The Trinbago Knight Riders and Saint Lucia Kings will compete in the Semi-final 1 of Caribbean Premier League T20 2021. The Trinbago Knight Riders need the performance of players like Ali Khan and Kieron Pollard. While, Saint Lucia Kings have Roston Chase and David Wiese in their ranks. The Knight Riders are led by Kieron Pollard, while Andre Fletcher will captain the Saint Lucia Kings.
The Trinbago Knight Riders topped the points table with 6 wins in 10 matches, while Saint Lucia were second in the points table with 5 wins in the same number of matches. In the last encounters, the both teams have won 1 match each in the league stage, and will be pumped to perform well.
The Trinbago Knight Riders are playing well and all the departments of the team have performed quite well. The team has lived up to its reputation, and its experienced players will be the key in this match. While, Saint Lucia Kings is likely to miss Faf Du Plessis who is injured, and it will be a tough task for them to win this match.
Fixture Name: Semi-final 1
Competition: Caribbean Premier League T20 2021
Date: 14 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
TKR(recent last): W L W
SLK(recent last): L W L
Venue: Warner Park, St. Kitts
Pitch Report: The Warner Park has become a fine batting surface since few days and has a par score of 170. Here, the bowlers need to maintain their line-length to avoid getting thrashed by the bowlers. But, the spinners have managed to hold up the bowl well in the power-play overs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Trinbago Knight Riders 150/6 won by 4 wickets against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots 147/7 in Match 30 of CPL T20 2021.
The selected combination would be 4:7 for SLK:TKR, mainly due to the performance of the team and players in this tournament. The top picks would be Kieron Pollard and Ali Khan from Trinbago Knight Riders. While, it will be Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher from Saint Lucia Kings.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Andre Fletcher, Tim Seifert
BATSMEN: Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo
ALL-ROUNDERS: Roston Chase, David Wiese, Kieron Pollard
BOWLERS: Ali Khan, Akeal Hossein, Jeavor Royal
The Trinbago Knight Riders are expected to win this fixture due to the fine balance and experience of the team. With the absence of Faf Du Plessis, Saint Lucia Kings lost the last league match and need a good captaincy from Andre Fletcher to sail through the finals of the CPL 2021.
The Trinbago Knight Riders is a terrific side with the presence of experienced players and the young players who have performed quite well in this season of CPL. The team has all-rounders like Kieron Pollard and the USA bowler Ali Khan who have been terrific in the tournament.
The experienced T20 bowler has performed well in every franchise T20 league and has incredible ability to bowl with pace and accuracy.
Ali Khan in CPL 2021: 8 Wickets, Bowl. AVG.9.87
The captain of the TKR team led from the front with a knock of 51 off 22 balls in the last league match to help the team in topping the points table.
Kieron Pollard in CPL 2021: 235 Runs, Bat. AVG. 39.16
The Trinbago Knight Riders are in terrific form and are not expected to change their 11. The opening combinations for the team keeps changing, but Ramdin and Simmons provided a good start in the last match and Sunil Narine will bat in the middle-order. The bowlers playing will be Ali Khan, Rampaul, Seales and Akeal Hossein.
TKR Playing 11 (likely)
The Saint Lucia Kings lost their last league match due to the failed bowling performance from their players. The batters were terrific to post a strong total on the board, with Fletcher and Cornwall providing fine start and then Roston Chase continuing his good form.
The top-order batsman is looking confident of playing his natural shots and will be vital for the team in this fixture.
Andre Fletcher in CPL 2021: 214 Runs, Bat. AVG. 23.77
The best performer of this season has produced brilliant performances with the bat and has the ability to pick wickets as well.
Roston Chase in CPL 2021: 367 Runs, Bat. AVG. 52.42 and 9 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 23.88
The Saint Lucia Kings are expected to keep their combinations same as of the last league match. The experienced player, Faf Du Plessis is said to be sustained injury and will not available for the CPL Semi-Final.
SLK Playing 11 (likely)
1. Andre Fletcher (wk)
2. Faf du Plessis (c)
3. Mark Deyal
4. Roston Chase
5. Tim David
6. David Wiese
7. Kadeem Allyne
8. Wahab Riaz
9. Jeavor Royal
10. Alzarri Joseph
11. Kesrick Williams
Watch Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Caribbean Premier League T20 Live score and streaming on Fancode. All the news updates related to the CPL 2021 will be available on the CPL official website. The semi-final of CPL 2021 will be an exciting exhibition of skills of the players ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The TKR vs SLK Semi-final match will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1 in English, while it will be Hindi broadcast in Star Sports 3. The ball-to-ball action and live streaming action will be available on your TV sets, and the the ground is expected to be 50% full according to the covid norms and it remains to be seen who wins the semi-final of CPL 2021.