St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders - CPL 2016 game 24 - preview and live cricket streaming
St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders
Caribbean Premier League 2016, game 24, Darren Sammy International Stadium, Gros Islet
Tuesday, 26th July, 18:00 local, 22:00 GMT
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After completing a hat-trick of wins at home, St Lucia Zouks now sit third in the Caribbean Premier League 2016 table and next up for them is Trinbago Knight Riders in game 24.
This is the tournament's farewell to Saint Lucia and indeed the West Indies until play-off week as everyone heads to Florida for the final set of group matches following this game.
Crowds flocked to watch the Zouks play and they have delivered with excellent wins over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors, who found Johnson Charles and Shane Watson too strong for them last night after Watson and Jerome Taylor had taken a brace of wickets apiece.
That crushing nine-wicket win lifted the Zouks into third place in the table, ahead of both the Tridents and the Knight Riders, ensuring that the battle to reach the play-offs is very much a five-team affair.
Trinbago will therefore be desperate to put in a performance in this match to close the gap and not leave themselves with too much to do in Florida.
These two sides met in the opening game of the tournament, and on that occasion the Zouks ran out six-wicket winners, so they know they have what it takes to beat the Knight Riders, and they managed that victory away from home.
In front of their adoring crowd they have been unbeatable, their success built around their experienced and young players working together to win the key moments. Guyana pushed them harder than most, but even then they were able to respond and overcoming a tough challenge like that could well prepare them perfectly for taking on the Knight Riders.
Trinbago were in action just under a week ago when they were beaten by 19 rus by the Jamaica Tallawahs. On that occasion, their batting couldn't back up a decent bowling effort and they were undone by Andre Russell and Dale Steyn.
They won't encounter quite as quick a pitch in St Lucia, nor do the Zouks boast anybody with the express pace of Steyn, but Darren Sammy, Jerome Taylor and Shane Watson have done a superb job at home so far, and will provide a serious threat to Trinbago's batsmen.
The loser of this game is going to feel under pressure heading to America, where Trinbago play struggling St Kitts & Nevis Patriots twice - games they will be heavy favourites to win - and St Lucia take on leaders Jamaica Tallawahs.
Despite what is on the horizon next week, both teams will be fully focussed on winning this match. Form points to another Zouks win, the recent clash went their way as well, but they take on a side that has beaten both Tridents and Amazon Warriors this season, so it could yet be a close one, and certainly a game you won't want to miss.
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