CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: CSK camp to keep eye on TKR vs SLK semifinals, Du Plessis’ fitness giving heartache to Dhoni’s team- Follow Live Updates – The first semi-final of CPL 2021 will see table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders take on the St Lucia Kings on Tuesday but the focus will be on Faf du Plessis’ availability with his fitness raising a big question mark. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star has suffered a groin injury and missed the last match against Barbados Royals. With IPL 2021 just five days away, the CSK opener could miss the first match and his availability in the entire tournament hangs in balance.
Faf du Plessis is one of the most consistent stars of CSK. In Phase 1 of IPL 2021, Du Plessis smashed four back to back half-centuries as CSK jumped to 2nd spot on the points table. His opening stand with Ruturaj Gaikwad turned things around for CSK after an abysmal 2020 season.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: In CPL, Faf du Plessis has regained form at the right time and a lot will depend on his availability if St Lucia Kings are to win the title. As he missed the last match, the Kings suffered a humiliating 8-wicket defeat. Although Kings didn’t miss him in batting, they did miss his inputs on the field as Barbados chased the target with ease.
As for Trinbago Knight Riders, they showed their class and stamped their authority with a win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their final game, to clinch the top spot in the standings, despite a slow start to the season. Amongst the pre-tournament favourites, TKR have certainly lived up that hype and will be intent on delivering yet another trophy.
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CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: The Kings meanwhile have been patchy and a lot will depend on the availability of Faf du Plessis as they prepare for the semi-final. The fourth-placed side comes into the clash on the back of a defeat against bottom-placed Barbados Royals, but will nonetheless be a force to reckon with, especially considering the form of Roston Chase, and if featuring Faf du Plessis, who had suffered a groin injury in the last match and could be unavailable.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Match Details
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Kings
CPL 2021 Semi-final 1
14th September, 7:30 PM IST
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Weather Report
The average temperature will be around 30 degrees celsius while Humidity will be at 70%. The weather will be sunny throughout the day and there is a 25% chance of rain to play spoilsport on the day.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE: Pitch Report
The pitch in Warner Park has proven to be two-paced throughout the tournament but should likely be a batting-friendly surface. The T20 records of Warner Park suggest that the bowlers will have a tough time here. St Kitts has seen humungous totals being chased in the CPL. In the 7th edition of CPL, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down a target of 242 in with 7 balls to spare.
CPL 2021 TKR vs SLK LIVE streaming: TKR vs SLK LIVE scores
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