Trinbago Knight Riders start as favourites against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, get CPL 2021 fantasy predictions
Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) will lock horns with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKN) in the 27th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis on Sunday, September 12.
The Kieron Pollard-led Knight Riders have rediscovered their mojo and have won four of their last five matches. With 10 points from eight games, TKR are currently the table-toppers in the CPL 2021 points table.
On the other hand, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have lost their last three matches after their five-match unbeaten run in the ongoing edition of CPL. In the absence of regular captain Dwayne Bravo, stand-in skipper Chris Gayle will hope his side can return to winning ways. SKN are currently second in the standings with 10 points from eight matches.
TKR vs SKN Dream11 prediction
Trinbago Knight Riders have a superior head-to-head record against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in CPL, winning 12 of the 16 matches played between these two sides. Furthermore, four-time champions TKR have won four of their last five CPL matches against SKN. Going by past head-to-head record and recent form, Trinbago Knight Riders will start as favourites against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Tuesday.
TKR vs SKN Dream11 tips for Caribbean Premier League 2021
Top Tip: Best batsman
Evin Lewis has been the in-form batsman for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the ongoing T20 tournament. The left-handed batsman has amassed 241 runs in eight matches at an impressive strike rate of 146.95 and also maintaining an average of 30.12. The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots opening batsman is expected to continue his good form against TKR.
Top Tip: Best Bowler
West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul has been the leading wicket-taker in CPL 2021 so far. The 36-year-old has bagged 17 wickets in eight matches at an economy of 7.20. Rampaul could trouble St Kitts & Nevis Patriots’ batting line-up on Sunday.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Sunil Narine in your fantasy cricket team. Narine has already picked 11 matches in eight matches at an economy of just 4.78. He has also scored 74 runs in the tournament so far.
For the wicket-keeper slot, TKR’s Tim Seifert will be the preferred choice over Joshua Da Silva of the Patriots due to his match-winning capabilities with the bat.
TKR vs SKN probable playing XI
TKR playing XI (probable): Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (wicket-keeper), Akeal Hosein, Kieron Pollard (captain), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales
SKN playing XI (probable): Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle (captain), Joshua Da Silva (wicket-keeper), Ravi Bopara, Dominic Drakes, Fabian Allen, Andre McCarthy, Paul van Meekeren, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Fawad Ahmed
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