CPL has been action packed since it began on 26th of August. Top tier stars from all over the world are enhancing the competition with their presence and the swag that the Caribbean players have, adds a lot of value to this tournament as well.
Kieron Pollard, the captain of the defending champions in Trinbago Knight Riders is a fierce character on the field and expresses his disappointments in an unique way. His tussle with Mitchell Starc in the IPL is a well known chapter that all cricket lovers would be aware of.
TKR were asked to bat by Faf du Plessis, the captain of Saint Lucia Kings after winning the coin toss in the 9th game of CPL 2021. TKR were off to a slow start as SLK didn’t allow TKR batsmen to score freely. Sunil Narine who is known for explosive starts at the top of the order managed to score 24 off 32 balls which was very unlike Sunil Narine.
The sustained short pitch bowling by Alzarri Joseph and Kesrick Williams didn’t allow Sunil Narine to get off the hook. TKR were in a spot of bother but that’s when their skipper Kieron Pollard and the Kiwi batter Tim Seifert joined hands to stitch a match winning partnership of 78 off 44 balls.
In the penultimate over of TKR’s innings, Wahab Riaz fired in a wide yorker to Tim Seifert which was well past the wide line but it wasn’t judged wide by the umpire which didn’t go well with the non-striker Kieron Pollard. He was clearly disappointed with the call and decided to walk away to mid-wicket region which made everyone to take notice of it. He later came back to his usual position.
SLK were asked to chase 159 in their 20 overs but TKR restricted them to 131 thereby winning the game by 27 runs. Ravi Rampaul and Isuru Udana were the pick of the bowlers as they picked 5 wickets between them.