Permaul dominates regional bowling with most wickets, best match haul

By April 03, 2020

Guyana’s Veerasammy Permaul was easily the most successful bowler during the West Indies Championships.

The 30-year-old slow left-arm orthodox spinner took 50 wickets at a miserly 12.98s to finish the truncated season with 14 wickets more than the pair of Chemar Holder and Akeal Hosein, who had 36 wickets each.

Holder, the 22-year-old Barbadian pace bowler took his 36 wickets at a healthy average of 18.91 while Hosein, 26, took his wickets at an excellent 20.61.

Preston McSween, the 24-year-old left-arm, fast-medium bowler from Grenada was ranked fourth in the bowling standings with 31 wickets at an average of 22.77.

However, while all four bowlers took their wickets in eight matches, veteran West Indies and Barbados quick Kemar Roach took his 30 wickets from just five matches at an average of 13.70.

Meanwhile, Rahkeem Cornwall also hauled in 30 wickets from five matches at an average of 21.06.

Keon Harding of Barbados with 29 wickets and the Jamaican trio of Markino Mindley (24), Derval Green (22) and Patrick Harty (22) round out the top 10 bowlers.

Permaul also had the best match haul, 15 for 77, which came against the Jamaica Scorpions. Holder’s season-best haul of 11 for 92 also came against the Scorpions while both Harding’s 10 for 76 and Cornwall’s 10 for 125 came against Trinidad and Tobago.

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