Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks
The Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) and the St Lucia Zouks (also known as St Lucia Kings) are two of the six cpl teams that currently compete in the Caribbean Premier League. The Trinbago Knight Riders have won 4 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) titles, whereas the St Lucia Kings have been runners-up in consecutive seasons in 2020 and 2021.
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Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks - Memorable matches
Trinbago were a champion side dominating their early encounters against the St Lucia Zouks. They were led by Darren Sammy, who is also the West Indies' T20 World Cup-winning captain.
The most memorable match between the teams came in the 2020 final. St Lucia were restricted to a total of 154 all out in the first innings, thanks to Kieron Pollard's 4/30 and 2 wickets each from Ali Khan and Fawad Ahmed. St Lucia had valuable contributions with the bat from Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher, Najibulkah Zadran and Roston Chase. Meanwhile, in reply, Trinbago were stumbling at 19 for 2 in the fourth over, as Tim Seifert and Tion Webster were dismissed very soon. Tim was dismissed by his New Zealand teammate Scott Kuggeleijn, and Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi was bowling economically, conceding just 16 runs in 3 overs. However, an unbeaten 138 run partnership between Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo won them their fourth title. Lendl clobbered 84 off just 49 balls, with eight fours and four sixes. Darren had six sixes to his name with 58 runs in 47 balls.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks - Head-to-head record
So far, the Trinidad and St Lucia teams have played 20 games against each other. The Trinidad and Tobago team came out on top 14 times, whereas the St Lucia squad could manage only 4 wins. The remaining 2 games were called off.
In 2013 and 2014, the St Lucia Zouks won only a combined 4 out of 14 games. They finished last and second to last in these seasons. Across these two seasons, Trinbago won all three of their games against St Lucia, including two one-sided 8 wicket and 9 wicket victories in 2014. However, for a while, the tables turned. St Lucia won their first-ever game against the Trinbago Knight Riders in 2015. The match was reduced to 9 overs per side, and St Lucia had to chase a target of 91 in 9 overs. They reached the total on the final ball of the innings.
St Lucia won another game against Trinbago on June 28, 2015, in the third CPL season. However, Trinbago took revenge that year. They knocked out the St Lucia Zouks in the eliminator game of the playoffs, reaching the target of 165 in the 19th over. Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 49 off 41 deliveries and 2 catches won him the man of the match award.
Between 2017 and 2020, the Trinbago Knight Riders dominated all their proceedings against St Lucia. They won all 8 completed games against them, including the one-sided 2020 final.
However, the tide turned in CPL 2021, with St Lucia winning 2 out of their 3 games, including the first semi-final against the Knight Riders. St Lucia piled on their highest ever total against Trinbago, scoring 205 for 4 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall were out for single-digit scores. However, Mark Deyal's 78 off 44 balls took them to a grand total. He was ably supported by Roston Chase, who scored 36 of 21 deliveries. In the last 5 overs, David Wiese and Tim David piled on over 70 runs. Sunil Narine was the pick of the Trinbago bowlers, conceding just 12 runs from 4 overs.
In reply, Trinbago were bowled out for 184, thanks to David Wiese's match-winning effort of 5 wickets for 39 runs.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks - Key players in 2022
Both the teams have an excellent set of players. Following are some of the potential game changers in these two teams.
Kesrick played for the Jamaica Tallawahs in 2016 CPL. He took 17 wickets in 13 matches, which was the most for his team. He also grabbed 2 wickets for just 12 runs in their final victory that year over the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Since Kesrick joined the St Lucia Zouks, they have reached back-to-back finals. It is only a matter of time until they lift the trophy. He is one of the most vital assets for scoring great points in the Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks prediction contest.
Kieron is one of the most popular assets in the world in T20 fantasy cricket. He has won 5 IPL titles with the Mumbai Indians, and is also a multiple championship winner with the Trinbago Knight Riders. Pollard has always led from the front as the captain of the 4-time CPL winners. In the Caribbean Premier League, he has a good batting average of 35.42, with a strike rate of 150. His bowling strike rate of 17.31 demonstrates his all-round abilities. For the Trinbago team, he is undoubtedly the most nailed player in fantasy cricket.
Faf Du Plessis:
Faf may seem like an underrated player in Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks prediction fantasy games, but he has more value than meets the eye. The South African missed out on the semi-final spot at the last T20 World Cup, and it was primarily due to Faf's exclusion. Faf scored heavily at the top during the Chennai title-winning season in IPL 2021. His CPL 33.58 with a strike rate of 131.8 at the top of the innings makes him someone who can set the pace for the rest of the players. He has also taken 34 catches and is a brilliant fielder. Faf's contributions will be crucial to St Lucia chances.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks prediction for 2022 CPL
In Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks prediction fantasy cricket games, we suggest that users select more players from St Lucia. The Zouks have a more well-rounded squad, and have been runners-up for the last 2 years in a row. Certain players from Trinbago, such as Kieron Pollard, Tim Seifert, Khary Pierre and Sunil Narine are good picks for Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks prediction contests. However, the rest of their squad is not highly consistent in their performances. However, Trinbago have plans to revamp their squad in the auctions to land their fifth title. We look forward to many more fantastic contests between these two teams.
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