22nd September 2019
5:30 AM IST
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
St Lucia Zouks face off against Trinbago Knight Riders in the 18th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2019. A meek defeat at the hands of Barbados Tridents has left St Lucia Zouks lingering in the penultimate position on the points table. On the contrary, the Knight Riders sit comfortably in second place with four triumphs and only a solitary loss thus far in the tournament.
Rain Showers are predicted which will act as an impediment in the game and it looks unlikely that we will witness a 40-over game of cricket.
As a result, of the overcast conditions, run-scoring wouldn’t be an easy task and batsmen will have to grind hard to register a respectable total on the scoreboard.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
St Lucia Zouks:
After being bundled out for a paltry score of 101 in the last game, the batting unit will need to step up in this encounter. Rahkeem Cornwall will be their most potent threat with the bat in hand and should receive equal backing by the likes of Andre Fletcher and Colin Ingram.
Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin Ingram, Kavem Hodge, Colin de Grandhomme, Daren Sammy, Christopher Barnwell, Kesrick Williams, Hardus Viljoen, Obed McCoy, Fawad Ahmed
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Lendl Simmons is the leading run-scorer for his team having amassed 261 runs from five games at an average over 50 and will be key in the batting department. Kieron Pollard and Jimmy Neesham will be the aggressors in the latter stages of the innings whilst Anderson Philip is one to watch out for with the bowl in hand.
Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Mark Deyal, Jimmy Neesham, Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan
Lendl Simmons and Rahkeem Cornwall are dangerous batters in the powerplay and can rack up plenty of runs at a brisk rate, which makes them mandatory picks. Obed McCoy would be a neat addition given his recent fine form and overall bowling prowess.
1: Lendl Simmons
2: Rahkeem Cornwall
3: Obed McCoy
A Fletcher, Points: 28-30, Grade: B
L Simmons, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
K Pollard, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
C Munro, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
D Bravo, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
C Ingram, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
R Cornwall, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
J Neesham, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
O McCoy, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
F Ahmed, Points: 24-26, Grade: B
A Philip, Points: 38-40, Grade: A