The 8th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will be played between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Tridents at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (10:00 PM GMT) (3:30 AM IST – 12th September)
This series will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots recorded the 2nd highest successful run-chase ever in the T20 history on Tuesday as they chased down 242 against the Jamaica Tallawahs. With this win, the SKN Patriots brought an end to their wait of first points in their tally. The Carlos Brathwaite-led side lost their first two matches before playing their first match at home that fetched them a win.
They will be in the field twice in two days as they host the Barbados Tridents this time. The Barbados team played their first match on Sunday night where they suffered a big loss to the Guyana Amazon Warriors. However, with three inform International stars – Alex Hales, Johnson Charles and JP Duminy in their batting line-up, the Tridents will be hopeful about being part of another high-scoring match.
The rain did not interrupt the play on Tuesday and so the game on Wednesday here at the Warner Park in St Kitts is expected to have no threat from rain. In fact, the weather forecast is much better for Wednesday compared to Tuesday where the showers and drizzle predicted for night.
The Warner Park in Basseterre produced a record run-fest on Wednesday. The pitch was so good that it could provide a game with 180+ totals even if used for the game between Patriots and Tridents. If a fresh surface is used for this match, don’t rule out another successful 200+ chase given the short boundaries here.
Average first innings score: 196 (CPL matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1
Shai Hope seems to be recovering from the hand injury he suffered during the Test series against India.
There is no update of why Sheldon Cottrell didn’t play the match on Tuesday.
Sandeep Lamichhane bowled only one over in the first game.
Probable Playing XIs:
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Devon Thomas (WK), Jason Mohammed, Sharmarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (C) , Alzarri Joseph, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell/Dominic Drakes.
Bench – Kjorn Ottley, Aaron Jones, Mohammad Hafeez, Jeremiah Louis, Sheldon Cottrell/Dominic Drakes, Keron Cottoy, Akeem Jordan.
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Leniko Boucher, JP Duminy, Jason Holder, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh, Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, Josh Lalor.
Bench – Joshua Bishop, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Justin Greaves, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Laurie Evans now has six scores of 30+ in last seven matches including four 40+ scores in last four innings. Fabian Allen scored 30+ runs in all three matches and also took two wickets in the previous game. The conditions at Warner Park could suit the likes of Alex Hales and Johnson Charles. Devon Thomas has been in good form with scores of 62 and 71 over the last two matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Devon Thomas, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain – Fabian Allen, Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Carlos Brathwaite
After the high-scoring match on Tuesday night, it will be ideal that we make the players across both the teams as captain and vice-captain who will be batting in the top three.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Devon Thomas (VC)
Batters – Evin Lewis (C), Laurie Evans, Johnson Charles, Alex Hales
All-Rounders – Fabian Allen, JP Duminy, Ashley Nurse
Bowlers – Alzarri Joseph, Roshon Primus, Rayad Emrit
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Devon Thomas
Batters – Laurie Evans (C), Alex Hales, Evin Lewis, Johnson Charles (VC)
All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Josh Lalor, Alzarri Joseph
This article is made assuming Sandeep Lamichhane and Sheldon Cottrell’s absence. Lamichhane bowled only one over in his first game while Cottrell was rested for the game on Tuesday night without any reason.
The SKN Patriots are expected to make it two in two at the home.
*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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