CPL 2021, Match 30, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

The Patriots have already made their way through to the playoffs.

Evin Lewis of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
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Evin Lewis of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

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Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are set to lock horns in Match No. 30 of the CPL 2021 on Monday, September 13 at the Warner Park in St Kitts. The Patriots have become the first team to qualify for the playoffs after they beat the Knight Riders by eight wickets in their previous game.

Evin Lewis’ century blew the Knights away under the floodlights. The Knights, in the meantime, are placed at second with 10 points and a net run rate of 0.719. Despite the loss in their previous game, Kieron Pollard and Co. can still topple the Patriots and reclaim their spot at the top of the table.

Match Details

Match – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders – 30th match

Venue – Warner Park, St Kitts

Time – 04:30 AM IST- September 13, 07:00 PM local time- September 12

Where to watch live – Star Sports, Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Warner Park has been a belter for batting, especially under the floodlights. Batting second should be the preferred option as dew is most likely to play a part in the second half of the game. The bowlers are expected to have another tough day in the office.

Avg first innings score: 162 (27 matches in the CPL 2021 at Warner Park)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 11, Lost – 15, N/R – 0, Tied- 1

Playing combinations

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

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

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 17, Trinbago Knight Riders – 12, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 5, N/R- 0

At Warner Park

Matches- 5, Trinbago Knight Riders – 3, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 2, N/R- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Evin Lewis— St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Evin Lewis has looked in incredible form for the Patriots in the ongoing edition of the CPL. He is currently the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, having racked up 343 runs at an average of 42.87 and a strike rate of 158.79. The fact that he racked up a ton in the Patriots’ previous game should keep him in good stead.

Probable best bowler of the match

Sunil Narine — Trinbago Knight Riders

Sunil Narine has been excellent for the Knight Riders in the ongoing CPL. The veteran off-spinner has picked up 11 wickets from nine matches at an incredible economy rate of 4.52. Even in the previous game, when Lewis was firing on all cylinders, Narine gave away only 10 runs in his quota of four overs. Not to forget that Narine can wield the willow to good effect.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second 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.