Top 5 CPL Players with the Fastest 100
Due to the outbreak of a terrifying pandemic, India’s most popular sports had to be put on hold. Many international cricket bodies have been forced to suspend play till further notice. Things began to improve, and the world began to open up a little, as did sports, including cricket. England was the first country to host an international cricket series, which the West Indies visited later this year.
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With all the green flags, the Caribbean Premier League, one of the most popular franchise-based tournaments, is ready to begin on August 18th.
CPL has provided us with some incredible talents to keep an eye on over the years, and we’ve seen some incredible performances from players from all around the world in CPL.
Since the CPL is a shorter format event, one of the most exciting aspects to watch is the game’s power hitters. Players have outshined and brought out the best in them by smashing every ball to the boundary or out of the park, allowing them to set record after record. The fastest century is one of the most talked-about records.
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Players with the fastest 100s in the CPL
We’ll take you down memory lane and introduce you to the top five players in the Caribbean Premier League’s history who have hit the fastest hundreds.
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1) Andre Russell- 40 ball 100
Andre Russell, a West Indian great, led the Jamaica Tallawahs to a 4-wicket victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders, the former Caribbean Premier League champions, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain in 2018. Russell’s first match as captain was a blast, as he blasted his way to a 40-ball century before taking a hat-trick at the tail end of the Knight Riders’ innings. In reply to Trinbago Knight Riders’ CPL all-time highest record score of 223/6 in the first innings, half of the Jamaica Tallawahs’ team was bundled up at 41 for 5. Russell, on the other hand, came in with his absolutely fantastic form at that point. Russell appeared unstoppable, leaving no bowlers in his wake despite favoring the leg-side but also blasting off-spinners and fast bowlers equally down the ground. Russell was a force of energy that enabled the Tallawahs to move into the battle zone. With a record-breaking 12th sixer, his century came up right at the 40th ball. Russell’s ultimate score was 121 not out from 49 balls, with six fours to go with those 13 maximums, making him the first player in our top five players to record the quickest century in CPL history.
2) Andre Russell – 100 in just 44 balls
Russell is a synonym for “records” in CPL’s Fastest 100. He is widely regarded as one of the most entertaining and influential cricketers in the current Twenty20 format. He possesses the most incredible ability to hit every ball out of the park, on par with some of the game’s greatest hard hitters. He managed to break his own record yet again by scoring the fastest century. Russell’s first-century knock comprised 11 sixes and three boundaries with a strike rate of 227.27 against the Trinbago Riders in Basseterre in 2016.
3) Shimron Hetmyer’s 100 of just 49 balls.
Shimron Hetmyer became the youngest centurion in CPL history when he hammered his way to a century in 2018, leading the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a 71-run win over the Jamaica Tallawahs in Florida. Despite the fact that it was Hetmyer’s maiden century, Guyana managed to post a difficult score of 209 runs at 7 for loss after electing to bat first. Hetmyer scored 100 runs in 49 balls, including 11 boundaries and five sixes, for a strike rate of 204.08.
4) MN Samuels- quickest 100 of just 53 balls
Fastest century in the CPL: West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels hammered a record-breaking century, putting him in the top five players for the fastest century. Despite the fact that his side was unable to defeat the Guyana Amazon Warriors, The highlight of the game was Samuels’ 106 not out of 52 deliveries. With a strike rate of 203.84, Samuels controlled the game with a 106-run knock that included eight sixes and ten boundaries.
5) K Pollard- 54 balls 100.
Kieron Pollard scored his first Twenty20 century for St Lucia Stars in their 38-run triumph over Barbados Tridents. This was the second-fastest century in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history, trailing only Andre Russell’s match-winning 121* in the same Jamaica Tallawahs-Knight Riders match.
Pollard’s team, the St. Lucia Stars, scored 226-6 against the Barbados Tridents, which was also a CPL record high total. Pollard’s astonishing century, on the other hand, was important in the team’s first win in the Caribbean Premier League after a 15-game losing skid. Kieron Pollard scored 104 runs off 54 balls with a strike rate of 192.59, including six boundaries and eight sixes.
Top 5 Fastest Century in the CPL FAQs
- Which CPL squad has had the most success?
The most successful team is the Trinbago Knight Riders (4 titles).
- Who is the CPL’s leading run-scorer?
The player with the most runs is Lendl Simmons (2436).
- Who is the CPL’s leading wicket-taker?
The player with the most Wickets is Dwayne Bravo (106).
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