The breathtaking action will continue in the Caribbean Premier League 2023 as Barbados Royals and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots take on each other in Match 18 on Sunday, September 03 (Monday, September 04 IST) at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Barbados are coming into the fixture having lost their previous encounter against Saint Lucia Kings by 90 runs. They’re ranked on the fifth spot (second last) on the points table with two wins from six matches having five points to their name.
On the other hand, St Kitts are also coming into the fixture having lost their previous encounter against Guyana Amazon Warriors by 98 runs. They’re ranked on the last spot on the points table with two points from seven matches. Both teams will be eager to rise on the points table by winning the upcoming fixture and keep their hopes of knockouts alive.
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League 2023
Match: Barbados Royals vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match 18
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: Monday, September 4, 05:30 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Kensington Oval Pitch Report
There have been a total of four matches played at the venue so far in the tournament out of which three have been won by teams batting first. The average total batting first has been 183 while the highest target chased is 161. The captain winning the toss is likely to bat first, keeping the past results of the venue in mind.
Probable Playing XI
Barbados Royals (BR)
Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Laurie Evans, Alick Athanaze, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Rivaldo Clarke (wk), Nyeem Young, Roelof van der Merwe, Qais Ahmad, Obed McCoy
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN)
Evin Lewis (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), Will Smeed, Sherfane Rutherford, Corbin Bosch, Johann Layne, Dominic Drakes, George Linde, Benny Howell, Oshane Thomas, Yannic Cariah
BR vs SKN Head-to-Head
Played – 17, Barbados Royals – 07, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 10
Probable Top Performers of BR vs SKN
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Andre Fletcher (SKN)
The 35-year-old is the leading run-scorer for his team with 118 runs to his name from five innings at an average of 23.60 and a strike rate of 145.67. Fletcher has scored one half-century in the tournament so far and will be eager to notch up second one in the upcoming fixture to help his team register their first win of the season.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Jason Holder (BR)
The 31-year-old is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament so far with ten wickets to his name from five matches at an average of 16.60 and an economy of 8.66. Holder will look to bowl another match-winning spell for his team to help them rise on the points table.