St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will aim to maintain their winning run in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 tournament, when they take on St Lucia Kings in the Match No 15 of the ongoing edition on Saturday at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots team has won all the five matches played so far in the tournament and they are at the top spot in the CPL 2021 points table with 10 points in their kitty. Sherfane Rutherford has been one of their top performers in the tournament and even though he had an off game against Barbados Royals on Thursday, he will be expected to come good against Saint Lucia Kings.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated Barbados Royals in a high-scoring game by a margin of two wickets with Chris Gayle top scoring with 42 from 39 balls. Dominic Drakes provided a crucial finish in the company of Sheldon Cottrell towards the ending stages of the game after their side had suffered a batting collapse in the middle overs.
On the other hand, the St Lucia Kings team will be confident after recording a huge victory by a margin of 51 runs against Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Match No 13 of CPL 2021. After scoring 149/7 in their 20 overs, St Lucia Kings bowled out the Guyana Amazon Warriors for only 98 in 16.5 overs with Jeavor Royal taking three wickets while Obed McCoy and Kesrick Williams bagging two wickets apiece.
St Lucia Kings will have to be at the top of their game when they take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their upcoming match. SLK so far have played four matches in which they have won two and lost as many, and have four points with a Net Run Rate of -1.138.
SLK won: 5
SKN won: 5
CPL 2020 Recap
St Lucia Kings defeated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in both the matches played in CPA 2020 tournament.
In Match No 7, St Lucia Kings got the better of SKN by a margin of 10 runs after putting on 172/8 and restricting the opponent for 162/8 in their 20 overs each.
In the game No 15, St Lucia Kings restricted St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to only 110/9 in their 20 overs and chased the target 14.4 overs with six wickets in hand.
Most fours: SKN – Devon Thomas (18 fours); SLK – Tim David (11 fours)
Most catches: SKN – Sherfane Rutherford (7 catches); Faf du Plessis (3 catches)
Top five fantasy points scorers per team:
SKN: Dwayne Bravo (123 pts), Sheldon Cottrell (64 pts), Chris Gayle (61 pts), Paul van Meekeren (52 pts), Evin Lewis (35 pts)
SLK: Roston Chase (144 pts), Jeavor Royal (94 pts), Kesrick Williams (60 pts), Obed McCoy (54 pts), Alzarri Joseph (41 pts)
Teams (likely XIs):
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN): Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Fabien Alan, Sherfane Rutherford, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo (c), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Naseem Shah, Paul van Meekeren.
St Lucia Kings (SLK): Andre Fletcher (c), Faf du Plessis (wk), Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Tim David, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Jeavor Royal, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams.