Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots CPL Prediction and Betting Tips
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Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots CPL Prediction and Betting Tips

25.08.2020, 19:30 IST
Queen's Park Oval (Port of Spain)
No defending champion wants to be down in the dumps the next season, but for Barbados Tridents, that is currently the harsh reality. After eking out a glorious victory from an until-then-invincible Guyana Amazon Warriors in last year’s final, two-time CPL champion Tridents definitely came into this season with high hopes of a title defense. Those hopes, however, have been made to stumble after three consecutive defeats, most recently to a dominant Trinbago Knight Riders. Next up, they face the only team that’s doing worse - St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Not exactly one of the favourites, the Patriots are in even worse shape than usual - playing three matches without disturbing their points tally. The two teams have nothing to lose and everything to gain. While the patriots won 3 of the last 5 encounters between these teams, the Tridents bested them just 5 days ago. Before the next battle commences, let us take a look at the respective armies.

Barbados Tridents Preview & Form

Ever since their shock loss to the Zouks, Barbados just can’t seem to find their groove. One of those reasons may be the repeated failure of star batsmen Shai Hope and Corey Anderson to really get going. Shai did make 36 in his last match, but it was off 38 balls in a chase for 186, which is unforgivable under the circumstances. At the same time, the bowling doesn’t seem to be clicking either, which explains the massive target the Knight Riders set them. If they are to make a comeback, it needs to be sooner rather than later.


St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Preview & Form

Things aren’t looking good in the Patriots camp. They have lost all three of their matches so far, and chances of a good run this year are dwindling fast. On top of that, seeing fellow underdogs St Lucia near the top of the table must add insult to injury - especially since their last defeat was against the Zouks. For the Patriots, it’s not just one department that’s lacking, but more a group effort or some more fuel to their fire. The only good thing about the Patriots’ current situation is that they have absolutely nothing to lose.


Match Prediction

If they are to win, Barbados need their star players to perform, and thankfully for them, those players are likely to do so. Expect Johnson Charles and Jason Holder to crank it up with the bat, while Raymond Reifer and Ashley Nurse continue their good work with the ball.


If the Patriots don’t want to lose their chances of reaching the playoffs this year, they need to start winning right away. Expect Evin Lewis and Ben Dunk to get their wits together at last, while Sheldon Cottrell and captain Rayad Emrit pick up the necessary wickets.


Who will win the 11th match?

Match Prediction: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Win (1.06 @ 1XBET)

Other Betting Tips:

  • Toss - BT

  • BT top batsman - J Charles

  • STKNP top batsman – E Lewis

  • Players with most boundaries - J Charles (BT), E Lewis (STKNP)

  • Players to score a fifty – J Charles/J Holder (BT), B Dunk/E Lewis (STKNP)

  • Players to take most wickets - A Nurse (BT), S Cottrell (STKNP)

  • Most fours - STKNP

  • Most sixes - STKNP

 

Can Holder’s men turn their campaign around? Or will Rayad Emrit finally rally his forces and start their march? Find out on Tuesday.

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