Tarouba pitch watching brief
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings
Saturday 9 September, 15:00
TV: Live on TNTSports
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings team news
Patriots failed to defend 220 against Royals last time as their season went from bad to worse. They are winless despite adding Will Smeed and Benny Howell to the group. Sherfane Rutherford has taken over leadership duties with Evin Lewis dropped.
Probable XI: Fletcher, Smeed, Goolie, Rutherford, Bosch, Howell, Linde, cariah, Drakes, Layne, Thomas
Kings have been unaffected by the loss of Faf Du Plessis. They duffed up Royals to the tune of 90 runs in their last outing. Colin Munro is now opening the batting with Sikandar Raza skippering.
Probable XI: Munro, Charles, Williams, Descarte, Primus, Raza, Chase, Forde, Pierre, Joseph, Hatzoglou
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings pitch report
The Tarouba pitch has not been a road and has offered a fair battle between bat and ball. Six of the last 15 first-innings unaffected by rain have produced scores of 160 or more. However, we are conscious in this tournament how historical pitch data has not been that reliable. In short, they've all been excellent for batters. We have to wait and have a look before taking on the par line.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings match odds
Patriots are 2.3211/8 with Kings 1.654/6. We're a bit surprised Kings are not shorter and it certainly gives us the chance to bet in-play if they were to be upped to more than 1.804/5.
In an ideal world it's another belting batting wicket and we can get on kings to chase something big. patriots have significant bowling issues.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Kings player bets
Raza batted at No 6 last time out but it's possible he could bat as high as No 4. On that occasion others were promoted as free hitters. It's worth adding Raza to your bets slip at a generous 10/111.00. For Patriots, Corbin Bosch has batted up the order and could be a decent price at 17/29.40 with Sportsbook.