Saint Lucia Kings (SLK) will lock horns with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the seventh match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis on Sunday, August 29.

Under new captain Faf du Plessis, SLK suffered a 120-run defeat against Jamaica Tallawahs (JAM) in their opening fixture of CPL 2021.

TKR, on the other hand, bounced back strongly with a six-wicket win over Barbados Royals (BR) in their second match of the campaign after losing to Guyana Amazon Warriors (GUY) by nine runs on the opening day of the T20 tournament. 

SLK vs TKR Dream11 prediction

Trinbago Knight Riders have won four of their last five matches against Saint Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League. One of them ended with no result. In the last edition of CPL T20, TKR remained unbeaten as they won their fourth title. The head-to-head record indicates TKR will be overwhelming favourites in their first meeting of CPL 2021 on Sunday.

SLK vs TKR Dream11 team tips for CPL 2021

Top Tip: Best batsman

In the first week of CPL 2021, Singaporean-Australian cricketer Tim David has stood out as one of the top batsmen. The St Lucia Kings batsman scored 56 runs off 28 deliveries against the Jamaica Tallawahs on Friday. David comes into this game with a strike rate of 200 and will be looking to continue his impressive form.

Top Tip: Best bowler

Trinbago Knight Riders pacer Isuru Udana is currently the leading wicket-taker in CPL 2021. The Sri Lanka international has picked six wickets in two matches at an economy of 7.50. The 33-year-old is likely to trouble Saint Lucia Kings’ brittle batting line-up.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

In terms of all-rounders, you should include TKR captain Kieron Pollard in your fantasy cricket team. Taking up from where he left last season, Pollard scored a blitzkrieg 30-ball 58 against Barbados Royals. The West Indies T20I captain amassed 207 runs at 204.95 at a strike rate of 7.55, while taking eight wickets with an economy of 7.55 throughout CPL 2020.

TKR’s Denesh Ramdin will be the preferred choice for the wicket-keeper slot over Andre Fletcher of SLK. Ramdin has looked in decent form recently, scoring 57 runs in two matches so far.

SLK vs TKR probable playing XI

SLK playing XI (probable): Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (wicket-keeper), Faf du Plessis (captain), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy

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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