The Match 26 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zoukswill be hosted by Kensington Oval, Barbados.
The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (Sep 29); 10:00 PM GMT (Sep 29); 3:30 AM IST (Sep 30). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
St Lucia Zouks gears up for their last league game of CPL 2019 as they travel to Barbados to face the Tridents at the Kensington Oval. Although both Barbados and St Lucia started the season on a bad note, they have recovered to stay in contention for a top four finish. Under the able leadership of Jason Holder, Barbados Tridents ended their eight match losing streak at home against Trinbago Knight Riders earlier in the week, courtesy of JP Duminy’s blitzkrieg. On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks got a morale-boosting win against Jamaica Tallawahs to keep their qualification hopes afloat.
The last time these two sides faced off against one another in CPL 2019, Barbados Tridents beat Darren Sammy and co by 71 runs. A lot has changed since then with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Ingram, HardusViljoen and Harry Gurney joining both rosters midway through the season. There isn’t much difference between the two sides as far as the points table is concerned while a win for either side would see then inch closer to qualification.
The weather for last game in Barbados is expected to be clear with temperatures hovering around 27-29 degrees Celsius. Although there is an expected cloud cover of 24% at the start of the match, according to AccuWeather, there is minimal chance of rain making an appearance during the match timings
A good batting pitch awaits both sides with some turn also available for the spinners to exploit. The shorter boundary on one side of the pitch also aids the batsmen in taking risks. Chasing should be the preferred option for the captain winning the toss
Average first innings score: 151 ( 3 CPL 2019 Matches in Barbados)
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, Harry Gurney.
Bench: Justin Greaves, Josh Lalor, Chemar Holder, Daniel Christian, Leniko Boucher, Josh Bishop
St Lucia Zouks:
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (WK), Colin Ingram, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Barnwell, Hardus Viljoen, Darren Sammy (C), Jeavor Royal, Fawad Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Krishmar Santokie
Bench: Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, John Campbell, Roland Cato, Obed McCoy
Despite only featuring in three games, Hayden Walsh has picked nine wickets at an average of 9.33. JP Duminy has consistently scored runs in the middle order with the former South African international registering the fastest fifty in CPL history earlier in the week.
With 119 runs in four games, Colin Ingram’s arrival in CPL 2019 has coincided with a couple of win for St Lucia Zouks. Kesrick Williams tops the wicket-takers charts with 12 wickets this season, including a man of the match performance in the previous game against Jamaica Tallawahs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Colin Ingram, Jason Holder, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain – Colin de Grandhomme, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Hales
Recently having scored the fastest ever CPL fifty, JP Duminy’s form with both and ball is a solid option.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Andre Fletcher
Batsmen –Jonathan Carter, Colin Ingram(VC), Alex Hales
All-Rounders – JP Duminy (C), Colin de Grandhomme, Shakib Al Hasan
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Johnson Charles
Batsmen – Darren Sammy, Alex Hales, Colin Ingram
All-Rounders –JP Duminy (VC), Shakib Al Hasan, Colin de Grandhomme (C), Rahkeem Cornwall
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Hardus Viljoen
Spin-bowling all-rounders such as Rahkeem Cornwall, Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy fit the bill with spinners enjoying the conditions in Barbados. With only a few established batting options who are certain to play being available on both sides, Hayden Walsh, who costs only eight points, could help in easing the credits issue.
Barbados Tridents are the favourites for this game and are expected to get the two points against St Lucia Zouks
*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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