Cricket match date: 08th September 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: Trinbago Knight Riders
Team B: St Lucia Zouks
Team A Captain: Keiron Pollard
Team B Captain: Darren Sammy
Cricket Match Preview:
Even without their regular skipper, Dwayne Bravo, there is simply no stopping Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). So far, they have played two cricket games and won them quite comfortably. These are once again the ominous signs for the rest of the teams in the competition. Now the onus is on St Lucia Zouks to halt TKR’s progress and give themselves some breathing space.
In both cricket games, TKR got the opportunity to bat first and made the most of it. While in the opening cricket game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, they batted smartly and got themselves to a par total, in the second cricket game against Jamaica Tallawahs, their batsmen came to the party and posted a big total. In both cricket games, their bowlers were efficient enough to defend the score for their team.
Zouks were right in the game against Guyana Amazon Warriors till later stages but fell short of their target of 156 runs by 13 runs. With the ball in hand, Zouks had Warriors for 98 for 6 at one stage but allowed them to get to an above-par score of 155 runs. Then with the bat in hand, Zouks were 82 for 3 after 9 overs, and the game looked well in grasp. However, a batting collapse pushed them back and they never quite managed to recover from that situation.
To make the matter more difficult for Zouks, they have not managed to defeat TKR in any of the previous five cricket games. This speaks volumes about TKR’s success against all their opponents. It is not going to be easy once again for Zouks but they, along with other teams, would be hoping for their success in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Information:
Trinbago Knight Riders will take on St Lucia Zouks in their third and second cricket game respectively of Caribbean Premier League (CPL). TKR have played two games already and won both the cricket games. Zouks, on the other hand, have played just one game and lost that game. Each team will play ten group games of cricket and the top four teams will progress to the playoff round. The final will be played on 12th October at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Trinbago Knight Riders are being led by Keiron Pollard currently due to an unfortunate injury of Dwayne Bravo. They have won the tournament on three occasions, two of which have been in the past two years. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that won them the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Trinbago Knight Riders’ playing XI:
- Lendl Simmons
- Sunil Narine
- Keiron Pollard
- Jimmy Neesham
- Tion Webster
- S Prasanna
- Dinesh Ramdin
- Ali Khan
- Khary Pierre
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Javon Searles
St Lucia Zouks
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
St Lucia Zouks are being led by Darren Sammy this year. They could not reach the top four last year and have not had a lot of success in the past few years. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Lasith Malinga in the playing eleven if he is available.
Here is our prediction of St Lucia Zouks’ playing XI:
- Darren Sammy
- Thisara Perera
- Nazibullah Zadran
- Andre Fletcher
- Kesrick Williams
- Lasith Malinga
- Fawad Ahmed
- John Campbell
- Rahkeem Cornwall
- Christopher Barnwell
- Obed McCoy
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Keiron Pollard has led the Trinbago Knight Riders to perfection so far in the tournament. He will be looking to continue his good run with the bat in this cricket game as well. Our prediction is of another good performance from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last T20 cricket game played on this ground was between Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs. TKR won the game by 22 runs after scoring 191 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 180 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
Trinbago Knight Riders will begin this cricket game as favourites again. They have won all the previous five games played between the two sides. Hence, our prediction is of another win for TKR.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Keiron Pollard (TKR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
James Neesham (TKR) – 2 wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Keiron Pollard (TKR)
Trinbago Knight Riders – 1.52
St Lucia Zouks Patriots – 2.50
*odds may change anytime