Match 16 of the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) 2023 will feature a clash between Barbados Royals and St Lucia Kings at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday, September 2. The Royals have not enjoyed a good competition so far. Having played five games in the tournament so far, the side has won two matches, lost two, and one game has produced a no result.
On the other hand, the St. Lucia Kings have enjoyed good form in the tournament. Currently they are at the helm, the side has played five games in the tournament as well, where they have won two, and lost one, while two games have produced no result. With six points accumulated from the five matches played, they lead the points table and will be keen on registering their third win of the season.
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League 2023
Match: Barbados Royals vs. St Lucia Kings, Match 16
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: Sunday, September 3, 05:30 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Kensington Oval Pitch Report
The surface at the Kensington Oval is one that is preferred by the bowlers. Given the nature of the track, the batters often take time to adjust to this surface, and hence, the bowlers will have ample chance to dominate the batters. Therefore, opting to bowl first could be an optimal decision at this venue for the skipper winning the toss.
Probable Playing XI
Barbados Royals (BR)
Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze (wk), Justin Greaves, Kevin Wickham, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Roelof van der Merwe, Nyeem Young, Qais Ahmad, Obed McCoy
St Lucia Kings (SLK)
Johnson Charles (wk), Faf du Plessis (C), Sadrack Descarte, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Khary Pierre, Alzarri Joseph, Chris Sole
BR vs SLK Head-to-Head
Played – 21, Barbados Royals – 13, St Lucia Kings – 8
Probable Top Performers of BR vs SLK
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Faf du Plessis – St Lucia Kings
St. Lucia Kings’ skipper Faf du Plessis would be expected to be the best batter in the side’s forthcoming clash against Barbados Royals. Du Plessis was sensational for his side in their previous game, where he scored 57 runs in 36 deliveries to open the innings and eventually led his side to a win.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Khary Pierre– St Lucia Kings
St. Lucia Kings’ Khary Pierre could be the best bowler in his side’s upcoming game against Barbados Royals. Pierre was sensational for the Kings in their previous game; his spell was crucial to their victory, as Pierre took four wickets and conceded 20 runs in 3.5 overs