Caribbean Premier League 2020: Barbados Tridents vs. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match no. 2
Winners Prediction: Barbados Tridents and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots face off each other in their opening match of the season. Barbados Tridents have a good overall team when compared to Patriots especially in the batting department. Patriots have a quality pace bowling attack with a lone spinner in the XI. We expect Barbados Tridents to win this contest.
Score Prediction: We expect the pitch to be flat and slightly overcast conditions might help fast bowlers on this freshly laid pitch. We expect scores around 160-180 runs in this match. Pace bowlers may cause trouble the new ball with the swing on offer.
Toss Prediction: Chasing is the best option in T20s as modern batsmen are capable of chasing down any total. Teams will look to bowl first to use the moisture content early in the pitch too.
Predicted Playing XI
BARBADOS TRIDENTS: Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Shai Hope (Wk), Raymon Reifer, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Ashley Nurse, Nyeem Young
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS: Rayad Emrit (C), Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Denesh Ramdin, Ben Dunk, Nick Kelly, Joshua De Silva, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi
- Barbados Tridents are the defending champions as they won the CPL 2019 season.
- St. Kitts and Nevis lost against Trinbago Knight Riders in the eliminator match last season.
- Barbados Tridents have a 7-3 win-loss record over St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots with a dominating 5-1 win-loss record in the last 3 seasons.
Players to Bet on
- Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan is a well-known name in the T20 circuit with his exploits in leagues all over the world. He is expected to make a big boost to the Tridents bowling attack this season.
- Shai Hope – Shai Hope is a quality batman who can play very well in all conditions. He is out of form currently and will look to prove himself in the CPL this season. He has played superb knocks for West Indies team in tough conditions.
- Corey Anderson – Corey Anderson is a big-hitting all-rounder who can smash the ball all over the park and bowl effectively his quota of overs. He will be a welcome addition to the Tridents team this year.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS
- Evin Lewis – Evin Lewis scored 265 runs at a strike rate of 150 last season and is one of hardest hitters of cricket ball. He along with Chris Lynn will form a deadly duo at the top of the order for any opposition.
- Sheldon Cottrell – Sheldon Salute Cottrell is one of the exciting upcoming players in West Indies team. He has been bowling with good rhythm and form in the limited overs matches in the international circuit recently.
- Rayad Emrit – Emrit is a veteran in Caribbean domestic circuit and is expected to play a big role with bat and ball as they lack depth due to the absence of all-rounder’s in the team.
DREAM XI Picks
Wicket-Keeper: Shai Hope (BT), Joshua De Silva (SKNP)
Batsmen: Corey Anderson (BT), Evin Lewis (SKNP), Chris Lynn (SKNP)
All-rounders: Jason Holder (BT)
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell (SKNP), Rashid Khan (BT), Hayden Walsh (BT), Rayad Emrit (SKNP)
Captain: Rashid Khan (BT)
Vice-Captain: Evin Lewis (SKNP) or Jason Holder (BT)
BT – Barbados Tridents
SKNP – St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots
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