St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Preview & Form
The first points of every season are often the most relieving. For a team that lost their first three matches, it’s a godsend and a lifeline. Up against a recoiling Barbados, the Patriots were struck by their own batting woes and some questionable batting put them in quite a fix. However, an incredible solo performance by Evin Lewis and some brilliant last-moment hitting by Ben Dunk got them over the line just in time. For their next match, all eyes will be on these two. It’s the clash of the underdogs again, and after losing the first battle this season, the Patriots will be on their guard for the second.
St Lucia Zouks Preview & Form
It’s unfortunate and disheartening to lose a match due to the elements interfering, but the Zouks can at least remind themselves that they were favoured by the same earlier in the season. Every Cinderella run has an end, but for the Zouks, their defeat to TKR doesn’t have to be that. With 3 wins still under their belt, even another 2 from their remaining 5 matches could see them through to the playoffs. For that purpose, the Patriots will definitely be a team they would fancy to beat. If Mohammad Nabi keeps up his form - and maybe gets promoted up the order so he can start hitting hard before the run rate becomes a problem - they might have a solid chance. To that end, some improvement by the other batsmen would also be most welcome.
A defeat here would all but seal the Patriots’ fate this season, so they most likely won’t just roll over and die. Expect Evin Lewis and Ben Dunk to once again get fiery, while Sohail Tanvir and Sheldon Cottrell do the damage with the ball.
Opportunities like this year do not come to the Zouks often, and they should make the best of it in order to keep their franchise competitive. Expect Scott Kuggeleijn and Kesrick Williams to bowl accurately, while Roston Chase and Mohammad Nabi do the big hitting.
Who will win the 15th match?Match Prediction: St Lucia Zouks To Win (1.90 @ 1XBET)
Other Betting Tips:
Toss - ZOUKS
STKNP top batsman – E Lewis
ZOUKS top batsman – M Nabi
Players with most boundaries - E Lewis (STKNP), M Nabi (ZOUKS)
Players to score a fifty – B Dunk/E Lewis (STKNP), R Chase/M Nabi (ZOUKS)
Players to take most wickets - S Cottrell (STKNP), S Kuggeleijn (ZOUKS)
Most fours - ZOUKS
Most sixes - STKNP
Can the Patriots continue their comeback? Or will the Zouks prove that their three consecutive wins wasn’t a fluke? Find out on Thursday with our CPL 2020 match prediction!