Both SKN and SLZ didn't start the campaign too well although they did get their first wins in Jamaica against the very same opposition in the Tallawahs. SKN does possess a lethal bowling unit which hasn't been able to call upon the services of Sheldon Cottrell of late but will be considered the favourites for this game on home territory. With the addition of Colin de Grandhomme to the playing XI, SLZ look far more settled with the Kiwi in devastating form with the bat of late.
All in all, an entertaining match is on the cards between the two sides with two crucial points left hanging in the balance. Here are a few tips to help you pick your SKN vs SLZ Dream11 team.
SKP vs SLZ Squads
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Evin Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Afif Hossain, Keron Cottoy, Aaron Jones, Carlos Brathwaite(C), Rayad Emrit, Devon Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremiah Louis, Dominic Drakes, Akeem Jordan, Usama Mir.
St Lucia Zouks:
Darren Sammy (C), John Campbell, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, Andre Fletcher, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Rakheem Cornwall, Roland Cato, Jeavor Royal, Andre McCarthy, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Barnwell, Keddy Lesporis, Nitish Kumar, Fawad Ahmed, Colin de Grandhomme, Cameron Delport, Najibullah Zadran, Krishmar Santokie and Lasith Malinga
SKP vs SLZ Playing XI Updates
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Not many changes are expected from SKN with Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas in top form. Adding Laurie Evans to the equation just sweetens the deal with the likes of Brathwaite and Allen providing the goods in the death overs. Their bowling unit is well rounded with Rayad Emrit picking wickets consistently for the Patriots. Usama Mir and Shamarh Brooks are finding their feet in the starting XI and should do well on Monday.
Possible XI: Lewis, Thomas(WK), Evans, Mohammad, Brooks, Allen, Brathwaite (C), Emrit, Mir, Drakes and Joseph.
St Lucia Zouks
As for the Zouks, they should persist with the same set of players that got them the win against Jamaica Tallawahs earlier in the week. Rakheem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher have been sensational at the top of the order and are well complemented by Colin de Grandhomme and Darren Sammy. John Campbell will act as the floater with his ability to get singles and twos being crucial as well. Their bowling unit has done well with Obed McCoy impressing one and all while all eyes will be upon Fawad Ahmed come Monday.
Possible XI: Fletcher(WK), Cornwall, Campbell, de Grandhomme, Sammy(C), Cato, Perera, Williams, Ahmed, McCoy and Viljoen.
SKP vs SLZ Match Details
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks, Match 13
16th September 2019, 3:30 AM IST
Warner Park, St Kitts
SKP vs SLZ Pitch Report
As seen in the earlier games in CPL 2019, Warner Park has produced high scoring games with some swing on offer for the pacers as well. The openers will be crucial to the cause with 170-180 being a very competitive score on this wicket.
SKP vs SLZ Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Devon Thomas couldn't make an impact against Barbados Tridents earlier in the week but should be able to get back to form on Monday. Andre Fletcher's good run of form over the last couple of games makes him a decent option as well in addition to Thomas.
Batsmen: Evin Lewis and Laurie Evans are the key batsmen for SNP with the former taking to CPL cricket very nicely. Along with John Campbell, both of them should be pursued while the likes of Jason Mohammad or Roland Cato could be picked to accommodate more established players in the side.
All-rounders: Colin de Grandhomme and Fabian Allen are known for their big-hitting ability and with their added bowling prowess, they are worthwhile options for this game. SKN captain, Carlos Brathwaite is another good option and could fit in as the third allrounder in the side.
Bowlers: Rayad Emrit's experience serves him well and should yield a wicket or two along with Alzarri Joseph. South African pacer, Hardus Viljoen is another solid pick as well with the burly pacer not picking a wicket in the previous game. One of Fawad Ahmad or McCoy should suffice in completing the fantasy team.
Captain: Evin Lewis is the preferred option as captain with his record at Warner Park being exemplary. Another such option is Colin de Grandhomme, who has been in decent form with the bat of late while Laurie Evans is also a decent option to pursue as captain or vice-captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Devon Thomas, Laurie Evans, Evin Lewis, John Campbell, Colin de Grandhomme, Fabian Allen, Rakheem Cornwall, Fawad Ahmed, Hardus Viljoen, Rayad Emrit and Alzarri Joseph. Captain: Evin Lewis, Vice-Captain: Colin de Grandhomme
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Devon Thomas, Laurie Evans, Evin Lewis, John Campbell, Colin de Grandhomme, Carlos Brathwaite, Rakheem Cornwall, Obed McCoy, Hardus Viljoen, Rayad Emrit and Alzarri Joseph. Captain: Evin Lewis, Vice-Captain: Laurie Evans