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CPL 2021: SLK vs GAW 

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) 

H2H results: 

GAW 10, SLK 6

H2H results at the venue: 

GAW 1, SLK 0

Section 2: Predicted Playing11 

GAW Last XI: 

C Hemraj (LHB, LAO) 

Mohammad Hafeez (RHB, RAO) 

Odean Smith (RAM, RHB)

Shimron Hetmyer (LHB) 

Shoaib Malik (RHB, RAO) 

Nicholos Pooran (LHB, C) 

Brandon King (RHB) 

Romario Shepherd (RAM, RHB) 

Naveen ul Haq (RAM) 

Imran Tahir (RALB) 

Ashmedd Nedd (LAO) 

Possible changes: None

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) 

Samit Patel (RHB, LAO) 

Keemo Paul (RAM, RHB) 

Wahab Riaz (LAF, RHB) 

Alzarri Joseph (RAF) 

Kesrick Williams (RAM) 

Possible changes: McCoy (if available) in, Joseph out. 

Section 3: Player Battles: 

(Refer PDF) 

Batsmen with favourable matchups and no major wicket taking threats: 

Faf ✅ (low sample)

Chase ✅ (low sample)

Bowlers with favourable matchups & with multiple dismissals: 

Tahir ✅

McCoy ✅

Kesrick ✅

Riaz ✅

Section 4: Player performance against the opposition 

(Refer PDF) 

King chasing ✅

Hetmyer chasing ✅

Hafeez bowling in both ✅

Naveen bowling first ✅

Romario in both ✅

Chase bat first ✅ (just one innings) 

Kesrick in both ✅

Deyal bowling first ✅ (just one innings)

Chase bowling first ✅

McCoy bowling first ✅

Section 5: Finding the fantasy value: 

Mohammad Hafeez: Explaining why Hafeez should be your captain after he has given 306 fantasy points so far, is a waste of time. Straight to the next pick. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Roston Chase: Another default choice for small leagues, failed with the bat in the last game, but is usually quite consistent. Also scored 66 against GUY last season. But more importantly, a very safe allround option. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Imran Tahir (Bowling second): Imran Tahir has been consistent with wickets, and I’ve been consistent in backing him as C in every game. Bowling second, once again. 

Captaincy suitability: Small leagues, Mini GL & GL. 

Naveen-Ul Haq & Romario Shepherd (bowling first): Going with the same two picks that i gave yesterday. Romario gave massive 128 points, while Naveen gave decent 43 points. Romario should continue to deliver with his allround value and again will be a good captaincy choice. But Naveen has been nowhere close to his best this season & i still expect him to have a good 2-3W game bowling first. 

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL & GL. 

Kesrick Williams & Obed McCoy (bowling first): Kesrick, after ages, bowled exceptionally well in the last game. Got a lot of assistance from the pitch and his slower balls became even more lethal. McCoy on the other hand, is enjoying the form of his life, and will again be my top captaincy choice bowling first. 

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL & GL. 

Proper GL pick: Mark Deyal