SK vs SL Who will Win: The T20 action will continue on the Caribbean shores as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots will face St Lucia Kings in the reverse fixture of the Caribbean Premier League on Saturday at the Brian Lara Stadium. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots haven’t had a strong run in the competition so far as they have struggled for consistency. They are 3rd in the league standings with two wins, two no results, and three losses after seven matches. However, they have managed to win two of their last three matches, including an 8-wicket win over Jamaica Tallawahs in the previous fixture.
St Lucia Kings, on the other hand, are having a difficult time in the league this season. They are 5th in the points table with only two wins and four losses after six matches. The only bright spot for them has to be their massive victory over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their previous fixtures. The Kings overcame the Patriots by 61 runs in the last match and they will be feeling confident to repeat the feat.
SK vs SL Match Details:
Match: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Kings, 20th Match – CPL 2022
Date: 17th September 2022, Saturday
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Where to Watch: Fancode
SK vs SL Probable Playing 11s
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Andre Fletcher (WK), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Dewald Brevis, Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo (C), Rashid Khan, Akila Dananjaya, Duan Jansen, and Jaden Carmichael
St Lucia Kings
Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis (C), Tim David, Roshon Primus, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Roston Chase, David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Forde, Larry Edwards, and Kesrick Williams
SK vs SL Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match – Faf du Plessis
The former South African skipper has been in fine form this season. So far, he has amassed 145 runs in 5 matches for St Lucia Kings at a strike rate of over 166.66, including one half-century. Interestingly, that half-century came in the previous fixture against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots only. The legendary batters smashed 60 runs off just 35 deliveries, including five maximums. He is likely to carry his form as he bats at the top and can take full advantage of the powerplay as well.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match – Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan joined the Patriots after the conclusion of the Asia Cup 2022. In two matches, he has clinched only two wickets. However, he has bowled at a mind-boggling economy rate of 2.5. In the previous match against Jamaica Tallawahs, Khan gave away only 8 runs in his four overs while picking up a wicket as well. The slow wicket at the Brian Lara Stadium is likely to Rashid Khan and the attacking batters in St Lucia Kings might perish while taking on the Afghan wizard.
SK vs SL Today Match Prediction: Who will win?
It is almost a battle between two equals. However, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have been failing on the batting front. At the same time, St Lucia Kings’ strong point is their batting. If the Kings could tackle the threat of Rashid Khan, they could overcome the Patriots for the 2nd time this season. St Lucia Kings are expected to win this fixture.
Disclaimer: The teams are formed based on our best knowledge, understanding, and analysis of the game. While selecting your team, consider all factors involved and make your own decision.