Man of the Match: Sandeep Lamichhane
Will Patriots continue their home run?
Our prediction is St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots win the match!
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||5||5||0||0||0||10||1.95|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||5||4||1||0||0||8||0.97|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||8||4||4||0||0||8||-0.05|
|St Lucia Zouks||4||1||3||0||0||2||-0.691|
CPL2019 is up and running with back-to-back games for all the teams and they are giving their best to prove their talent and skills to the entire cricketing fraternity. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots won their first home game this season after losing their first two matches in away conditions. They chased down a massive total on the back of some impressive performances from their top order.
Barbados Tridents suffered a big loss in their first game after being asked to chase down 181 runs. They have a string of star players in the form of Skipper Holder, Alex Hales, JP Duminy, Jonathan Charles, and Sandeep Lamichhame. They will look to win this match and register their maiden victory this season.
Patriots chased down a massive total of 242 runs in the last match to win their first points this season. Evin Lewis started the chase with an attacking knock of 53 runs in just 18 balls to set the tone of the chase. Devon Thomas continued his good form and scored a valiant 40-ball 71 in the last match. Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, and Laurie Evans played some quickfire cameos scoring runs at a strike rate of over 200 to seal the chase in their favor.
Earlier their bowling unit was taken to the cleaners by the Tallawahs batsmen as they ended conceding 241 runs. Alzarri Joseph and Fabian Allen took 2 wickets each and the rest of the bowlers did not take wickets in the last match. Their bowlers will look to bowl smart and control the run flow in this match.
Devon Thomas – Devon Thomas has scores of 62 & 71 in the last two matches batting at the top order. He will look to continue his purple patch and score run consistently in this match too.
Fabian Allen – Fabian Allen had an all-round good match taking 2 wickets and scoring an unbeaten 15-ball 37 runs in the chase. He guided the chase in the crucial final overs when wickets fell around him.
Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Mohammed, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cotrel
Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Laurie Evans, Usama Mir, RR Emrit, Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen
Tridents lost their opening match against Knight Riders by 47 runs and they failed to put a fight in the stiff chase. Their batting unit succumbed to 75/6 inside 10 overs to crumble in the chase. Their top order consisting of Alex Hales, JP Duminy, Jonathan Carter, and Jason Holder did not make 20+ score in that match. Ashley Nurse played a counterattacking 25-ball 40 to save some grace for the team. Holder and Roshan Primus bowled good spells in the last match and took a wicket each and had good economy rate too. Sandeep Lamichchame bowled just one over in the last match and he is expected to play a huge role in this match. Raymond Reifer and Ashley Nurse leaked a lot of runs and ended with an economy rate over 10 RPO.
Alex Hales – Hales was once a leading batsman in the international not long ago and his career took back-dive due to reasons off the field. He will look to revive his batting form in this CPL and return to the international arena too.
Jason Holder – Holder started the wicket match with a maiden in his second over, but his team failed to capitalize on it and leaked runs consistently at the other end. And he eventually finished with figures of 4-1-34-1 leaking almost 19 runs in his final over.
Shai Hope (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Alex Hales, Ashley Nurse, Johnson Charles, Josh Lalor, Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Sandeep Lamichhane, Roshon Primus
Alex Hales, Jean-Paul Duminy, Leniko Boucher, Hayden Walsh, J Charles, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder, Josh Lalor, Jonathan Carter, Roshon Primus, Sandeep Lamichhane
Warner Park is a belter of pitch and it is batting paradise where batsmen will feats on the bowlers. Both teams scored over 240 runs in the last match here. The weather looks partly cloudy with scattered rains on the match day.
No target is safe at the warner park as witnessed from the last match and so both teams will look to chase the target set by the opposition.
Patriots team will be on a high after winning their first match at their home ground chasing 242 runs with ease. Their batsmen are looking in good touch and raring to go.
Tridents batting unit is yet to make a good score and they look a bit jaded. Their bowling unit too lacks firepower and experience. We expect Patriots to continue their winning momentum at home.