Analysis for the match.
Barbados Royals and St Lucia Kings clash for the second time in as many days, the previous match seeing St Lucia Kings triumph by 14 runs via the DLS method. The batting of St Lucia in particular was a highlight with captain Faf du Plessis smashing 84 from just 54 deliveries to lay the foundations for their score of 175/6, ultimately a winning one. It would be no surprise if the South African was to continue his good form in this one as he continues to prove why his omission from the Proteas T20 World Cup squad is a mistake. With the Royals not only officially eliminated from this year’s Caribbean Premier League, they are also set to finish bottom of the table and motivation is expected to be low among their players, which doesn’t bode well for them here. St Lucia Kings in contrast, have plenty to still play for with victory by a significant margin giving them the best possible chance of finishing in the top two. With that in mind, back the Kings to triumph once again over Barbados.
Avg first inning score: 160 runs (27 CPL matches have been played at the venue).
Records of chasing teams.
Won - 11
Lost - 15
Tied - 1
Match Prediction: St Lucia Kings to win the match.
1). If Barbados Royals won the toss and opted to bat first, they could score 150-170 runs.
2). If St Lucia Kings won the toss and opted to bat first, They could score 160-180 runs.
1). Faf du Plessis to score 23 runs at least.
Faf du Plessis is in terrific form at the moment and will hold the key for the Kings. Faf du Plessis hit 84 from 54 balls in Saturday’s game and is a solid choice for St Lucia Kings’ highest run scorer in this match.
2). Shai Hope to score 23 runs at least.
Shai Hope hit 31 from 18 balls in the reverse fixture on Saturday. He is our tip for Barbados’ highest run scorer in this game.
Barbados Royals take on St Lucia Kings in the final group stage game for both teams in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. Barbados Royals have won only two games all season and will finish bottom of the table irrespective of the outcome of this match. St Lucia Kings need a win to guarantee their place in the semi-finals. This match gets underway at 10:00 local time.
Barbados Royals have shown some moments of brilliance, but they certainly haven't been the most consistent team out there. Owing to that, they are languishing at the bottom of the points table and are going to finish there, regardless of the result of the upcoming match. As it stands currently, they have played nine matches and have won only four. Besides, they have a pretty terrible net run rate of -0.619, which anyway is not going to matter now.
The Royals' last win came three matches ago wherein they defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by a a massive margin of 45 runs. There batting looked wonderfully equipped in that match, but since then the Royals' batting has failed miserably. Against the Knight Riders, they could muster a total of just 93 runs and then followed it up with a poor chase against St Lucia Kings.
Chasing a total of 170 in 19 overs against the Kings, Barbados Royals managed to score just 155 runs in total. Earlier, there bowlers conceded a few runs too many at the death and their batsmen were always under pressure to score quick runs. All in all, Barbados Royals have been far from their best in the competition, but they are more than capable of defeating any side on their day. If they are able to play to their potential, they'll be a dangerous team to play against.
There couldn't have been a more topsy-turvy campaign than St Lucia Kings have had. In the beginning of the competition, they were languishing at the bottom, but then on the back of some terrific wins, they climbed to the second spot. Now, with another run of rather unfavorable results, the Kings are placed at the fourth spot and are staring at an exit, if things do not go right for them hereon.
From a total of 9 matches played, the Royals have won five. However, their poor net run rate of -0.116, which could prove to be a deterrent if they are not able to win this match and Jamaica Tallawahs are able to win their match.
Overall, St Lucia Kings have done well in the tournament and they have the experience available in the bank to handle the pressure situations. Faf du Plessis is in terrific form at the moment and will hold the key for the Kings. If he plays well and gets ample support from the other players, Kings will be difficult to defeat in this upcoming match.
Time - Sep 12, 07:30 pm, IST.
Venue - Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.
The conditions are expected to be good for cricket. The pitch is going to slow and offer a lot of help for the spinners. This is the third match that is going to be played in one day! We are going to assume a lot of help for the spinners and plenty of struggles for the batsmen.
It was another defeat for Barbados Royals on Saturday but the team and coaching staff should take heart from a competitive performance. Four players hit scores in the 30s but the rest of the batters were all dismissed for single figure scores.With only two wins from eight games in the entire tournament, it is unsurprising that Barbados Royals have no good form to shout about.
Possible XI - Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder (c), Thisara Perera, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Jake Lintott, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir
Saint Lucia Kings>>
The Kings returned to winning ways against a low on confidence Barbados Royals side on Saturday morning. There were two ducks in the top four but Faf du Plessis played a captain’s knock to set up the victory. We expect the same St Lucia Kings XI in this game.Saturday’s win was very important for St Lucia Kings who had lost their previous two games. Another win in this match and they will have momentum for the semi-finals.
Possible XI - Andre Fletcher (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Tim David, David Wiese, Keemo Paul, Kadeem Alleyne, Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal