St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on Trinbago Knight Riders in the final league match of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park on Monday (September 13). St Kitts smashed Trinbago by eight wickets on Sunday and became the first team to seal the semifinal spot in this season. Meanwhile, Trinbago are still at No. 2 in the points table and have the best NRR (+0.719), but still can't take anything for granted.
Overall: Matches – 17 |SKNP – 5 wins| TKR – 12 wins
Last five matches: – SKNP – 2 wins | TKR – 3 wins
While you could go for the above team, 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.
GROUND DETAILS AND TEAM COMBINATION
Warner Park has hosted all the 27 games so far this season and the batsmen here have scored runs at an average of 22.3 and a strike rate of 130.7. Meanwhile, a wicket has fallen every 17 deliveries. On the bowling front, the pacers have bagged the larger chunks of wickets (64.1%) as compared to spinners' 35.9 percent. In terms of bowling strike rate as well, the pacers have been better with 16.2 as compared to 21.6. But, since the start of the season, there has been some help for the spinners. So, it would be ideal to have a couple of spinners in your XI.
Evin Lewis smoked 102* off 52 deliveries against Trinbago on Sunday and almost single-handedly propelled St Kitts to a thumping win. The left-handed opener smashed five fours and 11 sixes during his stay in the middle and also became the leading run-scorer in this edition. Lewis has 343 runs in nine innings at an average of 42.87 and a strike rate of 158.79.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Lewis could score 37-55 runs in this match.
Fabian Allen in this season has been the complete all-rounder for St Kitts this season. He has picked up seven wickets and scored over 100 runs at a strike rate of 139.3. Any all-rounder who can score runs at an average of 30 and could pick up a wicket or two per match, is certainly an X-factor.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Allen could pick up 0-1 wickets and score 9-13 runs in this match.
The soon-to-be 37-year old, Ravi Rampaul earned his recall to the international side for the upcoming T20 World Cup on back of a sensational season so far. The medium pacers with his deceptions have picked up 17 wickets, the most among all the bowlers this season.
Our Criclytics player projection predicts, Rampaul could pick up 0-1 wickets in this match.
Evin Lewis scored a stunning century last night but he often struggles against Sunil Narine. Since 2017, the left-hander has got out to Narine four times in 56 deliveries and has a strike rate of less than 100. For match-ups, click here.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (c), Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sheldon Cottrell, Naseem Shah, Joshua Da Silva (wk).
Trinbago Knight Riders: Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein,Ravi Rampaul, Yasir Shah, Ali Khan.