CPL Betting Tips – Look to Local Talent for Top Batsman

Time for others to shine with Gayle not around

Nicholas Pooran

The leading run-scorer in the history of the Caribbean Premier League is Chris Gayle. But Gayle won't be playing in the tournament this year. His absence has widened the markets for the top CPL 2020 batsman quite a bit.

Our free CPL betting tips are compiled by experts with years of experience in cricket and betting. They give you valuable insight about which player might win the top batsman markets this year.

Best Bet: Brandon King to be the CPL top batsman at 11.00 with LeoVegas

Bet on King to Outperform all the Others

Brandon King was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 CPL. The Guyana Amazon Warriors star collected 496 runs in 12 innings last CPL season, at an average of over 55 and 148-plus strike rate. His tally included a superb 132 not out against the eventual champions Barbados Tridents.

He has since graduated to the West Indies ODI and T20I teams – and is looking really good for a big CPL 2020 season. LeoVegas and Unibet have King at the best odds of 11.00 to be the top batsman.

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Back Lynn for an Overseas Option

Chris Lynn is one of the biggest names from overseas in the 2020 CPL. Lynn has joined the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, having previously played for the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Unable to keep a spot in Australia's limited-overs squads, Lynn is a top pick among domestic T20 tournaments around the world. He starred for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.

Before that, he was with the Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League. The hard-hitting right-hander will be with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League later this year.

Bodog India and Unibet have priced Lynn at 9.00 to be the top CPL T20 2020 batsman. They have solid alternatives among other international batsmen, too, including Colin Munro (11.00) and Ross Taylor (19.00).

Place a Bet on Lewis to Live it Up with Gayle Not Around

The team of experts who compile our CPL betting tips can't look past Evin Lewis at 11.00 with bet365 to be the top batsman. Lewis has lived in the shadow of Gayle at domestic and West Indies level for a lengthy period.

With Gayle not in the picture this time, now is Lewis' opportunity to really shine. He can take the lead rather than play a secondary role to Gayle this time. This responsibility could really see his CPL 2020 campaign take off.

When it's time for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders, you can look forward to Lewis trying to impress against his old team. Until then, it's well worth betting on him to be the top CPL batsman at 10.00 with Bodog India.

Pick One of Guyana's Fine, Young Talents

We need to talk about Shimron Hetmyer. He has so much talent and plenty of opportunity. But he isn't quite producing the results, just yet.

We're backing him to do so soon enough, especially during the CPL 2020. There's something bubbling under the surface with this fine, young talent.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors also have Sherfane Rutherford and Nicholas Pooran. That's three outstanding players, each under 25 years old, ready to show off.

All three are likely to make the same XI consistently – and will learn so much from playing alongside New Zealand's Ross Taylor.

CPL T20 2020 Guyana Top Batsman – Top 7 with Betway

Amazon Warriors Batsman Odds
Brandon King 2.75
Chandrapaul Hemraj 3.40
Shimron Hetmyer 3.50
Ross Taylor 4.50
Nicholas Pooran 5.00
Sherfane Rutherford 17.00
Chris Green 67.00

Pick 100/1 Sammy as an Each Way Alternative

A long-odds bet on the CPL could be Daren Sammy with the St Lucia Zouks. Sammy has expressed an interest to play for the West Indies again, having captained them in the past.

He's hoping a strong performance in the CPL 2020 will put him back in the selectors' minds. It's this added motivation that could bring good value to those who go with him at 101.00 to be the top CPL batsman, this time with bet365.

The St Lucia Zouks captain will likely float himself up and down the batting order according to circumstance. Bettors are going to need him to be at the crease more often than not for this bet to really pay off. It's a long shot, but not completely unreasonable.

It's probably worth placing an ‘each way' bet on this. If Sammy finishes as the second-, third- or fourth-highest run-scorer you'll be paid out on the place part of your original stake.

Be sure to check out our CPL betting tips on for the tournament outright winner, too, with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots backed to spring a surprise.


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