CPL 2022: TKR vs SLK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

A win for either side will propel their chances of finishing in the playoff spot.

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Johnson Charles of St Lucia Zouks hits 4 during Match 1 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Randy Brooks/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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CHAITANYA PRAKASH

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St Lucia Kings and Trinbago Knight Riders will clash in a crucial mid-table clash at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. A win for either side will be a boost for their playoff hopes. Both teams head into the fixture with two consecutive victories under their belt after a turbulent start to this year's CPL.

Trinbago Knight Riders, the record four-time CPL winners, hasn't had the best of time in this year's tournament, winning just three of their seven matches. The defending champions, St Lucia Kings, much like their counterparts, have also managed three wins but will be hoping for a strong finish at the business end of the tournament.

Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

Date & Time: September 19, 4:30 AM IST

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The surface at the Brian Lara Stadium doesn't offer much resistance to the batters, who enjoy playing their shots at this venue. The bowl does tend to grip in the second half of the match, which would bring the spinners into the game. The team winning the toss are likely to bat first in hopes of setting an insurmountable total on the board.

Probable Playing XIs:

Trinbago Knight Riders

Tion Webster, Nicholas Pooran, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard (c), Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Daryn Dupavillon, Anderson Phillip

St Lucia Kings

Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Adam Hose, Roston Chase, David Wiese, Roshon Primus, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Forde, Larry Edward, Kesrick Williams

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Johnson Charles

The top-order batter has been in tremendous touch in this year's tournament and has registered a half-century in three of his last five innings. He overtook Kyle Mayers after scoring a brisk 61 in his previous innings, to take his place at the summit of the run-scoring charts for this season. The wicketkeeper-batter is crucial for his side's chances of making it through to the playoffs.

Probable best bowler of the match

Alzarri Joseph

Alzarri Joseph has found his stride in this year's edition of the CPL and is the joint leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 13 scalps to his name in just seven outings. Although his form has dipped in the last couple of matches, the speedster has been a menace for the batters with his rapid bouncers and yorkers.

Today's Match Prediction: Trinbago Knight Riders 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.