SKN vs SLZ Dream11 Prediction: After the initial matches, the Caribbean Premier League has now entered in the critical stage for the group matches. After a day’s break, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on St Lucia Zouks in the 7th match of the season. This match will be played at The Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. This will be the third match for both the teams. We will preview the match in our Dream11 fantasy cricket.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have lost both their matches and are in serious need of some impetus. They need to start making their moves until it’s too late for them. In T20 leagues, you are always playing catch-up if you don’t get something from the initial matches. In their last game against Guyana, Chris Lynn and Evin Lewis started decently for them but Nick Kelly and Denesh Ramdin dismissed cheaply again. All the pressure was on Ben Dunk to deliver again but he got run-out before the final push. The Patriots made 127 and that was never going to be enough. Captain Rayad Emrit and Sheldon Cottrell bowled well with the former picking up 3 scalps but nothing much from the others.
On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks had a mixed start to the league. After losing the first match against Jamaica Tallawahs, they came back strongly against Barbados Tridents to register first points on the board. They were able to pull things back after a good start from the Tridents. Scott Kuggeleijn picked up a couple before spinners restricted the opposition in the middle overs. Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase & Mark Deyal all extracted some help from the surface. In reply chasing 47 from 5 overs, Rahkeem Cornwell, Andre Fletcher & Mohammad Nabi completed the job comfortably.
After being introduced in the league in 2015, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have fared well against St Lucia Zouks. The Patriots have won 5 out of 10 matches between them while two games have been washed out. Clearly, St Kitts would be hoping to continue the record this year as well looking at their current position in the points table.
The weather forecast for the match is partly cloudy. But the good news for the fans is that no rain is predicted and that would mean a full match. A new pitch will be used for this round of matches at Tarouba but one can still expect the help for slower bowlers looking at the nature of the pitch.
Fixture name: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Vs St Lucia Zouks, Match 7 CPL T20
Competition: CPL T20
Date: 22nd August 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 02, St Lucia Zouks: 01, NR: 02
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Played- 2, Won- 0, Lost- 2, Standing- 6th
St Lucia Zouks: Played- 2, Won- 1, Lost- 1, Standing- 3rd
Let’s take a look at possible playing XIs for the both teams in today match prediction.
Rayad Emrit (C), Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ben Dunk, Nicholas Kelly, Joshua Da Silva, Sohail Tanvir, Jahman Hamilton, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Imran Khan
Denesh Ramdin (wk)
Joshua Da Silva
Rayad Emrit (C)
Daren Sammy (C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Leniko Boucher (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Kavem Hodge, Roston Chase, Chemar Holder, Kimani Melius, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Obed McCoy, Javelle Glenn, Saad Bin Zafar, Mark Deyal, Scott Kuggeleijn
Daren Sammy (C)
Saad Bin Zafar
As per our Dream 11 prediction, St Lucia Zouks are looking slightly better on paper than St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The Patriots would be depending on their opening partnership of Chris Lynn and Evin Lewis. The Zouks are strong in their spin-bowling department and conditions will also suit them. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots need to produce something to consolidate their position in the points table.