St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Zouks, Port of Spain

Our XI: Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Andre Fletcher, Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Ben Dunk, Mark Deyal, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sohail Tanvir, Scott Kuggeleijn, Rayad Emrit

Captain: Mohammad Nabi

Nabi was the Man of the Match when these two met the last time, and has been in outstanding for St Lucia Zouks: 120 runs and four wickets so far in the tournament, and he is primed to continue his rich form.

Vice-captain: Roston Chase

A very left-field pick for this format, but the conditions in Trinidad seem to play into his hands. Chase has 129 runs and has taken five wickets so far. If the targets are not steep, Chase is the perfect player to play the accumulator's role. Do not forget that he picked up three wickets when these teams met the last time.

Hot Picks

Evin Lewis: 160 runs from four matches, and Lewis has still not reached his peak. If the Patriots have to go all the way, Lewis has to score those big runs consistently. Nabi will be used as a match-up to Lewis early on and if he can survive that then there is a good chance that Lewis goes big.

Scott Kuggeleijn: The second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament so far with ten strikes, Kuggeleijn averages 14.60 and strikes once every nine balls. He has had a great start and bowls in the powerplay and death, which gives him more chances of taking wickets.

Value Picks

Jon-Russ Jaggesar: He has started this tournament well and his offspin will be handy if the pitch is slow and dry; Jaggesar has taken four wickets so far and has kept batsmen quiet too.

Mark Deyal: Deyal has been striking the ball well, but needs that one big innings to catch the eyeballs. We'll continue to back him, though. His strike rate in this tournament so far is 132.65, and the last time these two teams met, Deyal scored 30 off 17 balls.

Point to note

  • The Zouks won the previous encounter easily with Nabi adjuged the Man of the Match. The Patriots are too reliant on the top three to score while the Zouks have an all-round team.