Deadline: September 12, 2019 at 3:30 AM IST

Venue: Warner Park,Basseterre, St Kitts 

Pitch report

As many as 483 runs were scored in a matter of 233 deliveries last night. Need we say more about the pitch?

Weather forecast

Passing showers are forecasted in the evening. The damage, however, will be minimum.

Teams

Probable XI for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jason Mohammed, Shamarh Brooks, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes/Sheldon Cottrell

Probable XI for Barbados Tridents: Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Leniko Boucher (wk), JP Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Josh Lalor, Sandeep Lamichhane

Fantasy team

We have opted for a fantasy team on the basis of players’ impact, recent performances, and credit points. 

You can also check players’ performances in the last 5 matches. Tap on the players’ names to get the data while making your fantasy team.

My 11: Devon Thomas (vc & wk), Shamarh Brooks, Evin Lewis (c), Laurie Evans, Alex Hales, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, JP Duminy, Sheldon Cottrell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ashely Nurse

Match prediction

The Patriots registered the second-highest successful chase in T20 cricket, attaining Jamaican Tallawahs’ 242-run target with 7 balls to spare. This was their second victory in three matches this season. On the other hand, the Tridents lost the only match they have played thus far.

Going by the recent momentum and head-to-head contests, the Patriots have the clear edge.

Players to watch out for

Needing 12 RPO, the Patriots were lucky that they had Evin Lewis at their disposal. He laid the foundation for a famous victory, blasting 53 off 18. His aggression rubbed off on Devon Thomas and together they added 85 in a mere 5.3 overs. Thomas eventually scored 71 off 40.

Fabian Allen was spectacular with both bat and ball. On a pitch that saw bowlers being crushed, he ended with figures of 2 for 30. With the bat, he went all guns blazing and remained unbeaten on 37 off 15.

Ashely Nurse was the only decent performer in Tridents’ first match, scoring a vital 40 down the order. The likes of Jason Holder and JP Duminy failed to provide any impetus. 

Squads

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Devon Thomas(w), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite(c), Jason Mohammed, Shamarh Brooks, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremiah Louis, Keron Cottoy, Akeem Jordan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kjorn Ottley

Barbados Tridents: Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Leniko Boucher(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Josh Lalor, Sandeep Lamichhane, Asif Ali, Shai Hope, Chemar Holder, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh

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