Who Will Win Barbados vs St Kitts and Nevis, CPL 2018?
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will look to finish their league-stage campaign on a high when they go up against Barbados Tridents at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts. This 26th fixture of the Caribbean Premier League 2018 will be played on September 4 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 6 PM local time.
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Four of the last five T20 matches (one international and four CPL matches) played at the Warner Park have been won by the side fielding first. Since bowlers have found more support from this pitch early on in recent times, the toss-winning skipper in this match is more likely to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents, CPL 2018...
St Kitts & Nevis Team News & Playing 11
SNP Team News
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots replaced Brandon King with left-arm spinner Fabian Allen in their previous match against Jamaica Tallawahs. They ended up winning that game quite comfortably and so they could be tempted to retain the winning combination. We expect the Patriots to go unchanged for this game.
SNP Key Players
The opening pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas in the middle order form the core of this batting line-up. Gayle is still their leading run-getter and he is coming off a decent knock against Jamaica Tallawahs. Rassie van der Dussen smashed an unbeaten 24-ball 45 in that game which makes him another batsman to watch out for. Ben Cutting is a key man for the Patriots. The allrounder has the potential to contribute heavily with the bat and he has also taken the most wickets for his side this CPL - 10 in 8 matches. He claimed a couple in the last game and was the pick of the bowlers in the earlier encounter against the Tridents as well. Apart from him, Sheldon Cottrell and Carlos Brathwaite seem to be the major threats in this bowling attack.
SNP Recent Form
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are currently placed fourth in the CPL 2018 league standings with four wins and as many losses from nine matches. They faced Jamaica Tallawahs last time and defeated them by seven wickets in a rain-curtailed encounter. Prior to that, they had suffered a four-wicket loss to Guyana Amazon Warriors, shared points with St Lucia Stars in a washed out game and then went down to Trinbago Knight Riders by 46 runs.
St Kitts & Nevis Predicted Playing 11
Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis, Rassie van der Dussen, Ben Cutting, Mahmudullah, Devon Thomas (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Anton Devcich, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
Barbados Tridents Team News & Playing 11
BT Team News
Barbados Tridents have lost Steven Smith who has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to injury. The top-order batsman was replaced by bowling allrounder Imran Khan in the last match against St Lucia Stars. They also made one tactical change in that game - dropping Chemar Holder for fast bowler Shamar Springer. No further injuries have been reported and the Tridents are expected to come up with the same line-up for this match.
BT Key Players
The top order holds the key to their batting. The absence of Steven Smith means that the onus is now on the likes of Hashim Amla, Shai Hope and Martin Guptill to make significant contributions with the bat. Hope is amongst the season's top five run-getters and the team will have a lot of hopes pinned on him. Amla looked positive in his previous innings of 35 against St Lucia Stars while Guptill had recently cracked a half-century. Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz are the key figures for the Tridents with the ball. Both have eight wickets apiece to show for their efforts in as many matches and it will be mainly up to these two to exert pressure on the Patriots. Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse have plenty of experience and the Tridents will want them to provide good support to Irfan and Riaz.
BT Recent Form
Barbados Tridents have won two and lost six out of the eight league matches they have played so far and are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table with four points. Since their last victory against Jamaica Tallawahs at Lauderhill, they have played five matches and have faced defeat in each of those. Their most recent clash came against St Lucia Stars who ended up winning by six wickets.
Barbados Tridents Predicted Playing 11
Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Shai Hope, Shamar Springer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jason Holder (c), Imran Khan, Ashley Nurse, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan