Match: Barbados Royals vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, (BBR vs SKN, 24th Match)
Date: September 21, 2022 – 10 AM AST / September 21 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
The CPL 2022 is off to its final destination Guyana for the last seven matches in the group stage and the playoffs. The match no. 24 will witness St Kitts and Nevis Patriots taking on the table-toppers Barbados Royals at Providence Stadium on Wednesday, September 21st.
Barbados Royals have secured their place in the playoffs, having bagged 14 points with seven victories out of eight games. They’re coming off a 29-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors in a rain-affected contest. After a delayed start to the game, Royals were rocked back and were 62 for 5 in 13 overs before rain interrupted again.
Reduced to 16 overs per side, Royals reached 107/6 thanks to Jason Holder’s 40* and Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s nine-ball 19*. The Barbados bowlers were exceptional as they restricted Guyana to 81/9, with Rahkeem Cornwall, Obed McCoy and Ramon Simmonds bagging two wickets each. Mujeeb picked 1 for just 4 runs in his four overs.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are placed fifth on the table with six points from eight games and a negative net run-rate of -1.349. Patriots have won only two games and will need a win here to stay alive. They were hammered by 49 runs in their last game versus St Lucia Kings.
Dwayne Bravo snared 2 for 26 in four overs but the rest of the attack was ineffective, conceding 189/7 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, they could not get any partnerships going as they were eventually bowled out for 140. Dewald Brevis smashed 32 off 19 but it was never enough.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BBR vs SKN, 24th Match
The Providence Stadium in Guyana is known as a nightmare for batters. The pitches are generally slow and provide significant assistance for spinners. The average first innings score from 40 T20 matches played at the venue stands at 142. Out of those, 25 matches have been won by the team batting second.
The weather in Guyana could be a bit cloudy on Wednesday evening but the match should go ahead uninterrupted. There’s around 25% chance of precipitation with 31% cloud cover.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – Expected XI and Team News
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were unchanged for the previous game. Jaden Carmichael might have to make way for someone like Sheldon Cottrell in this game. The rest of the bowling attack has Rashid Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Duan Jansen, Dwaine Pretorius and Akila Dananjaya.
Probable XI – Andre Fletcher (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Dewald Brevis, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rashid Khan, Duan Jansen, Akila Dananjaya, Jaden Carmichael
Barbados Royals – Expected XI and Team News
Barbados Royals made one change to their XI last game, with Hayden Walsh swapping in for Joshua Bishop. Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers continue to open the innings with Quinton de Kock and Corbin Bosch to follow based on complementary pairing.
Probable XI – Kyle Mayers, Rahkeem Cornwall, Quinton de Kock (wk), David Miller (c), Azam Khan, Corbin Bosch, Jason Holder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Ramon Simmonds
Head to head record of BBR vs SKN
Total Encounters – 15
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Won – 10
Barbados Royals – 5
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots lead the last five encounters by 3-2.
24th Match: Five players to watch out for in the BBR vs SKN match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Rahkeem Cornwall: All-rounder, Barbados Royals
Rahkeem Cornwall bagged 2 for 12 in three overs and hit 20 runs. Heading into the Guyana leg, the all-rounder will be of great value with his dual skill. He has made 107 runs in five games at a strike rate of 134 while averaging 21.
Andre Fletcher: Wicketkeeper Batter, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The Patriots opening batter has scored 207 runs from six innings at an average of 41 albeit at a low strike rate of 113. Fletcher has scored one fifty and three scores of 30+. He has over 6000 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 28 with two tons and 31 fifties.
Jason Holder: All-rounder, Barbados Royals
Jason Holder has claimed 12 wickets in the CPL 2022 at an economy of 7 while also scoring 80 runs with the bat. He has picked eight scalps in the last four games and is coming off a 40-run knock. Holder has 186 wickets in T20 cricket at 7.96 rpo along with over 1600 runs at an average of 15.
Rashid Khan: Bowler, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The leg-spinner was taken apart for 45 runs in the last game but managed to pick up two scalps while also scoring 26 off 19 with the bat. Rashid Khan has 482 wickets in his T20 career at an economy of 6.39, including 13 four-plus wicket hauls.
Quinton de Kock: Wicketkeeper Batter, Barbados Royals
Quinton de Kock has done an excellent job for Royals, scoring 221 runs in seven innings at an average of 44 and strike rate of 128. He was superb versus Jamaica, smashing 74 off 43. Overall, QDK has 8235 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 33 while striking at 137.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can watch all the live action of the Caribbean Premier League on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Barbados Royals vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots men’s clash at 7:30 PM IST.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.