Struggling St. Lucia Stars will be aiming to register their first victory in Hero Caribbean Premier League 2017 when they’ll be playing against Barbados Tridents in the 8th match of season. St. Lucia have lost both the starting games against Trinbago Knight Riders while Barbados won one and lost one against Jamaica Tallwahs.
St. Lucia were very close in the last game against Trinbago Knight Rider but couldn’t control the nerves and lost it. However Stars will look to return in the competition and win today’s game versus Tridents. Barbados Tridents had fantastic first game against Tallawahs where they registered 12 runs victory but then lost second one. Hence Barbados will also try to earn two points and return on winning ways.
If we actually look at closely both teams’ rosters, we’ll find that Stars have got good batting lineup compared to Tridents. Charles, Fletcher, Samuels, Akmal, Ryder and Sammy can really destructive opposition bowling in span of short time. However Barbados have also got dangerous line-up that includes skipper Pollard, Malik, Williamson and Smith.
St. Lucia Stars
Darren Sammy (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Eddie Leie, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Kamran Akmal, Jesse Ryder, Kyle Mayers, Shane Shillingford, Shane Watson, Keddy Lesporis, Obed Mccoy, Timil Patel.
Kieron Pollard (c), Shoaib Malik, Christoper Barnwell, Nicolas Pooran, Wayne Parnell, Damian Jacobs, Wahab Riaz, Raymon Reifer, Kane Williamson, Imran Khan, Dwayne Smith, Akeal Hosein, Ryan Wiggins, Shamar Springer, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul, Akeem Dolton.
St. Lucia’s Gros Islet pitch is not having good pace which will trouble batsman to score runs. However we can witness a close game in this 8th match of Caribbean premier league 2017. Team batting first may post around 150 runs on this wicket.
Home team Saint Lucia is looking favorite against Barbados Tridents in tonight’s match. As per www.twenty20wiki.com’s predictions, St. Lucia Stars have got 60 percent winning chances over BT.