Third-placed St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will face fourth-placed Trinbago Knight Riders in the Eliminator of the 2019 CPL at Providence Stadium, Guyana, on October 6. Ahead of the match, here is a statistical preview.
1 run needed by Carlos Brathwaite (499) to become the 4th batsman to reach 500 runs for Patriots, after Evin Lewis (1,222), Devon Thomas (753), and Chris Gayle (659).
2 wickets needed by Rayad Emrit (84) to become the 2nd-highest wicket-taker in CPL history. Only Dwayne Bravo (97) and Krishmar Santokie (85) have more.
3 wickets needed by Kieron Pollard (47) and 6 needed by Brathwaite (44) to reach the 50-wicket mark in CPL history. Whoever reaches there first will be the 11th.
3 wickets needed by both Sheldon Cottrell (11) and Emrit (11) to go past Ben Cutting’s record of 13 wickets (in 2018) for most wickets for Patriots in a single season. Cottrell himself had taken 11 wickets in 2017 and 2018, as had Tabraiz Shamsi in 2015 and 2017.
3 Trinbago’s win-loss ratio against St Kitts and Nevis (9 wins, 3 defeats). Only against St Lucia Zouks (5, 10 wins, 2 defeats) do they have a better record. On the other hand, the Patriots’ ratio of 0.333 is their 2nd-worst: they have 0.25 against Guyana Amazon Warriors (2 wins, 8 defeats).
8 ducks for Lendl Simmons in CPL. One more will put him level with Sunil Narine (9), the most in the history of the tournament – though that is unlikely, given the kind of form he is in!
22 runs needed by Simmons (378) to become the 2nd batsman to score 400 runs in a single edition of the CPL twice. Simmons had scored 446 in 2014, for Guyana Warriors. Only Gayle (430 in 2015, 425 in 2016, both for Jamaica Tallawahs) has done this.
33 runs needed by Simmons (378) to become the 2nd-highest scorer in a single season for the Knight Riders. He will have to go past Colin Munro (382 in 2016) and Hashim Amla (410 in 2016). However, Munro holds the record of 567 in 2018, which is also the highest series aggregate for any edition for any franchise.
68 matches for Pollard as captain. He should draw level with Dwayne Bravo (69) here. Only Gayle (70) has led in more CPL matches.
74 runs needed by Darren Bravo (1,426) to become the 11th cricketer to score 1,500 runs in the history of CPL.
74 CPL matches for both Ramdin and Emrit. Only Gayle (76) has played more.