St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Stars: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have 4-2 win-loss record over St Lucia Stars across all seasons of CPL
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have never lost to St Lucia Stars in the previous two games played at Warner Park
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have won the previous game against Stars this season convincingly by 7 wickets
- St Lucia Stars’ batting looks in complete disarray and they have been bowled out for less than 100 on two occasions this season
- St Lucia Stars have just two wins from their previous 18 encounters in the Caribbean Premier League
Our Prediction St Kitts and Nevis vs St Lucia:
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will win this game
We are in the final leg of the group stages in Caribbean Premier League 2018. The next few games would decide the play-offs for this season. By the looks of it Kieron Pollard led St Lucia Stars aren’t likely to qualify for the next round unless there is a major upheaval in the points table. All that they would play for is pride in the next two games in what has been another disastrous season for them. Chris Gayle’s St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on the other hand find themselves 4th in the table and would like to win this game and seal their spot for the play-offs. With both the sides having good hitters among their ranks the crowd at Warner Park can definitely expect some fireworks.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
They had started indifferently in the season with a huge loss against Warriors. From there on they have come up with strong performances against Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Stars and Barbados Tridents to find themselves with 6 points out of their 6 games. Barring the game against Jamaica Tallawahs the team has looked good in the recent games. Even their last loss against Guyana Amazon Warriors wouldn’t have raised concerns for the captain as they took the game to the penultimate ball of the last over. As a unit they are firing on most occasions and would go into this game with much confidence.
Skipper Chris Gayle’s return to form after few bad outings would add to the team’s confidence. Evin Lewis finally seems to have found some form which will delight the side. Brandon King along with wicketkeeper Devon Thomas makes it the perfect middle order. Carlos Brathwaite has done great job at the end along with Ben Cutting and Mahmudullah give edge to the side. Bowling has improved since the start of the tournament and the likes of Anton Devcich and Mahmudullah make it look strong. Gayle has the option to play Sandeep Lamichhane in the next game; he is as miser as someone can be in this format.
St Lucia Stars
Six losses in eight games speak volumes about the kind of form the team is in this tournament. While this may look better compared to their winless campaign last season the fact is Kieron Pollard’s men have just gone from one massive defeat to another. Their fate was sealed in the first four games where they suffered defeats against Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs and Riders again. Batting has looked miserable as they got bowled out below 100 twice this season. Their two victories against Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors were on the back of Pollard’s individual brilliance and as a unit they have failed on most occasions.
Wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher and Pollard have looked the only dependable players in the batting line-up this season. David Warner hasn’t lived up to his reputation as he has more failures than successes this season. Same has been the story with Lendl Simmons while Rahkeem Cornwall has done his job well lower down the order. The bowling attack has looked ordinary compared to the other teams as Mitchell McClenaghan has failed to live up to his reputation. Mohammad Sami has looked good on occasions but others including Pollard himself have just been taken to all parts of the ground this season.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots start favourites in this game without any doubt and it would take lot of heart and spirit for St Lucia Stars to defeat them.