SLK vs SKN Match Preview: St Lucia Kings will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 15th match of CPL 2021 on Sunday at Warner Park. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots currently top the points table with five wins in five matches. They are the only team who haven’t lost a single match in the tournament.
St. Lucia Kings will square up against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 15th match of the CPL 2021 on Sunday at Warner Park. St. Kitts are at the top of the table with 5 wins in as many matches. They haven’t lost a single match thus far and would be keen on maintaining the winning momentum.
They snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the last game against Barbados. Barbados Royals batted first and posted 160 runs on the scoreboard. Smit Patel top-scored with a half-century to his name. Dwayne Bravo starred for St. Kitts with the ball, picking 4 for 26.
In the second innings, Chris Gayle top-scored with 42 off 30 balls. Devon Smith and Gayle added 49 runs for the second wickets. However, wickets kept falling in quick succession after that. Barbados reduced St. Kitts to 98 for 5 and had the upper hand in the game right throughout the innings. The equation later came down to 29 needed off the final 13 balls. What followed thereafter, was a flurry of boundaries from Sheldon Cottrell and Dominic Sibley. The duo turned the game on its head in a matter of a few overs. On the last ball, 4 runs were needed and Sheldon Cottrell tonked the ball for a six to help his team earn their fifth consecutive win.
On the contrary, St. Lucia Kings are sitting at second from the bottom of the points table. They won the last game against Guyana Amazon Warriors by 51 runs. Roston Chase scored 85 runs as St. Lucia notched 149 in the first innings. Bowlers too made a significant impact in the game. Jeavor picked 3, while Obed McCoy and Kesrick Williams finished with two apiece. Thanks to their impressive bowling performances as Guyana Amazon Warriors were bundled out for just 98 runs.
SLK vs SKN Probable XI
Ahead of the next game between the two teams, here’s a look at probable playing XIs:
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (wk), Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo (c), Dominic Drakes, Paul van Meekeren, Naseem Shah, Sheldon Cottrell
St Lucia Kings
Andre Fletcher (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Mark Deyal, Tim David, Samit Patel, Keron Cottoy, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams
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