Date & Time: Sunday, August 30, 19:30 IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, Port of Spain, West Indies
Barbados Tridents (BAR) vs St Lucia Zouks (SLZ)
In the first match of Sunday’s doubleheader, St Lucia Zouks clash off against Barbados Tridents. The Zouks may seem like an ordinary side on paper but they have pulled up a good start to the season with an all-round performance. The Tridents on the other side have also been one of the teams which lack star power, unlike Zouks they couldn’t pull off an all-round show so far in the tournament. When these two sides met earlier in the season Zouks came on top of Tridents. This time around the Tridents have to give it back to the Zouks, given their position in the points table.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (c), Corey Anderson, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Nyeem Young,
Andre Fletcher (wk), Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Najibullah Zadran, Roston Chase, Javelle Glenn, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan
The surface at Queen’s Park Oval hasn’t changed much to what we have seen throughout the week on Saturday. We expect another grinding day for the batsmen.
The veteran seems to be unstoppable at the moment he has come with a couple of match-winning performances. He has been among the runs and wickets as well in the last few games. His PPM of 77 and MDTA of 1.2 make him a must-have. He is undoubtedly the best captain option of the match.
Alongside Nabi, he has also given consistent performances in the tour either with the bat or ball. His usual style of play with the bat is out of T20 style but the way pitches have behaved so far in the tournament, it turned out to be the order of the day. We expect nothing different from this encounter as well.
There isn’t a league where he is not among the top players of the tournament. The CPL is not different either. He has made it to the dream team on almost every occasion so far. Given he operates in crucial overs of an innings there is every chance he will be among the wickets
He is the most consistent performer for Barbados on the tour. His new approach to batting in the format was the big difference from him in the tournament. In addition, he is also a reliable bowler.
He is the kind of player who either goes for a big knock or gets out for a low score. Given he has a PPM of almost 40 at the venue, there may be a big knock around the corner.
Given his inconsistent form in the tour and in general, in CPL we didn’t consider him in our Small League even after a good performance in the last game.