CPL 2022: Barbados Royals power to winning start, Patriots again faces defeat 

After winning the toss, the Royals chose to field first, which turned out as a great decision. Even after the sparkling performance of 81 runs by Andre Fletcher, the Royals managed to restrict the Patriots to 149 runs with their regular wickets of eight.

CPL 2022: Barbados Royals power to winning start, Patriots again faces defeat 
CPL 2022: Barbados Royals power to winning start, Patriots again faces defeat 

CPL 2022: Barbados Royals performed well in their first match in the Caribbean Premier League 2022 and secured victory against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. While dominating all three facets of the game, the Royals defeated Patriots with seven wickets. 

After winning the toss, the Royals chose to field first, which turned out as a great decision. Even after the sparkling performance of 81 runs by Andre Fletcher, the Royals managed to restrict the Patriots to 149 runs with their regular wickets of eight. 

The target was set as 150 runs for Barbados Royals, and in the reply, players such as Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers performed well and played their turn of 64 runs with partnership, leading them to win their first cricket match of the series. 

Further, Mayers’ exceptional performance of 73 runs in 46 balls secured the match for the Royals. 

As per the overall scoring, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots scored 149 runs in 20 overs with eight wickets. In the players, Fletcher 81, Da Silva 19; Holder 2/21, Simmonds 2/28. However, they lost to Barbados Royals by making 150 runs with three wickets. In the plates, Mayers 73, Cornwall 39; Bravo 2/33, and Pretorius 1/18 were the final scores.

 

The Patriots faced huge blows before the match as their player Evin Lewis was absent due to an injury. Further, Mayers remained the biggest beneficiary for the Royals and played exceptionally well. 

Caribbean Premier League 2022 was started on August 31, 2022, with the first match between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs. Patriots lost their first match to Tallawahs, and this was their second match of the series. 

The starting of the series did not remain pretty good after losing two back-to-back matches. The month-long tournament will be concluded on September 30, 2022, and matches are played on the field of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis. The finals and playoffs will be played on the field of Guyana

The names of the six teams are- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs, Saint Kings, Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Barbados Royals.