The Caribbean Premier League has always given us the right amount of thrill and excitement of the T20 format. In the new season, the Saint Lucia Kings will be hosting St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Monday at Beausejour Stadium.
Saint Lucia Kings witnessed a defeat in their first fixture against Jamaica Tallawahs but immediately bounced back against Barbados Royals.
St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots would like to avoid the nightmare of the last season and would like to perform at a much better pace in the ongoing season.
Saint Lucia Kings have a mixed batch of players which include experienced and some fresh faces. They have good batting depth with skipper Faf du Plessis, Roston Chase, and Sean Williams in the team.
Johnson Charles (30 off 19) is also a reliable opener and gave a good start to the team against the Royals. The bowling attack is led by Matthew Forde with Alzarri Joseph and Sikander Raza as his support.
Chris Sole and Mattew Forde will be expected to do some major damage to the opposition with the new ball.
Predicted Lineup: Faf du Plessis (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Sean Williams, Kimani Melius, Roston Chase, Sikandar Raza, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Peter Hatzoglou, Chris Sole
St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots finished second last in the point table last year and as the new season begins, they will be hoping to not repeat the same mistakes.
The team is led by Evin Lewis and they have Andre Fletcher (wk), Dewald Brewis, Ambati Rayudu, and Sherfane Rutherford as their primary batters. In the bowling attack Corbin Bosch, Dominic Drakes, and Sheldon Cottrell will be ready with their variations.
George Linde will be a crucial player for the team and he will be the only all-rounder.
Predicted Lineup: Evin Lewis (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), Dewald Brewis, Ambati Rayudu, Sherfane Rutherford, George Linde, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Yannic Cariah, Corbin Bosch
The Saint Lucia Kings have good depth in their batting lineup with a ferocious bowling attack. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have a major void in their bowling segment. We predict a win for the Saint Lucia Kings on Monday.