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)


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)


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

More Like This

European Football Round-up: Liverpool, Napoli, AC Milan march on

Liverpool and Bayern Munich registered five goals away from home, while Chelsea, Juventus, Milan, and Napoli claimed narrow wins in the first gameweek since the international break. We recap results from the weekend’s action in major European football leagues. English...

Indian T20 League: Chennai overpower Kolkata to win fourth title

Faf du Plessis struck a 59-ball 86, while Shardul Thakur picked up three crucial wickets to steer Chennai to their fourth Indian T20 League title. MS Dhonii’s men defeated Kolkata by 27 runs. It is Chennai’s first silverware since the...

Indian T20 League: Tripathi holds nerve as Kolkata reach final

Kolkata overcame a meltdown to beat Delhi by three wickets and seal their place in the Indian T20 League final for the first time since 2014. Chasing a modest 136, the two-time winners were just 13 runs away from the...