The Caribbean Premier League is almost half way through its 3rd season and it has not failed to impress all the fans that have been waiting for it. The teams in the league have more or less settled down and it is that time of the league when the teams start to face each other for the second time in the second half of the season.
The defending champions, Barbados Tridents will take on the Lucia Zouks in the 12th match of the CPL. These two teams will face each other again after a gap of just a day. As these two teams get ready to face each other, we bring you the preview of the match along with the predictions and expected lineups of both the teams.
The 12th match in the 3rd edition of the Caribbean Premier League will be played between the Barbados Tridents and the St Lucia Zouks at the Basseterre on the 3rd of July. The game wills start at 8:00 pm local time. The strip at the Basseterre has encouraged the bowlers a lot and has given the batsmen plenty of chances if they apply themselves. It will provide a great balance to the game.
Barbados Tridents had a great start to the 3rd season of the league and will want to stay top of the table for a longer time by increasing the gap of 3 points to 5 at the top of the table.
The last time these two teams met, just 2 days ago, at the Basseterre, The Tridents managed to lift themselves to 148 after a slow start. But a great spell from R Emrit in which he picked 3 wickets up saw the St Lucia Zouks fall just 15 runs short as they were all out for 133.
The Zouks will want to improve on their batting performance and will have to give a stronger fight to derail the champions from the top of the table. Though they are 3 points away from the Tridents, they have a chance to cut the gap to 1 with a win in this match. So this is an important match for both the teams.
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Rayad Emrit, Dilshan Munaweera, Jonathan Carter, Robin Peterson, Shai Hope, J Mendis.
St Lucia Zouks
Darren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Ross Taylor, Shakib Al Hasan, Shannon Gabriel, Henry Davids, Fidel Edwards, Kemar Roach, Kyle Mayers.
The top of the table clash is always an exciting prospect and one hard to predict. Both teams have been in good form and have players who can win the match on their own on their day. But the Barbados Tridents will surely start firm favorites in the match and it will need an improved performance from the last game from the home team if they want to beat the Tridents. As per Sports Mirchi predictions Barbados have got 60 percent chances.
With the Basseterre being used on an extended spell, the pitch will no longer be helpful for batting and both the team will have to do well with the ball if they want to win the game. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action in the 12th match of the Caribbean Premier League.