Date & Time: Sunday, September 29, 05:30 IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies
Race to the playoffs intensifies
The race to the playoffs has only intensified more after every passing match in the final week of the league phase. The match on Sunday between St Kitts Patriots and Barbados Tridents is no different to that every context. St Kitts need to win their final league match in order to confirm a place in the playoffs or otherwise need to rely on others’ results to go in their favor. On the other side, Barbados still have 3 matches left in the league phase in which a couple of wins will secure them a Top 4 finish.
Shakib-Al-Hasan is likely to play his first match of the season for Barbados which leaves Justin Greaves out of the Playing XI. Sheldon Cottrell who missed the last match is likely to replace expensive Jeremiah Louis if the former is available for selection.
The surface in Barbados has slowed down a bit in the second half of the season and it would get even slower as it comes to the end of the season.
He has continued from where he left in the T20 Blast. In the CPL, he has made it to the Dream team on 6 occasions out 7 matches played. Although he has a PPM of 45 in the season, he is yet to come up with his best performance which makes him a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
He may not have been in his best form in the last few months, but that poor patch did not continue too long and Barbados has benefited from Duminy finding his form in the CPL. His PPM of 64 in the season make him One of the most sought after players in today’s match.
He is not in the best of forms in the first couple of matches of the season but after that, he has come up with few all-round performances in the last five games. Apart from a lone match in the last five games, he has picked at least a wicket or scored 30 odd runs. His PPM of 51 in the season makes him a must-have.
After a poor show in the first few games of the season, Pakistan all-rounder has come to his best in the last 5 matches where he has a PPM of 56. Apart from a lone match he has scored at least 25 odd runs or chipped in with a wicket.
He may be the leading run-scorer for St Kitts in the season but it has either been a hit or miss kind of season for Lewis so far. The last 5 scores 10, 7, 45, 65 and 12 are a reflection of that which makes him a big bet to consider in today’s match.