CPL Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings

Caribbean Premier League T20 2021 – Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings – 9th Match Preview

In the ninth game of the Caribbean Premier League 2021, the Trinbago Knight Riders would face the Saint Lucia Kings. The two teams had previously played, with the Kings winning by 5 runs. While the Knight Riders batsmen should have had an easy chase, they left too many runs for the final few overs, denying them the chance to win the game.

The Knight Riders have a good record against the Kings, and their loss in the most recent game was their first in the past ten games. They have a strong batting lineup and an experienced bowling attack. It will be fascinating to see if the Knight Riders can re-establish their supremacy or if the Saint Lucia Kings can make it two out of two.

Match Details to Note

Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings, Caribbean Premier League 2021

Date: August 31, 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:30 PM (IST)

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, Basseterre

Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings Team Previews

Trinbago Knight Riders

The Knight Riders have a good record against the Kings, and their loss in the most recent game was their first in the past ten games. They have a strong batting lineup and an experienced bowling attack. It will be fascinating to see if the Knight Riders can re-establish their supremacy or if the Saint Lucia Kings can make it two out of two.

Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster performed slowly, making things tough for the team. They would need to improve their strike rate when starting the batting. Colin Munro looked excellent and joins Time Seifert and Sunil Narine in the middle order. In the last overs of the game, the side may expect strong hitting from Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, and Isuru Udana.

Akeal Hosein and Jayden Seales performed admirably in the last game, and a similar performance is expected from them from the start. Rampaul and Narine bring years of expertise to the table, and the squad expects them to hold the batters at bay. Udana has already taken a 5-wicket haul in the competition and will be looking to do well today.

Trinbago Knight Riders Squad

Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales, Yasir Shah, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, Leonardo Julien, Darren Bravo.

St Lucia Kings

Faf du Plessis will be happy that they got the monkey off their back by defeating the Trinbago Knight Riders in the previous game, their first win against the Knight Riders in the previous ten games. Because they face the same opponents, the captain would like his team to do better here, as the Knight Riders will come at them hard.

Opening batsmen Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher put up a great performance in the previous game, and similar performances will be required today. Faf du Plessis is yet to score a run, and he will need to form partnerships with Mark Deyal and Roston Chase. Tim David put on a strong performance in the last game and joins Keemo Paul on the batting line-up.

Their bowlers performed admirably in protecting the score and preventing the Knight Riders from settling down. Wahab Riaz and Jeavor Royal fared well with the new ball, and the team will seek to them for early wickets. Roston Chase also performed well in the last game, but the team would like to see tighter periods from Rahkeem Cornwall, Paul, and Alzarri Joseph, who were costly in the previous game.

St Lucia Kings Squad

Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, Usman Qadir, Jeavor Royal, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Javelle Glenn, Kadeem Alleyne, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy

Toss Prediction

In the seven games played at this site thus far, the team that bats first has won five of them. As the game proceeds, the wicket has become slower, making chases more difficult. The team that wins the toss will keep this in mind, and they will most likely bat first in this game.

Pitch Report and Conditions

The Caribbean Premier League’s ninth match will be held at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts. We had seen that the surface here at this location is ideal for batting in prior matches played here. The track is slower than others we’ve encountered, which benefits the spinners significantly. We’re hoping that the surface will slow down and become tougher to bat on in this match. A score of 185 will be difficult to beat.

Weather Report

The weather prediction for St Kitts isn’t looking promising for this cricket match. There is a lot of rain in the area, so we may not be able to see the entire game. Duckworth Lewis may enter the picture if rain is forecasted.

Match Prediction

The Saint Lucia Kings won the last game, contrary to what most analysts predicted. However, the team’s middle order continues to be a source of concern. They would need to improve on that in order to win this game. Despite their loss in the previous game, the Trinbago Knight Riders have a very solid team and bring a lot of batting power to the table, which gives them a little advantage in this match.

Trinbago Knight Riders is the favourite to win this match.