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BR vs TKR – Match 23 of CPL 2021 – Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Fantasy Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 23 of the CPL 2021 between Barbados Royals and Trinbago Knight Riders that is scheduled to take place on the 9th of September 2021.

The defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders are placed 2nd in the points table with 4 wins in 7 games including 2 consecutive ones in their last 2. They will take on bottom-placed Babrbados Royals who have won just 2 in their 7. On the previous occasion when the sides met on 27th August, TKR won by 6 wickets.

Barbados led by Jason Holder won their last game vs Amazon Warriors by 45 runs after facing 3 straight defeats. They posted a huge total batting first thanks to Kyle Mayer’s 20-ball 36 as an opener and his blistering start along with Johnson Charles who made 40 off 21. Glenn Phillips contributed with 44 in the middle-order while Jason Holder finished with a cameo of 22 from 7 balls to lift the total to 185. Guyana was never in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals and all the Royals bowlers who bowled got a wicket with Nayeem Young being the pick taking 3/24.

The Pollard-led Knight Riders thrashed the Tallawahs in their last game by a huge margin of 75 runs. Batting first, they made 167/4 with Lendl Simmons continuing his good form scoring 42 but the late order flourish from Kieron Pollard(39 off 18) and Tim Siefert(24 off 8) was the one which took the team past 150 to eventually reach 167. Ali Khan who is making a comeback took 4/6 to rattle the Tallawahs batting line-up. Ravi Rampaul and Narine took 2 wickets each.

Match Details 

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 9, 10 AM Local time, 7.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

Trinbago Knight Riders will want to continue their winning run in the fag end of the league stages and will be certainly happy with the form of their batters Simmons, Colin Munro who have scored for them regularly. Finally, the batting returns of both their middle-order hitters Seifert and Pollard will give them a lot of satisfaction. They will happy with the bowling performance of Ali Khan, Akeal Hosein, and the veterans Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine

The batting order of Barbados finally came good in the last match as their openers Charles and Mayers gave them a great start while Kiwi keeper Glenn Phillips gave much-needed impetus to the team. Holder starred with both bat and ball as they won by 45 runs and will want to keep winning in order to reach the playoffs.

Trinbago Knight Riders

Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard(c), Leanardo Julien, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Khary Pierre

Barbados Royals

Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Smit Patel, Jason Holder(c), Azam Khan, Raymon Reifer, Nayeem Young, Ashley Nurse, Jack Lintott, Mohammad Amir 

Match Prediction 

Trinbago Knight Riders won their last encounter against the Barbados Royals and we can expect a similar kind of result in this return fixture as well. But the Royals could cause an upset win over the Knight Riders.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons can be picked. He has scored 158 runs in this CPL and is an impactful player scoring heavy runs. Johnson Charles showed signs of returning to destructive form in the last game and the 3rd batter could be Glenn Phillips who also had a decent tournament so far.

Wicket-Keepers: Tim Seifert scored 143 runs in six innings. So he will be the best wicket-keeping option in this match. 

All-rounders: Raymon Reifer can be picked as one of the all-rounders in this game. He has taken 7 wickets in 5 games and has scored 76 runs with the bat in hand. Kieron Pollard scored a quick 38 from 18 which won them the game and can be picked along with Sunil Narine who is having a great time with the ball with 9 scalps.

Bowlers: Ravi Rampaul picked 17 wickets in 7 games and he is also the highest wicket-taker in this season. Akeal Hosein who has taken 9 wickets thus far is an automatic selection here while Ali Khan having had a dream outing last game is the 3rd bowler in the fantasy XI which is capped off by Nayeem Young who has 7 wickets in just 3 games.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Lendl Simmons(C), Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Raymon Reifer, Akeal Hosein, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul(VC), Nayeem Young, Ali Khan

Captain – Lendl Simmons

The veteran CPL opener has been scoring runs match after match and can be an ideal option to be the captain as he faces more deliveries than the rest.

Vice-Captain– Ravi Rampaul

The veteran pacer is taking 2 wickets on an average per game and is can be picked as the vice-captain of the side.

Dream11 Team

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