The match prediction of Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Match: TKR vs STKNP, CPL Eliminator
Date & Time: October 6 (11 AM Local)
Venue: Providence Stadium
Eliminator will be a great opportunity for both teams to remain in the hunt to qualify for the finals. Both teams have to be at their level best to accomplish this herculean task. In the group stages, they won 4 & 5 games respectively.
Trinibago Knight Riders have started their CPL 2019 campaign with a win, but they failed to remain consistent with their performance in the remaining group stages matches.
While the story of St Kitts and Navis Patriots remain almost the same.In fact, this season has been turned on and off a season for them so far. They will definitely try to bring their A-game prior to the Eliminator game.
Trinbago Knight Riders
They have shown fare amount of texture in the batting department but failed to impress with the bowl. Lendl Simmons has been really impressive at the upfront with the bat in hand and played major role to qualify for the eliminator. He is the highest run-scorer of the tournament so far with 378 runs at a fantastic average of 42.
While captain Kieron Pollard is leading from the front, he has scored 300 runs at a healthy strike rate of 154. DM Bravo & Colin Munro has also shown some solidary in the batting in patches. They will look to improve their performance for the final birth.
Chris Jordan has not been in good shape so far. The highest wicket-taker from Knight’s is James Nisham, which itself tells the story of their bowling department. While Pollard had to the role his finger to adjust. To be precise, the Trinbago Knight Riders batting department has to do the bulk of the work to cover the weakness of the bowling department.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Definitely Lendl Simmons remains an integral part of their plan in the eliminator. While Kieron Pollard’s all-round presence will also really vital for them as well.
Trnibago Knight Riders XI Prediction
James Neesham, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Javon Searles, Mark Deyal, Khary Pierre, Chris Jordan, Ali Khan
St Kitts and Navis Patriots
Evin Lewis is the top run-scorer from the Patriots and shown lots of character while playing difficult pitches. Devon Thomas scored two fifties but failed to remain consistent in the next matches. Laurie Evans scored 214 runs in an impressive manner. Mohammed Hafiz has been really disappointing in this version pf CPL.
Fabian Allen has been a decent tournament with his limited role this year. Captain Brathwaite has not at his best to help his team, his performance in eliminator will be really crucial for his team.
In the bowling department, they have shown a fair amount of consistency throughout the season. Sheldon Cotrell, Emrit, has been amongst the wickets for Patriots this year.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Evin Lewis will be the key player to watch out by considering his current form. Sheldon Cotrell is another player who could target this match to make the good tournament to decent.
St Kitts and Navis Patriots XI Prediction
Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Shamarh Brooks, Keron Cottoy, Rayad Emrit, Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph
Stadium – Providence
Capacity – 15,000
Weather & Pitch Conditions
The weather is showing some alarming signs for the eliminator match. The temperature expected to be around 26-degree Celcius during the match. The pitch does offer plenty to the spinners, in particular when the slow bowlers are in the business. While batsman will like to face the pacer in this particular ground.
As the pitch expected to be slower as the match progresses, so batting first will be the way forward.
Cricket Match Tips and Prediction
St Kitts & Navis and Patriots are looking the favorite to win the match, keeping in mind they have the better bowling attack.