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It’s crunch time. Two triple-headers in consecutive days will decide the final four in what has been one hell of a fight in the league stage of CPL 2021, with one team hanging by a thread.

That team is Barbados Royals, who, like last season, are enduring a disappointing campaign. With just two wins to their name, the Royals sit bottom and must win their last two games by strong enough margins to have a chance of progressing.

Their opponent will be St Lucia Kings both today and tomorrow. St Lucia, like other teams, have shown flashes of brilliance but have largely been inconsistent. A win today will go a long way to confirming qualification as Guyana and Jamaica also do battle following this encounter, so the incentive is quite inviting.

In a pressure match, who will be the first to blink?

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

St Lucia Kings:

  • No player has more runs in St Lucia-Barbados matches than Andre Fletcher. His 450 runs come at an average of 30.00 and strike rate of 134.33.
  • Fletcher has scored 4, 23, 0, 8 and 30 in his last five innings, so SLK will be hoping for a turnaround in form here.
  • Roston Chase is having a terrific CPL 2021 campaign. He is the leading run-scorer (311 runs, avg. 62.20, SR 153.20). He has scored 85, 64*, 51*, 40 and 30 in his last five innings. Also, Chase has batted just the one innings vs Barbados so far, where he scored 14 in CPL 2020. He has three wickets in two innings against them.
  • 120 of Faf du Plessis’ 193 runs in CPL 2021 came in one innings. Can the skipper produce the goods at the business end? He has scored 50 runs in two innings vs Barbados.
  • Jeavor Royal has been one of the real positives for St Lucia this season. He is their top wicket-taker, with 11 in wickets in his last four matches: 3/19, 3/20, 2/17, 3/37.
  • Kesrick Williams has taken eight wickets in five matches against the Royals, including 1/24 and 2/12 last season.

Barbados Royals:

  • Kyle Mayers has played with aggression at the top of the order, and has looked quite good in the last couple of matches (24 off 12 balls and 36 off 20 balls). In conditions likely to assist spin, quick runs at the top can prove crucial.
  • Johnson Charles has a solid record against his former team. In four matches against St Lucia, Charles has struck 147 runs at an average of 37.25 and strike rate of 128.45. He has made a start in all four matches: 35, 39, 47, 26.
  • Azam Khan is Barbados’ leading run-scorer in CPL 2021 (178, avg. 22.25, SR 124.47).
  • Glenn Phillips is close behind with 175 runs at an average of 24.85 and strike rate of 110.12. Phillips has a solid record vs St Lucia: eight matches, 302 runs, avg. 37.75, SR 152.23.
  • Jason Holder will be crucial to Barbados’ hopes. He is having a shocker of a season with the bat (75 runs, avg. 9.37) and has just four wickets in eight games with the ball. But, Royals fans can hold hope in his better record vs St Lucia: 138 runs, avg. 27.60, SR 153.33, and 10 wickets in 12 games.
  • Raymon Reifer has eight wickets in six matches vs St Lucia, and seven wickets in five innings in CPL 2021. Nyeem Young also has seven wickets, and has only gone wicketless in one innings (last game).
  • Mohammad Amir is the leading wicket-taking taker for Barbados this season, with nine wickets in six games. He is yet to play a game against St Lucia.

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 16, St Lucia 6, Barbados 10.
  • St Lucia beat Barbados twice last season, including an incredible defence of just 92 runs.
  • Defeat today will officially rule Barbados Royals out of semi finals contention.
  • Joshua Bishop has taken five wickets in his two games so far in CPL 2021 (3/20 and 2/29).

Possible Playing 11

St Lucia Kings: 1. Andre Fletcher (wk), 2. Faf du Plessis (c), 3. Mark Deyal, 4. Roston Chase, 5. Tim David, 6. Samit Patel, 7. Kadeem Alleyne, 8. David Wiese/Obed McCoy, 9. Jeavor Royal, 10. Alzarri Joseph, 11. Kesrick Williams

Barbados Royals: 1. Kyle Mayers, 2. Johnson Charles, 3. Azam Khan, 4. Smit Patel (wk), 5. Glenn Phillips, 6. Jason Holder (c), 7. Raymon Reifer, 8. Joshua Bishop, 9. Nyeem Young, 10. Mohammad Amir, 11. Jake Lintott

Warner Park Basseterre St Kitts Pitch Report and Weather

Warner Park has provided turn for the spinners, but batsmen have had the opportunity to go big, too. The teams batting first have won five of the last six matches in CPL 2021, with Jamaica scoring 211 last game.

The forecast is warm and clear.

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Match Prediction

St Lucia were poor in their last game against Jamaica, but they still look in better shape than Barbados. A score of 160 batting first can be a challenging chase.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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