Trinidad Knight Riders will lock their horns against St. Lucia Zouks on Thursday in the final of Caribbean Premier League. It will be the first major final of a tournament since the restart of cricket. The CPL T20 has attracted a lot of attention so far with its brilliant action and this final would be expected to do more of the same.
Trinidad Knight Riders:
Trinidad Knight Riders have won 11 matches in a row in this season. They have finished at the top of the table after the end of the league stage of the tournament. Trinidad Knight Riders are certainly the best team in the tournament and they have always found a way to win the game. In the semifinal of the tournament, they have trashed their opponents Jamaica Tallawahs. Akeal Hossain has been the star of the match for Trinidad Knight Riders in the semifinal.
He has taken three important wickets of Blackwood, Mujeeb and Asif Ali with conceding only 14 runs in his four overs. Kharry Pierre has also been quite phenomenal in this match. He has also taken two important wickets of Rovman Powell and Glenn Phillips. Sunil Narine has been economical in his four overs spell. He has taken the important wicket of Russell and conceded only 13 runs in his four overs. Jamaica Tallawahs have been able to put up a total of 107 on board. While chasing, Trinidad Knight Riders have never felt any pressure. After losing the wicket of Sunil Narine in the second over of the match, the partnership between Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster has been enough for Trinidad Knight Riders to go through to the final.
St Lucia Zouks:
On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks have finished at the third position in the league table. They have won 6 matches in the league stage of the tournament. However, they have shown brilliant performance against Guyana Amazon Warriors to reach the final of the tournament. Kugglejin, Zahir Khan, Mark Deyal and Roston Chase have taken two wickets each. Mohammed Nabi and Javell Glenn have also taken one wicket each to end the innings of Guyana Amazon Warriors within 55 runs. St Lucia Zouks have chased down the score in 4.3 overs. After this thumping victory, Darren Sammy’s side will certainly get the mental boost ahead of the final against Trinidad Knight Riders.
Head To Head Records:
Total Matches Played: 15
Trinidad Knight Riders Won: 11
St Lucia Zouks Won: 2
No Results: 2
Considering the form and consistency throughout the whole tournament, Trinidad Knight Riders are the favorites to win the Caribbean Premier League this time. However, St Lucia Zouks have the potential to shock the opponents on their own day.
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Date & Time: Thursday 10th September, 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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