Though the Indian Premier League is intrinsically Indian in its bases, Caribbean players’ popularity in this league is surely incredible. Players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Ravi Rampaul have been phenomenal in this league. Yet, they haven’t gained much publicity, even playing from their countryside. The Caribbean raw hitting power has established its brand in this tournament. Chris Gayle has a big hand in making this league so enormous in the advent. Gayle and the brand of fearless cricket is the name of the same stuff. He has a great influence on the T20 format worldwide; that’s why he is called Universe Boss.
Andre Rusell and Kieron Pollard are the guys who burst the outline of ruthless Caribbean batting with Chris Gayle. If we talk about the Indian batters with an attacking approach, there are not so many names that revolve around the face. Except for the new generation batsmen like Rishabh Pant, Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, they are genuinely aggressive in their approach. Indian Premier League is going to witness more of the Caribbean Muscle power in the future, but here are the best 5 Caribbean names on the list.
#1 Chris Gayle (RCB)
Christopher Henry Gayle is the prime name among Caribbean batters in the Indian Premier League. He has played 142 games and made 4965 runs in it with a strike rate of 149.0. He made his debut in 2009 from the side of Kolkata Knight Riders, and later, he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then, he has been so flamboyant for 11 years from the side of RCB. But later, due to his bad form, he had to shift to Punjab Kings and kick off things from the new verge.
#2 Kieron Pollard (MI)
Another Trinidadian cricketer on the list has been a part of Mumbai Indians’ all five title victories. Kieron has played 179 IPL matches in which he scored 3271 runs which seems small in numbers but is highly important. He has been given such an important contribution to the team of Mumbai Indians on crucial occasions and got acknowledgement from the whole cricketing fraternity.
#3 Andre Russell (KKR)
Andre Russell is currently spelling his magic throughout the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. He has been the fire when it comes to batting at the position of the lower middle order. Andre has been an asset for Kolkata Knight Riders for the last few years in bowling & batting. Gautam Gambhir’s eyes have found several highly talented athletes, and he is among them. He has played 87 matches in IPL, scored 1795 runs and took 74 wickets.
#4 Sunil Narine (KKR)
The second Kolkata Knight Riders player in the list occupied the position of no 4. Sunil Narine has been picked up in the auction of IPL 2012 by the Kolkata Knight Riders, and from the very first season, he has been right on the money. To the moment, Sunil has played 136 matches in IPL and picked up 144 wickets in it. Sunny is also the most trusted guy of Gautam Gambhir, who has got the first break in IPL from his blessings. He is also a very few spinner to master the art of death bowling in T20 cricket.
#5 Evin Lewis (LSG)
Evin Lewis, though less in the experience but highly filled up in the potential for the T20 format. He made his debut in 2018 from the side of Mumbai Indians, and in the first season, he has enlisted himself in the list of highest run makers. Since his inception, he has played 23 IPL matches and scored 654 runs in it with a thundering strike rate of 142.6. He has now shifted to the new franchise of Lucknow Supergiants and is trying out his potential there for the future.