Caribbean Premier League 2019
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
September 16th, 2019
3:30 AM IST
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have failed to notch a single victory except for a remarkable run chase of 242 runs last week. St Lucia Zouks won their previous encounter against Jamica Tallawahs and hence come into this game with a positive momentum, unlike the Patriots currently.
Mostly cloudy weather with merely 8% chances of rain and the temperature ranging around the mid 20 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The tracks on offer in the CPL have been typically flat ones that provide for a run feast and hence a similarly high-scoring encounter could be up on the cards again.
Predicted Playing XI:
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Evin Lewis and Jason Mohammed form the core of a formidable batting lineup but the lower-middle order is where the strength lies, due to the presence of Fabian Allen and Carlos Braithwate. Sheldon Conttrell and Alzarri Joseph would be key as well.
Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Devon Thomas (WK), Jason Mohammed, Sharmarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (C) , Alzarri Joseph, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell
St Lucia Zouks:
John Campbell and Colin de Grandhomme would provide solidity to the middle-order whereas Hardus Viljoen and Fawad Ahmed would be integral to the team’s chances eventually too.
Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall, John Campbell, Colin de Grandhomme, Roland Cato, Daren Sammy, Thisara Perera, Obed McCoy, Fawad Ahmed, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams
Laurie Evans and Rakhman Cornwall are players who can carve out a considerable impact and earn a notable number of runs through their prowess on the field. Colin de Grandhomme and Sheldon Cottrell could be expected to fare well in the game as well.
1: Laurie Evans
2: Rakhman Cornwall
3: Fabian Allen
A Fletcher, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
L Evans, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
J Campbell, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
E Lewis, Points: 32-34, Grade: A
R Cornwall, Points: 36-38, Grade: A+
F Allen, Points: 30-32, Grade: A+
C Brathwaite, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
F Allen, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
F Ahmed, Points: 26-28, Grade: A
H Viljoen, Points: 26-28, Grade: A
S Cottrell, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn