Chris Gayle Leading Run Scorer in CPL 2017
Question in detailEvery CPL edition, from first to fourth, has seen Chris Gayle at his brutal best with bat. Hard as nails when comes to bat, Gayle had been Jamaica Tallawahs' precious gem before being bought by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots this season. The West Indies explosive opener has had some wonderful records to his name in the CPL history. And interestingly, he ended all the three previous seasons in top three as the highest run scorer. 2015 edition was arguably his individual best as he finished it top of the batsmen's table with 430 runs, which also includes a smashing century. Don't you think Gayle can become the leading run scorer in CPL 2017 as well?
Chris Gayle's runs in Caribbean Premier League count 1533 now. All that he took to reach the mark is 45 CPL innings. To begin with the opening season, Chris Gayle staked up 234 runs in 9 innings. The next season (2014) went even better for the power hitter as it gave him 363 runs in 11 innings. Gayle's hailstorm continued in the next two seasons as well, which he finished 1st and 3rd respectively as the most run getter. In 2015, he piled up 430 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 160 plus and an average of near 161. Last year, he scored 425 runs and finished third on the batsmen's table. Just numbers are enough to speak how destructive he has been throughout for the opponents.
Chris Gayle has been instrumental to Tallawahs' top four finishes each season. With consistency and power hitting being his strength, Gayle stands good chances to become the leading run scorer in CPL 2017. So far in the league, which is underway, Gayle has staked 299 runs in 7 innings at an average of 74.75. In Patriots' second game, Gayle smashed a brilliant half-century helping the side record their second consecutive victory.
Will Chris Gayle become the leading run scorer in Caribbean Premiere League 2017?