Cricket match date: 21st September 2019
Cricket match time: 05:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: St Lucia Zouks
Team B: Barbados Tridents
Team A Captain: Darren Sammy
Team B Captain: Jason Holder
Cricket Match Preview:
It is almost as if the tournament is progressing in front of their eyes and St Lucia Zouks and Barbados Tridents have been put on standby. Both teams played their last cricket game on 15th September and have played four and three games respectively so far. While some teams like St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have played as many as seven cricket games, Zouks and Tridents would like to get back into the games and win the matches.
Both teams are coming off a loss in their last cricket game. While Zouks lost their game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Barbados lost their game against Jamaica Tallawahs. Both teams have not been among wins and are far away from the combination that can take them to the playoffs and further into the tournament.
Zouks have already tried a few combinations and while the likes of Fawad Ahmed, Colin de Grandhomme and GC Viljoen have performed for the team, others have largely underperformed. Skipper Darren Sammy has tried his best but has not looked like his fluent self. He has also not managed to extract the best out of his other teammates. The decline is evident and the playoff spot looks like a best-case scenario.
Tridents won their first cricket game of the season against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. That win was courtesy of some fine bowling of spin from Sandeep Lamichhane and quick-fire knocks from Johnson Charles and Jean Paul Duminy. However, Alex Hales at the top has not been in form so far. They have also brought in Daniel Christian in place of Asif Ali for the remainder of the tournament. They would be hoping that Christian brings some good luck with him for the side.
Cricket Match Information:
St Lucia Zouks will take on Barbados Tridents in their fifth cricket game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). This will be the fourth cricket game for Tridents in this tournament. Currently on the points table, Zouks are on the fourth spot, whereas Tridents are on the fifth spot. The top four teams will progress to the playoff round. The final will be played on 12th October at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad.
St Lucia Zouks
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
St Lucia Zouks are being led by Darren Sammy this year. They have not been in great form this year so far. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of St Lucia Zouks’ playing XI:
- Darren Sammy
- Thisara Perera
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Andre Fletcher
- Kesrick Williams
- RO Cato
- Fawad Ahmed
- KAR Hodge
- Rahkeem Cornwall
- GC Viljoen
- Obed McCoy
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Barbados Tridents are going to be led by Jason Holder in this cricket game. Daniel Christian has been brought in the squad in place of Asif Ali. Our prediction is of his inclusion in the playing eleven straightaway.
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
- Daniel Christian
- JP Duminy
- HR Walsh
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Sandeep Lamichhane has made a name for himself in his short career. Coming from Nepal and limited exposure, his growth in franchise cricket has been nothing short of phenomenal. Even in this tournament, if Barbados has to move ahead, his role is going to be crucial. Our prediction is of a good performance from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
This will be the first cricket game on this ground this season. The pitch here produced some high scores during the last season. The last game of the previous season between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks produced the scores of 204 and 183 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 200 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
Barbados Tridents will begin this cricket game as slight favourites. The presence of Sandeep Lamichhane and Daniel Christian gives them a distinct advantage over St Lucia Zouks. Hence, our prediction is of a Tridents’ win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Johnson Charles (BT) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Sandeep Lamichhane (BT) – 2 wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Johnson Charles (BT)
St Lucia Zouks – 2.00
Barbados Tridents – 1.80
*odds may change anytime