Kieron Pollard, CPL 2021, Trinbago Knight Riders
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CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK Match Prediction, 1st Semi-Final. Trinbago Knight Riders lock horns with Saint Lucia Kings in the first semi-final of the CPL 2021 on Tuesday. Both these two teams met each other in the last edition’s final. Trinbago Knight Riders beat St. Lucia by 8 wickets in that match to lift the CPL 2020 title. St. Lucia Kings wouldn’t have forgotten that and they would be keen to beat Trinbago on Tuesday.

Trinbago Knight Riders didn’t start off the tournament too well as they lost three out of their first five games. However, the second half of the edition saw them making a roaring comeback. They have won four out of their last five encounters. After winning their last game of the league stage against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, they reached the top of the table with 12 points to their name.

Isuru Udana, CPL 2021
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Trinbago Knight Riders wouldn’t be short of confidence, given how they have fared during the second half of the tournament. Trinbago played their last game against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and restricted them to 147 runs in the first innings. Ali Khan starred for Trinbago Knight Riders in the bowling department as he accounted for three wickets. Isuru Udana was equally impressive, who picked 2 wickets for 28 runs, including the important wicket of Dwayne Bravo.

Trinbago lost Lendl Simmons (20 off 17) and Colin Munro (9 off 15) early in the chase. Darren Bravo (1 off 7) and Tim Seifert (11 off 12) too didn’t help the team too much. However, Kieron Pollard rose to the occasion and played a match-winning 51-run knock off just 22 balls. Later, Isuru Udana kept his composure and guided the team home with an over remaining in the game. He remained unbeaten at 25 off 16 deliveries.

Saint Lucia Kings vs Barbados Royals, CPL 2021
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Facing them are Saint Lucia Kings, who are coming off a defeat at the hands of the Barbados Royals. Saint Lucia hasn’t been consistent with their performances but have managed to reach the playoffs. A lot of credit must be given to Roston Chase, who has been magnificent in this edition. Skipper Faf du Plessis has also come up with vital knocks in the tournament.

He didn’t play the last game but despite that, St. Lucia managed to post 190 runs in the first innings. Rahkeem Cornwall gave the team a flying start as he scored 40 runs off just 26 deliveries. Later, Roston Chase (56 off 38), Wiese (23 off 15), and Tim David (13 off 6) made vital contributions.

Despite posting such a huge total, Barbados chased it down with 7 balls still left, thanks to two outstanding knocks from Mayers and Phillips. Nevertheless, St. Lucia Kings would be hopeful of a better bowling performance in a must-win game on Tuesday.

CPL 2021: TKR vs SLK Match Prediction, 1st Semi-Final

Trinbago Knight Riders
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CPL 2021- Trinbago Knight Riders vs Saint Lucia Kings: Head to Head Record 

Stats Matches St. Lucia Kings Won Trinbago Knight Riders Won NR
Overall  18 2 14 2
Warner Park 3 1 2 0
In the last five matches 5 1 4 0

Venue records (Records at Warner Park, St. Kitts)

Total matches 10
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 119
Average 2nd Inns scores 93
Highest total recorded 182/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs WI
Lowest total recorded 45/10 (11.5 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Highest score chased 147/3 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs AFG
Lowest score defended 112/3 (15 Ov) by WI vs AFG

Toss Prediction for CPL 2021 Semi-Final 1:

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match CPL 2021 Semi-Final 1:

Team 1st Batting 2nd Batting
Trinbago Knight Riders 145-160 140-150
St. Lucia Kings 140-150 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Trinbago Knight Riders: WWWLW

Saint Lucia Kings: WLLWL

(Players’ form)

Trinbago Knight Riders: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Lend Simmons 10 189
Denesh Ramdin 8 97 19.40
Colin Munro 10 239 29.88
Tim Siefert 10 167 23.85
Kieron Pollard 10 235 39.17
Darren Bravo 7 73 14.60

Who will score the most runs for Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2021 Semi-Final 1: Colin Munro or Kieron Pollard 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Jayden Seales 6 4 40.00
Ravi Rampaul 9 18 14.00
Sunil Narine 9 11 14.82
Isuru Udana 7 11 22.91
Akeal Hosein 10 12 15.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Trinbago Knight Riders: Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine or Akeal Hosein 

Saint Lucia Kings:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Highest score
R Cornwall 4 85 21.25
A Fletcher 10 214 23.78
F du Plessis 9 277 34.62
R Chase 10 367 52.43
T David 10 234 33.43

 

Who will score the most runs for St. Lucia Kings in CPL 2021 Semi-Final 1: Roston Chase, Faf du Plessis, or T David 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Wahab Riaz 8 7 34.42
Jeavor Royal 8 12 13.50
Dawid Wiese 3 5
Alzarri Joseph 8 7 32.57
Roston Chase 10 9 23.89

Who will pick the most wickets for St. Lucia Kings in CPL 2021 Semi-Final 1: Dawid Wiese or Dawid Wiese