Date & Time: Tuesday, August 19, 03:00 IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, Tarouba, West Indies
Here comes the highly anticipated clash between St Kitts and Barbados to entertain fans in the mid-week. Both teams have got incredible lineups to make it an interesting clash and make fans sit at the edge of their seats. Barbados Tridents are the defending champions, having won the title by beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final of the Caribbean Premier League 2019. The team finished at the second spot in the league stage in 2019 with 5 wins and 5 losses from 10 games.
Johnson Charles was the top scorer for Barbados Tridents in the last season with 415 runs from 13 matches. He is once again expected to deliver for his team alongside Corey Anderson and Shai Hope. On the other hand, St Kitts have the advantage of winning seven times over Barbados in the 10 head-to-head games. They would be taking the confidence from the stat to head into the game and start the tournament on a positive note.
Evin Lewis was among the top scorers for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the last season with 265 runs at a strike rate of almost 150. Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk are expected to lead the batting charts for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots this season. The team also has some formidable bowlers in Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph. Sohail Tanvir and Ish Sodhi are the other exciting bowlers in the side.
All in all, it is expected to be a thriller for the fans. However, Indians fans need to sacrifice their sleep to watch this game but the top-class players in the lineup of both teams make it worth.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Justin Greaves/Mitchell Santner Jason Holder (C), Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse/Kyle Mayers, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ben Dunk, Nicholas Kelly/Hamilton, Joshua de Silva, Rayad Emrit (C), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
Traditionally, the pitch is slow at this venue. On top of that, both teams have exceptional bowlers in the lineup to make it a tough game for the batsmen. However, the batsmen have got the advantage of the dew, which would make it tough for the bowlers to grip the ball. An even contest between the bat and ball is expected for this clash.
Total matches – 3
Matches won bowling first – 3
Average 1st Inns scores – 30
Average 2nd Inns scores – 131
The experienced campaigner will once again be the center of attraction for this game. He has got incredible stats against the opposition. He has also got fantastic record in this tournament. He has a PPM of 50 in this country to make himself a must-have for this contest.
It doesn’t matter in which contest he appears, Rashid Khan makes sure to be an effective player in the game. He is our second must-have player for this contest and the pitch conditions will further make him a great choice.
The opening batsman had an incredible season in 2019 with his bat and keeper gloves. The flamboyant batsman had done exceptionally in his last five games as well.
It’s been a long time since we watched Cottrell saluting in the middle of the field. He had an incredible season in 2019 and continued his domination on international stage as well. The big man is once again expected to deliver for his team.
The stylish southpaw has got incredible talent to make a quick turnaround for his side. He can deliver goods on his day and he has the ability to make it a one-sided clash. We picked him as one of our big bet players for his ability with the bat.
Well, Chris Lynn, who smashed a century right before covid-19 pandemic lockdown, is our big bet player for this game. Every single fan is aware of his destruction with the bat at the top order. Further, he has got incredible stats to his name to make fans rely on his shoulders.
The left-handed batsman had a stunning stint in the Pakistan Super League 2020. He will look to make an impact in the CPL as well. His consistency and ability to clear the boundaries with ease will make him a big bet player.