CPL 2016: Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks - live streaming, team news, probable playing XI, prediction
Barbados Tridents are having a see-saw kind of a season and are placed mid-table with two wins and two losses. The Tridents lost their last game of the CPL 2016 against the Trinbago Knight Riders even after setting up an imposing target of 172 runs. Batting first, the Tridents put up a massive 172 runs on board courtesy a good all-round batting effort by their team.
Shoaib Malik led the charge from the front by scoring a breezy 47. South African AB de Villiers continued his splendid form in the tournament with yet another quick-fire 45 run knock in the middle. Meanwhile, skipper Kieron Pollard provided the innings with impetus towards the end by hitting some lusty blows in his unbeaten knock of 41 runs.
The Trinbago Knight Riders scripted an impressive win by chasing down the big total with more than two overs to go. The Knight Riders win should be largely credited to the power-packed batting performance by the ever consistent run scorer Hashim Amla and William Perkins. Hard hitting Kiwi batsman Colin Munro, well supported by Dwayne Bravo went on a rampage by scoring a blistering knock of 68 that took the game away from the Tridents.
The Tridents pacers Ravi Rampaul and Wayne Parnell proved really expensive as the opposition batsmen tonked them to all parts of the park. Meanwhile spinner Robin Peterson was the only bowler for the Tridents to make an impression with an economical spell, conceding just 23 runs in his 3.4 overs.
St Lucia Zouks are deceptively placed at the bottom of the table but have games in hand to move up the ladder. Coming at the back of two successive losses, the Zouks would like to get back to winnings ways. The Zouks lost their last game to the Guyana Amazon Warriors courtesy a lackluster batting display.
The Zouks would hope for a much-improved batting performance by their batsman who haven’t fired collectively as a unit. There was a top order collapse in their last game only to be recovered by ‘Mr. Cricket’ Michael Hussey who chipped in with a valuable 64 run knock. Hussey forged a good partnership with David Miller to give the innings some respectability, eventually setting up a below par target of 138 for the Warriors.
Defending 138 was always a daunting task and Amazon Warriors were up to the challenge from the very start with the dangerous Dwayne Smith and skipper Martin Guptill providing initial fireworks before Chris Lynn and Jason Mohammad demonstrated brilliant stroke play to take their team home. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson bowled in good areas for the Zouks which was reflective in his economic figures, conceding just 21 runs off his 4 overs.
Rest of the Zouks bowling attack lacked the much-required sting and looked pretty ordinary to unsettle the Warriors batsmen.
The Live match can be streamed on SonyLiv and also on the official page ‘Caribbean Premier League’ through Facebook Live.
Probable Playing XI
Opener Steven Taylor might get dropped as he yet again failed to put up an impressive score. Kyle Corbin could get a look in against the Zouks. Shoaib Malik promoted as an opener in the last game showcased rich vein of form by yet again scoring 47 runs to lay a solid platform.
Batting maestro AB De Villiers is in breath-taking form and his last knock of 45 runs off just 32 deliveries would have further boosted his confidence.Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has been among the runs in the tournament but failed to open his account against the Knight Riders. He shall look to make a contribution with the bat against the Zouks.
Skipper Kieron Pollard would look to extend his good run with bat and ball as he yet again contributed with a hard-hitting cameo of 41 runs against the Knight Riders.
Seamers Wayne Parnell and Ravi Rampaul were a touch too expensive in their last outing but continued with their wicket taking form as they have done all season. Meanwhile spinner Robin Peterson impressed with an economical spell of 23 runs in 3.4 overs.
Legbreak bowler Imran Khan who had a decent outing against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots might be brought back to the side after missed out in the last game. Promising young spinner Akeal Hosein might again make the side again despite his poor showing in the last game.
Probable XI : Kyle Corbin, Shoaib Malik, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicolas Pooran (Wicket-keeper), RJ Peterson, Imran Khan, Wayne Parnell, Raymon Reifer, Akeal Hosein, R Rampaul
St Lucia Zouks
Wicket-keeper batsman Johnson Charles would like to get his run-scoring form back after going for a duck in the last game. ADS Fletcher would look to convert his starts into a big score as struggled to get his timings right against the Warriors. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson failed with the bat against the Warriors but made amends with the ball by bowling an economical spell, conceding just 21 runs from his 4 overs.
The experienced Michael Hussey would again play a pivotal role in the middle order after he scored a valuable knock of 64 runs to restore the innings for the Zouks in the last game. Hard hitting South African David Miller forged a good partnership in the middle with Michael Hussey by chipping in with a brisk 23 run knock.
Skipper Darren Sammy who scored a few boundaries against the Warriors to end the innings with a flourish could be destructive down the order. Meanwhile, all-rounder, Kyle Mayers shall look to chip in with a valuable contribution.
Spinner Shane Shillingford bowled a tidy spell against the Warriors and picked up the crucial wicket of Dwayne Smith. Young spinner Derone Davis who has been among the wickets this season shall share the spin attack with Shane Shillingford. South African seamer Morne Morkel could be back in the playing eleven to add some pace to the bowling attack.
Probable XI: Johnson Charles (Wicket-keeper), Shane Watson, ADS Fletcher, Michael Hussey, David Miller, Darren Sammy (Captain), Kyle Mayers, DYA Davis, Shane Shillingford, Morne Morkel, K Ramsaran
The Tridents and the Zouks are coming off losses and would be more than eager to have a victory under their belt. Both sides have the requisite firepower in their arsenal to come on top against each other but the Tridents would go in as the favorites to win this encounter being the more balanced side and playing on their home turf at Barbados.