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Leg-spinners Fawad Ahmed and Imran Tahir dominate Caribbean Premier League

Fawad Ahmed and Imran Tahir have picked up 15 wickets each from nine games in CPL T20.

Ajit Vijaykumar 2018/09/09

The Caribbean Premier League is approaching its business end with Trinbago Knight Riders topping the points table as the fight intensifies for a spot in the knockout stages.

As is the case with many T20 leagues across the world, wrist spinners are having a ball. The slow and dry surfaces in the West Indies have helped slow bowlers make a big impact. No surprises then that this season, the top two bowlers are leg-spinners.

Knight Riders’ Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tops the charts with 15 wickets from nine matches at a superb economy of 6.5. His consistency has helped Trinbago register seven wins from nine matches. This is one of the most dominant performances in Pakistan-born Australian spinner’s career and will serve a reminder to the Australian management that he still has it in him to deliver at the top level.

Right next to him on the wickets table is South African spinner Imran Tahir. The Guyana Amazon Warriors spinner also has 15 wickets from nine matches at an even better economy of 6.1.

Tahir is still going strong at the age of 39 and his wicket-taking skills are not showing any signs of slowing down. Just goes to show that quality wrist spin will always be a potent weapon in T20 cricket.

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