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TKR vs SLK, 23rd Match, CPL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings, (TKR vs SLK, 23rd Match)

Date: September 18, 2022 – 7 PM AST / September 19 – 4:30 AM IST

Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

It will be St Lucia Kings taking on Trinbago Knight Riders in match no. 23 of the Caribbean Premier League 2022. The two teams will clash in this return fixture at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba on Sunday, September 18th.

St Lucia Kings, who lost four out of the first five games, have started to push for the playoffs with back to back dominant victories. They have six points to their credit with a net run-rate of 0.458. Their last fixture was a 49-run win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Faf du Plessis blasted 41 off 21 at the top while Johnson Charles anchored the innings with 61 off 41. Some late contributions from David Wiese and Roshon Primus propelled the score to 189/7. Wiese then snared 3 for 8 in four overs with Kesrick Williams also bagging three scalps as they bowled out Patriots for 140.

Trinbago Knight Riders occupy the third place with seven points and are also coming off back to back victories. They defeated Jamaica Tallawahs in the last game by four wickets in a slow scoring game. Ravi Rampaul was the star with the ball, snaring 4 for 19 as they restricted Tallawahs to 116/7.

Chasing the target, they suffered two blows without opening their account. But Colin Munro scored 40 off 28 to rebuild the innings alongwith Tim Seifert (28). They again lost a few quick wickets before Akeal Hosein (14) and Andre Russell (18*) took them over the line. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for TKR vs SLK, 23rd Match

The pitches at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba traditionally haven’t been known for batting. The venue has hosted 32 domestic T20 matches, with the average first innings score of 142. In the first two games played here this season, the first innings scores have read 189 and 116.

The weather in Tarouba could be partly cloudy on Sunday evening but with only around a 16% chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 26°C.

Trinbago Knight Riders – Expected XI and Team News

Knight Riders made one change to the playing XI in the last game, with Anderson Phillip replacing Jayden Seales. Akeal Hosein has recovered to full fitnes and was part of the XI for the last two games. 

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

St Lucia Kings – Expected XI and Team News

St Lucia Kings made only one change for their previous fixture, with Tim David leaving to join the Australian team. Adam Hose came in as the replacement. The likes of Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis, David Wiese and Alzarri Joseph are in good form.

Probable XI – Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis (c), Roshon Primus, Roston Chase, Adam Hose, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), David Wiese, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Forde, Larry Edward, Kesrick Williams

Head to head record of TKR vs SLK

Total Encounters – 21

Trinbago Knight Riders Won – 15

St Lucia Kings – 4

No Result – 2

Trinbago Knight Riders lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

23rd Match: Five players to watch out for in the TKR vs SLK match

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

Johnson Charles: Batter, St Lucia Kings

Johnson Charles has been in magnificent form, leading the batting charts in the CPL 2022. He has scored 288 runs from seven innings at an average of 48 while striking at 139. The opener has smashed three fifties and is coming off a 41-ball 61.

Faf du Plessis: Batter, St Lucia Kings

Faf du Plessis has scored 186 runs from six innings in the ongoing competition, averaging 37 at a strike rate of 172. He has smashed 60 off 35 and 41 off 21  in the last two matches. Overall, du Plessis has over 7900 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 31 with three hundreds and 50 fifties.

Colin Munro: Batter, Trinbago Knight Riders

Colin Munro had a couple of low scores in the first three games but has scored 42 and 40 in the last two games. The left hand batter has 8883 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 31 while striking at 141. Munro has smashed five hundreds and 52 fifties in the format.

Alzarri Joseph: Bowler, St Lucia Kings

The right arm fast bowler has been terrific in the ongoing season. Alzarri Joseph is the leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets from seven games at an of 6.89 while striking at every 12.9, including best figures of 4/17. Joseph has 65 wickets in the format with three four-fors.

Sunil Narine: All-rounder, Trinbago Knight Riders

Sunil Narine has picked seven wickets in the CPL 2022 from six innings at an incredible economy of 4.48 and has scored 73 runs with the bat. Overall, Narine has 470 wickets in T20 cricket at an economy of 5.99. He also has over 3300 runs at a strike rate of 147.

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 Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings men’s clash at 4:30 AM 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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