This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 27th match of the Caribbean Premier League between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots that is scheduled to be played on the 11th of September 2021.
The top-2 sides at the current standings, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders will take on each other in their penultimate league game. Both sides have won 5 games out of their 8 and the winner of this contest most likely seals the top spot.
Trinbago Knight Riders breezed past the Barbados Royals in their previous game by 6 wickets with more than 3 overs remaining in their chase of 94. They kept the Royals’ run-scoring at check with left-arm spinner Khary Pierre being the pick of the bowlers taking 3/16 while the trio of Akeal Hosein, Narine, Jayden Seales taking 2 apiece. Losing wickets early in the chase, the experienced hand of Colin Munro(41 off 47) along with few other cameos in the middle-order won them the game.
The Patriots succumbed to their 3rd straight defeat in this competition after winning the 1st five games. Bowling, first they allowed the Tallawahs to score 169 with the middle-overs proving to be costly. Drakes, Fawad Ahmed, Jon-Russ Jaggesar picking 2 wickets each. Loss of regular wickets in the middle-overs meant they fell 22 short of the target. Devon Thomas, Joshua Silva did contribute but it wasn’t enough.
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 11, 7 PM Local time, 4.30 AM IST(September 12)
Probable Playing XIs
Nevis Patriots despite being the top team this CPL lost 3 consecutive games and would want to address few issues of their own. One is the consistency in top-order where senior players like Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle need to fire. Bravo may return to the side as well which will boost them. Their bowling however seems to be good.
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. They will happy with the bowling performance Pierre, Akeal Hosein, and the veterans Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine
Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard(c), Tion webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Khary Pierre
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Even Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Devon Thomas(WK), Andre McCarthy, Chris Gayle(C), Ravi Bopara, Joshua Da Silva, Fabian Allen, Paul Van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Jon-Russ Jagessar
Both teams will want to finish the league stages on high but the TKR with a series of wins behind them will start as favorites over the Patriots who have slumped to 3 straight losses.
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons should be an easy pick as far as the fantasy XI is concerned. The opener is always amongst runs and scored over 150 runs in this tournament. Like Simmons, Munro despite not being at his free-flowing best has scored runs in almost every game. So he can be picked along with the Nevis Patriots’ main scorers this season Evin Lewis and Sherfane Rutherford.
Wicket-Keepers: Tim Seifert scored 155 runs in the competition, so he will be the best wicket-keeping option in this match. Devon Thomas can be the 2nd wicket-keeper batsman of the side.
All-rounders: Sunil Narine has picked 11 wickets in this CPL and contributed with the bat as well so he will be an all-rounder along with Fabian Allen.
Bowlers: Ravi Rampaul picked 17 wickets in 8 games and he is also the highest wicket-taker in this season. Akeal Hosein who has taken 11 wickets thus far is an automatic selection here. Dominic Drakes who has performed both with bat and ball can be the last pick in the fantasy XI.
Fantasy Team: Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro(C), Sherfane Rutherford, Devon Smith, Even Lewis(VC), Tim Seifert, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul(VC), Dominic Drakes
Captain – Colin Munro
The veteran batsman 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 more than 2 wickets on an average per game and is can be picked as the vice-captain of the side.
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