CPL 2016: Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, live streaming, team news, probable XI, prediction
Both teams go into the game looking for their second win of the tournament.
The Barbados Tridents shared a point with the Jamaica Tallawahs as the match was called off due to rain. The fans, however, did witness some action as the Tallawahs batted for 10 overs and scored 116 for the loss of 2 wickets. The Tridents bowlers were smashed around the park by Chris Gayle with Wayne Parnell being the only bowler to maintain an economy rate below 7 runs per over.
The Patriots had a disappointing outing against the Guyana Amazon Warriors as they were defeated by 4 wickets in a low scoring affair. Lendl Simmons was the top scorer for the Patriots with a patient half-century and also helping them post a total of 108. Spinners Samuel Badree and Tabraiz Shamsi were the pick of the bowlers, picking up 2 wickets each in their 4 overs.
The LIVE match can be streamed on SonyLiv and also on the official page ‘Caribbean Premier League’ through Facebook Live.
Probable Playing XI:
In the game the Tridents previously played against the Patriots, Shoaib Malik scored a half-century which included a couple of boundaries and a couple of sixes. The Pakistan batsman paced his innings well and played a key role in helping the Tridents win the game. South African batsman AB de Villiers unleashed his wrath upon the Patriots bowlers the last time they faced each other, scoring 63 runs in 33 deliveries.
The 32-year-old will be expected to be at his best against the Patriots when they face each other in the next match. Wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran could feature against the Patriots. Pooran has been maintaining a strike-rate of 143 in his T20 career so far.
Skipper Kieron Pollard has not had a lot of opportunities to showcase his batting skills but played a crucial knock in the game against Patriots, scoring 25 runs in 13 deliveries at a strike-rate of 178. Pollard can be lethal on his day and the Tridents will hope that he does well against the Patriots again. Apart from his bowling abilities, David Wiese can be a handy batsman lower down the order as he has done in the Indian Premier League.
Wayne Parnell has been the leading attack bowler for the Tridents and he will have to continue performing at his best for the remainder of this season. West Indies bowler Ravi Rampaul could be useful with the new ball and give the Tridents a breakthrough in the powerplay. Ashley Nurse and Imran Khan could lead the spin department.
Probable XI: Steven Taylor, Shoaib Malik, AB de Villiers, Nicholas Pooran (Wicket-keeper), Kieron Pollard (Captain), Raymon Reifer, David Wiese, Imran Khan, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Wayne Parnell.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
West Indies opener Lendl Simmons could play a key role for the Patriots against the Tridents here. Evin Lewis has been good for the Patriots, scoring 143 runs in 5 games with a couple of half-centuries this season. Skipper Faf du Plessis is yet to click for the Patriots in this season and needs to find his form with the bat soon. Devon Thomas has shown that he can play an attacking role and could be promoted to get some quick runs at the top of the order.
The Patriots can use the services of Thisara Perera, JJ Smuts and Jonathan Carter who can be useful with the bat and the ball. Perera failed to make an impact in the previous game when he was promoted and will need to do better against the Patriots.
Spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Samuel Badree have been making the most of the opportunities, picking up wickets at regular intervals and doing sufficient damage to the opposition with the ball. Krishmar Santokie, meanwhile has been leading the attack with the new ball and has been keeping things tight.
Probable XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis (Captain), Devon Thomas (Wicket-keeper), Thisara Perera, Shamarh Brooks, JJ Smuts, Jonathan Carter, Krishmar Santokie, Tabraiz Shamsi, Samuel Badree.
Prediction: The Patriots stand a good chance of winning against the Tridents and will have to be at their best to grab those 2 points.