The CPL 2021 is shaping up really nicely. On Sunday, Trinbago Knight Riders moved back into the top four of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) table with a seven-wicket victory over the Jamaica Tallawahs while Tallawahs, with only two wins, are tottering at the bottom half of the table. The game holds great significance for both sides in their bid to qualify for the semi-finals as the race heats up in the second half.
Overall matches - Played 20 | Trinbago W11 | Jamaica W9
Last 5 matches - Trinbago W5 | Jamaica W0
Warner’s Park in Basseterre, St Kitts is a batting paradise with an average first innings score of 164 in the last three years. Since January 2018, pacers have accounted for a staggering 69.1 % of wickets while securing four wickets on an average per game. However, the bowling average for both the teams is pretty much the same - with pacers taking a wicket every 25.1 runs while spinners doing that by conceding 25.5 runs.
This season as well, pacers have been the dominant entity, picking 68.7 % of wickets and bowled as many as 61.3 % of overs. They have been slightly less economical but that was beyond the point. With both sides packed with genuine all-rounders and hard-hitting batters, it makes perfect cricketing sense to use the fullest of the conditions.
While you can go for the above XI, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Based on your preferences, the platform will guide you to create the ideal fantasy XI.
In the first round encounter between both sides, Lendl Simmons found form and struck a magnificent 70 to get things going for the Trinbago Knight Riders side. He averages 27.41 in his T20 career and the second wind to the fag end of his career promises a lot of positive hopes. Making him the captain is a wise decision.
Our Criclytics Player Projector predicts Simmons to score 22-34 runs
In six matches of the Caribbean Premier League, Colin Munro has scored 128 runs at 25.60. In the CPL, he has always been a force to be reckoned with, averaging 38.39 in 60 matches. His presence will be huge for any fantasy geek.
Our Criclytics Player Projector predicts Munro to score 17-25 runs
Migael Pretorius has been a revelation in the CPL 2021, having taken as many as 11 wickets at an average of 17.54. In his T20 career, he has an incredible average of 20.1 and has 36 wickets to his name from 24 games, setting the stall for bigger things to come in the future.
Our Criclytics Player Projector predicts Pretorious to pick 0-1 wickets
Here are the top-11 picks as per Criclytics projected points –
Jamaica Tallawahs: Chadwick Walton (Wk), Andre Russell, Imran Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Veerasammy Permaul, Chris Green, Rovman Powell (C), Migael Pretorius, Haider Ali.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin (Wk), Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Isuru Udana, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Akeal Hosein, Tim Seifert, Jayden Seales