SLK vs TKR Match Preview

St. Lucia Kings have featured in the most number of matches so far this season. They began their campaign with a loss against the Jamaica Tallawahs but managed to turn things around in the next match, defeating the Barbados Royals quite convincingly.

Their next two fixtures were washed away. As a result, the team has 4 points from as many matches and is currently at the top of the table.

Johnson Charles and Faf Du Plessis will open the batting yet again and appear to be in decent form. Sean Williams has done well in the middle order and will be the key batsman for the St. Lucia Kings. He will have the support of fellow Zimbabwean Sikandar Raza, as well as all-rounders Roshon Primus and Roston Chase.

The latter is in excellent form with the ball, picking up 4 wickets, and will feature in the spin department along with Khary Pierre. The pace attack consists of Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, and Chris Sole.

The Trinbago Knight Riders’ only fixture so far was abandoned due to rain, forcing them to share points with St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. They have an excellent chance of winning here as they enjoy a good record against St. Lucia in past head-to-head encounters.

The team will rely heavily on its explosive batting line-up. Martin Guptill will be joined by Mark Deyal at the top of the order. While both of them are good batsmen, it is the middle order that has the potential to cause the most damage. Nicholas Pooran is in brilliant form, while Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell are well-known for their clean striking abilities.

Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine will look to give the team a late flourish. Both of them will also play an important role with the ball. Narine will have the support of Akeal Hosein, while Dwayne Bravo will be joined by Jayden Seales and Kadeem Allyene. 


Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain overcast in Basseterre on Saturday. However, there is little chance of rain and we should have a full match. The temperature will remain between 30-32 degrees with plenty of humidity. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at Warner Park is well-balanced. Over the past seasons, this ground has seen an average first-inning score of around 160, which can be considered a par score. The seamers can expect some movement early on in the match. But once the batsmen settle down, they can play their shots with ease.

The pitch is expected to be dry and will offer some turn to the spinners. 


Notable stats

Kieron Pollard’s consistent batting

Pollard is one of the most consistent performers with the bat in the CPL. He is among the top 5 all-time highest run-scorers in the league, having scored 2359 runs at an average of 34.18 and a strike rate of 148.92.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SLK vs TKR Probable 11

SLK Playing 11

  • Johnson Charles (Wk)
  • Faf Du Plessis (C)
  • Sadrack Descarte
  • Sean Williams
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Roshon Primus
  • Roston Chase
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Matthew Forde
  • Khary Pierre
  • Chris Sole

TKR Playing 11

  • Martin Guptill
  • Mark Deyal
  • Chadwick Walton (Wk)
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russell
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Jayden Seales
  • Kadeem Allyene
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

We are backing the Trinbago Knight Riders to win. They enjoy an excellent record against the St. Lucia Kings, having won 15 matches as compared to St. Lucia’s 5. The Trinbago Knight Riders have one of the most potent batting attacks in the league and plenty of experienced players who are capable of turning things in the team’s favor. 


Top Picks

Faf Du Plessis: Du Plessis has shown excellent form in franchise cricket during recent months. He has scored 843 runs in the CPL at a strike rate of 138.19.

Dwayne Bravo: One of the most experienced players in the CPL, Bravo has scored 1146 runs in his career and also picked up 124 wickets.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran is among the most successful T20 batsmen in 2023 and has played well in various leagues, including the IPL and the MLC. 


SLK vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran (C)

Batters: F du Plessis, K Pollard, S Williams (VC)

All-rounders: A Russell, S Raza, S Narine, D Bravo, R Chase

Bowlers: A Joseph, A Hosein

SLK vs TKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction