CPL 2021: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks – Match Prediction

The Caribbean Premier League 2021 will be starting from August 26. The Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks match on August 29 will be an exciting match to watch. 

Let’s take a look at the teams before the final prediction.

Trinbago Knight Riders

Strength

The Trinbago Knight Riders have an excellent team with high-impact players. Namely, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza and Darren Bravo. All these players have proven their capabilities in the various leagues through the years. The second-highest scorer in CPL 2019, Lendl Simmons scored 430 runs in the twelve matches with a strike rate of 150. Pollard scored 349 runs in the 12 matches, and was placed fifth on the list with an excellent strike rate of 159.3. 

The list of stars is irrefutably good, making the Trinbago Knight Riders dangerous,  versatile and unstoppable in Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks. A trustworthy Sri Lankan pacemaker, Isuru Udana and wicket-keeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin are excellent and valuable cameos. Isuru’s bowling is famously termed as one death over for a reason.

Weakness

The implicit team strength of the Trinbago Knight Riders makes it easy for them to easily overcome hurdles and minor hiccups. The most important aspect where the TKR is short of is in the bowling lineup. Except for Narine and Isuru Udana, there’s not much to the Trinbago Knight Riders’ bowling order. Narine and Udana threaten the opposing batters, but the two can not play the whole match. The franchise hopes the team will get through with the strong premium batting lineup. 

TKR vs STZ Head to Head Stats

Matches Played TKR Won STZ Won Tie No Result
15 11 2 0 2

 

St. Lucia Zouks

Strength

With most of the teams focusing on boosting their batting order with elite batsmen, St Lucia Zouks  considered strengthening their bowling attacks to give them an extra edge. The addition of Wahab Riaz has suddenly increased the bowling strength compared to the same last season. The franchise also has Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy. All three are T20 specialists as if they were born for it. 

Usman Qadir is a Pakistani leg-spinner in the bowling department who will spice up the lethal attack. Rakheem Cornwall and Roston Chase will complement Usman Qadir well.

Weakness

St Lucia Zouks is well stocked in the bowling department but lacks good batters in the middle and lower order. This gives an incomplete feeling to the squad. If the top three batters, Andre Fletcher, Faf du Plessis or Rahkeem Cornwall, fail, then Zouks has minimal hopes of winning the match or scaring their opponents. But the Zouks will be putting their best foot forward with good strategy.

Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each team, it’s evident that what one team lacks, the other has it. So it all boils down to who can use their cards well. Our Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks Match prediction for the match is that the TKR tip the scales toward their side. Although it isn’t much, it sure can impact the game.

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Reference Resource: 

  1. https://asumetech.com/cpl-2021-trinbago-knight-riders-full-cadre-team-analysis/ 
  2. https://cricangel.com/cpl-2021-swot-analysis-of-st-lucia-zouks/  
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