The 3rd season of the much awaited Caribbean Premier League is under way and the defending champions are getting ready for their fourth home game against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots franchise. This season has already seen some great performances by some great players and this match promises to be another game to watch.
The Caribbean Premier League has just 6 teams and his makes every match as important as any other. Both teams will want a victory in this game more so the Patriots, having started with a loss in the first game. We, in this article provide you the Preview and predictions of the match along with the expected lineups.
The 7th game of the 3rd season of the Caribbean Premier League will be played between the Barbados Trident and the St Kitts Nevis Patriots on Saturday, the 27th of June. This will be a home game for the Tridents and will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
The game will start at 16:00 local time. The pitch at the Oval has already seen some great innings and is a good place to score runs. We can expect a high scoring game if batsmen from both teams apply themselves on the wicket.
Barbados Tridents have had a great start to the season with 3 wins in games. They have played all their games at home and will face the Patriots again at the Oval. The players must have gotten used to the conditions and will be confident of outscoring their opposition.
The last match against he T&T Red Steel saw the bowlers make merry as they were set a target of just 96 runs by the Steels. Holder was at his best with figures of 3 for 11 from 4 over’s. The margin of victory will make sure that the Tridents have a good Net Run Rate if needed in the later stages of the tournament.
The Patriots on the other hand have lost their only match against the St Lucia Zouks after setting an average target. Their bowlers however were not disciplined as the Patriots saw their first game end in a defeat. They will take courage from their batting innings but will have to improve drastically with the ball to challenge an inform Barbados Tridents side.
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Rayad Emrit, Dilshan Munaweera, Jonathan Carter, Robin Peterson, Akeal Hosein, N Stewart.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Carlos Brathwaite, Devon Thomas, Orlando Peters, Shahid Afridi, Marlon Samuels, Sohail Tanvir, Sheldon Cottrell, Martin Guptill, Ewin Lewis, Tabraiz Shamsi, N Dutta.
The game between the two sides that are well balanced with the ball and the bat will be a close one. The defending champion will go into the game as firm favorites after having already set the season on fire with 3 back to back wins. The Patriots must play out of their skin to get a result at the Oval.
As per sportsmirchi.com predictions Barbados Tridents will be favorites to win and they have 65 percent winning chances over St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.