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CPL 2021 Semi Final 1: TKR vs SLK Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

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After 30 games and numerous scenarios heading into the final two days of the league stage, the Semi Finals of CPL 2021 are upon us. Trinbago Knight Riders, who regularly feature at this stage, will be gunning for another finals appearance with a strong performance here.

The first Semi Final will be a rematch of last year’s final where TKR beat St Lucia Kings with ease. The Kings scraped their way into this stage mainly thanks to Romario Shepherd obliterating Jamaica Tallawahs with bat and ball, which enabled St Lucia to finish in fourth position.

After an inconsistent season, the Kings now have the chance to get it right at the business end of the season. Two strong performances can win you the title, but to do that, they will have to get past a TKR team on the verge of hitting their best form as well as potentially doing it without the services of Faf du Plessis.

Both teams won a game against each other in the league stage, and will be aiming to come up with the goods here.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Trinbago Knight Riders:

  • Kieron Pollard is TKR’s second-highest run-scorer in CPL 2021 (235 runs, avg. 39.16, SR 154.60). The captain, who is coming off a brilliant 22-ball 51 vs St Kitts, scored 41 (29) in his last game vs St Lucia. He has a magnificent batting record vs St Lucia (15 inns, 428 runs, avg. 47.56, SR 149.13), along with 20 wickets in 13 innings, including 4/30 in last year’s Final.
  • Colin Munro has not performed at his best in CPL 2021, but still has the most runs for TKR this season (239 runs, avg. 29.87, SR 99.17). Against St Lucia, Munro has scored 268 runs in 10 matches at an average of 33.50 and strike rate of 130.10, including 40* (47) and 1 (4) this season.
  • Darren Bravo simply loves playing against St Lucia. In 10 innings against them, he has struck 323 runs at an average of 107.67 and strike rate of 150.23. He scored 23* (13), 50* (42) and 58* (47) vs St Lucia in CPL 2020.
  • Lendl Simmons smashed 84* vs St Lucia in last season’s Final. He made scores of 25 and 11 against them in the league stage this season, part of 191 runs in six innings for TKR vs SLK at an average of 38.20 and strike rate of 131.72.
  • Ravi Rampaul has enjoyed some season, sitting equal-first in the wicket-taking list (18 in nine matches). This includes six wickets in two matches against St Lucia this season (3/29 and 3/34).
  • Ali Khan has taken eight wickets in three matches this season. He has five wickets in five matches vs SLK, and will be looking to make an impact today.

St Lucia Kings:

  • Andre Fletcher has the most runs in TKR-SLK matches (560), and he will be key to his team’s hopes. He scored 81* in his last game vs TKR earlier this season, and has an overall average of 32.94 in 19 matches vs TKR.
  • Roston Chase, the top run-scorer in CPL 2021, scored 30 (24) and 0 (5) vs TKR in the league stage. Chase has scored 367 runs this season at an average of 52.42 and a strike rate of 147.98.
  • Chase took 1/17 and 1/25 against TKR this season, part of nine wickets this season at an economy rate of 6.93.
  • Tim David struck 43 (32) and 0 (1) against TKR earlier in CPL 2021. Can he finish the innings strongly here?
  • Kesrick Williams took 4/24 vs TKR earlier in CPL 2021, part of 16 career wickets in 11 matches against Trinbago.
  • Jeavor Royal has been one of the main positives of St Lucia’s season. He has 12 scalps in eight matches.
  • David Wiese took 5/25 two games ago against the Royals.

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 19, TKR 14, SLK 3, N/R 2.
  • Both teams won one match against each other in the CPL 2021 league stage. Roston Chase and Kieron Pollard were the players of the matches respectively.
  • Tim Seifert struck 40* (16) and 37 (25) vs St Lucia in the CPL 2021 league stage.

Possible Playing 11

Trinbago Knight Riders: 1. Lendl Simmons, 2. Denesh Ramdin (wk), 3. Colin Munro, 4. Darren Bravo, 5. Kieron Pollard (c), 6. Tim Seifert, 7. Isuru Udana/Sunil Narine, 8. Akeal Hosein, 9. Jayden Seales, 10. Ali Khan, 11. Ravi Rampaul

St Lucia Kings: 1. Andre Fletcher, 2. Faf du Plessis/Samit Patel, 3. Mark Deyal, 4. Roston Chase, 5. Tim David, 6. David Wiese, 7. Keemo Paul/Rakheem Cornwall, 8. Kadeem Alleyne/Kesrick Williams, 9. Wahab Riaz, 10. Alzarri Joseph, 11. Jeavor Royal

Warner Park Basseterre St Kitts Pitch Report and Weather

Victories between teams batting first vs second was even in CPL 2021 (16 wins to the team batting first vs 14 chasing). The average first innings score is 160.67, and a total in this region will be a competitive one in a pressure game.

The forecast is for showers throughout the day. If there is a no result, it will mean that TKR qualifies for the Final given they finished higher on the table.

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

A lot depends on Faf’s presence and fitness. TKR start as favourites, and should win today.

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Charbel Coorey
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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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