SNP vs TKR Match Preview

The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots team management decided not to play Sheldon Cottrell and Kofi James despite a poor run of form for the team. The SKTNP team is still in search of their first win in the competition. They will be keen to get their team combination right for this game. They decided to bring in Ashmead Nedd and Jyd Goolie for their last encounter against Barbados. We think that Cottrell will make a return for this match. One of the key players for SKTNP is Andre Fletcher. The right-hand opening batter was in terrific form in their last game on Saturday hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes in the game.

The South African Corbin Bosch proved that he is a good all-rounder in the SKTNP's last contest. The all-rounder will be going into this contest after doing a fine job in a defeat against Barbados. He picked up the important breakthrough by dismissing Jason Holder. He also hit a quickfire 38 not out from 12 balls in the game. The left-arm fast bowler Dominic Drakes was responsible for dismissing Alick Athanaze and Rahkeem Cornwall in their last match after picking up yet another 2-wicket haul.

Even though the Trinbago Knight Riders are currently lying right at the bottom of the points table, they have participated in just a single competed match so far out of the two they have played in CPL for the 2023 season. Therefore, it is yet too early for the management to begin to panic. So, we are not expecting any major changes to the Knight Riders team during this game. One of the key team members for Trinbago Knight Riders is Nicholas Pooran. This 27-year-old southpaw has managed to hit a century and several other scores over fifty in T20 cricket.

Another experienced member of the TKR outfit is Andre Russell. This experienced all-rounder has succeeded in picking up the crucial victims of the opening batters in their last match viz. Johnson Charles and the South African star Faf du Plessis. The bowling all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been in almost all the possible situations in T20 cricket so far. He has been a part of several successful T20 cricket campaigns and yet has managed to retain great enthusiasm for the game of cricket. He picked up 2 wickets in the last game against St Lucia.

Weather Report

You can expect temperatures in the region of 31 degrees during the game. There is a good chance of having the sun peep through the cloud cover during the game. We might also get a cloud cover throughout the match. But there are not too many chances of rain coming down during the contest.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer at the Warner Park venue in Basseterre is a batting paradise. It has also been observed that the ball doesn’t bounce too much on this track or not much turn is on offer for the spinners. We have seen scores in the region of 250 runs scored on this track in T20 games. However, the average score at the venue is close to 165 runs in T20 games.

Notable stats

Dominic Drakes has a terrific strike rate for STKNP.

Dominic Drakes has picked up 5 victims from 4 games this year for STKNP with a strike rate of 13.20.

Both teams have a poor net run rate.

Not only are these two teams lying at the bottom of the points table they also have the worst net run rates. STKNP has a net run rate of -1.989 and TKR has a net run rate of -2.700.

Team News

Despite the losses so far in the competition, the teams are unlikely to make major changes to the team combination. There do not seem to be any injury updates for this game either.

SNP vs TKR Probable 11

SNP Playing 11

  • Andre Fletcher
  • Evin Lewis (C)
  • Joshua Da Silva (Wk)
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Corbin Bosch
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Dominic Drakes
  • Izharulhaq Naveed
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Ashmead Nedd
  • Oshane Thomas

TKR Playing 11

  • Mark Deyal
  • Martin Guptill
  • Chadwick Walton
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Jaden Carmichael
  • Ali Khan
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

Both these teams have yet to record a win in the competition. But the SKTNP team has played 5 games so far without a win. The Trinbago team has played 2 games with one of them being washed away due to rain. Therefore, it can be deduced that Trinbago has not had an ample opportunity to win a game. So, we will bet with Trinbago Knight Riders to win this contest.

Top Picks

Andre Russell: Andre Russell is a dependable all-rounder for TKR. He has not only scored 124 runs; he has also picked up 8 wickets from his last 10 matches.

Andre Fletcher: Andre Fletcher looked in fine touch in his last game. He has scored 192 runs from his last 10 appearances for STKNP with an average of 24.

Dominic Drakes: Drakes has been the most successful bowler for STKNP having picked up 5 wickets from 4 matches with a strike rate of 13.20.

Evin Lewis: Evin Lewis has scored 194 runs from his last 10 matches with an average of 21.55 and a strike rate of 144.77.

SNP vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Fletcher , N Pooran (C)

Batters: K Pollard, A Rayudu, E Lewis

All-rounders: A Russell (VC), D Bravo, S Narine, C Bosch

Bowlers: A Hosein, O Thomas

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