A new winner confirmed for CPL 2021
After 32 games, including the two semi-finals, we are all set for the title-clash in this 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). It is St Lucia Kings who will take on the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
Both SLK and SKN have never won the CPL before. In fact, both teams have reached the final only one time each. SKN made it in 2017, SLK in 2020.
St Lucia Kings finished with five wins and as many losses after the league stages. SLK were inconsistent, but they shocked the world as they beat defending and four-time champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the semi-final. They have the winning odds of 1.99.
On the other hand, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots had won five games in a row to kickstart this season, but their campaign wobbled in the latter half. However, SKN produced a clinical win over Guyana Amazon Warriors in their semi-final encounter. Thus, Dwayne Bravo-led side have the odds of 1.73 to win this game.
Overall and recent records favour SLK
The overall head-to-head record may suggest a close contest as it reads 7-5 in the favour of St Lucia Kings. However, St Lucia Kings have beaten St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last five meetings.
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Both teams were inconsistent in the league phase of this tournament. However, they have managed to scrap through and produce splendid performances in the semi-finals. Their challenge will be to step up in the big final as it is only the second CPL final for both teams.
Keep an eye on…
Roston Chase: Chase has been excellent with both bat and ball in this tournament. With the bat, he has accumulated 403 runs (second-highest) while striking nearly 150. Meanwhile, with the ball, he has picked up nine wickets at an economy rate of 7.02.
Evin Lewis: The left-handed opener has been in smashing form and is the leading run-getter in this tournament. He has amassed 420 runs from 10 matches. He averages 52.50 and strikes at 164.70.
TIP Evin Lewis is the top-scorer in the season and is in great form. He has odds of 3.00 to win the Player of the Match award.