Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Caribbean Premier League 2019 - Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The first match of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad.
Defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders are the most successful team of the CPL with three title wins in the last four years. The Knight Riders went on to win the title last year as well by beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final, after ending at the top spot after the league stage.
The Knight Riders have never failed to qualify for the playoffs in the six editions of the CPL and have won the title in 2015, 2017 and 2018. The team has retained all-rounder Dwayne Bravo along with Sunil Narine, Ali Khan, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Denesh Ramdin. They have also roped in star player Kieron Pollard, Pakistani express bowler Mohammad Hasnain and New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots had a rough start to their CPL campaign when they made their debut in 2015. After ending with the wooden spoon in 2015 and 2016, they made it to the finals in CPL 2017 but lost against Trinbago Knight Riders. Patriots did well last year as well and made it to Qualifier 2 at which point, TKR proved to be their nemesis once again.
Evin Lewis and Mohammad Hafeez will be the key men for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, while Sheldon Cottrell will be their leading bowler. Carlos Brathwaite will come in handy with both bat and ball.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Trinbago Knight Riders- Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Tion Webster, Mark Deyal, Javon Searles, Akeal Hosein, Denesh Ramdin, Aamir Jangoo, Sunil Narine, Mohamamd Hasnain, Khary Pierre, Sekkuge Prasanna, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots- Evin Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Alzarri Joseph, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Afif Hossain, Keron Cottoy, Aaron Jones, Carlos Brathwaite, Rayad Emrit, Devon Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremiah Louis, Dominic Drakes, Akeem Jordan, Usama Mir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders), Evin Lewis (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders), Sheldon Cottrell (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Most Sixes – Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders), Laurie Evans (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Man of the Match – Kieron Pollard
Team Scores Batting first – Trinbago Knight Riders 175+, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 160+
Match Handicap Trinbago Knight Riders
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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