TKR vs SLK Prediction: Trinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Kings in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League. After a slow start, the Knight Riders peaked at the right moment to finish table toppers. They finished with 12 points from 10 games, winning six. On the other hand, St Lucia Kings finished fourth with 10 points from 10 games. They will head into this encounter as the underdogs, having lost three of the last four.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings
Semi-Final 1, CPL 2021
14 September 2021, 07:30 PM 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 SLK Head to Head: The Trinbago Knight Riders have completely dominated this fixture with 14 wins compared to the Kings’ 2 wins.
TKR – 60%
SLK – 40%
The Knight Riders are the team in form and have many experienced players. The Kings are on a downward spiral making the Knight Riders favorites for this game.
Bet365: TKR: 1.57; SLK: 2.37
Roston Chase can make an impact in this game. Chase has a total of 367 runs at an average of 52.42 in the competition, while he has also taken nine wickets. This season, he’s been in fantastic form.
This season, Kieran Pollard has played a few impactful innings. With 39.16 and 154.5, respectively, the right-hander has the highest batting average and strike rate among the TKR hitters. In nine innings, Pollard has two half-centuries and 235 runs. He can also pick wickets.
Sunil Narine is an experienced campaigner who thrives on the big stage. He has the ability to absorb pressure and perform in knockouts. He has 11 wickets and 107 runs in 9 matches.
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
SLK Playing XI
Andre Fletcher (c & wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Tim David, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, Wahab Riaz, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Mark Deyal
The pitch at Warner Park is a batter-friendly wicket with an average score of 157. 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 SLK 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: A Fletcher
BATSMEN: Darren-Bravo, C Munro, L Simmons
ALL-ROUNDERS: K Pollard, S Narine, R Chase, D Wiese
BOWLERS: R Rampaul, A Khan, W Riaz
Captain choices: S Narine, R Rampaul
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