CPL 2021: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings: Match No.9 of the CPL 2021 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders & Saint Lucia today at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday, August 31.
Defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders didn’t have had an impressive start to their CPL campaign during the ongoing season. They could win just one match from three CPL matches played so far. In their previous match against the Saint Lucia Kings, they fell short of reaching the target by just five runs. The Trinbago Knight Riders failed to chase the target of 158 runs set by the Lucia Kings.
After facing a close defeat, the Knight Riders would be eager to win all the upcoming games of the league. Trinbago would look forward to getting their campaign back on track by defeating St Lucia Kings in today’s clash.
On the other hand, Saint Lucia Kings would be high in confidence after defeating defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders in their previous match. The stunning win over Knight Riders handed them their first points as they were successful in defending a total of 157 runs. However, the Saint Lucia Kings are placed at the bottom of the CPL Points Table & they will look ahead to move ahead by winning the upcoming matches of the league.
The Kings would be eyeing to double their winning count by defeating Trinbago Knight Riders in today’s clash while the Trinbago Knight Riders would aim to bounce back & register their first win of this CPL season. With both the teams eyeing a victory a thrilling contest is on cards.
Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings, CPL 2021
Date: August 31, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Warner Park, St Kitts
The climate at Warner Park will be clear with no chance of rain. The temperature would be hot & humid ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius
The wicket at Warner Park has been batter-friendly. Out of eight matches being played, the team batting first has won the match five times, as chasing hasn’t been an easy task. Thus winning the toss & opting to bat first would be an ideal choice at Warner Park stadium.
Predicted Playing XIs
Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders openers Lendl Simmons & Tion Webster needs to raise the pace of their game at the top order, as a slow start made it difficult for the knight riders to chase the target in their previous match. Colin Munro and skipper Kieron Pollard look good in the middle & will have to carry their form in today’s clash. Ravi Rampaul starred with the ball by scalping three wickets for Knight Riders. Sunil Narine needs to step up & deliver if they aim to win today’s clash.
Predicted XI: Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales.
Saint Lucia Kings
The opening combination of Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher need to convert their starts to give the team a solid foundation to build their innings on. The form of captain is also a major concern & Faf Du Plessis needs to step up with the bat. Among the bowlers, Jeavor Royal and Wahab Riaz were good with the new ball while Roston Chase also chipped in. However, they were unable to pick up more wickets and the bowling unit has to deliver together.
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, Usman Qadir, Jeavor Royal.
Trinbago Knight Riders is a stronger side in terms of both bat & ball as compared to Saint Lucia Kings. Though Kings won their last match against Knight Riders their batting order is inconsistent & there is a significant weakness in the middle order. Trinbago Knight Riders will look to win today’s clash & move ahead in their race of title defense.
TV and live streaming details
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Fan code
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