About the Match
The Zouks will go up against T&T Red Steel on 21st June at Gros Islet in the second league match of the CPL T20 series; with their previous CPL tournaments not yielding the desired results, the Zouks will be eager to do better this around and will try to start the campaign on a winning note. Red Steel has attracted renewed interest from the international cricket lovers and has roped in fresh talent to become a formidable unit to reckon with. It needs to be seen which team can dominate the other right from the start and register a victory on Sunday.
St. Lucia Zouks
With Kevin Pietersen and Ross Taylor in the squad, the batting line-up looks quite confident to yield the big runs; youngsters like Kyle Mayers, Delorn Johnson, Keddy Lesporis and Liam Sebastien will be eager to step up and shoulder the responsibilities to help the team set big targets or chase comfortably. The bowling squad consists of Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford, Fidel Edwards, Shannon Gabriel and Nathan McCullum who will be expected to fire from all cylinders to provide the required breakthroughs for the team. Henry Davids, Andre Fletcher and Delorn Johnson bring their all-rounder skills to the table with experienced players like Sammy, Ross Taylor and Pietersen, who can turn the match in their favour at any point of the game. Taylor, The bowlers too are in good form to take wickets consistently and will try to restrict the opponent’s run-flow. Overall, the team with a good mix of talent and skills will go into the upcoming contest with the determination to succeed.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
The team has established players like Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn and overseas stars like Jacques Kallis, Johan Botha, Cameron Delport and the experienced Pakistani player Kamran Akmal. With all-rounder skills and the tactics to overcome challenges in T20 cricket, these players will provide the guidance to the youngsters like Derone Davis, Miguel Cummins and Kevon Cooper. The batting line-up is quite impressive with Kallis, Dwayne, Botha, Akmal, William Perkins and the others who can contribute to keep the scoreboard ticking. The bowling department will be spearheaded by Badree, Benn, Cummins and Bravo while Javon Searles, Jason Mohammad and Marlon Richards will provide the variety and depth to the attack. They are an inspired lot and with the new-found attention from overseas fans, they will definitely come out all guns blazing to start their CPL T20 campaign on a positive note.
The second match of the series will surely draw a lot of cheer from this cricket-loving nation as the Zouks and Red Steel take on each other to outwit the other. While Red Steel has a good mix of young talent and the rich experience of established players, we feel that the Zouks have more fire-power when it comes to batting and are better placed to win this contest on Sunday