St Kitts and Nevis Patriots play their second home game on Wednesday against the formidable Barbados Tridents. SNP haven't registered a win in CPL 2019 so far and they couldn't have faced a tougher test in the Jason Holder-led, Barbados Tridents.
With Alex Hales opening the batting for them, BT looks strong on paper with resourceful players in their side as well. They will be wary of SNP's strength in bowling with Sheldon Cottrell being one of the standout bowlers in recent games. All in all, another thrilling encounter between the two sides awaits at Warner Park.
Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team for SNP vs BT.
SNP vs BT Squads to choose from
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.
Jason Holder (C), Alex Hales, Sandeep Lamichhane, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Josh Bishop, Imad Wasim, Jonathan Carter, Chemar Holder, Leniko Boucher, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves and Hayden Walsh
SNP vs BT Playing XI Updates
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Not many changes are expected from SNP although better performances from their batsmen are expected with Devon Thomas being the only shining light so far. Their depth in batting serves them well with Rayad Emrit capable of clearing the boundary with ease. Their fortunes depend on their pace attack comprising of Cottrell, Emrit and Joseph, who are well experienced in this format.
Possible XI: Lewis, Thomas(WK), Evans, Hafeez, Brathwaite (C), Allen, Mohammad, Emrit, Mir, Cottrell and Joseph.
As for the Tridents, they shouldn't be altering their combination although Sandeep Lamichhane could sit this game out. He bowled only one over against GAW and could make way for Imad Wasim. This strengthens the batting unit as well which doesn't have Shai Hope as of now. Alex Hales and Johnson Charles hold the key at the top of the order against a formidable SNP pace attack.
Possible XI: Hales, Charles, Boucher(WK), Carter, Duminy, Holder(C), Nurse, Wasim, Lalor, Primus and Reifer.
SNP vs BT Match Details
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents, Match 8
12th September 2019, 3:30 AM IST
Warner Park, St. Kitts
SNP vs BT Pitch Report
A competitive wicket with some on offer awaits both sides looking for their first win in CPL 2019. 160 should be par on this surface with the powerplay overs being crucial to either side. Teams winning the toss should prefer chasing on this surface with the ball coming on nicely under lights.
SNP vs BT Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Two decent options in Devon Thomas and Leniko Boucher are on offer for the fantasy players. While Thomas has already scored some runs in CPL 2019, Boucher is due for a big one at the top of the order and is the prime candidate for this slot. In case of an extra top-order batsman, Thomas could be picked as well.
Batsmen: Alex Hales didn't have a great start to his CPL career with a first-ball duck. He should make up for his rare failure. Laurie Evans and Evin Lewis are worthy options to have in the squad. While Johnson Charles is another dynamic opener to have in the fantasy team, Jonathan Carter's ability to pace his innings perfectly and against spin makes him a worth-while option.
All-rounders: Jason Holder has added responsibility with the bat in the death overs. Combined with his quality swing bowling, he is a great option. Fabian Allen is another resourceful option whose left-arm spin could be tough to put away while one of Mohd Hafeez or Ashley Nurse should do as well.
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell and Raymon Reifer are must-haves in this game given their ability to pick wickets in the death overs. Primus is another good option with the West Indian picking two wickets against GAW. To complete the fantasy team, one of Emrit or Joseph should suffice.
Captain: Alex Hales and Evin Lewis have plied their trade for numerous team across the T20 circuit with multiple hundreds to their names. They are the first choices for captaincy on a good batting track. If one were to opt for a different player, Laurie Evans is a good pick, if selected in the playing XI.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Devon Thomas, Alex Hales, Evin Lewis, Jonathan Carter, Laurie Evans, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit and Josh Lalor. Captain: Evin Lewis, Vice-Captain: Alex Hales
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Leniko Boucher, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Alex Hales, Jonathan Charles, Jason Holder, JP Duminy, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit and Raymon Reifer. Captain: Alex Hales, Vice-Captain: Laurie Evans