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CPL 2022, Match 9: SLK vs BBR Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: St Lucia Kings vs Barbados Royals (SLK vs BBR)

Date: September 9, Thursday, 4.30 AM IST

Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia

Barbados Royals will take on St Lucia Kings in the 11th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia.

Barbados Royals have had a wonderful start to the season, winning their first three games on a trot. They come into this game on the back of a comprehensive win over Trinbago Knight Riders. Batting first, the Royals scored 194 in 20 overs. Skipper David Miller top scored with 60 off 36, while openers Kyle Mayers and Quinton de Kock scored 52 and 44, respectively. But soon after the end of the innings, heavy showers interrupted the game, and eventually, the revised target for the Knights was 132 from 8 overs. However, they managed only 51 runs as Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy and Devon Thomas claimed two wickets each.

St Lucia Kings, on the other hand, beat Jamaica Tallawahs in their most recent game. A half century by Raymon Reifer helped Tallawahs post 16 in 20 overs, which the Kings chased down with help from Johnson Charles’ 62. Earlier, Scott Kuggeleijn picked up three wickets and David Wiese took two. Jeavor Royal picked up a wicket and was also economical at 3.66 runs per over.

Ahead of the 11th game of CPL 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for SLK vs BBR, CPL 2022, Match 11

The pitch at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is balanced and offers equal assistance to both batters and bowlers. Pacers have fared better at this venue compared to the spinners. A total of 28 T20Is have been played at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium, of which 14 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 144, while the average second innings score is 129. The highest and lowest total recorded is 199 for 8 and 72 for 10.

The weather in St Lucia will be mostly sunny and the skies clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 26 to 31 degrees.

Barbados Royals team news and predicted XI

Team news: The Royals, after winning three games on a trot, are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. They could, however, bring back Rakheem Cornwall, who missed the last game.

Squad:  Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jnr, Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Nyeem Young, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Corbin Bosch, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Teddy Bishop, Ramon Simmonds

Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, Niroshan Dickwella, Azam Khan, David Miller, Ackeem Auguste, Corbin Bosch, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas, Justin Greaves, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas

St Lucia Kings team news and predicted XI

Team news: Faf du Plessis, Tim David and David Wiese have arrived from The Hundred and played the last two games.

Squad: Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Faf du Plessis, Tim David, David Wiese,  Scott Kuggeleijn, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston McSween, Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke, Roshon Primus/Niroshan Dickwella

Predicted XI: Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Tim David, David Wiese, Scott Kuggeleijn, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Preston McSween

Head to head record

St Lucia Kings and Barbados Royals have played 19 games between them, of which the Kings have 7 wins and Royals have 12 wins.

Total matches – 19

St Lucia Kings – 7

Barbados Royals – 12

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for SLK vs BBR, CPL 2022

Faf du Plessis – batter, St Lucia Kings

Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 47 in his first game of the season, but bagged a golden duck in the next game and will now look to redeem himself against the Royals. A marquee player in T20 tournaments, Plessis brings with him plenty of experience. The South African has delivered several match winning performances in the CPL in the past. In all, he has an average and strike rate of 30.69 and 129.20 in 303 T20 matches.

Alzarri Joseph – bowler, St Lucia Kings

Alzarri Joseph has so far been the best bowler for St Lucia Kings with 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 10 and an economy rate of 6.25. He also scored an unbeaten 29 with the bat against the Royals. In all, the fast bowler has 56 wickets in 55 T20s.

Kyle Mayers – batsman, Barbados Royals

Kyle Mayers is the top run-scorer for Barbados Royals so far with 161 runs at a strike rate of 157. The southpaw scored 73 against the Patriots and most recently, 52 against the Knights. He also bowled a brilliant spell against the Royals, picking up four wickets and conceding merely four runs. Overall, Mayers has played 89 T20s, from which he has a batting average and strike rate of 20.49 and 121.71 as well as 23 wickets.

David Miller – batsman, Barbados Royals

Against the Knight Riders, the Royals’ skipper scored 60 off 36 laced with five boundaries and two maximums. The hard-hitting left-hander brings with him plenty of experience – he has played 104 T20 internationals, scoring 1944 runs at an average of 32.40 and strike rate of 142.00

Quinton de Kock – wicketkeeper batsman, Barbados Royals

Quinton de Kock scored a knock of 44 against the Knight Riders, and will look to get to a half century in the next game. The hard-hitting South African has played 69 T20 internationals, amassing 1894 runs at an average of 31.04 and strike rate of 133.38. Quinton has also been a part of all major T20 leagues in the world.

MPL fantasy XI – SLK vs BBR, CPL 2022

SLK vs BBR – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The SLK vs BBR game at the Men’s CPL 2022 will not be televised live in India. But you can catch the live action on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 4.30 AM IST on September 9.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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