Warner Park, St Kitts
September 12th, 2019
3:30 AM IST
The second game in St Kitts sees the home side, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots host Barbados Tridents in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash on Thursday. Both teams haven’t won a game yet and are desperate to kickstart their campaign as soon as possible. While Barbados is in a better position with only one game up for them, SKN has their backs up against the wall with Evin Lewis due for a big score for the Patriots. Considering the nature of the pitch, an even contest is expected with some of the best T20 players in Alex Hales and Sheldon Cottrell featuring in this game.
A decent batting track awaits both sides with the pacers getting some help from the surface. Although it might be tough going initially, batters should bide their time in order to achieve a par score of around 160 with the spinners also coming into play as the match progresses.
Rain shouldn’t be of any trouble on Thursday with forecast suggesting it be cloudy during the game. The pacers will definitely get some help with the new ball which might force captains to chase on this surface.
Injuries: Sandeep Lamichhane is a concern having bowled only one over in BT’s first game against GAW last week.
SNP should persist with a similar side with Evin Lewis and Mohd Hafeez expected to do well for them. Their bowling unit is one of the best in the CPL and should serve them well against the likes of Alex Hales and Jonathan Charles on a good wicket in St Kitts.
Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Laurie Evans, Mohd Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaithe, Jason Mohammed, Fabian Allen, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph and Sheldon Cottrell
Barbados has only played one game and shouldn’t be making any wholesale changes with better performances expected from their overseas players. Sandeep Lamichhane bowled only one over against GAW although the reason is still unclear. He could make way for Imad Wasim, who is in good form in the format.
Alex Hales, Jonathan Charles, Leniko Boucher, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder, JP Duminy, Josh Lalor, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Imad Wasim and Ashley Nurse
Both Alex Hales and Evin Lewis have ample experience in this format but haven’t replicated it this season. They are due for a big score in this game, which is why they are must-haves in the fantasy team. Along with them, the likes of Jonathan Charles and Mohd Hafeez are also decent options. Devon Thomas scored a fifty in the first leg of CPL 2019 and should back it with another good performance while all eyes will be on Sheldon Cottrell and his menacing yorkers, which should yield a couple of wickets in the death overs.
1. Alex Hales
2. Evin Lewis
3. JP Duminy
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Devon Thomas, Points: 18-20, Grade: B
Alex Hales, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
Jonathan Charles, Points: 24-26, Grade: A
Mohd Hafeez, Points: 16-18, Grade: B
Evin Lewis, Points: 25-27, Grade: A
JP Duminy, Points: 25-27, Grade: A
Jason Holder, Points: 19-21, Grade: B
Fabian Allen, Points: 20-22, Grade: A
Alzarri Joseph, Points: 18-20, Grade: B
Roshon Primus, Points: 20-22, Grade: A
Sheldon Cottrell, Points: 20-22, Grade: A