St Lucia Stars vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
CPL St Lucia vs St Kitts and Nevis Betting Tips
- St Lucia Stars are in bad form having started with four consecutive losses and are placed at the bottom of the table.
- St Lucia Stars are struggling with the ball and their bowlers have failed to contain opponents so far in the tournament
- St Lucia Stars have the advantage of playing at home and have won their last game at this ground.
- Team composition wise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are a better side and have mix of good seam and spin bowlers.
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have 3-2 win-loss ratio advantage over St Lucia Stars with the two sides having met 6 times previously including a no-result game.
Our Prediction: St Lucia vs St Kitts and Nevis CPL 2018
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are favourites to win this game
The first half of round robin games is nearing its end in the 2018 season of Caribbean Premier League and we already have our table toppers. So the next game between St Lucia Stars and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who find themselves at bottom of the table with two points each is going to be interesting. The Kieron Pollard led St Lucia Stars have had a woeful tournament so far having lost four of their five games so far though they put up a spirited performance in the last game and won it convincingly. For Chris Gayle St Kitts and Nevis Patriots it has been a solitary win from three games. With both teams playing for their survivability it promises to be a close contest at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia.
St Lucia Stars
There isn’t much to brag for the St. Lucia side other than last game’s performance against Barbados Tridents where they convincingly won by 38 runs. They lost the first to Trinbago Knight Riders by 100 runs and the next by only 3 runs against Guyana Amazon Warriors. What followed was loss to Jamaica Tallawahs by 6 wickets and by 5 wickets in the next game against TKR. While there have been some individual performances in all the games the team is yet to fire as a unit though they would take lot of heart from the performance in the last game where skipper Pollard got 104 off just 54 deliveries.
It is the top order that has been failing the side despite some good performances from wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher. David Warner’s form remains their biggest worry although he came well against TKR. Rahkeem Cornwall and Mark Chapman have been on and off and they need to do more at the top of the order for the team to succeed. There is too much being left for skipper Pollard to play around with. For the captain bowling remains the biggest worry with his bowlers having conceded 170+ runs on a regular basis. Mitchell McClenaghan their strike bowler is yet to come up with a great performance and so does Pollard. They have tried different combinations but it is yet to click so far. Afghan bowler Qais Ahmad has been impressive and has to play a key role for his side to win this encounter.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Any T20 side would pride itself in having Chris Gayle in the side but the Patriots seem to have become dependent on their skipper to take them across the finishing line in every game. This has brought their downfall in the both the games they have lost so far. Against Guyana Amazon Warriors they put up only 146 on the board although Gayle scored 86 and lost by 6 wickets. They won comfortably in the second game against Trinbago Knight Riders by 42 runs. In their last game against Jamaica Tallawahs the script was similar to the game against Warriors where as soon as Gayle was back in the pavilion the team seems to have lost the script ending up on the losing side by 47 runs.
Gayle would be extremely worried about his batting line-up especially the form of his No.2 and 3. Evin Lewis and Tom Cooper have scored 24 runs between them in the first there games and have consistently put the team under pressure. Other than Galye himself, wicket keeper Devon Thomas and finisher Carlos Brathwaite we are yet to see any other player raise their hands in the three games so far. Bowling looks relatively strong for the side with Sandeep Lamichhane and Brathwaite having come up with impressive performances. If they find strong support from the other bowlers they would be able to contain the hard hitting St Lucia Stars.
It would be close call between these two sides as they are yet to impress with their performance but St Kitts and Nevis Patriots may have just the right combination to win this game.