Thanks to the unique scheduling of the Caribbean Premier League 2021, Sunday 5th September sees Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots take on Saint Lucia Kings for the second time in less than 24 hours in Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings 17th Match CPL 2021. Match 1 between these two sides ended in a convincing win for the Saint Lucia Kings.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings 17th Match CPL 2021
Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots were flying high until these sides first met. Winning all of their previous games, the Patriots must have fancied their chances against a Kings side that had lost a couple of earlier matches in the competition. Instead, the Kings put up the biggest margin of victory in CPL history, winning by 100 runs. The Saints have decisions to make regarding key personnel, and it will be interesting to see what changes they make ahead of this game.
Likely playing 11 of Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Sherfane Rutherford, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Naseem Shah
Saint Lucia Kings announced themselves as a side to be reckoned with thanks to their devastating win over the Patriots in match 15 of the CPL 2021. Star batsman and captain Faf du Plessis showed what he is all about, hitting a stunning 120 off just 60 balls. Despite less than 24 hours to prepare for this game, it must be hard to resist the urge to rotate the squad after such a victory.
Likely playing 11 of Saint Lucia Kings
Andre Fletcher, Faf du Plessis, Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather for the game is set to be perfect, with nice hot conditions. The pitch has been tricky to read, with some matches seeing big scores and other matches being very low-scoring. The average score so far in the CPL 2021 is 137. Look for the team that wins the toss to put the opposition in to bat, allowing themselves the opportunity to chase a total.
Betting Predictions for Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings 17th Match CPL 2021
Match Result Prediction
Both teams have enjoyed excellent starts to this year's competition, with the Patriots sitting at the top of the table and the Kings in second place. Thanks to some strange scheduling, these two sides would have now played twice in less than 24 hours. Despite the Kings winning easily in match 1, the Patriots have shown their class throughout this tournament, and backing them at 1.8 could be a good way to play.
Winner: Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots (1.80 from Bet365)
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Faf du Plessis to score over 22.5 runs
In Faf du Plessis, the Knight Riders have one of the world's most experienced T20 batsmen. Du Plessis showed all his class as he smacked 120 off just 60 balls in his last innings, which included 13 fours and 5 sixes. To back him to continue his good form, you can bet on du Plessis to score over 22.5 runs, and with him clearly in good form, odds of 1.83 could be a bit of a steal.
Faf du Plessis to score over 22.5 runs: Yes (1.83 from Betway)
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Dwayne Bravo to be the top wicket-taker for the Patriots
It always makes sense to back players with experience in matches like this, and they don’t come with more experience than Dwayne Bravo. Bravo has had a good CPL 2021, taking 8 wickets across the six matches he has played. In a match where the Patriots are looking for revenge, odds of 4.00 for Bravo to take the most wickets for the Patriots could be a good bet.
Dwayne Bravo to take the most wickets for the Patriots: Yes (4.00 Betway)
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A century to be scored in the match.
Casumo is offering odds of 10.00 for there to be a century hit in the match. Although the odds are big and unlikely, there was a century hit in the last match, and with powerful batters on both sides, it could be a feat that is achieved again. For a value bet at longer odds, this could be a good way to play.
A century to be scored in the match: Yes (10.00 Casumo)
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