St Lucia Zouks playing their second encounter at home as they face defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday. Trinbago suffered their first defeat of the season earlier in the week against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and will be looking to bounce back into winning ways. They come across a decent St Lucia Zouks side, bolstered by the arrival of Colin Ingram, who played for Trinbago last year. St Lucia Zouks themselves are in desperate need of a win with only one win in four games and will needs their players to step up to the fore against Kieron Pollard and his men.
Given the nature of the surface, Trinbago Knight Riders are the firm favourites although Darren Sammy's side could spring an upset with the talent they have in their possession. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
SLZ vs TKR Squads
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
Trinbago Knight Riders
Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard (C), Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Mohd Hasnain, Khary Pierre, James Neesham, Seekuge Prasanna, Amir Jangoo, Anderson Phillip, Mark Deyal, Tion Webster, Javon Searles, Akeal Hossain and Ali Khan.
SLZ vs TKR Playing XI Updates
St Lucia Zouks:
St Lucia should field their strongest side with Colin Ingram and Andre Fletcher being key for them. Rakheem Cornwall has been the surprise package for them with his Sunil Narine-esque hitting. Their bowling unit is also quite balanced with Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy in good form with the ball along with Fawad Ahmed. Daren Sammy and Kavem Hodge are also resourceful with the ball although they are slight underdogs for this game.
Possible XI: Fletcher(WK), Cornwall, Ingram, Hodge, Grandhomme, Sammy(C), Viljoen, Williams, McCoy, Ahmed and Barnwell/Campbell
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine should return for this game at the expense of Mark Deyal, who did put in a decent shift with the bat. Lendl Simmons, who is the second-highest run-scorer in CPL 2019 is one to watch out for alongside Kieron Pollard and Colin Munro. Their bowling unit is filled with talent with the likes of Hasnain and Pierre picking wickets on a consistent basis. Jimmy Neesham has eight wickets in five games and should be key for them in the death overs.
Possible XI: Narine/Deyal, Simmons, Munro, Pollard (C), Bravo, Ramdin(WK), Neesham, Prasanna, Pierre, Hasnain and Phillip.
SLZ vs TKR Match Details
St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Match 18
22 September 2019, 5:30 AM IST
Daren Sammy International Stadium, St Lucia
SLZ vs TKR Pitch Report
The pitch should have something in store for everyone. Considering the fact it is an evening fixture, batsmen should aim for a score ranging between 170-180 with the boundaries also not being too big. Chasing is the preferred choice for captains winning the toss and shouldn't defer on Sunday as well.
SLZ vs TKR Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Considering the firepower Trinbago Knight Riders possesses, Dinesh Ramdin hasn't been getting much batting time in the middle. This forces fantasy users to pick a more safe option in Andre Fletcher, who has impressed in bits and pieces at the top of the order. In front of his home crowd, he is a great option to back to get some runs and lead his side to an improbable victory
Batsmen: The two Colins, Ingram and Munro are must-haves in the side with both of the expected to bat in the top order for their respective sides. With top-order batsmen being key on a good batting surface, Lendl Simmons is also very good option while one of Darren Bravo or even Darren Sammy could do the trick in the batting department.
All-rounders: While Jimmy Neesham and Rakheem Cornwall are two individuals are certain to feature in most fantasy teams, Colin de Grandhomme should also be associated with the aforementioned trio for this game. The big Kiwi allrounder has been in good form with the bat with his gentle medium pace also bound to come into play as the game progresses.
Bowlers: The highest wicket-taker in CPL 2018, Fawad Ahmed is one to watch out for as he is backed to pick a wicket or two against his former employers. While the leggie hasn't reached the heights of 2018, his leg-spin is always a genuine threat for the opposition. Walking along the same lines, Mohd Hasnain and Hardus Viljoen are also decent options while one of Khary Pierre or Anderson Phillip should round the team off for this game.
Captain: Colin Munro is the first choice for captaincy with his record for TKR standing out. Along with the burly left-hander, the likes of Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham are also good options considering their ability with both bat and ball.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Rakheem Cornwall, Hardus Viljoen, Fawad Ahmed, Mohd Hasnain and Khary Pierre. Captain: Colin Munro, Vice-Captain: Colin de Grandhomme
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Rakheem Cornwall, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams, Mohd Hasnain and Khary Pierre. Captain: Colin Munro, Vice-Captain: Jimmy Neesham