About the Match
What's interesting about Caribbean Premier League is that every team wants to come and score big from the very 1st ball without much botheration about losing wickets thereby keeping the match quite live. Same is the case with St. Lucia Zouks who have no points from 4 games now, but they do not have an over defensive strategy and are now, for the first time playing in their home ground at Beausejour, against Barbados Tridents who have 6 points from 3 wins out of five matches played, on 31st July.
St. Lucia Zouks
Neither they have been able to set a tall target for the opponent batting first nor have they succeeded in chasing the target set by the opponent irrespective of the size, but they have made attempts to score with every possible opportunity. Now they are playing at their home ground against the Tridents, whom they have faced earlier and failed to chase 186 as they could only reach 157 for 4 by the 20th over. The opponent is strong but they have the home ground advantage where the crowd will assemble in sizeable numbers to cheer their heroes. Look at the way they have batted against the Red Steel on 27th; Sammy came at No.6 and tried his best to rotate the strike with the players bu three of the batsmen succumbed to the pressure of the need to get runs and ran themselves out. Lack of planning and developing an understanding between the batsmen on both sides while running between the wickets, were the main causes for their low score which the Red Steel reached with 32 balls to spare losing only one wicket. The bowlers were not effective to intimidate the strong batsmen, an aspect well exploited by the experienced Red Steel players. They have the wherewithal to perform; they just only need to bring in more discipline in their batting and plan the strategy well.
Strong they are and they have also tasted a win against the Zouks on 23rd as they raised a good total of 186 for loss of only 2 wickets and then contained the Zouks batsmen with well planned bowling by experienced Rampaul, Holder, Hosein, Mendis and Emrit, which did not give any liberty to the opposing batsmen. Still, they made attempts to score, as evident from four sixes by Tanvir in his 18 ball 38 but they could reach only 157 by 20 overs with 6 wickets still in hand. That is where they failed in proper planning of the chase. Hence it is essential for the Tridents to bear in mind that they cannot take the Zouks for granted as they are in front of their home crowd and will come out with all guns blazing; the Tridents must remember that they could score only 124 for 6 against Red Steel and lost the match. Hence, they should exploit the weakness of the opponent and leave no gaps in their strategy to win the match.
It will surely be an exciting match with all the firworks on display and although we expect the Zouks to give a strong fight, the result may go in favor of the superior Tridents.
Barbados Tridents, 1.50 @ TitanBet