The 2022 edition of the Caribbean Premier League is set to start on September 1st. West Indies Cricket Board has recently concluded the concept tournament called 6ixty, which was the precursor to the CPL. The first stage of the tournament this year will happen in St Kitts. Here, we take a look at the weather conditions in St Kitts and the pitch report of Warner Park stadium.
West Indies has struggled in recent months. They were expected to do well in the 2021 T20 World Cup with the availability of stalwarts such as Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard. However, they failed to set the stage on fire. The legends have now retired and West Indies is finding it hard to replace them. Hence, the upcoming CPL will be important for most players to prepare for the 2022 T20 World Cup. The management will also look for some in-form talents in the league, who could help the national team in Australia.
Warner Park, St Kitts pitch report for Caribbean Premier League 2022
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Till now, a total of 12 T20I games have happened at the Warner Park Stadium. Out of this, eight games have been won by the squad batting second. T20I is slowly moving to an era where the captain winning the toss would inevitably select to field. In the first stage of CPL 2022, we could see a similar trend.
The average score batting first at Warner Park is just 125. Hence, it is not a high-scoring ground and the bowlers will be wary of this. Lendl Simmons’ 91* in 2020 is the highest individual score on this track while Obed McCoy‘s recent six-wicket haul against India is the best bowling performance.
St Kitts weather conditions for Caribbean Premier League 2022
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The temperature for September is likely to vary between 31 degrees celsius and 24 degrees celsius in St Kitts. These weather conditions will be very conducive to the matches. At the moment, 14 days of rainfall are expected in September. However, based on the experience from previous years, this prediction might not hamper the tournament.