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Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings, CPL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

14 September 2021 | 19:30 | Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
184/10 in 19.3 9.44
205/4 in 20.0 10.25 winner

Toss Winner - St Lucia Kings won the toss and chose to bat first

winner St Lucia Kings beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 21 runs

Saint Lucia Kings battle against Knight Riders’ dominance

  • In the last ten games between the two sides Trinbago Knight Riders have registered nine wins
  • Trinbago Knight Riders have won the last three out of the four semifinal games they have played
  • Saint Lucia Kings’ bowling attack looks weak and apart from Jeavor Royal no other bowler enjoys good economy rate

Trinbago Knight Riders to win

  • Tournament: Caribbean Premier League T20 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
  • Toss: To Bowl

Caribbean Premier League T20 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Trinbago Knight Riders 10 6 4 0 0 12 0.7
Guyana Amazon Warriors 10 6 4 0 0 12 0.109
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 10 6 4 0 0 12 -0.328
St Lucia Kings 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.159
Jamaica Tallawahs 10 4 6 0 0 8 0.125
Barbados Royals 10 3 7 0 0 6 -0.52
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.7 10 6 4 0 0
12 0.109 10 6 4 0 0
12 -0.328 10 6 4 0 0
10 -0.159 10 5 5 0 0
8 0.125 10 4 6 0 0
6 -0.52 10 3 7 0 0

tkr vs sls Match Prediction & Analysis

The league games are done and defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders would take on the Saint Lucia Kings in the 1st semifinal of the Caribbean Premier League 2021. The Knight Riders are in good form, and they come here with a win against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Saint Lucia Kings on the other hand suffered a massive loss against the Barbados Royals in their last game. 

Trinbago Knight Riders have dominated the rivalry between the two sides where they have won nine out of the last ten games the two sides have played. They have players for big occasions, and they would look to take the side through to the final. It will be interesting to see if the Kings are able to cause a major upset winning this game as there would be pressure on both the camps to perform. 

Teams Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders Preview

Kieron Pollard’s side has momentum on its side after their brilliant win against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. In a game where the advantage shifted continuously, Pollard’s side held on to its nerves and won the game by 4 wickets. They have good record against the Kings and Pollard would like to extend that and make it to the final. 

Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin need to convert their starts which they have failed to do in the last few games. Colin Munro has had a good season and needs to set up partnerships in the middle with Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard who is in great form. Isuru Udana and Sunil Narine would look to add to the score down the order making their batting formidable. 

The side would expect tight spells with the new ball from Narine and Isuru Udana as they are up against a strong top order that the Kings have. Jayden Seals and Akeal Hosein will have to bowl tight spells in the middle overs and the side would also expect good supporting role from Ali Khan and Pollard in this game.

Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul

Trinbago Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, LMP Simmons, Ali Khan

St Lucia Kings Preview

Faf du Plessis who missed the last game due to a groin injury is likely to make a comeback. He would be upset with the bowling efforts of his side in the last game where they failed to defend a big score against Barbados Royals losing by 8 wickets. They are up against a very strong side against whom they don’t have the best of records and hence du Plessis would like his side to put on a spirited show here.  

Faf du Plessis has looked in brilliant for and shall aim to offer an electrifying start in company of Andre Fletcher who scored runs in the last game. Roston Chase is the leading run scorer in the tournament and shall look to set up a good stand with Rakheem Cornwall and Tim David. David Weise, Keemo Paul and Samit Patel would have to push up the scoring as the Knight Riders have an experienced bowling attack. 

It was a terrible show from their bowlers in the last game. Jeavor Royal did well but others leaked runs. Wahab Riaz needs to make good use of his experience and so does Alzarri Joseph as they can’t afford to bowl poor lines against the Knight Riders. The side would also like to see tighter spells from Roston Chase and Weise in this game. 

St Lucia Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Tim David, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, Wahab Riaz, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Rakheem Cornwall

St Lucia Kings Actual Playing XI:

Jeavor Royal, Mark Deyal, David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, ADS Fletcher, Tim David, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kadeem Alleyne, Wahab Riaz, Keemo Paul

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 28 0.75 mm. 7.48 k/h From: E 100%
03h 28 0.36 mm. 7.84 k/h From: E 100%
06h 28 0.19 mm. 6.93 k/h From: E 100%
09h 28 0.17 mm. 6.04 k/h From: E 100%
12h 28 0 mm. 6.11 k/h From: E 97%
15h 28 0.17 mm. 5.87 k/h From: ESE 50%
18h 29 0.18 mm. 5.94 k/h From: E 48%
21h 28 0.74 mm. 6.27 k/h From: E 81%

Weather Conditions

We expect to see cloudy skies over St Kitts on September 14 and there are good chances for rains. The wicket has been flat, and batsmen have scored lots of runs throughout the season. The side that bats first in this game would be happy to put 170 runs on the board as chasing this total won’t be easy.

Venue Details

Warner Park, St Kitts has a batting friendly surface where the fast outfield comes in aid of the batsmen. Big scores have been put up on this surface in the past. Fast bowlers find it hard to bowl on this surface that doesn’t have much swing on offer. Spinners tend to enjoy good success at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

There is little on this surface for the bowlers, but the weather is expected to be overcast which would offer some assistance for the bowlers. It is a knockout game and there would be pressure on both the camps. The side winning the toss shall like to play safe and most likely opt for bowling first. 

TKR vs SLS Winning Prediction

Saint Lucia Kings would be under pressure owning to their poor record against the Knight Riders in the past. Their bowling attack is struggling, and this is something that the side would need to fix going into this game. The Knight Riders have players for big occasion, and they have won three semifinals in the last four editions, and this would make them favorites to win this game.

Trinbago Knight Riders to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee