Our Prediction: Trinbago Knight Riders to win, N/A Bet on Trinbago Knight Riders to win for Real Money
Trinbago Knight Riders will be craving for their revenge match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who beat them last time the two outfits met at the similar venue, only a day ago.
After Barbados Tridents lost miserably to the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night, Trinbago has already booked a ticket to the playoffs round of the Caribbean Premier League 2016.
At the moment, Trinbago is placed fourth on the table with eight points and a game in hand against St. Kitts to show for. In fact, they should be preparing to face St. Lucia Zouks in the second playoff match of CPL 2016.
The Knight Riders will be hopeful of dismissing Lewis as early as possible since he wreaked havoc among the Trinbago’s bowling lineup last time out.
Lewis has been a dangerous prospect for St Kitts throughout this season and seems to be in a flawless touch.Therefore, to restrain St Kitts to a less than moderate score, Trinbago bowlers will need to bowl very tight line.
Nonetheless, Lewis departed the crease in the twelfth over, and the Patriots posted a magnanimous total of 180 on the board. Sunil Narine dismissed the prodigious batsman at the score of 79 and ended up with figures of 3/27 after his four-over spell.
In the batting department, despite Hashim Amla and Colin Munro making decent contributions to the scorecard, the scorecard failed to ticker as much as it should have. Amla went back to the dugout after running himself out cheaply while Munro was given LBW in a close-call decision.
After a disastrous CPL 2016 campaign, the Patriots are looking for some redemption as they make the last gasps in the tournament. The last game they played against the Knight Riders was probably their best effort in the two-month long campaign.
Despite the cameo from Ewin Lewis, St Kitts reached 180 through the supplemental innings of Jonathan Carter and Shamarh Brooks. Brooks, in particular, was destructive as he hit three biggies while remaining not-out at 35 off 19 deliveries.
Carter played the helping hand as he remained not-out as well with 27 runs off 24 balls on the scorecard.
St Kitts seemed to have a purpose and a plan as they came out to bowl against a robust and star-studded Trinbago batting lineup.
Their most expensive bowler was Sheldon Cottrell who gave away 35 runs in four over while also bagging three wickets, including that of Brendon McCullum.
With three wickets and an economy rate of 6.75, Krishmar Santokie was, perhaps, the pick of the bowlers, claiming two priceless wickets of DJ Bravo and Colin Munro as well.
As of now, both teams understand their situation well enough; St Kitts are out of the CPL 2016 race while Trinbago is through to the playoffs. Hence, this fixture will only a go down as friendly in nature.
On paper, Trinbago looks supremely talented and experienced whereas St Kitts are fielding a relatively inadequate playing XI. Not to mention that Trinbago has had a fairly better CPL campaign than the inconsistent Patriots
On that basis, we think Trinbago might just tip over St Kitts and will be favorable to get a win at Lauderhill.
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