Date & Time: Friday, September 04, 03:00 IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad, Tarouba, West Indies
In the second match of CPL 2020 on Thursday, Guyana Amazon Warriors take on Barbados Tridents. The defending champions haven’t been in their best in the season, they could only win a couple of matches from the 8 matches that they have played so far. Now they need to win the remaining two games by a big margin and hope that Jamaica will lose their remaining matches. On the other hand, the runners-up of the previous season have packed momentum at the right time after a slow start to the season. Guyana is into the semifinals and they seek to carry the momentum forward by winning their last match of the group stage.
Batting has been a big concern for Barbados with the lack of star players and that’s where Guyana has been well equipped alongside their strong billing attack.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir
The surface seems to get slower in the second match of the day in this week at Brain Lara Stadium. So expect the same trend to continue in this match as well where the batsmen have to fight to come on top. Picking as many bowling options is key in this encounter.
The veteran spinner has been among the wickets in almost every match played apart from a couple of games. His consistency in the tour and in general in the format makes him one of the most sorted out bowlers for fantasy players in this encounter.
One can’t ignore the Afghani spinner in any match he features across the globe. In this tournament, it is no different as he is one among the top 10 wicket-takers of the season. He has scored almost at PPM of 50 in the tour.
The Barbados captain has been the most consistent performer of the side. He has always been among the wickets or chipped in with handy runs. His PPM of 50 and an MDTA of 1.33 makes him a must-have in any fantasy team for this encounter.
He usually scores back to back good knocks when he gets going or doesn’t score at all on a trot. Given he has scored a big knock in the last match, we expect him to continue the same in this match as well. He can be tried as a C or VC choice in Grand League.
The left-arm spinner is not consistent as he is known to be across the world. He hasn’t been among the wickets for at least half of the games played in the tour.