The Barbados Tridents have had a splendid start to their season with 3 wins in four matches and have already made a long stay at the top of the table. They will meet their closest competitors in an away game when they face the St Lucia Zouks who are second on the points table.
The Zouks have 5 points and will go to the top of the table if they can beat the defending champions in the 10th match of the Caribbean Premier League. This article is a preview of the match along with the details of the match. It includes the predictions and expected lineups of both the squads.
The 10th match in the Caribbean Premier League between the St Lucia Zouks and the Barbados Tridents will be played on the 1st of July at the Basseterre. It will start at the 6:00 pm local time. The pitch at the Basseterre has been a competitive one and has given the players equal opportunities. This will be a close contest between the top 2 sides and will be a match to watch out for.
The two sides have had a confident start in the league and have great depth in the squad for the business end of the short tournament. A victory in this match is very crucial for both teams as the 1st spot in the points table is up for grabs.
The defend champions; the Barbados Tridents have lost their first match in the competition in a close finish against a gritty Patriots side. They were just one runs short of victory as Peters ended a lovely 82 by the skipper Kieron Pollard. They will take confidence from the fact that their bowlers have done well in all the games in the league and will want to cement their position at the top of the table.
The St Lucia Zouks had a washed out game to start the league but have bounced back well. But the last game saw them thumped by the Jamaican Tallawahs and its skipper Chris Gayle for a 10 wicket defeat. This will still be fresh in the player’s minds and they will have to perform well to shrug off the embarrassing defeat at the Gros Islet.
St Lucia Zouks
Darren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Johnson Charles, Ross Taylor, Shakib Al Hasan, Shannon Gabriel, Henry Davids, Fidel Edwards, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford, Kyle Mayers.
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Rayad Emrit, Dilshan Munaweera, Jonathan Carter, Robin Peterson, Akeal Hosein, Navin Stewart.
The top two teams in the competition is tough choice to make but the Trident will be confident having lost their only game by just a run. They will start the game as favorites and the Zouks will want to avoid another game like the one with the Tallawahs. As per Sports Mirchi predictions Tridents have 60 percent winning chances.
The 3rd Edition of the Caribbean Premier League has taken its shape and the teams will have to step it up if they have to get close to the final prize. Every game has become ever so important and this game more than any. So do make sure you watch every bit of the action in the match between the St Lucia Zouks and the Barbados Tridents.