Shivani Shukla ∙ Sep 1 2022, 3:00 AM

CPL 2022: SLK vs TKR Match Preview, Key Players, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips


image-l7i725chKieron Pollard | Source: Twitter

St Lucia Kings will be up against Trinbago Knight Riders in the second match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022, set to be played at Warner Park on Thursday, September 1.

The four-time champions Trinbago Knight Riders, who boast of a star-studded batting line-up with the likes of Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, and Nicholas Pooran have added more firepower to their batting after acquiring the services of the star all-rounder Andre Russell.

Their star spinner Maheesh Theekshana, however, will not be available for the first few matches as he is currently with Sri Lanka in the UAE for the Asia Cup 2022. Apart from this, the team looks balanced on paper. 

Speaking of Saint Lucia Kings, the team finished the last season as the runner-up, having lost the finals against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by three wickets. Led by Faf du Plessis, they will look to spark a turnaround in their fortune this year. 


Key Players

  • Nicholas Pooran: The Trinbago wicket-keeper batter is one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in the quickest format of the game. He has garnered over 1500 runs in 73 CPL innings thus far. 
  • Colin Munro: The New Zealander is the top run-scorer in the CPL among all overseas players. He has accumulated 2020 runs from 65 CPL matches to date.
  • Andre Russell: He is one of the most effortless hitters of the cricket ball in T20 cricket. So far, the power hitter amassed 1491 runs in 69 CPL innings with an unbeaten 121 being his highest score.  

Match Details 

  • Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies
  • Date & Time: 1st September at 7:30 PM IST 
  • Live Streaming: FanCode
  • Live Commentary: CREX 

Pitch Report 

The surface at Warner Park will aid the pacers more as compared to the spinners. The team bowling first has found more success here and hence the team winning the toss will prefer to chase. The average first-inning score hovers between 150-170 runs. 


Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips 

Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles
Batters: Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard, Tion Webster
All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese
Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Scott Kuggeleijn

Captain: Andre Russell
Vice-Captain: Colin Munro

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