St Kitts and Nevis Patriots aim to end their losing streak against St Lucia Zouks!
Our Prediction is St Lucia Zouks to win!
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|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|
Host St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be looking to get their campaign back on track when they take on St Lucia Zouks in the 13th game of Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park in St. Kitts on Sunday.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots suffered their second defeat in a row and will be looking to make a strong comeback in this home fixture. Captain Carlos Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes made in the previous game and deliver a strong performance against St Lucia Zouks.
Darren Sammy-led unit managed to register their first win of the competition due to splendid batting performances from Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher. St Lucia Zouks will need to maintain their standards with bat and ball in order to beat St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in this game.
In their previous game, Carlos Brathwaite-led unit suffered seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors. With this result, the side is currently lying at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win to their name in five matches.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of wicket-keeper Devon Thomas, Laurie Evans and Mohammad Hafeez to do the bulk of the scoring. Evans and Hafeez failed to capitalize on their decent starts in the previous game played against Guyana Amazon Warriors. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez scored 14 off 15 balls, whereas Evans scored 26 off 21 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Shamarh Brooks was the standout performer for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and finished the innings with the top-score of 34 off 25 balls with the help of three fours and a six. He will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in this home fixture.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit and Alzarri Joseph to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. Cottrell and Emrit bowled economical spells for the side in the previous game. Mohammad Hafeez also produced decent performance with the ball and finished with figures of 1 for 24 from his four overs.
Devon Thomas (wk), Laurie Evans, Jason Mohammed, Mohammad Hafeez, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Alzarri Joseph
Akeem Jordan, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Kjorn Ottley, Laurie Evans, Sheldon Cottrell, Usama Mir, RR Emrit, Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen
Darren Sammy and co. would have gained a lot of confidence after winning their previous game against Jamaica Tallawahs. Despite their win in the previous game, Zouks are still lying in the bottom half of the league table. The side will need to produce their A-game with bat and ball in order to upstage St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their backyard.
In the batting department, the side will be banking on the in-form opening pair of Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, Fletcher and Cornwall got the side off to a flying start and added 111 runs in the first nine overs.
All-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall was the standout performer with the bat for St Lucia Zouks in the game played against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Cornwall finished the innings with the top-score of 75 off 30 balls with the help of four fours and eight sixes. He was well supported by Andre Fletcher, who chipped in with 47 off 36 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.
In the previous game, Campbell perished for a duck and will be looking to make a strong comeback in this game All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme added crucial runs for the side in the later stages of the innings. He looked in good form and scored 25 off 20 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Darren Sammy and Thisara Perera are designated pinch-hitters who will need to up the ante in the last five overs of the innings.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the new-ball pair of Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. Left-arm fast-medium Obed McCoy bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 32 from his four overs. Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers for St Lucia Zouks and picked up two wickets in the game. Hardus Viljoen, Colin de Grandhomme and Thisara Perera are the other bowling options available for this contest.
Darren Sammy (captain), Andre Fletcher (wk), Thisara Perera, Colin de Grandhomme, John Campbell, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Hardus Viljoen, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, Roland Cato
Hardus Viljoen, Obed McCoy, DJG Sammy, Colin de Grandhomme, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roland Cato, Fawad Ahmed, ADS Fletcher , Thisara Perera, Kavem Hodge
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have heavy showers in the evening.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Spinners will get a lot of assistance from this pitch. Venue Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts is going to host 13th CPL game between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks. At this venue, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have an excellent head-to-head record against St Lucia Zouks
Based on current form, St Lucia Zouks will be firm favorites to win their game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The home side will need to make significant improvements in their batting in a bid to end their losing streak in the competition. On the other hand, Darren Sammy will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this game.
Our winning prediction for the day is St. Lucia Zouks to beat St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots!