SLK vs BR Match Preview

The last game Barbados Royals participated in was against Jamaica Tallawahs in the final of the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Premier League. Batting first, the Barbados Royals team managed to put together 161 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their stipulated 20 overs. Even though this was the final of the competition, Jamaica Tallawahs made short work of this decent total. They beat Barbados easily by chasing down this total in 16.1 overs for the loss of just a couple of matches. Fabien Allen was adjudged player of the match for his bowling effort of 3 for 24 runs.

The Rahkeem Cornwall-led Barbados Royals saw their top order batting setting up a good total on the board thanks mainly to their top order batsmen. All their top 4 batters were among runs with Azam Khan being the top run-getter with a fifty. Cornwall scored 36 runs from 21 balls with 4 sixes as well. Although Myers succeeded in picking up an early wicket of Kennar Lewis, the Jamaica batters never allowed a whiff to the Barbados bowlers. Jason Holder bowled well with a good economy rate for Barbados picking up a wicket as well.

The St Lucia Kings have already played their first game against Jamaica Tallawahs earlier yesterday. This was the first match of the Caribbean Premier League for the 2023 season and was also played at Gros Islet. Batting first in this game Jamaica Tallawahs put together a big score of 187 runs on the board from their 20 overs. Their entire team was bowled out in the 20 overs. The St Lucia outfit made a great effort while chasing down this score. But they fell short by a margin of 11 runs in the end.

The pick of the bowlers for St Lucia Kings during the Jamaica innings was Roston Chase. He picked up 3 wickets although he was a tad expensive giving away 39 runs from his 4 overs. He was well supported during his effort by Alzarri Joseph who picked up 2 wickets for 21 runs from his 4 overs. The new ball bowlers Matthew Forde and Chris Sole also picked up a wicket apiece. Roston Chase was the leading run-getter for St Lucia Kings during their chase. He scored 53 runs from 31 balls with 3 sixes and 4 fours during his effort.

Weather Report

Some showers are expected at the Gros Islet venue during this game. The fast bowlers will also look to take advantage of the life on the track early on. Even though some showers might come down, they are unlikely to affect the length of the innings for either of the teams.

Pitch Report

A majority of the matches played in Gros Islet during the last season were won by the sides batting second and chasing a target. The skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first and chase a known target under the lights. But the result of the match is unlikely to be influenced by the toss.

Notable stats

Johnson Charles has a terrific average-to-strike rate combination.

Johnson Charles has scored 361 runs from his last 8 appearances for St Lucia Kings with an average of 51.57 and a strike rate of 133.70.

Obed McCoy has a great strike rate with the ball.

Obed McCoy has picked up 14 wickets from his last 9 matches with a strike rate of 11.85.

Team News

These are the early days of the competition yet. You can expect the teams to be free from injuries for their match.

SLK vs BR Probable 11

SLK Playing 11

  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Johnson Charles
  • Sean Williams
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Leonardo Julien (Wk)
  • Roston Chase
  • Khary Pierre
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Matthew Forde
  • Jeavor Royal
  • McKenny Clarke

BR Playing 11

  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Laurie Evans
  • Rovman Powell (C)
  • Donovan Ferreira (Wk)
  • Jason Holder
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Obed McCoy
  • Nyeem Young
  • Ramon Simmonds
  • Joshua Bishop
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Barbados Royals have defeated the St Lucia Kings team thrice in a row now. The last time the Kings managed a win against Barbados was way back in 2021. We expect Barbados Royals to make a winning start to this competition and win this contest.

Top Picks

Johnson Charles: Johnson Charles has scored 361 runs from his last 8 appearances for St Lucia Kings with an average of 51.57 and a strike rate of 133.70.

Jason Holder: Jason Holder has picked up 15 wickets from his last 10 appearances for Barbados Royals with a strike rate of 12.80.

Alzarri Joseph: Alzarri Joseph has collected a haul of 14 wickets from his last 10 matches with a strike rate of 15.42 and a decent economy rate of 6.75.

Faf du Plessis: Faf du Plessis has collected 294 runs from his last 10 games for St Luci Kings with an average of 32.66 and a strike rate of 158.91.

SLK vs BR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Charles

Batters: S Williams, F du Plessis (C), R Powell, A Athanaze

All-rounders: J Holder (VC), S Raza, R Cornwall, K Myers

Bowlers: A Joseph, O McCoy

SLK vs BR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction