In match number 16 of the Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Royals will be hosting Saint Lucia Kings at Kensington Oval Barbados on Sunday. Both teams are on completely different tangents in the tournament and we expect a one-sided affair between the two.
Barbados Royals are currently at the bottom of the point table with a single win and a net run rate of -2.892.
Saint Lucia Kings are currently the table toppers with two wins and a net run rate of +1.617. The top bookmakers in India have CPL 2023 odds with them.
The Royals have shown a major inconsistency in the ongoing season. It is surprising to see the team who finished at the top of the point table in the previous season struggling at the bottom of the point table in the ongoing season of CPL.
The batters have lost their strength to score and the bowlers are finding it difficult to stop the opposition from scoring runs. The time has come for the Royals to revive their gameplan or else it will be a disappointing end of the tournament.
Rahkeem Cornwell and Qais Ahmed are the two key players in the team.
Predicted Lineup: Nyeem Young, Jason Holder, Kevin Omar Wickham, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alick Athanaze, Laurie Evans, Kyle Mayers, RE Van Der Merwe, Qais Ahmad
Saint Lucia Kings are coming to play against the Royals after scoring a dominating win against Trinbago Knight Riders. Batting first, Faf du Plessis scored 57 off 36 balls at a strike rate of 158.33. His partner Johnson Charles had a slow start as he scored 37 off 31 balls.
Sikander Raza was the dominating force in the middle order as he scored 32 off 23 balls. Bowlers came out on top of their performance as Kharry Pierre picked up a 4-wicket haul at an economy of 5.22. Roston Chase and Sikander Raza also picked up 2 wickets each.
Skipper Faf du Plessis will be confident enough to continue the winning momentum in the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Johnson Charles (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Sadrack Descarte, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Chris Sole, Jair McAllister
Barbados Royals are in a difficult situation and under immense pressure to win matches.
Saint Lucia Kings, on the other hand, are at their best performance and it won’t be easy for the Royals to overpower the table toppers. We predict a win for the Saint Lucia Kings on Sunday.