his last appearance.
Econ Rate: 7.72
Devendra Bishoo: Has been excellent in limited action and likely would have played more but for the excellence of Narine and Permaul. Has a very bright future.
Econ Rate: 5.49
Assad Fudadin: Came into the side after Dilshan departed and has excelled at the top of the order. His average of 38 ranks him second to Hodge.
Strike Rate: 108.57
Tillakaratne Dilshan: Didn’t make a huge impact before heading off on international duty.
Strike Rate: 115.51
Trevor Griffith: Scored six in his only innings.
Paul Wintz: Didn’t take any wickets in his at one match against the Zouks, but he bowled well nonetheless. Worth watching.
Thisara Perera: Yet to feature in a CPL game.
Lasith Malinga: Forced to withdraw from CPL due to injury and has proven to be a huge loss.