In their previous meeting, the Kings beat the Knights by five runs.
Trinbago Knight Riders and Saint Lucia Kings are all set to lock horns in Match No.9 of the 2021 CPL on Tuesday, August 31 at Warner Park. The Kings, in their previous game, the Kings beat the Knights by five runs.
Roston Chase became the Player of the Match for scoring 30 runs and picking up two wickets. It was also the first instance when the Kings beat the Knights since 2016.
Despite the win, the Kings are placed at the bottom of the points table mostly due to their hefty 120-run loss to Jamaica Tallawahs. The Knights, in the meantime, are placed third but need to up the ante at the earliest.
Match – Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings – 9th match
Venue – Warner Park, St Kitts
Time – 07:30 PM IST
Where to watch live – Star Sports, Fancode
The pitch at Warner Park has been fairly decent for batting. However, the slower bowlers have also played a significant part in the games. The teams, batting second have found it tough in most matches. Hence, batting first should be the way forward.
Avg first innings score: 166 (8 matches in the CPL 2021 at Warner Park)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5, N/R – 0, Tied- 0
Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin (w), Kieron Pollard (c), Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales
Bench– Yasir Shah, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, Leonardo Julien, Darren Bravo
Saint Lucia Kings
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (w), Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, Usman Qadir, Jeavor Royal
Bench– Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Javelle Glenn, Kadeem Alleyne, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy
Matches- 18, Trinbago Knight Riders – 13, Saint Lucia Kings – 3, N/R- 2
At Warner Park
Matches- 2, Trinbago Knight Riders – 1, Saint Lucia Kings – 1, N/R- 0
Probable best batter of the match
Tim David— Saint Lucia Kings
Tim David has arguably been the standout batter for the Kings in the ongoing CPL edition. In two matches, the right-hander has scored 99 runs at an average of 49.50. Moreover, his strike rate of 165 shows that he hasn’t found the going tough even on bowling friendly surfaces. The Singapore cricketer can’t afford to drop his guard by any means.
Probable best bowler of the match
Ravi Rampaul — Trinbago Knight Riders
Ravi Rampaul has been outstanding for the Knights in the tournament. In three matches, the fast bowler has picked up six wickets at an economy rate of 6.88. In the previous game against the Kings, he picked up three wickets in the middle overs. Among the TKR bowlers, Rampaul has the best bowling strike rate and he’ll want to carry the momentum.