This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 28 of the CPL 2021 between Barbados Royals and Saint Lucia Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 11th of September 2021.
The Barbados Royals led by Jason Holder will take on the St Lucia Kings. This will be 2nd consecutive game between the sides in this edition of CPL having previously met the earlier day. While the Royals don’t have any chance of progressing further, the Lucia Kings are comfortably placed to finish in the top 4.
Batting first, the St Lucia Kings in their must-win contest made a huge total of 175/6. After a not-so-great start where they both their openers Fletcher, Deyal in the first few overs and then the in-form Roston Chase for a duck, it was the Faf Du Plessis show all the way. He played a captain’s knock of 84 from 54 and a cameo from Tim David(34), Keemo Paul down the order helped the team get close to 175. Mohammad Amir took 2 wickets while 4 others took a wicket each.
Chasing a huge total, they lost Kyle Mayers who was their lone scorer in the last 2 games but Shai Hope and Charles made 30+ plus as they got some flow into the chase. However, David Wiese’s 3 wickets over changes the game in the Lucia Kings’ favor. Jason Holder’s 24-ball 34, in the end, couldn’t save the Barbados Royals.
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Pitch and Weather: Likely to be a typical Caribbean pitch that will offer more to the bowlers so far and the batters have been able to score after getting an eye in. There were several games that were in the range of 140-160 and we can see the same in this game as well. Sunny weather is expected on the match-day and the temperature will be around 28C.
Date & Time: September 12, 10 AM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
The batting order of Barbados struggled once again as only they endured another collapse. Charles, Shai Hope, Holder scored 30’s in the chase but never managed to take further in their pursuit of 175. This loss meant, there is no chance for them to qualify for the playoffs.
Saint Lucia Kings bounced back in style after lost their previous game with a strong batting effort vs the Barbados Kings. The likes Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher may have failed last game but Faf Du Plessis showed his class along with a strong middle-order finish by Keemo Paul and Tim David. This despite a rare failure off the bat of Roston Chase who made a duck and their bowlers did the rest led by a stunning effort by David Wiese who took 3 wickets in an over.
Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Jason Holder(c), Hayden Walsh, Raymon Reifer/Thisara Perera, Nayeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Jack Lintott, Mohammad Amir
Saint Lucia Kings
Faf du Plessis (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, Wahab Riaz, Jeavor Royal, Keemo Paul, Kadeem Alleyne
St Lucia Kings will start as favorites against the Barbados Royals as they have been in good form barring the last game. The Kings will want to make use of the last league games vs an out of sorts Royals and make it 2 wins on the trot.
Batsman: Tim David and Faf Du Plessis, the 2 main batsmen from Lucia Kings can be picked in the fantasy line-up. They have scored 221 and 277 runs respectively in this CPL. Johnson Charles made a quick 31 in the last game for the Royals, so he can be picked.
Wicket-Keepers: Andre Fletcher can be selected as the lone wicket-keeping option. He is a hard-hitting batsman who has made 183 runs at the top of the order in this CPL. Shai Hope looked very good in the brief stay at the crease last game where he made 31 form 18 and can be the 2nd wicket-keeper of the side.
All-rounders: Roston Chase is the highest run-scorer in this ongoing season. The all-rounder scored 311 runs and also took 8 wickets. Jason Holder is the 2nd all-rounder on the side having scored 109 runs with the bat and 5 wickets. David Wiese who had a great game last evening is the 3rd pick.
Bowlers: Mohammad Amir looked in great form last game and has taken 11 wickets thus far and Jeavor Royal can be picked as the 2nd bowling option in this game is the 4th highest wicket-taker with 12 scalps. The last slot can go to Joshua Bishop who has taken 6 wickets in 3 games.
Fantasy Team: Andre Fletcher, Tim David, Johnson Charles, Faf Du Plessis(VC), Shai Hope, Roston Chase(C), Jason Holder, David Wiese, Mohammad Amir, Joshua Bishop, Jeavor Royal
Captain – Roston Chase
The all-rounder has produced a stunning display in this CPL so far taking 8 wickets and making 311 runs. This has earned him a place in the West Indies T20 World Cup squad and as a captain here in the fantasy.
Vice-Captain- Faf Du Plessis
The St Lucia skipper scored a masterful 84 in the last game to go along with a century that he scored previously in the tournament. So he can be the vice-captain.
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