TKR vs SLK Match Preview

The Trinbago Knight Riders are being led by Kieron Pollard this season in CPL. They did an extremely good job in their last match by beating Jamaica Tallawahs by a margin of 7 wickets. With this win under their belt, TKR has managed to reach 2nd position in the points tally. They did lose the game before this though against this very opposition. So, Pollard will be looking to get the best out of his players for this match to try and make it to the next round of the competition. The good news for Trinbago is, that Martin Guptill is in good touch.

Guptill will be looking to provide a flyer of a start to the Trinbago innings together with the all-rounder Sunil Narine. Narine has been asked to move up the batting order. Another batter who had a good tournament is Nicholas Pooran. He will try and develop partnerships with the likes of Andre Russell and the skipper Pollard in their middle order. Other batters such as Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, and Lorcan Tucker add a lot of depth to this batting order making it a strong one. The bowling attack for Trinbago is led by Sunil Narine, Jaden Carmichael, and Akael Hosein.

The St Lucia Kings outfit ended up on the losing side in their last match because of some poor batting. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and ended up setting a modest target. But a victory in this game will assure them of a place in the playoffs. They have managed to beat this opposition earlier during the season and the skipper will be expecting a similar show again. Colin Munro and Johnson Charles appeared to be in good shape near the top of the order and the team management will be expecting a good opening stand from them.

The St Lucia Kings middle order has been a bit inconsistent and they are going to need partnerships from players such as Roston Chase, Sadrack Descarte, and Sean Williams. The skipper Sikandar Raza is a good finisher himself and needs to do well for his team together with Roshon Primus. The St Lucia bowling attack will be under a lot of pressure in this match and they are going to require some useful spells from bowlers such as Roston Chase and Khary Pierre especially with the new ball. The best bowler in the team is Alzari Joseph and Sean Williams can also bowl the middle overs.

Weather Report

We will likely get clear skies during the match. There might be some odd cloud cover but things are more likely to remain clear.

Pitch Report

The surface on offer has played well in the last few matches after some dicey initial overs. Bowlers will enjoy some early help from the track. Any team that bats first here will look to set a score of close to 170 runs to feel safe. The boundaries on the ground are short so the batters will enjoy hitting the ball in the air without worrying too much about being caught. Even the mishits might clear the fence. The wicket will be offering a lot to the bowlers. The quicker bowlers have usually done well here with the new ball but the real help from the track will be for the spinners. It has a low bounce and it is slow.

Notable stats

Faf du Plessis has a terrific average-to-strike rate combination.

Faf du Plessis has scored 258 runs from 8 games with an average of 43 and strike rate of 156.36 in his last 8 appearances for St Lucia Kings.

Nicholas Pooran has a terrific strike rate at the moment.

Nicholas Pooran has a strike rate of 162.26 from his last 10 games.

Team News

There are no apparent injury updates available at the moment. So, the entire team will be available for selection.

TKR vs SLK Probable 11

TKR Playing 11

  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Martin Guptill
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Andre Russell
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Sunil Narine
  • Ali Khan
  • Waqar Salamkheil
  • Kadeem Alleyne
  • Jaden Carmichael

SLK Playing 11

  • Sikandar Raza (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Johnson Charles (Wk)
  • Sean Williams
  • Sadrack Descarte
  • Roshon Primus
  • Roston Chase
  • Matthew Forde
  • Khary Pierre
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Peter Hatzoglou
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 Trinbago Knight Riders are in a good position for a win here. Having momentum means a lot in the short format of cricket and Trinbago has it with them. St Lucian Kings had to endure a loss in their last game. Their batting order has struggled for a while and their team will require a great effort from the batters to win this match. Trinbago Knight Riders have a powerful batting order and they have a good record at the venue. So, Trinbago will start as the favorite to win this contest.

Top Picks

Johnson Charles: Johnson Charles has scored 268 runs from his last 8 games with an average of 38.29 and an excellent strike rate of 125.23.

Andre Russell: Andre Russell has picked up 12 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 12.08. He is also handy with the bat.

Faf du Plessis: Faf du Plessis has scored 258 runs from his last 8 games with an average of 43 and a strike rate of 156.36.

Martin Guptill: Martin Guptill has scored 245 runs in his last 8 matches with a strike rate of 117.22 and an average of 40.83.

TKR vs SLK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Charles , N Pooran

Batters: K Pollard, S Williams, M Guptill

All-rounders: S Narine, A Russell (C), S Raza (VC), R Chase

Bowlers: A Hosein, A Joseph

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