The top placed team in the points table of the 3rd edition of the Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Tridents will play the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 15th match of the season. We, in this article bring you all that you need to know about the match in advance. We have included the preview of the match along with predictions and expected lineups of both the teams.
The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are one of the two sides to have beaten the defending champions in this season. They will have to show a replay of the performance if they want to get two points from the game as the Tridents have slowly gained their confidence and look like a formidable team.
The 15th match of the third season of the Caribbean Premier League will be played on Monday the 6th of July at 14:00 local time. The Basseterre in St Lucia will play host for the game between the two teams. The pitch at the Basseterre has been deteriorating with the amount of cricket played on it. It will not be easy to score runs on this ground but the conditions will make sure that we have a close match between both the teams.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots had a great outing in the last match. They set the Tallawahs a target of 200 and bowled them out in under a hundred. They will be extremely confident of their game at the moment and will go into this game in great form.
Barbados Tridents who are still at the top of the table had a bad outing against the 2nd placed St Lucia Zouks in the second round. They were hit for 202 runs in the first innings and folded out for 172 in the second. They will have to reproduce the confidence they have shown in the beginning of the league if they want to stay at the top for a longer time.
The last time these two teams met, the match ended in a one run victory for the Patriots and we can expect a close contest even in this match.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
M Guptill, E Lewis, M Samuels, O Peters, D Thomas, S Afridi, S Tanvir, C Brathwaite, T Shamshi, N Dutta and Justin Athanaze.
D Smith, E Munaweera, S Malik, J Carter, K Pollard, J Holder, R Peterson, N Stewart, A Mendis, RR Emrit, R Rampaul.
The Trident though are at the top of the table, they have slowly lost the plot and have lost 2 games in a short time. They will be low on confidence and will have to start this game on a positive note if they want to be victorious. But the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots side is slowly on the ascendancy and they will start the game as favorites. They have a chance to close the gap at the top of the table to 2 points with a victory.
As per Sports Mirchi predictions St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will have 65 percent winning chances.