CPL 2021 SKN vs TKR Prediction: The top two teams battle it out once again as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots lock horns with Trinbago Knight Riders. If the Knight Riders win this game, they will displace the Patriots at the top as their net run rate is superior. In the last game, having put in to bat first, the Knight Riders scored 159-7 in 20 overs. Colin Munro top-scored with 47 and Sunil Narine provided some late fireworks. Dominic Drakes and Jon-Russ Jaggesar picked up three wickets each. The Patriots eased past the target courtesy of a whirlwind century by Evin Lewis.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Match 30, CPL 2021
13 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.
SKN vs TKR Head to Head: The Trinbago Knight Riders have dominated this fixture with 12 wins compared to the Patriots’ 5 wins.
TKR – 60%
SKN – 40%
The Patriots are back in form with their top-order firing. The ridiculous ease with which they chased down the Warriors’ target makes us predict another win for the Chris Gayle-led side.
Bet365: TKR: 1.83; SKN: 1.83
Sunil Narine finally made an impact with the bat in the last game. He has 107 runs and 11 wickets in 9 games this season.
Kieron Pollard has played a few impactful innings this season. The right-hander has the highest batting average and strike rate among the TKR batsmen, with 42.25 and 144.44, respectively. Pollard has a half-century and 184 runs in eight innings. He can also pick up a wicket or two.
Evin Lewis played a scintillating innings in the last game. His knock of 102 was studded with five boundaries and 11 sixes. We are tipping him to run riot once again. He is the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 343 runs in 9 innings.
SKN Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle (C), Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Naseem Shah, Sheldon Cottrell, Jon-Russ Jaggesar
TKR Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Dinesh Ramdin (WK), Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Yasir Shah
The pitch at Warner Park is a well-balanced wicket with an average score of 150. Both teams bat deep, so a high-scoring match might be in the offing. The last few games have seen 160 runs scored easily.
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: D Thomas
BATSMEN: C Gayle, L Simmons, E Lewis, C Munro
ALL-ROUNDERS: K Pollard, S Narine, D Bravo
BOWLERS: A Hosein, J Jaggesar, D Drakes
Captain choices: S Narine, E Lewis
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