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CPL 2019: Match 21, St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With the pitch being flat, expect a lot of runs. Thus picking more top-order batters will be a good punt.

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St Lucia Zouks
St Lucia Zouks. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 21st match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will be played between St Lucia Zouks and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia

The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (Sep 24); 10:00 PM GMT (Sep 24); 3:30 AM IST (Sep 25). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.

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Preview:

As the Caribbean Premier League moves towards the business stage of the tournament, the 21st match will see St Lucia Zouks play hosts to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. After four defeats in six matches, Zouks find themselves languishing at the bottom of the pile. Their last game was washed out due to rain and the Sammy-led unit will hope they can address their fledgling campaign with a resounding performance.

It wouldn’t be easy though! St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are in top-notch form in this tournament courtesy four wins. The last time these two sides met, Akeem Jordan’s 4-33 and a 30-ball-65 by Evin Lewis were the cornerstones of the Patriots six-wicket win. Will it happen again? Or will Daren Sammy’s side achieve parity?

Weather Condition/Report:

After a rather wet past few days at the CPL, we might finally get some sunshine on Tuesday. As per the weather report, it is expected to be a beautiful day at St Lucia with temperatures hovering around 26-27 degrees and humidity at 88 percent.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at St Lucia traditionally has been a batting paradise, and the chasing has always enjoyed batting last here. Much of the same can be expected today.

Average first innings score: 137 (In 21 T20Is)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 9

Team News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

St Lucia Zouks-

Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin Ingram, John Campbell, Colin de Grandhomme, Daren Sammy, Christopher Barnwell, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed

Bench: Jahmar Hamilton, Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, Jeavor Royal, Roland Cato

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots-

Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Rayad Emrit, Keron Cottoy, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph

Bench: Jason Mohammed, Usama Mir, Jeremih Louis, Dominic Drake’s, Kjorn Ottley, Akeem Jordan

Top Picks:

St Lucia Zouks: Rahkeem Cornwall (165 runs at S/R of 229.16), Obed McCoy (9 wickets in five games at 16.77) and Fawad Ahmed (6 wickets in six games at 21.66) have been the few shining lights in an otherwise abysmal campaign for the Zouks.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Evin Lewis (227 runs at 32.42), Laurie Evans (186 runs at 31.00) and Fabian Allen (191 runs at 38.2) have been the lynchpin around which the Patriots batting has revolved. On the bowling front, Riyad Emrit (9 wickets at 28.55) and Sheldon Cottrell (8 wickets at 21.87) have been the spearheads.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Rahkeem Cornwall, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen

Vice-Captain – Laurie Evans, Obed McCoy, Colin Ingram

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket (Head to Head/Small Leagues)

Keeper – Devon Thomas

Batters – Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Shamarh Brooks, Colin Ingram

All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen [vc], Rahkeem Cornwall [c]

Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed, Obed McCoy

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket (Grand Leagues)

Keeper – Andre Fletcher

BattersEvin Lewis [c], Laurie Evans, Darren Sammy, Colin Ingram

All-Rounders – Fabian Allen, Rahkeem Cornwall [vc]

Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed, Obed McCoy, Rayad Emrit

Expert Advice:

With the pitch being flat, expect a lot of runs. Thus picking more top-order batters will be a good punt

Probable Winners:

With St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in prime form having defeated St Lucia Zouks once, they will start as overwhelming favorites.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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