CPL 2021 Semi-Final: TKR vs SLK Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) lock horns with Saint Lucia Kings (SLK) in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021. The defending champions, who beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by four wickets to finish top of the points table, will be eyeing a fifth appearance in the CPL final. Sunil Narine is likely to return to the playing 11 after rested for the last league match. Trinbago Knight Riders will be relying on in-form Kieron Pollard and Ravi Rampaul.

Saint Lucia Kings will be hoping to reach a second successive CPL final. However, the franchise is likely to be without their captain Faf du Plessis, who is nursing a groin injury. Rahkeem Cornwall, who scored a 26-ball 40 against Barbados Royals on Sunday, could retain his place in the playing 11. Roston Chase is the player to watch out for in the Saint Lucia Kings’ squad. The 29-year-old has hit four half-centuries and claimed nine wickets at an economy of 6.93 in ten matches in CPL 2021.

Head-to-Head (CPL 2021)

SLK 157/5 in 20 overs (T David 43, R Chase 30*; R Rampaul 3/29)
TKR 152/3 in 20 overs (T Seifert 40*, C Munro 40*; R Chase 1/17)

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TKR 158/7 in 20 overs (K Pollard 41, T Seifert 37; Kesrick W 4/24)
SLK 131/7 in 20 overs (A Fletcher 81*; R Rampaul 3/34, I Udana 2/32)

Top Five Fantasy Points scorers (previous match)

TKR: I Udana (85 pts), Ali K (83 pts), K Pollard (76 pts), R Rampaul (37 pts), A Hosein (34 pts)

SLK: R Chase (105 pts), R Cornwall (53 pts), A Fletcher (42 pts), K Paul (28 pts), D Wiese (24 pts)

CPL 2021 Stats

Most Runs: TKR – C Munro (239 runs); SLK – R Chase (367 runs)

Most Wickets: TKR – R Rampaul (18 wickets); SLK – J Royal (12 wickets)

Most Sixes: TKR – K Pollard (18 sixes); SLK – R Chase (20 sixes)

Most Fours: TKR – L Simmons (18 fours); SLK – R Chase (29 fours)

Most Catches: TKR – D Ramdin (9 catches); SLK – A Fletcher (11 catches)

Squads

TKR (likely): T Seifert, D Ramdin; C Munro, L Simmons, Darren Michael Bravo; S Narine, K Pollard, I Udana; R Rampaul, A Hosein, Ali K

SLK (likely): A Fletcher; T David, M Deyal; R Chase, D Wiese, K Paul, Samit P, R Cornwall; J Royal, A Joseph/Kesrick W, W Riaz

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