Cricket match date: 12th September 2019
Cricket match time: 03:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Team B: Barbados Tridents
Team A Captain: Carlos Brathwaite
Team B Captain: Jason Holder
Cricket Match Preview:
In a case of tough scheduling, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will play back-to-back games on two consecutive days of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). They will be taking on Jamaica Tallawahs on Wednesday and then take on Barbados Tridents on Thursday. When a team is winning, they may not mind such scheduling, but it gets even more difficult when they are losing.
Tridents, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to win their first cricket game of the season against a tired team. They looked off-colour against Guyana Amazon Warriors in their first game and lost it by 47 runs. Currently, on the points table, they are on the last spot because of the margin by which they lost the game. Patriots, on the other hand, are on the third spot despite losing the first two games.
Patriots have appointed a new skipper this season in Carlos Brathwaite. This decision was made as Chris Gayle, their former skipper, moved to Jamaica Tallawahs. However, Brathwaite has neither managed to warm up to the role as yet nor has he managed to perform well. He will have to find a way to extract good performances from the senior members of his squad like Evin Lewis, Mohammad Hafeez and himself.
Tridents, on the other hand, have a proven leader in Jason Holder, but he does not quite get a lot of T20 credentials given the fact that he does not lead West Indies in the format. He has also been removed from West Indies captaincy role in 50 over format and will have a point to prove. He has an exciting squad at his perusal with the presence of Alex Hales and JP Duminy lending their experience as well as a young spinner in Sandeep Lamichhane, who provides variety.
Cricket Match Information:
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on Barbados Tridents in their fourth cricket game of 2019 edition of CPL. By the time this piece is being written, Patriots had played two cricket games and lost both of them, whereas Tridents had played one game and lost it. Each team will play ten cricket games and the top four teams will qualify for the playoffs.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are being led by Carlos Brathwaite this year. Last year, they were led by Chris Gayle, who has moved to Jamaica Tallawahs this year. Our prediction is of some changes to their playing eleven because of two back-to-back losses.
Here is our prediction of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ playing XI:
- Carlos Brathwaite
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Evin Lewis
- Fabian Allen
- Rayad Emrit
- Usama Mir
- Devon Thomas
- Alzarri Joseph
- KY Ottley
- JN Mohammed
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Barbados Tridents are going to be led by Jason Holder in this cricket game. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Barbados Tridents’ playing XI:
- Alex Hales
- Jason Holder
- Johnson Charles
- Ashley Nurse
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Jonathan Carter
- LS Boucher
- RS Primus
- JK Lalor
- JP Duminy
- RA Reifer
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Alex Hales has had a lot going for him in the last few months. He was ousted from England’s World Cup squad due to the usage of a banned substance. He got out on duck in the first cricket game of CPL but will get further opportunities. Our prediction is of a quick-fire knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last T20 cricket game played on this ground was between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks. Guyana Amazon Warriors won the game by 13 runs after scoring 155 runs on batting first. Our prediction is of the score of around 180 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will begin this cricket game as favourites. They have won four out of the last five cricket games between the two sides. Hence, our prediction is of another win for Patriots.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Evin Lewis (STK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Sheldon Cottrell (STK) – 2 wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Evin Lewis (STK)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 2.20
Barbados Tridents – 1.66
*odds may change anytime