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Trinbago Knight Riders hold slight edge over Barbados Royals - get CPL 2021 fantasy tips and predictions

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Bottom-dwellers Barbados Royals (BR) take on Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the 23rd match of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 at Warner Park in St. Kitts on Thursday, September 9.

BR vs TKR Dream11 prediction

BR and TKR have already faced each other once this season. The two teams crossed paths on August 27 in match 4 where Isuru Udana’s five-wicket haul guided TKR to a six-wicket victory.

Barbados Royals haven’t been at their best this season. The team has won just two of their seven matches so far and sit at the bottom of the table with a net run-rate of -0.480. On the contrary, the Knight Riders sit second in the standings at the time of writing with eight points and will head into Thursday's match as outright favourites.

BR vs TKR Dream11 team tips for Caribbean Premier League 2021

Top Tip: Best batsman

TKR’s Lendl Simmons is a player in form at the moment. The opening batsman has been selected by 93.4% of fantasy users for this match after solid displays in his last two outings. While he is only averaging 40 fantasy points per game, Simmons has accumulated a whopping 184 points from his last two matches.

Top tip: Best bowler

Ravi Rampaul of TKR has picked 17 wickets in seven matches this season and is the tournament’s highest wicket-taker at the moment. The 36-year-old took two wickets against BR in the previous encounter and ended his spell with an economy of under four. He is the ideal bowler to have for this fixture.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

TKR’s Sunil Narine has struggled with the bat this season, but the 33-year-old has made up for it through his excellent return with the ball. Narine has picked nine wickets in the competition and has done so at a brilliant economy of 4.39. Averaging 59.9 fantasy points per game, Narine is the safest bet among all-rounders.

Azam Khan of BR pips his counterpart to take the wicket-keeping spot due to a better return with the bat. He has already made a fifty this season and has got a start in most of his knocks. The 23-year-old is averaging 42.3 fantasy points per game and should find a place in your fantasy team.

BR vs TKR probable playing XI

BR playing XI (probable): Glenn Philipps, Johnson Charles, Jason Holder (captain), Shai Hope, Azam Khan (wicket-keeper), Kyle Mayers, Thisara Perera, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir, Oshane Thomas

TKR playing XI (probable): Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Denesh Ramdin (wicket-keeper), Kieron Pollard (captain), Darren Bravo, Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales

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Featured photo: Twitter / Barbados Royals

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