St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL 2019

Deadline: September 18, 2019 at 3:30 AM IST

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

Pitch report

The pitch has not behaved the same since St Kitts and Nevis Patriots registered the second-highest chase (242 runs) in T20 history. The last two games especially saw batsmen struggling to find their feet in the first innings. That said, it is the torrid shot selection that led to low-scoring contests.

Weather forecast

Passing showers are expected to interrupt the play.

Teams

Probable XI for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Fabian Allen, Kjorn Ottley, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeen Jordan

Probable XI for Trinbago Knight Riders: Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), James Neesham, Javon Searles, Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Mohammad Hasnain, Ali Khan

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Fantasy team

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

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My 11: Devon Thomas (wk), Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis (c), Laurie Evans, James Neesham (vc), Mohammad Hasnain, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit

Players to watch out for

Every time Evin Lewis scored a half-century the Patriots were at the doorstep of victory. He is the second-highest run-scorer of the series, having bludgeoned 175 runs in 5 matches with a strike rate of 176.6.

With 4 runs fewer than Lewis, Lendl Simmons is at the third position in the table. He missed his second T20 hundred by a mere 14 runs, against Jamaica Tallawahs.

Talking about missing out on hundreds, in the same contest, Colin Munro needed 5 off 2 to reach three figures. He, however, could manage a single run, putting Kieron Pollard on strike for the last ball of the innings.

James Neesham has a knack of taking wickets in heaps, and this trait of his has pushed him at the top of the bowling chart. His 8 wickets have come at an average of 15.2.

For the Patriots, Rayad Emrit has taken the bulk of the wickets (7).

Match prediction

The Knight Riders have won all four games, one of them being against the Patriots. They have performed consistently in all departments, and look set to defend the title. Meanwhile, the Patriots have managed to emerge triumphant only twice in six matches.

Squads

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

JordanTrinbago Knight Riders: Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Seekkuge Prasanna, Colin Munro, Akeal Hosein, James Neesham, Javon Searles, Mark Deyal, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan, Amir Jangoo, Khary Pierre, Tion Webster, Mohammad Hasnain

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