Barbados Tridents – CPL 2020 Team Preview

Barbados Tridents - Time to defend the crown

Barbados Tridents is a franchise team that represents Barbados in the Caribbean Premier League. They are one of the six teams to feature in the inaugural season held in 2013. Barbados Tridents is the defending champions of the CPL trophy they won in 2019. Barbados Tridents team is owned by CMG companies and Hollywood actor Mark Walberg has been a shareholder in the team since 2013 season owing to his interest in the game. Kensington Oval, Barbados is their home ground and they will not play any matches at their home venue this season. Tridents are one of the three teams to win the CPL trophy and they have won the title twice so far. They will look to defend the title this season successfully. 

No. of seasons played: 7 (All seasons)

Best Result: Winners in 2014 & 2019

2019 Season result: Winners (Beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in Finals)

Coach: Phil Simmons

Squad

Now, let`s analyze the team combination, squad strength, and different player options available in the Barbados Tridents team for the 2020 season. Barbados Tridents will look to fine-tune their arsenal in defending their trophy this year. 

Captain: Jason Holder

Jason holder is the skipper of the red-ball team for West Indies. He is an excellent all-rounder who can bowl superbly and score big runs with the bat too. He is one of the mainstays of the Caribbean team in all formats. 

Batsmen: Johnson Charles

Johnson Charles is an experienced batsman who has represented West Indies in the limited-overs cricket. He is expected to open the batting for the Barbados team this year. Alex Hales is not available and Corey Anderson is picked as a replacement player. 

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Justin Greaves, Shayan Jahangir

They have a long list of all-rounders in the squad. Corey Anderson and Marcus Stoinis have good international experience and are expected to slot in the playing XI. Jonathan Carter and Raymon Reifer are prominent names in West Indian domestic ranks and will play a huge role in this season. Kyle Mayers, Justin greaves, and Shyan Jahangir will come in as reserve players in the squad. 

Wicket-Keepers: Shai Hope, Rahmullah Gurbaz

Shai Hope is one of the technically strong batsmen in the Caribbean team. He is going through a rough patch in international matches and will hope to regain his form in CPL. Afghan Keeper Rahmunallah Gurbaz might get a chance in the team as a batsman owing to his batting abilities. 

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Ashley Nurse, Mitchell Santner, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young

They have strong contingent with a variety of spin bowling options. Rashid Khan is the No.1 T20I spinner currently & Hayden Walsh won the Man of the series last season will their trump cards this season. Spinners Ashley Nurse and Mitchell Santner can be effective all-rounders as they can strike the ball cleanly and bowl effectively. Nyeem young is expected to aid Holder and Reifer in the fast bowling department. 

Expected starting XI

Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles, Jonathan Carter, Marcus Stoinis, Corey Anderson, Shai Hope (Wk), Raymon Reifer, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Mitchell Santner, Nyeem Young

Remaining Players: Ashley Nurse, Rahmunalluh Gurbaz, Joshua Bishop, Kyle Mayers, Justin Greaves, Shayan Jahangir

Barbados Tridents CPL 2020 Schedule

Barbados Tridents will start their campaign against St. Kits and Nevis Patriots in the second match of the tournament. Here is the complete schedule of Barbados Tridents in the CPL 2020.

  1. Barbados Tridents vs. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, 18 August, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  2. St Lucia Zouks vs. Barbados Tridents, 20 August, 10:00 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  3. Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Barbados Tridents, 23 August, 10 AM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  4. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs. Barbados Tridents, 25 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  5. Barbados Tridents vs. Jamaica Tallawahs, 26 August, 05:30 PM, Queen`s Park Oval
  6. Barbados Tridents vs. Trinbago Knight Riders, 29 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  7. Barbados Tridents vs. St Lucia Zouks, 30 August, 10:00 AM, Queen`s Park Oval
  8. Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. Barbados Tridents, 1 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  9. Barbados Tridents vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors, 3 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy
  10. Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Barbados Tridents, 5 September, 05:30 PM, Brian Lara Cricket Academy

CPL 2020 Prediction

Barbados Tridents have an excellent squad depth with many all-rounders. They can have 9 batsmen and 8 bowlers in their playing XI virtually with this line-up. The spin bowling department is one of their strongest contingents with experienced T20 campaigners. Their only worry is the pace bowling department which has very little experience barring Jason Holder in the big stages. Medium pace all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Corey Anderson are expected to fill in the void left by Harry Gurney. We expect the Barbados Tridents to reach the knockouts with a host of all-rounders, quality spinners, and explosive batsmen. Lack of a good death bowler might come to haunt their team in crunch situations. 

Top players to bet on

  1. Rashid Khan – leg-spinner and effective batsmen down the order.
  2. Hayden Walsh – leg spinner and most wicket-taker in 2019 season
  3. Jason Holder – Opening bowler and middle-order batsmen
  4. Marcus Stoinis – Attacking middle-order batsmen and medium-pacer
  5. Shai Hope – Quality Top-order batsmen and wicket-keeper
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