AB De Villiers Faf du Plessis
AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis are key players for their franchise's in the 2016 CPLGetty

Barbados Tridents take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 14th match of the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Kensington Oval, Barbados, on Wednesday (13 July).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12am BST (Thursday morning). Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sportand Dave TV in the UK. The CPL T20 app will live stream every match, which is only available on Android phones. Click here to download the app.

Overview

Barbados Tridents, currently placed fourth in the points table with three points from three games, come into this clash on the back of a washout against Jamaica Tallawahs on 11 July. Only 10 overs were possible on the night, which disappointed the crowds who came to see a face-off between two of the biggest superstars in cricket in AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

The Tridents were perhaps lucky that it rained when it did as the Tallawahs had raced to 116 in their 10 overs with Gayle going berserk at one end. The Barbados bowling on paper looks relatively strong with Wayne Parnell, David Wiese and Ravi Rampaul all experienced international players, but they are yet to fire as a unit.

It is their batting which is their strongest point, having two players in De Villiers and skipper Kieron Pollard who can take away the game from the opposition in a few overs. Their only win in the tournament so far has come when de Villiers fired.

Barbados is set to play the same XI that took part in the game on Monday.
St Kitts and Nevis Partriots are struggling at the moment, placed second from bottom in the league table with just one win from their five games. They come into this game on the back of consecutive losses; their last game saw Guyana Amazon Warriors beat them by four wickets.

Skipper Faf du Plessis has had a poor time with the bat. The only two players to impress have been Evin Lewis and keeper Devon Thomas who have scored 143 and 141 runs respectively.
With the tournament at its halfway stage, the Patriots outfit will need to start winning games if they are to stay in contention for a spot in the play-offs.

Prediction

Barbados Tridents to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Barbados Tridents to win: 20/21
  • St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to win: 4/5

Team news

Barbados Tridents

Possible XI: Steven Taylor, Shoaib Malik, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Raymon Reifer, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Possible XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis (c), Jonathan Carter, Devon Thomas (wk), JJ Smuts, Shamarh Brooks, Krishmar Santokie, Samuel Badree, Tabraiz Shamsi.