The CPL or Caribbean Premier League first commenced in 2013 and a total of 6 franchises Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Talalwahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings, and Trinbago Knight Riders take part in the competition administrated by the West Indies cricket board. From swashbuckling Caribbean cricketers to some top T20 players around the globe play here. Wickets in this event are the same as in the other T20 leagues. Moreover, The presence of the hard hitters propels the fans to contemplate the highest individual score in CPL history, Let us learn about it.
Young West Indian opener Brandon King holds the record for the highest individual score in the CPL history. Playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in qualifier 1 of the Caribbean Premier League in 2019, King batted from the 1st to the last ball and scored a scintillating 132 off 72 deliveries which contained 11 sixes and 10 fours to take his team to 218/3. Then, the bowlers did the rest to register a triumph by 30 runs. The young batsman bagged the MOM award for his match-winning innings.
One of the most reputed T20 players around the world, Andre Russell scored the second-highest individual score in the 3rd game of the 2018 edition of the competition. Jamaica Talalwahs had a mountain score of 223 ahead of them and their top-order stumbled by the regular blows of the Trinbago Knight Riders bowlers. However, experienced campaigner Andre Russell entered the field as the savior for his team and went berserk against the opponents, making 121 off just 49 balls at a staggering strike rate of 246.93 at no.7. His outrageous knock aided Jamaica to win the game by 4 wickets in the last ball.
Faf Du Plessis
Among overseas players, former Proteas opener Faf Du Plessis made the highest score in the CPL in 2021. It was the 15th match of the installment and ST Lucia Kings batted first and put up 224 runs on board mainly riding on Du Plessis’s mind-boggling unbeaten 120 off 60 deliveries. The ace batter smashed 5 sixes and 13 fours in his fiery knock.
Probably the greatest T20 batsman of all time, Chris Gayle has to be on this honorable list. Boasting a reputation for playing rampage knock, he finally played it in the Caribbean league in the 2019 edition against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The Southpaw mustered 116 in 62 balls with the help of 10 maximums and 7 fours to take the score to 241 at the end of 20 overs. Nevertheless, the robust team effort from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down the target in 18.5 overs.
List of Batsman with Highest Individual Scores in CPL History
|B King (GAW)||132*||72||Barbados Tridents||2019|
|A Russell (JT)||121*||49||Trinbago Knight Riders||2018|
|F Du Plessis (SLK)||120*||60||ST Kitts and Nevis Patriots||2021|
|C Gayle (JT)||116||62||ST Kitts and Nevis Patriots||2019|
|C Gayle (JT)||111*||63||ST Lucia Zouks||2014|
|DR Smith (BR)||110*||69||ST Lucia Zouks||2014|
|S Brooks (JT)||109*||52||Guyana Amazon Warriors||2022|
|C Gayle (JT)||108*||54||Trinbago Knight Riders||2016|
|M Samuels (AH)||106*||52||Guyana Amazon Warriors||2014|
|C Hemraj (GAW)||105*||56||Barbados Royals||2021|
Brandon King scored the highest individual score in the CPL history (132*).
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