The Caribbean Premier League has entered its second week and in match number 9, we will witness Saint Lucia Kings hosting Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday at Werner Park. Both teams would like to score a win to solidify their position in the point table.
Saint Lucia Kings are currently the table-toppers with a net run rate of +1.075. Two of their matches have ended up with no result because of the interruption from rain.
Trinbago Knight Riders have been part of one fixture but that too ended up with no result. They will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note this time. The top bookmakers in India have CPL odds with them.
Sunil Narine to pick more than 2.5+ wickets
The betting tip is...
Trinbago Knight Riders to win the match
With two consecutive no results, the camp of Saint Lucia Kings will be shaken and it would have definitely disturbed the momentum of the team. Overall the team has a good depth in batting with Faf du Plessis, Sean Williams, Johnson Charles, and Sikander Raza. Roston Chase is responsible to play the role of a finisher at the lower end. Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, and Chris Sole will be responsible to lead the bowling attack.
Skipper Faf du Plessis won’t be making any changes to the playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Faf du Plessis (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Sadrack Descarte, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Chris Sole, Jair McAllister
It was an unfortunate day for the Trinbago Knight Riders as their first fixture of the tournament ended up with no result because of rain. However, the team will be prepared for their upcoming fixture with Martin Guptill and Mark Deyal as the opening batters. Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell will be handling the pressure of scoring quick runs in the middle order. Akeal Hosein and Sunil Narine will be leading the bowling attack for the team.
Skipper Kieron Pollard will be expecting a positive outcome from his best possible playing XI on Saturday.
Predicted Lineup: Dwayne Bravo, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton, Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Jayden Seales, Kadeem Alleyne, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mark Deyal
We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams are evenly matched. Saint Lucia Kings have good depth in their batting order but Trinbago Knight Riders have a major void in the opening lineup. However, the bowling lineup of Knight Riders is much stronger and hence we predict a win for them on Saturday.