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STAR vs TKR CPL 2018: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Trinbago Knight Riders


St Kitts and Nevis Patriots takes on Trinbago Knight Riders in a crucial match in a bid to qualify for the playoffs. TKR played a major chunk of their games in the beginning and hence they have pretty light fixtures on their plate for now. TKR will be playing after a week’s rest. The selection of this round is very tricky as most of the top players belong to these two teams. TKR last played against Barbados Tridents (BAR) with Pierre, Dwayne Bravo and Fawad Ahmed picking up to wickets each. Here are the probable dream XI for Knight Riders:

Trinbago Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Bravo (C), Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed and Shannon Gabriel.

The last match of the Patriots was against Saint Lucia Stars which was unfortunately called off without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield. The team is placed second last with 2 wins in 9 games. Their all hopes of making it to the playoffs is over and hence, it is difficult to get them motivated. Despite the opening pair of Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine not firing, Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum have more than made up for that in the batting line-up. Here we see the probable dream XI for the Patriots:

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis, Tom Cooper, Devon Thomas, Anton Devcich, Mahmudullah, Sheldon Cottrell, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Jeremiah Louis and Hayden Walsh.