Caribbean Premier League 2019 preview: Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Caribbean Premier League 2019 preview: Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Match details

Series/tournament name: Caribbean Premier League 2019

Venue: Port of Spain

Date: 5 September, 2019

Time: 4:30 a.m. IST

Preview:

Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will clash in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 season opener in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Both teams will be looking to kick start their campaign with a positive result, therefore, a feisty contest is expected. In the previous five meetings between both teams, it is advantage Knight Riders as they have registered three wins compared to Patriots' two victories.

Weather report:

The weather is expected to be cloudy throughout Wednesday in Port of Spain with little chances of a passing shower late in the evening hours.

Pitch report:

The ground is not famous for high scores in a T20 contest with an average first inning score of 152 only. Therefore, the pitch is expected to be on the slower side on Wednesday and will help the spinners as the match will go on.

Injuries and replacements:

Dwayne Bravo out, Lendl Simmons in

Probable Playing XI

Trinbago Knight Riders:

Knight Riders have suffered a major blow in the buildup of the match as regular captain Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out for the major part of the competition after suffering a finger injury. Therefore, in his absence, the team will be led by explosive all-rounder Kieron Pollard.

Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (captain), Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Jimmy Neesham,  Seekkuge

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Azeem Siddiqui
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