CPL 2021 TKR vs SKN Prediction: It is a top-of-the-table encounter as Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots clash in the third and final game. Both teams sit on 10 points after 8 games. After a flying start with five wins in five, the Patriots have slumped to defeats in the last three games. On the other hand, after a thrilling encounter with the Warriors which they lost, the Knight Riders have won three on the bounce.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Match 27, CPL 2021
12 September 2021, 04:30 AM IST
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports and it can also be streamed on Fancode App. All matches are being played at Warner Park, St Kitts.
TKR vs SKN Head to Head: The Trinbago Knight Riders have dominated this fixture with 12 wins compared to the Patriots’ 4 wins.
TKR – 60%
SKN – 40%
The Knight Riders are in the sort of form which saw them go undefeated last season. However, we are tipping the Patriots to return to winning ways in this fixture.
Bet365: TKR: 1.66; SKN: 2.10
Sunil Narine can make an impact in this game given the number of left-handers in the Patriots’ side. He has 75 runs and 11 wickets in 8 games this season.
Akeal Hosein is another player who is benefitting from the slow nature of the pitches. The slow left-arm orthodox bowler also has 11 wickets in 8 games at an economy of just 4.25.
Dominic Drakes will have an important role to play if the Patriots want to win this game. He has 9 wickets in 7 games at an economy of 8.61. He can contribute with the bat as well.
TKR Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (WK), Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales
SKN Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle (C), Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre McCarthy, Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Naseem Shah, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed
The pitch at Warner Park is a well-balanced wicket with an average score of 141. Both teams bat deep, so a high-scoring match might be in the offing.
If TKR bats first: 160-170
If SKN bats first: 150-160
Over Warner Park, overcast skies and strong winds are expected. The probability of rain is 20%. The humidity will be about 75%, and the temperature in St Kitts on match day is predicted to be 28 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: T Seifert
BATSMEN: C Gayle, L Simmons, E Lewis
ALL-ROUNDERS: K Pollard, S Narine
BOWLERS: R Rampaul, F Ahmed, A Hosein, K Pierre, D Drakes
Captain choices: S Narine, D Drakes
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