SLK vs TKR Dream11 Team, Dream11 Preview & analysis

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CPL 2021: SLK vs TKR 

Last year we saw some very low scoring games due to pitches being dead & slow. But this CPL will be a totally different ball game, like literally. ‘Smart ball’ will be used for the first time in a professional cricket tournament (was used for testing purpose in Marsh Cup) which has a chip inside (an original chip, not the 2000 Rs note chip) and will share data both after the release till pitching and also data after pitching. The smart ball will calculate speed, spin & power/bounce. 

Section 1: Venue 

Warner Park, St Kitts 

Average score batting first: 154 

Average winning score batting first: 176

Average score batting second: 134 

Average score batting first in CPL 2019: 180 

Average winning score batting first in CPL 2019: 186 

Average score batting second: 178 

Pace vs Spin (CPL 2019) 

Pace wickets: 62.5% 

Spin wickets: 37.5% 

Best bowling type at the venue: (CPL’19)

Most wickets: RAP & RALB (31 & 14) 

Best SR: RALB & RAP (13.7 & 18.5) 

Bat 1st or 2nd pattern at the venue: 

Advantage to the side chasing. 

Team Results at the venue: 

TKR: 6/12, SLK: 2/10 

H2H at the venue: 

TKR: 1, SLK: 0 

H2H results: 

TKR: 13/17, SLK: 2/17 (2 NR) 

Match odds: 1.53 TKR 

Section 2: Predicted Playing11 

Trinbago Knight Riders Last XI: 

L Simmons (RHB) 

Sunil Narine (LHB, RAO) 

Colin Munro (LHB) 

Tim Seifert (RHB) 

Darren Bravo (LHB) 

Dinesh Ramdin (RHB) (WK) 

Kieron Pollard (RHB, RAM) (C) 

Isuru Udana (LAM, RHB) 

Akeal Hossain (LAO) 

Ravi Rampual (RAM) 

Jayden Seales (RAM)

*Darren Bravo did not bat in the last game as Ramdin & Pollard came ahead of him, can bat at 4-5 in this game. 

St Lucia Kings Last XI: 

Rakheem Cornwall (RHB, RAO) 

Andre Fletcher (RHB, WK) 

Faf Du Plessis (RHB) (C) 

Roston Chase (RHB, RAO) 

Mark Deyal (LHB, RAO) 

Tim David (RHB, RAO) 

Keemo Paul (RAM, RHB) 

Wahab Riaz (LAF, RHB) 

Usman Qadir (RALB) 

Kesrick Williams (RAM) 

Obed McCoy (LAM) 

Section 3: Player Battles: 

(Refer PDF) 

Batsmen with favourable matchups and no major wicket taking threats: 

Colin Munro ✅

Darren Bravo ✅

Dinesh Ramdin ✅

Kieron Pollard ✅

Tim Seifert ✅

Faf du Plessis ✅

Bowlers with favourable matchups & with multiple dismissals: 

Kesrick 8 dismissals 

Riaz 13 dismissals 

Narine 4 dismissals 

Section 4: Player performance against the opposition 

(Refer PDF) 

Munro bat first ✅

Darren in both ✅

Ramdin bat first ✅

Pollard bat first ✅

Simmons chasing ✅

Pollard bowling in both ✅

Kesrick bowling first ✅

Section 5: Finding the fantasy value:

Sunil Narine:Default choice in small leagues, just like the last game, can give you 0(1) but is the safest option available. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Colin Munro & Lendl Simmons: Very rarely I prefer a batsman in these conditions but there are hardly any reliable options available in this game. Munro has decent numbers against SLK, has favourable matchups against the current bowling lineup. 

Simmons, just like Munro, was in good form before CPL just hasn’t scored runs in the opening two games. Expect at least one of them to have a good game today. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Kieron Pollard (batting first): Coming after a match winning knock in the last game, Pollard has good numbers against both, the opposition, and the current opposition bowling lineup. Pollard has not bowled a single delivery in the two games this season yet, but in the last two H2H games against Kings, Pollard bowled full 4 overs and infact, picked 3 wickets as well in the last game. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Faf du Plessis: Went for a first ball duck in the last game, which was his first game after a long break. Was caught down the leg side on a very good catch by Walton, but is still a very good captaincy choice in this game. Favourable matchups too. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Proper GL pick: 

Darren Bravo & Dinesh Ramdin.