The 23rd match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad. The match can be viewed live on the Fan Code at 7:30 PM IST.
The league stage of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is coming to an end now and the teams are battling fiercely for a place in the knockouts. The 23rd match of the tournament will see the unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders facing the struggling the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who have won only a solitary game so far and lost six matches.
The Knight Riders, on the other hand, have been exceptional winning all of their games so far. Some of the T20 champions are playing in their side and the fact that Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo have returned only bolsters their line-up even more.
The action returned to Brian Lara stadium the other day after a week’s break and the pitch was a decent one for the first match. Something of similar sorts is expected today as well.
Average first innings score: 161 (Based on last 5 games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 5
Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Sikandar Raza, Fawad Ahmed
Bench: Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Anderson Philip, Ali Khan
St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Joshua Da Silva, Ben Dunk, Dinesh Ramdin, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit, Ish Sodhi, Imran Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Jon Russ Jaggesar
Bench: Sheldon Cottrell, Jahmar Hamilton, Chris Lynn, Colin Archibald
Colin Munro has mustered 198 runs and seems to be slowly gaining his top form as the tournament is approaching the knockouts. He batted well in the previous game as well and will be keen to continue in the same vein.
Kieron Pollard has led the team from the front with the team this season. His recent innings of 72 runs turned a lot of heads and is hitting the ball well. So far he has scored 165 runs in seven matches at a brilliant strike-rate of 206.
There is nothing much to cheer for the Patriots but their skipper has been bowling well. Rayad Emrit has tried his best with the ball picking wickets and being economical but their batsmen haven’t stepped up to the task.
This is one of more straightforward predictions in this year’s CPL. Going by the current form of the teams, this is the clash between the top and bottom placed teams and there is only one favourite. Trinbago Knight Riders should steamroll the St Kitts franchise once again.
Our Prediction: Trinbago Knight Riders are expected to win the match.
Best Bet:Rayad Emrit to be the Away Team Top Bowler @4.00 at 10Cric - 8 Units
Value Bet: Trinbago Knight Riders @1.33 to win at comeon! – 15 Units