With this being the Zouks' second home game, they will look to get back into winning ways against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots side, which is on the rise. SNP have four wins out of eight games, and a win on Wednesday could assure them a spot in the knockouts.
On the other hand, the Zouks are in the bottom half with only three points from six games. and with time running out fast for Daren Sammy and his men, one can expect the likes of Colin Ingram and Obed McCoy to turn in match winning performances.
Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team for SLZ vs SKN.
Squads to choose from
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
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
Playing XI Updates
St Lucia Zouks
St Lucia Zouks should persist with the same set of players with their previous game being washed out. Colin Ingram got some runs under his belt, which bodes well for them in the upcoming games. Their middle order hasn't done well with Daren Sammy and Colin de Grandhomme due for big knocks, as their side looks for a much-needed win. Their bowling unit has been decent with Fawad Ahmed picking wickets consistently and one bowler to watch out for would be Obed McCoy, who has picked nine wickets from five outings.
Possible XI: Fletcher (WK), Campbell, Ingram, de Grandhomme, Cornwall, Sammy (C), Barnwell, Royal, Viljoen, Williams and Ahmed.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Similar to their opponents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots should field the same set of players for this game as well. Evin Lewis and Fabian Allen have been sensational for the Patriots with their performances resulting in a winning run of late. Along with them, Carlos Brathwaite has also sprung into form with both bat and ball to boost their chances of qualification. Rayad Emrit and Laurie Evans have also done well for them and will be key for this crucial encounter with the ball in hand.
Possible XI: Devon Thomas (WK), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Mohd Hafeez, Shamarh Brooks, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Keron Cottoy, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph.
St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match 21
25th September 2019, 3:30 AM IST
Darren Sammy International Stadium, St Lucia
The weather should clear up for the start of this game, which should be dominated by the pacers. The overcast conditions should provide extra swing although batsmen should be able to play their nature game. 165 is competitive on this surface as long as the bowlers stick to their game plans.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Andre Fletcher has gotten off to starts at the top of the order for St Lucia Zouks. He is the preferred option over Devon Thomas, although the latter isn't a bad player to pick as well. Although he did start the competition in fine fashion, his form has derailed. Thomas could be picked to accommodate more established players in the side.
Batsmen: While Colin Ingram is a must-have from the St Lucia Zouks roster, he should be joined by Evin Lewis and Laurie Evans in the batting department. Both Lewis and Evans have done well with 227 and 186 runs to their name respectively and will be key for them. One of John Campbell or Daren Sammy should suffice as the final option if required.
Allrounders: Colin de Grandhomme is due for a big knock for the Zouks and is one of the first names of the fantasy team sheet. Along with him, Carlos Brathwaite and Fabian Allen are also viable candidates to fill in the allrounders department. Another option would be Rakheem Cornwall, although his demotion in the batting unit could go against his selection.
Bowlers: Obed McCoy and Hardus Viljoen are great options with both of them doing well with the ball in hand. Along with them, Sheldon Cottrell is also a viable pick. While Fawad Ahmed is always a wicket-taker regardless of the pitch, one of Rayad Emrit or Kesrick Williams should do the trick.
Captain: Colin Ingram is the first choice for captaincy with the former South African batsman in fine form. Along with him, Sheldon Cottrell and Evin Lewis are also stable options who are capable of winning games single-handedly.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Colin Ingram, Fabian Allen, Mohd Hafeez, Colin de Grandhomme, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed and Hardus Viljoen. Captain: Colin Ingram, Vice-Captain: Evin Lewis
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Colin Ingram, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaithe, Colin de Grandhomme, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed and Hardus Viljoen. Captain: Colin Ingram, Vice-Captain: Sheldon Cottrell