St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKN) will lock horns with Barbados Royals (BR) in the 14th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis on Friday, September 3.

Under their new skipper Dwayne Bravo, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have been the standout team in the ongoing edition of the CPL as they are the only unbeaten side in the competition, winning all their three matches so far. With six points from three matches, SKN are currently the table-toppers in CPL 2021.

On the other hand, two-time champions Barbados Royals have struggled in the Caribbean T20 tournament this season. The Jason Holder-led side has managed just a solitary win in four matches so far and is placed fifth in the points table.

SKN vs BR Dream11 prediction 

In St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Royals head-to-head record in CPL, the former has been the superior side in the clash, winning eight of the 12 matches played between these two sides. Barbados Royals have secured four victories. Going by current form and past record, SKN will start as overwhelming favourites against BR on Friday.

SKN vs BR Dream11 team tips for Caribbean Premier League 2021

Top Tip: Best batsman

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots’ Sherfane Rutherford is currently the second-highest run-getter in CPL 2021. The 23-year-old has scored 125 runs in three matches at an impressive average of 62.50. With a strike rate of 132.97, Rutherford has already registered two fifties in the tournament.

Top Tip: Best Bowler

In the bowling department, Mohammad Amir has been one of the standout bowlers in the ongoing edition of CPL. The Barbados Royals pacer has picked six wickets in four matches at an economy of just 5.51. The former Pakistan international is likely to trouble the in-form SKN batting line-up on Friday.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

In terms of all-rounders, one must pick St Kitts & Nevis Patriots captain Dwayne Bravo in your fantasy cricket team. In his impressive CPL career, Bravo has aggregated 1012 runs and bagged 106 wickets in 80 matches. The West Indies all-rounder has scored 69 runs and picked one wicket in three matches this season.

For the wicket-keeper slot, Barbados Royals’ Shai Hope will be the preferred choice over Joshua Da Silva of SKN due to his better batting credentials.

SKN vs BR probable playing XI

SKN playing XI (probable): Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford,  Dwayne Bravo (captain), Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva (wicket-keeper), Dominic Drakes, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Jon-Russ Jaggesar

BR playing XI (probable): Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wicket-keeper), Kyle Mayers, Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder (captain), Azam Khan, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh, Joshua Bishop, Mohammad Amir, Oshane Thomas

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