Match Preview

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on St Lucia Kings in the 15th match of CPL T20 2021 on 4 September at Warner Park, St Kitts. The Patriots are coming off a five-match winning streak, including a last-ball thriller over the Barbados Royals. The Kings have gained some parity following their startling 120-run defeat in the opener, including a solid 51-run victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors. As the season progresses, Faf du Plessis led Kings will seek to capitalise on their recent success and get closer to a knockout berth.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is balanced and is more favorable to pacers. Minimal chances of light rain with temperatures at 27 – 28 °C

STATS – T20

Total matches                               10

Matches won batting first              2

Matches won bowling first            6

Average 1st Inns scores               119

Average 2nd Inns scores              93

Highest total recorded                  182/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs WI

Lowest total recorded                   45/10 (11.5 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Highest score chased                  147/3 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs AFG

Lowest score defended               112/3 (15 Ov) by WI vs AFG

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) ADS Fletcher – The right-handed batsman is a top order player with solid technique. He caught 3 wickets in the last match against the Amazon’s.

Matches – 255

Runs – 5346

Average – 27.00

2) Devon Thomas – The right-handed batsman is an experienced player in this format whose form and flair will help his team to win the upcoming match. He made 26 runs in the last match.

Matches – 95

Runs – 1322

Average – 19.44

Top 3 Batsman Picks

1) Evin Lewis – The left-handed batsman is one of the most experienced and talented batsmen from his squad. His team can rely on his skills for all the upcoming matches.

Matches – 176

Runs – 4992

Average – 30.81

2) Faf du Plessis – The right-handed batsman is a remarkable player, strong on the front foot, has impeccable defences and enjoys spending time at the crease. He is a valuable player for his team and a must pick for the next match.

Matches – 252

Runs – 6281

Average – 30.19

3) Chris Gayle – The left-handed batsman is a natural attacking player and an experienced one too in this format. His stats speak for him. He played excellent innings in the last match.

Matches – 439

Runs – 14150

Average – 37.33                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Top 3 Bowler Picks

1) Sheldon Cottrell – He is a strong, left arm fast medium bowler and his left-arm angle provides variety to the bowling attack. His athleticism in the field and powerful hitting in the lower order are bonuses to his performance.

Matches – 112

Wickets – 145

Economy – 7.55

2) Kesrick Williams – He is a right arm fast medium bowler who took two wickets in the last match. He is playing in good form and has consistently taken wickets in the league.

Matches – 103

Wickets – 145

Economy – 8.64

3) Obed McCoy – The left-arm fast medium bowler is a experienced bowler who took 2 wickets in the last match and is playing in good form. He is expected to destroy the opponent’s batting line-up in the next match.

Matches – 33

Wickets – 44

Economy – 8.21

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Fabian Allen – The right-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler is an asset for his team. He is in good form and will be a wise pick for the next match.

Matches – 54

Runs – 656

Average – 24.29

Wickets – 32

Economy – 7.67

2) Dwayne Bravo – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler played great innings in the last match. He took a 4 wicket haul in the last match and 3 wickets in the match before that. He is playing in excellent form.

Matches – 495

Runs – 6507

Average – 23.83

Wickets – 540

Economy – 8.20

3) Roston Chase – The right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler is on a wicket taking streak since past 3 matches. He is a must pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 20

Runs – 428

Average – 38.90

Wickets – 14

Economy – 5.66

Predicted Playing 11

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Sherfane Rutherford, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo (c), Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed

St Lucia Kings – Andre Fletcher(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams

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Poll Winning Percentage

St Lucia Kings – 49%

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 51%

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