CPL 2021: Final SLK vs SKN Match Prediction - Who will win today's CPL match?

CPL 2021, Final, Saint Lucia Kings vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

in the league stage, the Kings beat the Patriots both times.

Sherfane Rutherford
Sherfane Rutherford of St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Preview

Saint Lucia Kings vs St Kitts and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are set to lock horns in the Final of the CPL 2021 on Wednesday, September 15 at the Warner Park in St Kitts. The Patriots have well and truly found their mojo after losing four out of their last five games in the league stage of the tournament.

In the semi-final, they brushed aside the Guyana Amazon Warriors after Evin Lewis scored a half-century. The Kings, on the other hand, must be brimming with confidence after beating defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders by 21 runs on Tuesday. They are looking in good form in the event.

Match Details

Match – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings – Final

Venue – Warner Park, St Kitts

Time – 07:30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Star Sports, Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch at Warner Park has become good for batting in the second half of the tournament. However, in the morning games, the team, batting second, has continued to struggle. Batting first should be the way forward for teams.

Avg first innings score: 164 (32 matches in the CPL 2021 at Warner Park)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 14, Lost – 17, N/R – 0, Tied- 1

Playing combinations

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Predicted XI

Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle (c), Fabian Allen, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo (c), Joshua Da Silva (w), Dominic Drakes, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Jon-Russ Jaggesar

Bench– Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Sherfane Rutherford, Asif Ali, Naseem Shah, Colin Archibald, Andre McCarthy

Trinbago Knight Riders

Predicted XI

Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert (w), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul

Bench– Leonardo Julien, Ali Khan, Denesh Ramdin, Isuru Udana, Yasir Shah, Anderson Phillip

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 14, Saint Lucia Kings – 7, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 5, N/R- 2

At Warner Park

Matches- 7, Saint Lucia Kings – 3, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 2, N/R- 2

Probable best batter of the match

Evin Lewis— St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Evin Lewis has been outstanding with the bat for the Patriots in the tournament. In fact, he is their leading run-scorer, having notched 420 runs at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 164.70. In the Patriots’ penultimate league game, he scored a 52-ball 102 against the Knight Riders. Thereafter, he followed up the knock with a 39-ball 77 against the Warriors in the semis.

Probable best bowler of the match

Dominic Drakes — St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Dominic Drakes has bowled exceptionally for the Patriots in the ongoing edition of the T20 league. In 10 games, the left-arm fast bowler has picked up 15 wickets. Although his economy rate is above eight, he has delivered the goods for his team. Not to forget that Drakes can do serious damage with the bat in hand lower down the lineup.

Today’s match prediction: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.