SNP vs SLK Match Preview

Sherfane Rutherford replaced Evin Lewis as the captain of the team. He has not been able to revive the fortunes of his side in the competition. They ended up losing their last match against Barbados again with a convincing margin of 8 wickets despite having raised a massive 220-run total. They are no longer in contention for a place in the playoffs and will be playing to regain their pride. Rutherford will be keen to get more contributions from his bowlers in this contest. Will Smeed and Andre Fletcher did well in the last match and the skipper as a result will be hoping for another good show from his openers.

Rutherford will try and use his experience to develop partnerships with Corbin Bosch and Jyd Goolie in the STKNP middle order. The remaining portion of the Patriots’ batting order is completed by the likes of George Linde and Benny Howell. However, the SKTNP bowling has struggled throughout the competition. They are going to need some effective spells from Johann Laynn and George Linde. Bosch and Oshane Thomas can utilize their experience for bowling a tight line and length. Other bowlers such as Dominic Drakes, Howell, and Yannic Cariah need to bowl well to get the results.

The St Lucia team is being led by Sikandar Raza this year. They have managed to register a comprehensive 90-run victory against Barbados in their last game. It was an excellent all-round display from their bowlers. They did not allow the Barbados batters to settle down. With their opposition struggling for form, Raza will be asking his team members to take this opportunity and regain the top positions in the points tally with a win. In their last game, their opening batters Colin Munro and Johnson Charles set up a stand of 97 runs for the opening wicket.

Kings will be expecting something similar in this game from their openers. Other batters that also need to contribute are Sean Williams, Sadrack Descarte, and Roshon Primus in the middle order. Roston Chase, Matthew Forde, and Raza himself can all add runs quickly. They will be keen to work with the lower middle order to add more runs to the total. Alzarri Joseph is bowling well at the moment and the team will be hoping for early breakthroughs from the speedster. Khary Pierre and the skipper Raza are also bowling well at the moment in the middle overs.

Weather Report

We are expecting overcast conditions over the city of Trinidad on 9th September. 

Pitch Report

The Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad in West Indies provides a surface that will offer help to the bowlers. Batters cannot play their shots on the rise. Faster bowlers are likely to get help in the earlier part of their contest while the spinners may enjoy the conditions in the latter half of the game. Similar to what we have observed about the wicket on offer in Trinidad, the surface could be a little tricky to bat on. All the bowlers might trouble the batters on this track if they can bowl in the right areas. Any team that bats first in the contest will look to raise a total of over 180 runs to win the contest.

Notable stats

Faf du Plessis has an incredible average-to-strike rate combination.

Faf du Plessis has scored 299 runs in his last 9 games with a strike rate of 160.75 and an average of 42.71.

Alzarri Joseph has a good strike rate with the ball.

Alzarri Joseph has picked up 13 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 13.61.

Team News

There are no apparent injury updates available for this game. You can assume the full teams to be up for selection.

SNP vs SLK Probable 11

SNP Playing 11

  • Sherfane Rutherford (C)
  • Andre Fletcher (Wk)
  • Will Smeed
  • Jyd Goolie
  • George Linde
  • Corbin Bosch
  • Yannic Cariah
  • Benny Howell
  • Dominic Drakes
  • Johann Layne
  • Oshane Thomas

SLK Playing 11

  • Sikandar Raza (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Johnson Charles (Wk)
  • Sean Williams
  • Sadrack Descarte
  • Roshon Primus
  • Roston Chase
  • Khary Pierre
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Peter Hatzoglou
  • Matthew Forde
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 STKNP team has struggled with almost all aspects of their cricket. This season has been nothing short of a nightmare for the Patriots. Just about nothing is going right for them Finding the right combination, and bowling with good line and length are some of the main issues they are facing. They are going to need a superhuman effort to rise above all this and register a win in the match. St Lucia Kings on the other hand have done well in the tournament so far. They also enjoy a good track record against this opposition. This means St Lucia Kings are favorites to win the contest.

Top Picks

Alzarri Joseph: Joseph has looked good for St Lucia Kings this year picking up wickets regularly. He has picked 13 scalps from 10 games so far.

Faf du Plessis: Du Plessis has scored 299 runs from his 9 games with a strike rate of 160.75 and an average of 42.71.

Johnson Charles: Johnson Charles has scored 287 runs in his last 8 games with a strike rate of 132.25 and with an average of 41.

Sherfane Rutherford: The STKNP skipper has scored 263 runs from his last 10 matches with a strike rate of 152.9 and an average of 37.57.

SNP vs SLK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Fletcher , J Charles

Batters: S Williams, E Lewis, S Rutherford

All-rounders: S Raza (VC), C Bosch (C), R Chase, D Drakes

Bowlers: A Joseph, O Thomas