Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings: August 31, CPL 2021 Prediction
August 31, 2021 10:00 am
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Kings square off against each other two times in the span of three days. This match number nine will be the second of those encounters.
Trinbago Knight Riders have already played two games and have had an indifferent start to this season. The defending champions lost the first game against Guyana Amazon Warriors before bouncing back to beat Barbados Royals. The bowling has been top-notch for Trinbago Knight Riders. They have bowled first in both the games so far and have restricted their oppositions to 142/7 and 122 all-out. However, the top-order batting has been disappointing. In both games, they failed to get going and they paid the price in the first game. It was skipper Kieron Pollard who came to the party and saved the day in the second game with a fine 58.
On the other hand, St Lucia Kings had the worst start possible. They lost by a whopping margin of 120 runs against Jamaica Tallawahs. The bowlers got belted around the park and conceded a mammoth 255. There was barely any control as the Jamaica Tallawahs batting line-up plundered runs for fun. Meanwhile, barring Tim David who scored 56, none of the batters could even put up a fight. Only two batters could get past the 20-run mark and St Lucia Kings were bowled out for 255.
However, irrespective of the loss, St Lucia Kings would’ve started this game as underdogs. Their overall head-to-head record against Trinbago Knight Riders stands at 2-13 and the latter are a much more consistent and powerful line-up. Thus, the Kieron Pollard-led side have the winning odds of 1.58 and St Lucia Kings are placed at 2.34.
This has been a heavily one-sided rivalry between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Kings. Trinbago Knight Riders have won 13 out of the 17 games that these two sides have played. St Lucia Kings have won just two and two games were washed out. St Lucia Kings registered a win over Trinbago Knight Riders only in two seasons – 2015 and 2016. At the moment, Trinbago Knight Riders have eight wins from the last nine games (the other game was washed out in 2019) against St Lucia Kings.
|Season||Total Number of games||St Lucia Kings||Trinbago Knight Riders||Tie / No-Result|
|2013||1||0||1||0 / 0|
|2014||2||0||2||0 / 0|
|2015||2||1||0||0 / 1|
|2016||3||1||2||0 / 0|
|2017||2||0||2||0 / 0|
|2018||2||0||2||0 / 0|
|2019||2||0||1||0 / 1|
|2020||3||0||3||0 / 0|
|TOTAL||17||2||13||0 / 2|