The iconic stadium Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad is set to witness some exhilarating T20 action as it hosts the next leg of the 2023 Carribean Premier League 2023 season. The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be taking on the Saint Lucia Kings at the venue on Saturday, September 9. The earlier match between the two teams in this competition was washed out due to rain.
The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have had a disastrous run so far in the tournament. Their first two games were washed out due to rain, and they lost the next six matches. They are yet to find a win this season and are reeling at the bottom of the points table. Meanwhile, the Saint Lucia Kings have had a decent season. They defeated the Barbados Royals in their last match by 90 runs. As of now, they occupy the third position on the table with eight points from six matches, winning three of those.
Match: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Saint Lucia Kings, Match 21, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023
Date: Saturday, September 9, 7.30 IST, 10:00 Local
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar, Fan Code
The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium offers a good balance between bat and ball. Batters enjoy playing their shots here, as the ball generally comes onto the bat nicely. 170 will be a par score on this wicket. The team that wins the toss is likely to chase.
Predicted Playing XIs
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Andre Fletcher, Will Smeed, Jyd Goolie, George Linde, Sherfane Rutherford, Corbin Bosch, Yannic Cariah, Benny Howell, Dominic Drakes, Johann Layne, Oshane Thomas
Saint Lucia Kings: Colin Munro, Johnson Charles, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Sadrack Descarte, Roshon Primus, Roston Chase, Khary Pierre, Alzarri Joseph, Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Forde
Captain: Corbin Bosch
Vice-captain: Sikandar Raza
Wicket-keeper: Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles
Batter: Sean Williams, Sherfane Rutherford
All-rounders: Roshton Chase, Dominic Drakes
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Oshane Thomas, Matthew Forde
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Squad: Andre Fletcher(w), Evin Lewis(c), Will Smeed, George Linde, Sherfane Rutherford, Corbin Bosch, Yannic Cariah, Benny Howell, Dominic Drakes, Johann Layne, Oshane Thomas, Joshua Da Silva, Jyd Goolie, Kofi James, Izharulhaq Naveed, Sheldon Cottrell, Ashmead Nedd
Saint Lucia Kings Squad: Colin Munro, Johnson Charles, Sean Williams, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(w), Roston Chase, Sikandar Raza(c), Roshon Primus, Alzarri Joseph, Peter Hatzoglou, Khary Pierre, McKenny Clarke, Sadrack Descarte, Chris Sole, Jair McAllister, Matthew Forde, Jeavor Royal, Leonardo Julien, Kimani Melius