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BBR vs TKR, 8th Match, CPL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders, (BBR vs TKR, 8th Match)

Date: September 7, 2022 – 10 AM AST / September 7 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

After the first leg of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 in Basseterre, the caravan now moves to Gros Islet in St Lucia for the next eight matches. Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals are set to lock horns in match no. 8 of the CPL 2022 on Wednesday, September 7th.

Barbados Royals have played two matches so far, winning both of them. They hammered St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the first game by seven wickets and later defeated St Lucia Kings by 11 runs on DLS method. Batting first, Royals posted 162/7 in their 20 overs on the back of Rahkeem Cornwall’s 32 off 17 and Kyle Mayers’ 36 off 23.

Mayers then ran through the SLK top order with 4 for 4 in two overs. St Lucia Kings were reeling at 10/4 in four overs when the rain interrupted and they were given a target of 103 in nine overs when the game resumed. Faf du Plessis smashed 47* off 20 while Alzarri Joseph added 29* off 18 but Barbados Royals came out on top fairly comfortably.

Trinbago Knight Riders won their first match versus St Lucia Kings by three wickets while the second fixture was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Akeal Hosein starred with the ball in the first game, picking 4 for 13 in four overs as they restricted SLK to 143/9.

Chasing the target, Tion Webster made 58 off 45 whereas Tim Seifert crawled to 34 in 39 balls. Kieron Pollard hit 17 off 15, with Anderson Phillip finishing the game off with a six.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BBR vs TKR, 8th Match

The pitches in Gros Islet, St Lucia are usually decent for batting with spinners getting some grip as well. The average first innings score from 45 T20s played at the venue stands at 160. 26 out of those matches have been won by the team batting second.

The weather in Gros Islet on Wednesday morning is expected to be cloudy with a possibility of thunderstorms. There’s a 40% chance of precipitation with 78% cloud cover.

Barbados Royals – Expected XI and Team News

Barbados Royals were allowed to play five overseas players in the last game. They have Hayden Walsh, Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas in the squad but haven’t played a game so far. Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers form the opening pair, with Quinton de Kock, Azam Khan, David Miller and Harry Tector to follow.

Probable XI – Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corbin Bosch, Azam Khan, David Miller (c), Harry Tector, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Joshua Bishop, Ramon Simmonds

Trinbago Knight Riders – Expected XI and Team News

Trinbago Knight Riders had not included Akeal Hosein and Jayden Seales for the previous clash that was washed out. If fit, the duo could slot back in. Colin Munro should also be available for the selection after the completion of the Hundred.

Probable XI – Sunil Narine, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Anderson Phillip, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul

Head to head record of BBR vs TKR

Total Encounters – 19

Barbados Royals Won – 7

Trinbago Knight Riders – 12

Trinbago Knight Riders lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

8th Match: Five players to watch out for in the BBR vs TKR match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Sunil Narine: All-rounder, Trinbago Knight Riders

Sunil Narine has been very good this year with both bat and ball. He has snared 38 wickets across various leagues around the globe at an economy of 5.78. Narine has also scored 477 runs in this period at an average of 18 while striking at 167. The all-rounder has 464 wickets and 3250 runs in his overall T20 career.

Kyle Mayers: Batter, Barbados Royals

Kyle Mayers has had a terrific start to the CPL 2022, producing two match winning performances. The left hander scored 73 off 46 in the first game against Patriots. He followed it up with 36 off 23 and career-best 4/4 against St Lucia Kings. Mayers has scored 257 runs in the last eight T20s at an average of 37 and strike rate of 145.

Colin Munro: Batter, Trinbago Knight Riders

Colin Munro is coming off a successful Hundred campaign, where he scored 206 runs in eight innings at an average of 41 and strike rate of 169. Munro has terrific numbers in the shorter format, with over 8700 runs at 31 average and 141 strike, including five hundreds and 52 fifties.

Rahkeem Cornwall: All-rounder, Barbados Royals

Rahkeem Cornwall smashed 39 in 25 balls against St Kitts and Nevis, following it with 32 off 17 in the second fixture. The power-hitter has 975 runs in the shorter format at an average of 20 while striking at 150. Cornwall has slammed four fifties in the format.

Andre Russell: All-rounder, Trinbago Knight Riders

Andre Russell was dismissed cheaply in the first game but remains a key player. He recently smashed 74 off 24 against in one of the 6ixty fixtures and 64* off 23 in one of the Hundred games. Russell has an incredible record in T20 cricket, with over 7000 runs at 27 average and 170 strike rate, while also picking 375 wickets.

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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 Trinbago Knight Riders 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.

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