Date & Time: Tuesday, August 25, 19:30 IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, Port of Spain, West Indies
CPL 2020 moves into the second week of the tournament where the top 4 spots are going to take shape. On that very aspect, this week is so crucial for Barbados Tridents, and for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots two teams which are at the bottom of the table. The Patriots is yet to register a win. The lack of performance from their star batsman is hurting them big time. On the other hand, Barbados has managed to win a game but they are thin on quality batsmen in the side. Both these sides have faced earlier in the tournament where Barbados won by 6 runs. Now it has to be seen whether Barbados will once again come on top or will Patriots register their first win of the tournament.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh.
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Joshua Da Silva/ N Kelly, Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieran Powell, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit (c), Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Jon-Russ Jaggesar.
In the past week, Brian Lara Stadium has proved to be a paradise for bowlers, especially spinners. The track record at Port of Spain is not different either, apart from the average score being 10 to 15 runs higher, hovering around 155 to 160.
The Patriots Skipper is the top performer for his side so far in the tournament where he scored at PPM of 75. His variations and bowling in crucial phases of an innings have made him among the top wicket-takers.
The veteran pacer has an impressive record in CPL and he has lived up to his track record so far in the tournament. In the two matches played he has chipped in with 73 and 55 points apiece. His PPM of 50 and an MDTA of 1.23 makes him a must-have.
His approach with the bat has changed quite a bit in the tournament which resulted in some handy runs for his team. His PPM of 52 and an MDTA of 1 makes him a must-have in every fantasy team.
He may have gone wicket-less in the last match but is largely due to the presence of too many left-handers in the top 6 which is his shortcoming. In this match, he is likely to be among the wickets given his previous outing against the Patriots. He has a PPM of 51 in the tour.
He has made it to the dream team on every instance in the tour but he is yet to score a big knock considering his caliber. We expect that to improve with the change in venue as he has been in good touch in the last two games.