Man of the Match: LMP Simmons
Trinbago Knight Riders aim to extend their winning run against St Lucia Zouks
Our Prediction is Trinbago Knight Riders 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|
Reigning Champions Trinbago Knight Riders will be looking to maintain their winning momentum when they take on St Lucia Zouks in the 5th match of 2019 Caribbean Premier League at Queens Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.
Trinbago Knight Riders are currently lying at the top of the league table and will be focused to extend their lead in the competition. Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can maintain their unbeaten streak in this game as well.
On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks will be looking to make a strong comeback in this game. Captain Darren Sammy will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and register their first win of the competition.
In the previous game, Trinbago Knight Riders beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 22 runs, courtesy splendid performances from Tion Webster and Sunil Narine.
Reigning Champions delivered a pitch-perfect batting performance against Jamaica Tallawahs. Despite Lendl Simmons perishing for a low score, Tion Webster and Sunil Narine put on a 74-run partnership to put Trinbago in a good position to post a competitive total on the board. For Trinbago, Tion Webster was the standout performer in the batting department and finished the innings with the top-score of 66 off 49 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. He was well supported by all-rounder Sunil Narine, who chipped in with a brisk 44 off 22 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Tion Webster, Sunil Narine, and Kieron Pollard to do the bulk of the scoring. The experienced players like Narine and Pollard certainly delivered the goods with the bat in the previous game. Captain Kieron Pollard led from the front with the bat and delivered another good score for Trinbago. He scored 33 not out off 21 balls with the help of four boundaries. He added 47 runs with Dinesh Ramdin to see Trinbago post 191 for loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain and Ali Khan to make early inroads with the new ball. In the previous game, off-spinner Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers against Jamaica Tallawahs and finished with figures of 2 for 23 from his four overs.
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin (wk), James Neesham, Kieron Pollard (captain), Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Mohammad Hasnain, Ali Khan, Javon Searles
Kieron Pollard, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Anderson Phillip, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, James Neesham, S Prasanna, LMP Simmons, Mohammad Hasnain
Darren Sammy-led unit will be looking to raise their game with bat and ball against Trinbago Knight Riders.
In the previous game, St Lucia Zouks suffered narrow defeat at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors. Chasing 156 runs to win, St Lucia Zouks got off to a worse possible start as wicket-keeper batsman Andre Fletcher and Andre McCarthy perished for low scores. The duo will need to dig deep and put in crucial scores for the side in this game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall, and Najeebullah Zadran to deliver the bulk of runs. In the previous game, Rahkeem Cornwall was the standout performer in the batting department and finished the innings with the top-score of 36 off 14 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. All-rounder will be looking to continue his good form with the bat against Trinbago Knight Riders.
Najibullah Zadran also looked in good touch with the bat and scored 23 off 21 balls with the help of three fours and a six. He will be looking to put in a good score for St Lucia Zouks in this game, Captain Darren Sammy, Christopher Barnwell, and Thisara Perera will need to put in crucial scores for the side in this game. Darren Sammy scored 18 off 17 balls with the help of one four and one six. The side will be relying on him to score quick runs at the back end of the innings.
In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards the new-ball pair of Kesrick Williams and Krishnmar Santokie to make crucial breakthroughs in this game. Obed McCoy bowled well and finished with figures of 4 for 41 from his four overs. Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was the standout bowler for St Lucia Zouks in the previous game. He claimed two wickets and conceded 25 runs from his four overs.
Daren Sammy (captain), Andre Fletcher (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Thisara Perera, Christopher Barnwell, Krishmar Santokie, Obed McCoy, Andre McCarthy, Kesrick Williams
Obed McCoy, DJG Sammy, John Campbell, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Fawad Ahmed, Andre McCarthy, ADS Fletcher , Thisara Perera, Kavem Hodge, N Zadran
The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The spinners might get assistance out of this wicket. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have cloudy skies throughout the day.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put a competitive score on the board. The previous game played at Trinidad was won by sides batting first.
Venue Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad is going to host the fifth CPL game between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks. Trinbago Knight Riders will take heart from the fact that they hold an excellent head-to-head against St Lucia Zouks in the competition. 2016 CPL was the last time; St Lucia Zouks won a game against Trinbago Knight Riders at this venue.
Based on current form, defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will be outright favorites to win their game against St Lucia Zouks. Experienced players like Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, and Dinesh Ramdin have shown excellent form with the bat for Trinbago so far this season.
Our winning prediction for the day is Trinbago Knight Riders to beat St Lucia Zouks!