Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018 gets under way tonight
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With the imminent start of the ‘biggest party in cricket’ – the Caribbean Premier League - we are going to have a look at the tournament predictions and the first match which kicks off tonight.

First of all, let’s take a look at the overall tournament - Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions.

Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Stars

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Tournament Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –David Warner (St Lucia Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders),

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)

 

Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Stars

The eighth edition of the Caribbean Premier League or CPL 2018 begins tonight with the congo and calypso waiting to unleash their magic. The first match of the league will be between the Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Stars.

While the Knight Riders are the champions of the last season, St Lucia Stars ended with the wooden spoon in 2017. Their performance was abysmal so much so that they could not win even a single match. Their only point came out of a match that had no result and points were shared between the two teams.

The last time Trinbago Knight Riders took the field was in the Final of CPL 2017 when Kevin Cooper led them to a victory with the all-round show of two for 12 with the ball and 29 runs from 14 balls with the bat. He would remain an asset for the side.

Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro ended as one of the highest scoring batsmen last year and team would expect a similar performance from them. With the ball, Fawad Ahmed would be expected to assist Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo are already established stars.

The inclusion of David Warner and Kieron Pollard will certainly help the St Lucia Stars to break their jinx. Mitchell McClenaghan and Mohammad Sami would shoulder the responsibility of the Stars' bowling attack.

The record of both teams against each other is quite telling as the Knight Riders have won  seven out of 10 times both teams have faced each other. So, there are no prizes for guessing as to who would start as favoruites.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

Trinbago Knight Riders - Darren Bravo (C), Denesh Ramdin, Kevon Cooper, Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Hamza Tariq.

St Lucia Stars - Darren Sammy (C), Kieron Pollard, Kavem Hodge, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Sami, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, David Warner, Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall and Mark Chapman.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders

Head to Head –  Matches 10, Trinbago Knight Riders 7, St Lucia Stars 2

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Brendon Mccullum (Trinbago Knight Riders), David Warner (St Lucia Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders), Mitchell McClenaghan (St Lucia Stars)

Most Sixes – Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders), Kieron Pollard (St Lucia Stars)

Team Scores Batting First – Trinbago Knight Riders 200+, St Lucia Stars 170+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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