SLK vs TKR T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, CPL 2022
The 2022 Caribbean Premier League kicks off this Thursday, with two opening matches getting scheduled for 1 September. Running for the entire month of September with the final on 1 October, this fast-paced T20 tournament provides the perfect springboard for international and West Indian players alike to find form ahead of the T20I World Cup in October.
We look at the second match of the tournament, where 2021 CPL runner ups Saint Lucia Kings take on quadruple champions Trinbago Knight Riders, in a rematch of last year’s semi-final between the two sides.
Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will not be shown live on television, as no major broadcaster has picked up the rights for the CPL 2022.
CPL 2022 Live Streaming: This match will not be shown live on television, as no major broadcaster has picked up the rights for the CPL 2022.
SLK vs TKR Match Toss Prediction
Of the 33 matches played at this ground in the CPL 2021, the team that batted first won 17 times, drew once, and lost 15 times. Given that the last time these two sides faced each other, Saint Lucia batted first and won, expect whichever captain wins the toss to have a bat and seek to put on scoreboard pressure.
SLK vs TKR Pitch Report
In the recent West Indies vs India series played at Warner Park in Basseterre, middling scores of 138-165 were posted, with plenty of bounce off the pitch. However, the recent 6IXTY tournament held at this ground produced high-scoring, batter-friendly affairs, and we can expect much of the same in this second match of the CPL 2022.
Clear skies and temperatures of 27 degrees are expected in Basseterre on Thursday, with the temperature dropping across the course of the match, but little chance of rain.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2022
Saint Lucia Kings Team News & Playing 11
SLK Team News
The Saint Lucia Kings head into the CPL 2022 having retained internationals Faf du Plessis and Tim David, but lost Rahkeem Cornwall to the Barbados Royals. They will also play under a new head coach, with Daren Sammy taking over from Andy Flower after a two-year stint at the top for the Zimbabwean.
SLK Key Players
- Roston Chase – With an average of 50.63 at a strike rate of 144.64, having scored 405 runs across this 10 CPL appearances, Chase has the ability to win a match almost single-handedly.
- Kesrick Williams – 11 wickets in his previous CPL season sees Williams headline as one of Saint Lucia’s key wicket takers, who also hold 41 international wickets for the West Indies.
- Jeavor Royal – With an economy of 7.52, West Indian left arm orthodox bowler Royal will be critical for his side to keep runs tight, and take wickets.
SLK Team Form
The Saint Lucia Kings are coming into the CPL 2022 off the back of a disappointing 6IXTY T10 tournament, where they failed to make the playoffs, winning one out of three matches. However, in last year’s CPL 2022, they made the final, losing to the St Kitts And Nevis Patriots on the last ball. They will head into this tournament confident after such a performance.
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Saint Lucia Kings Predicted Playing 11
Ackeem Auguste, Leroy Lugg, Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Larry Edward, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Matthew Forde, Preston McSween and Rivaldo Clarke.
SLK vs TKR Dream11 Prediction
Trinbago Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11
TKR Team News
Trinbago will be boosted by several new additions to their side in 2022. New Zealand opener Colin Munro joins after a strong performance in the Hundred recently, while American Ali Khan and Sri Lankans Seekugae Prasanna and Maheesh Theekshana are also added.
TKR Key Players
- Kieron Pollard – one of the world’s best finishers, there’s no doubting Pollard’s class in the T20 game. His strike rate of 163.92 is in a league of its own.
- Ravi Rampaul – Taking an average of two wickets every game, veteran Rampaul spearheads Trinbago’s pace attack
- Akeal Hosein – Coming off a strong series against India, spinner Hosein has the ability to strangle teams with his economical bowling
TKR Team Form
Losing in the semi-finals of the CPL 2021 to their opponents in this opening match, Trinbago will be looking to build on last year's performance over the next month. Their play in the recent 6IXTY T10 tournament was promising, making the final with three wins from four, before falling at the last hurdle.
Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Tion Webster, Nicholas Pooran, Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (captain), Ravi Rampaul, Seekkuge Prasanna, Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre and Anderson Phillip.
SLK vs TKR Team Form in Last Five Matches
SLK : L W L W L
TKR : L W L W W
Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders Head to Head
Given the poor start the Saint Lucia Kings had to their CPL tenure, winning only four of their first 14 matches, the Trinbago Knight Riders hold a solid lead in the two side’s head to head record.
SLK vs TKR Head to Head Stats in The CPL
|Matches Played||SLK Won||TKR Won||Tie||NR|
Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders Betting Odds
As with any opening match of a tournament, picking the winner is never straight forward. However, given their signing of Colin Munro, as well as their strong performance in the recent 6IXTY tournament, expect the Trinbago Knight Riders to get up in this game as gain revenge for last year’s semi-final defeat.
Who will win Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders T20 Match?
Bookmakers agree that the Trinbago Knight Riders have the slight edge in this match, with the following odds being offered for the game:
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Odds to Win The Match
|Saint Lucia Kings||2.49||2.62||2.60||2.50|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||1.52||1.45||1.50||1.45|
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SLK vs TKR Top Team Batsmen
Johnson Charles, Roston Chase and Leroy Lugg look the most likely to contribute Saint Lucia’s runs in this match, with Charles the pick of the bunch to top score.
For Trinbago, West Indies players Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell should star, while Kiwi Tim Seifert is a good bet as well.
Here’s a look at the top batsmen at the bookmakers for this match up:
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Johnson Charles (SLK)||3.54||3.50||3.74||3.75|
|Roston Chase (SLK)||4.30||3.75||4.50||4.50|
|Leroy Lugg (SLK)||4.30||4.50||4.74||4.75|
|Nicholas Pooran (TKR)||4.46||3.75||4.32||4.33|
|Tim Seifert (TKR)||5.99||5.00||4.50||4.50|
|Andre Russell (TKR)||5.67||4.75||4.74||4.74|
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SLK vs TKR Top Team Bowlers
Saint Lucia’s in-form spinner Alzarri Joseph is odds-on to be the best bowler of the match, while Trinbago’s all-rounder Suni Narine is also a good bet.
Other bowlers expected to perform are Kesrick Williams, Scott Kuggeleijn, Jayden Seales and Anderson Phillip.
Here’s a look at the top bowlers at the bookmakers for this match up:
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Alzarri Joseph (SLK)||2.71||4.00||4.32||4.33|
|Kesrick Williams (SLK)||2.86||4.33||4.50||4.50|
|Scott Kuggeleijn (SLK)||2.86||4.33||4.50||4.50|
|Sunil Narine (TKR)||4.71||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Jayden Seales (TKR)||5.52||4.75||4.50||4.50|
|Anderson Phillip (TKR)||5.99||5.00||5.00||5.00|
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Saint Lucia Kings vs Trinbago Knight Riders Prediction
While opening matches can always be a little fickle, the Trinbago Knight Riders are solidly ahead in the odds to win this match, and for good reason.
They come into their opening game against the Saint Lucia Kings in good form, having recently made the final of the 6IXTY T10 tournament. With several new signings, including fiery New Zealand opening batter Colin Munro, the Trinbago Knight Riders have all the weapons necessary to get revenge over their opponents for last season’s semi-final defeat.
Expect this game to be tight, but Trinbago to come out on top.
Trinbago Knight Riders are favorites to beat Saint Lucia Kings at the odds of 1.53