The Match 25 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be hosted by Kensington Oval, Barbados.
The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (Sep 28); 12:00 PM GMT (Sep 28); 5:30 AM IST (Sep 29). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
Heading into the final few matches of CPL 2019, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots face a star-studded Barbados Tridents side with qualification on the line. The Patriots play their last league game in Barbados with nine points to their names while their opponents, Barbados Tridents sit below them in fourth place whilst playing only seven games. The last time these two sides met, it was the Tridents who emerged victorious, courtesy of a SandeepLamichhane three-fer.
Barbados Tridents welcome the arrival of Shakib Al Hasan for the final phase of CPL 2019. He joins an already strong roster comprising of JP Duminy and Harry Gurney. Coming into this game on the back of a thumping win over Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados’ young leggie, Hayden Walsh will be in the spotlight. The leggie picked a fifer earlier in the week to rattle the opposition and guide Barbados to a first home win in nine games. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have Evin Lewis and Laurie Evans to bank on with the duo scoring 451 runs among them in the top order
Although there is a threat of rain on Saturday, the weather should be clear for the duration of the game. The temperature should hover around 28 degrees Celsius with humidity of 79% according to AccuWeather.
Kensington Oval has a reputation of producing high-scoring pitches. It shouldn’t be any different for this match with the home side scoring 192 runs in their allotted overs against TKR. We could see the pacers picking up wickets early on and spin coming into the scene later on
Average first innings score: 137 (In 23 T20Is)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 11
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Johnson Charles (WK), Alex Hales, Jonathan Carter, JP Duminy, Shakib Al Hasan, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder(C), Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh and Harry Gurney
Bench: Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, John Campbell, Roland Cato, Obed McCoy, Justin Greaves
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (WK), Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Keron Cottoy and Jeremiah Louis
Bench: Sheldon Cottrell, Usama Mir, Akeem Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Kjorn Ottley, Jason Mohammed
Laurie Evans has scored 217 runs in seven games although he is due for a big score for the Patriots. RayadEmrit’s tally of nine wickets also bodes well heading into this game. JP Duminy registered the fastest fifty in CPL 2019 in the previous game as he took his runs tally to 218 for the season. With some turn on offer, Hayden Walsh can back his fifer with a couple more against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots batsmen.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Laurie Evans, Shakib al Hasan, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain – Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Harry Gurney
With 214 runs in seven innings at an average of 30.57, Laurie Evans is a great option as captain or vice-captain
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper –Johnson Charles
Batsmen –Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans(C), Alex Hales
All-Rounders – JP Duminy, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Fabian Allen
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Alzarri Joseph
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Johnson Charles
Batsmen – Jonathan Carter, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans (VC)
All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (C), JP Duminy, Mohammad Hafeez, Fabian Allen
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Rayad Emrit
Top-order batsmen should be viable picks for this game given the nature of the pitch. Devon Thomas has been poor in recent games and is in danger of being demoted in the batting order. Johnson Charles is an opener and will surely get a chance at scoring big runs for Barbados Tridents.
With the amount of turn on offer, spinners would also be a great selection for this game with the likes of Hayden Walsh and Shakib Al Hasan up for the taking.
Barbados Tridents are strengthened by the arrival of Shakib Al Hasan, which gives them the edge over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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