Date & Time: Wednesday, August 26, 19:30 IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, Port of Spain, West Indies
Here comes the 13th game of the season and it is the table toppers Trinibago Knight Riders who are taking on St Lucia Zouks who are placed in the second position on the table, in the first game of the day. So far, Trinbago had a brilliant time in the middle, having won all three matches. On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks maintained a good winning percentage by winning three out of their four games.
Trinbago has no concerns whatsoever, as the batting and bowling departments have been doing their job to perfection. The likes of Darren Bravo and Colin Munro have been doing well alongside the all-rounder Sunil Narine. However, the team is failing to get good starts, with Lendl Simmons hitting a lean patch. In the bowling department, Ali Khan, Sunil Narine have been doing the task for Trinbago to make things happen for the team.
As far as St Lucia Zouks is concerned, it is Roston Chase and Mohammad Nabi who are doing the bulk of work for the team in both sections of the game. The form of Rahkeem Cornwall is a big concern for the team while the failure of lower-middle-order batting has further made things tough for them. However, the bowling department is doing brilliantly to make things fall in place for the team.
All in all, looking at the lineups of both teams, one can expect a cracker of a contest tonight.
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed
Andre Fletcher (wk), Kimani Melius/Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Najibullah Zadran, Roston Chase, Javelle Glenn/Zahir, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder
Unlike the previous venue, the Queen’s Park Oval is expected to give some assistance for the batsmen to go with their shots. However, the longer boundaries will help the bowlers to try out variations. The average score at the venue for the game is 150-160, which certainly means that a fan can expect an even contest between the bat and ball.
He is carrying brilliant form with the ball and also delivering goods with his bat. Narine already scored a couple of fifties in the tournament and also bowled economical spell to help his side cross winning ropes. We expect him to deliver again.
The all-rounder Roston Chase has been exceptional for St Lucia in both sections of the game. With bat and ball, he has turned out to be a golden player for St Lucia. Once again, he has got the task to do for the team.
The Afghanistan all-rounder has been doing well for the team in both departments of the game. Nabi is giving perfect boost with the bat in the middle-order and picking wickets on a consistent basis to give points for the fantasy users.
The muscular Pollard is one such player, who can change the complexion of the game with ease. His prowess to score big in quick time and ability to roll up his arm to take wickets in the middle-overs makes him a perfect big bet for this game.