Patriots go head to head with Zouks in 19th CPL match

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CPL 2015 Match 19

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks, 19th Match

Series: Caribbean Premier League, 2015
Date: July 10, 2015
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

CPL 2015 19th Match Preview

It’s time for clash no. 19 today in CPL 2015 which will be played between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks. Both the teams have played 7 matches each and hold the 3rd and 4th slot on the points table. Zouks, being the better side, is on 3rd with 7 points while the Patriots are just behind them at no. 4 with 3 wins under their belt and 6 points.

The match will be played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts where the last game saw a defeat for Patriots against the avid Warriors. The Warriors defeated them by 23 runs in the end and registered their second win of the season. Though the performance by the Patriots wasn’t a meager one but they couldn’t able to defend the revised target of 124 after rain interruption allowing Warriors to gain 2 important points.

Samuels played a captain’s knock of 61 runs off 40 balls which included 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. Bowling looks a little worry for them which they’ll look to improve in today’s match against the Zouks. But it won’t be easy against the quality batsmen of Zouks with the likes of Pieterson, Ross Taylor, Henry Davids, Fletcher, Nathan McCullum and Darren Sammy.

On the other side of the court is St Lucia Zouks which comprises of a star studded batting unit and also the hunger to cross the line every single time they walk out in the middle. Though, their last outing wasn’t monumental as they lost the game by 9 wickets, thanks to fiery opening pair of Jamaica Tallawahs, Gayle and Walton who smashed the Zouks’s bowlers all around the park but the positive which they could take forward after that game would be the blasting batting display by the former England batsman, Kevin Pieterson. He scored 83 runs with a strike rate of 145.61 and smashed the ball over the boundary line 10 times, out of which 6 were the fours and 4 huge sixes.

Bowling needs a regrouping and a game plan to restrict the opposition batsmen to a minimum total. The most expensive bowler for them was Kemar Roach who went for 27 runs in his 2 overs. Only ST Gabriel was able to trouble the opposition batsmen and bowled an economical spell of 3 overs which costs him just 19 runs.

These two teams have faced each other earlier in this tournament where St Lucia Zouks comfortably chased down the target of 150 set by the Patriots. ST Gabriel was named the Man of the Match for his exceptional bowling. He took 3 wickets in his spell of 4 overs by giving away just 19 runs. Today also, the Zouks captain would want him to perform to his strengths and contribute to team’s win.

Team News for CPL 2015 match 19

St Lucia Zouks (probable XI): Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher(w), Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Henry Davids, Darren Sammy(c), Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards, Nathan McCullum, S Shillingford, ST Gabriel

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (probable XI): Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels (c), TA Willett, Devon Thomas, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Carlos Brathwaite, SO Dowrich, Sheldon Cottrell, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch Report for CPL 2015 match 19

Today’s game is to be played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. The surface is good for batting but also favours spinners. All eyes would be on Shahid Afridi & Shamsi for Patriots and Shillingford & McCullum for Zouks. On a good batting track like this the teams would like to bowl first and chase the total later on. Also the rain plays a major factor but fortunately there isn’t any rain prediction for today’s game.

Who Will Win Today Cricket Prediction for CPL 2015 match 19

Betting odds for today’s game are-

St Lucia: Back at 1.82

St Kitts: Back at 2.02

We are going with St Lucia Zouks to come on top today.

 

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