Barbados Tridents aim to keep their playoff hopes alive against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots!
Expect Barbados Tridents to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots!
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Host Barbados Tridents is looking to keep their playoff hopes alive when they face St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 25th match of Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Barbados Tridents delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat Trinbago Knight Riders in a game played at Barbados. Captain Jason Holder will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum for the next couple of matches.
On the other hand, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be keen to get back to winning ways in this game. Captain Carlos Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with bat and ball in this game.
Jason Holder and co. will be keen to deliver a decent show with bat and ball in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the tournament. Tridents will need to win this game in order to stay relevant in this year’s competition. In the previous game, Barbados Tridents registered a 63-run win over Trinbago Knight Riders, courtesy splendid performances from Johnson Charles, JP Duminy and Hayden Walsh. In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Johnson Charles and JP Duminy to do the bulk of the scoring. For the previous game, the side made changes to their batting order as Jonathan Carter was promoted to open the innings.
The strategy worked big time as Carter scored a half-century and got the side off to an excellent start. He put on a 110-run partnership with Johnson Charles to see Barbados Tridents post a competitive score on the board. He was well supported by Charles, who chipped in with 58 off 39 balls with the help of eight boundaries. Middle-order batsman JP Duminy put in a splendid performance with the bat and anchored the whole innings for Tridents. Left-hander scored a quick-fire 65 off 20 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes. The team management will be hoping that Duminy can continue his rich vein of form in this game.
Middle-order comprising of Alex Hales, Jason Holder and Raymon Reifer has the ability to put quick runs for the side in later stages of the innings. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jason Holder and Harry Gurney to make early inroads with the new ball. Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh was the standout bowler for Barbados Tridents in the previous game and picked up a five-wicket haul against Trinbago Knight Riders.
Johnson Charles (wk), Alex Hales, Justin Greaves, Jean-Paul Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney
Alex Hales, Ashley Nurse, Chemar K Holder, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, J Charles, Shakib Al Hasan, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Jonathan Carter
Carlos Brathwaite-led unit will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this contest. The franchise is currently placed at third in the league table with 8 points to their name in 9 games played in the competition. For St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, the side will need to win this game in order to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition. In the previous game, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots failed to adjust to the conditions and suffered a 20-run defeat at the hands of St Lucia Zouks.
In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans and Mohammad Hafeez to do the bulk of the scoring. Swashbuckling opener Evin Lewis has gone through a lean run in the last couple of matches and will be focused to produce runs for the side in this contest. Laurie Evans looked good with the bat in the previous game. He scored 28 off 24 balls with the help of two boundaries. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez also produced crucial runs for the side in the previous game. He scored 29 off 31 balls with the help of one six. The team management will be hoping that Hafeez can continue to deliver runs with the bat in this contest. Middle-order comprising of Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, and Captain Carlos Brathwaite will need to produce runs with the bat in this game. Bowling all-rounder Fabian Allen has contributed well with the bat in this year’s tournament. He has accumulated 192 runs in 9 matches at an average of 32.00.
Carlos Brathwaite has been a big disappointment with the bat in this year’s tournament. He has struggled to score runs and currently averaging 11.12 with the bat this season. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Rayad Emrit, Mohammad Hafeez and Alzarri Joseph to make crucial breakthroughs. In the previous game, off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez was the standout bowler for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and produced excellent figures of 3 for 22 in his four overs. Pace bowler Alzarri Joseph produced an excellent new-ball spell for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and picked up two wickets in his four-over spell.
Carlos Brathwaite (c), Evin Lewis, Mohammad Hafeez, Rayad Emrit, Devon Thomas (wk), Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, Keron Cottoy, Alzarri Joseph, Shamarh Brooks, Jeremiah Louis.
Keron cottoy, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Dominic Drakes, Laurie Evans, Sheldon Cottrell, RR Emrit, Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen
Traditionally, the pitch will offer bounce and pace for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to work hard in order to get runs on this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to have clear skies with a gentle breeze.
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados is going to host 25th CPL game between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Carlos Brathwaite and co. will take heart from the fact that they have an excellent head-to-head record against Barbados Tridents. On the other hand, Barbados Tridents have managed to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in a game played at Warner Park.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first to make early use of the pitch. Chasing down a score at this venue will be most preferred choice for both the teams.
Host Barbados Tridents will fancy their chances of beating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in this game. Jason Holder-led unit has a slight advantage over Patriots as they are playing in their home conditions. With the top-order firing on all cylinders and bowlers put in a splendid performance, Tridents will be tough to beat in their backyard.
Expect Barbados Tridents to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots!