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CPL 2021 Preview: BR vs SKN

Barbados Royals will face an uphill task when they face the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 table toppers St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the match number 14 of the ongoing tournament on Thursday, to be played at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts. 

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are sitting at the top of the pile in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 with 8 points in 4 matches, having won everything that has come their way so far. On the other hand, Barbados Royals will be under pressure against the top team for they have registered one victory in four matches played so far while losing the rest. Barbados Royals so far have only 2 points in their kitty with a net run rate of -0.717. 

Sherfane Rutherford is the one to watch out for as the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots batsman has so far amassed as many as 175 runs in four matches at an average of 87.50, which is studded with three half-centuries. The left-handed batsmen has also struck a mind-boggling 14 sixes in four innings which also includes six boundaries.

Dominic Drakes has been the best bowler for SKN with 7 wickets so far in four matches whereas Barbados Royals have to depend on Oshane Thomas, who has claimed 4 wickets in as many outings.

Head-to-Head 

Played: 12

SNK won: 8

BR won: 4

NR: –

CPL 2020 Recap 

  • Barbados Trident and Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots play store against each other on two occasions in the CPL 2020 tournament.
  • In the second match of the tournament, SKN defeated BR by a margin of six runs in a thrilling encounter played at Tarouba. 
  • The two teams met again in the match number 11 which was won by SKN, who emerged victorious by a margin of six wickets in hand and three balls to spare, with their chase spearheaded by even Lewis who scored a superb 89 from 60 balls.

CPL 2021 Stats 

Most runs: SKN – Sherfane Rutherford (174 runs); BR – Azam Khan (121 runs) 

Most wickets: SKN – Dominic Drakes (7 wickets); BR – Mohammad Amir (6 wickets)

Most sixes: SKN – Sherfane Rutherford (14 sixes); BR – Azam Khan (9 sixes)

 Most fours: SKN – Evin Lewis (9 fours); BR – Glenn Phillips (12 fours)

Most catches: SKN – Sherfane Rutherford (6 catches); BR – Hayden Walsh (3 catches)

Teams (likely XIs)

Barbados Royals (BR): Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder (c), Azam Khan, Ramin write for, hidden watch, Joshua Bishop, Mohammad Amir. 

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN): Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Asif Ali, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo (c), Paul van Meekeren, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed.

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