Who Will Win St Kitts and Nevis vs St Lucia, CPL 2018?
St Lucia Stars finally managed to put an end to their losing streak when they beat Barbados Tridents by 38 runs in their last match. They will be hoping for another win when they take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in what will be the 13th fixture of the Caribbean Premier League 2018. The match will be played on August 21 at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 6 PM local time.
STS vs SNP, CPL 2018: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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The pitch at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, in the recent past, has offered more assistance to the bowlers early on. And also since three of the last four CPL matches played at this ground have been won by the side fielding first, the toss-winning captain is more likely to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for St Lucia Stars vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2018...
St Lucia Stars Team News & Playing 11
STS Team News
St Lucia Stars made one tactical change to their side for the previous game against Barbados Tridents, replacing Chandrapaul Hemraj with pace bowler Odean Smith. The latter will probably be retained for this match as the team is unlikely to tweak its winning combination. So we expect the stars to come up with the same line-up against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
STS Key Players
David Warner, Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard are the stars in St Lucia's batting line-up. Fletcher and Pollard cracked a 52-ball 80 and a 54-ball 104 respectively in the last game against Barbados Tridents while Warner had recently smashed an unbeaten 72 against Trinbago Knight Riders. Pollard who is the season's second-highest run-getter, will also have a major role to play with the ball. Mitchell McClenaghan has been their most successful bowler so far with six wickets in five matches and he is the main threat in this pace attack. The Stars will also rely on the leg-spin of Qais Ahmad who too has been among the wickets and has a decent economy rate as well. The Patriots will also be wary of Obed McCoy who claimed a three-wicket haul against the Tridents.
STS Recent Form
St Lucia Stars, after one win and four losses from five league matches, find themselves right at the bottom of the points table with two points. After facing defeats in their first four matches straight, they finally managed to break their losing streak by registering their first win of the CPL 2018 - a convincing 38-run win against Barbados Tridents. The Stars have been displaying good batting performances with scores of 175, 212 and 226 in their last three matches.
St Lucia Stars Predicted Playing 11
Andre Fletcher (wk), David Warner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Sammy, Qais Ahmad, Kavem Hodge, Odean Smith, Mitchell McClenaghan, Obed McCoy
St Kitts & Nevis Team News & Playing 11
SNP Team News
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have no injury issues to deal with ahead of this upcoming clash against St Lucia Stars. They have fielded the same line-up in their last two matches and we expect them to go unchanged into this match as well, despite having lost their last game to Jamaica Tallawahs.
SNP Key Players
Opening batsmen Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are the key men with the bat for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Skipper Gayle has scored the most runs for his side so far - 145 runs which includes an outstanding knock of 86 against table-toppers Guyana Amazon Warriors. Lewis is yet to make a mark this CPL and the team will be hoping that he is able to find form against the Stars. Devon Thomas, Mahmudullah and Ben Cutting are the others in this line-up who have the potential to score heavily. When it comes to bowling, the Patriots will look to the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sandeep Lamichhane to do the job. Lamichhane has been the most effective of the bowlers with five wickets in three matches and is coming off impressive figures of 2-21 from four overs. The young Nepalese off-spinner could cause a few problems for the Stars in this match.
SNP Recent Form
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have won one and lost two out of the three league matches they have played so far this season and are placed fifth on the leaderboard with two points. They started off their CPL 2018 campaign with a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors but bounced back with a 42-run victory against Trinbago Knight Riders before going down by 47 runs in their last match against Jamaica Tallawahs. The Patriots would have been disappointed with their batting effort last time as they could only muster 131 while chasing Jamaica's 178.
St Kitts & Nevis Predicted Playing 11
Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis, Tom Cooper, Devon Thomas (wk), Anton Devcich, Mahmudullah, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Jeremiah Louis, Sheldon Cottrell, Sandeep Lamichhane