Who Will Win St Lucia vs St Kitts and Nevis, CPL 2018?
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on St Lucia Stars in what will be the 21st fixture of the Caribbean Premier League 2018. The match will be played on August 30 at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 6 PM local time.
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The last three T20 matches (one international and two CPL matches) played at the Warner Park have been won by the side bowling first. Since the wicket here is expected to remain good for batting for the entire duration of the game, the team that wins the toss is more likely to field first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Stars, CPL 2018...
St Kitts & Nevis Team News & Playing 11
SNP Team News
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be without their key bowler Sandeep Lamichhane. They replaced him with leg-spinner Hayden Walsh in the last game against Guyana Amazon Warriors and he will probably be retained for this upcoming match. So we don't expect the Patriots to make any changes to their side.
SNP Key Players
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas are the big guns in this batting line-up. Gayle has scored the most runs for the Patriots so far in this year's CPL and the team will want him to get going in this match. Thomas had top-scored with an unbeaten 38 in the reverse encounter against the Stars while Lewis will be expected to return to form. In the absence of Sandeep Lamichhane, the Patriots will rely mainly on Sheldon Cottrell, Ben Cutting and Carlos Brathwaite to deliver the goods with the ball. Cutting and Cottrell have both taken eight wickets each in six matches and these two will pose the biggest threat to the Stars.
SNP Recent Form
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have won three and lost as many matches out of the six they have played so far in this year's Caribbean Premier League. They are currently placed fourth on the points table with six points. After winning back-to-back matches against St Lucia Stars and Barbados Tridents respectively, the Patriots faced a four-wicket defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors in their last match.
St Kitts & Nevis Predicted Playing 11
Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Devon Thomas (wk), Tom Cooper, Anton Devcich, Mahmudullah, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh
St Lucia Stars Team News & Playing 11
STS Team News
St Lucia Stars went in with an extra batsman in their last match against Jamaica Tallawahs - they brought Mark Chapman in place of pace bowler Odean Smith. Chapman is likely to open the batting once again with Andre Fletcher and the Stars could go in with an unchanged line-up.
STS Key Players
Kieron Pollard, David Warner and Andre Fletcher have all had at least one good hit this season and these three are going to be the key men for St Lucia Stars when it comes to batting. Pollard is currently leading the CPL 2018 runs charts with 330 runs which includes one century and a half-century. Lendl Simmons too had a good outing last time, scoring 45 runs off 26 balls against Jamaica Tallawahs. With the ball, the Stars will bank on the likes of Mitchell McClenaghan, Kesrick Williams and Qais Ahmad to do the job. McClenaghan has been the team's most successful bowler with eight wickets in as many matches while Williams is coming off a three-wicket haul against the Tallawahs.
STS Recent Form
St Lucia Stars are languishing at the bottom of the CPL 2018 points table with just two wins and six losses from eight league matches. They played their last match against Jamaica Tallawahs which they ended up losing by 21 runs. Prior to that however, the Stars had defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets at their home ground.
St Lucia Stars Predicted Playing 11
Mark Chapman, Andre Fletcher (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, David Warner, Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Daren Sammy, Qais Ahmad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy