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CPL 2021: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Betting Tips and Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team

Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Match Preview

The first semi-final of the CPL 2021 edition sees Trinbago Knight Riders take on Saint Lucia Kings on Tuesday. Trinbago Knight Riders didn’t make a great start to their campaign, losing three out of their first five matches. However, Pollard and Co. made a roaring comeback in the second half of the tournament as they won 4 out of their next five matches. As a result, they reached the top of the table with 12 points to their name.

Trinbago Knight Riders would be riding high on confidence after winning the last game against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 4 wickets. They restricted St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots to 147 runs in the first innings. Ravi Rampaul sent Chris Gayle back to the pavilion in just the second over of the innings. Joshua Da Silva, however, ensured the team get a decent start in the powerplay.

Da Silva went on to score a half-century in 45 deliveries. The likes of Jonathan Carter (16 off 16) and Sherfane Rutherford (25 off 28) couldn’t play at a healthy strike rate. However, Dwayne Bravo’s 13-ball 25-run cameo ensured that they reach a reasonable score on the board. Ali Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Knight Riders, picking 3 for 19 runs in 4 overs. Isuru Udana returned with figures of 2 for 28 in his four overs.

Trinbago Knight Riders lost Lendl Simmons (20 off 17) inside the powerplay in the second innings. Colin Munro (9 off 15) and Darren Bravo also had little to contribute (1 off 7). Trinbago Knight Riders could manage close to 60 runs in the first 10 overs and with three players back in the hunt.

Skipper, Kieron Pollard, however, didn’t let the game slip out of their hands as he rose to the occasion when it mattered the most. He scored 51 runs off just 22 deliveries, a knock which was laced with 3 fours and 5 sixes. His knock took the game away from St. Kitts. Isuru Idana (25 off 16) later played a scintillating cameo and guided the team home with one over remaining.

Saint Lucia Kings, on the other hand, sits fourth on the points table after the end of league stage matches. They won 5 games out of 10 matches and has 10 points to their name.

Saint Lucia Kings played their last game against Barbados Royals which they lost by 8 wickets. Saint Lucia Kings notched a mammoth 190-run total in the first innings. R Cornwall gave a scintillating start to the side as he scored 40 runs off just 25 balls. Roston Chase, the man in form, scored his fourth century of the tournament. Besides, there were vital contributions from Tim David (13 off 6) and D Wiese (23 off 15).

However, despite posting such a big total, they failed to defend. Glenn Phillips and Kyle Mayers took the bowlers on a leather hunt as the duo stitched a 154-runs together for the third wicket. Barbados chased down the total in just 18.5 overs. Saint Lucia Kings would be hoping for a better performance in the next game against Trinbago.

Also read: CPL 2021: St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders Betting Tips and Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team

Probable Playing XIs:

Trinbago Knight Riders:

Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul.

Saint Lucia Kings:

Andre Fletcher (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Tim David, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Keemo Paul, Wahab Riaz, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal.

Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Betting Tips

Colin Munro to score the most runs for Trinbago Knight Riders in the match: 2/5 @bet365 

Colin Munro will hold key to Trinbago Knight Rider’s fortune in the semi-final match against Saint Lucia Kings. He has consistently fetched points in the tournament. He has 239 runs to his name in 10 matches at an average of close to 30.

Ravi Rampaul to pick the most wickets for Trinbago Knight Riders in the match: 11/4 @betway 

Ravi Rampaul has been the standout bowler this season. He currently leads the list with the most number of wickets. In 9 matches, Rampaul has managed to pick 18 wickets. He is expected to exhibit another good spell of pace bowling.

Roston Chase to score most runs for Saint Lucia Kings: 1/2 @bet365 

Roston Chase should be the top pick in the batting department. He has wreaked havoc with the bat this season, having managed to score four half-centuries. In the last game, he scored 56 runs off 38 balls. He has 367 runs to his name in the tournament at an average of 52.43.

Jeavor Royal to pick the most wickets for Saint Lucia Kings: 7/2 @betway 

Jeavor Royal has picked the most wickets for Saint Lucia Kings in the tournament. In 8 matches, he has managed to pick 12 wickets at an average of 13.50.

Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team

Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team

Captaincy and Vice-Captaincy Picks

Roston Chase should be the foremost pick as captain in your fantasy team. He is consistently scoring runs for the team and easily the top pick in any fantasy side. He currently leads the run charts and also has 9 wickets to his name.

As for vice-captaincy, Sunil Narine is a safe bet as vice-captain owing to his all-round potential.

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