Date & Time: Thursday, August 20, 03:00 IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, West Indies
We had a cracker of a start to the CPL 2020 with nerve bitting encounters in the opening day. Both Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are part of it but ended on the wrong side of the result. Now it’s time for both sides to bounce back and register their first win of the tournament. Both sides are loaded with quality bowlers and top-order batsmen, but the middle order is where the Warriors is superior to the Patriots. Picking quality middle-order batsmen is the key for fantasy players as the top order batsmen and bowlers are given pickings.
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimrom Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Kemo Paul, Chris Green, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Naveen-Ul-Haq.
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Joshua de Silva, Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Hamilton,Rayad Emrit (C), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
The surface at Brian Lara Stadium has held true to its nature by producing a contest between bat and ball. Expect the same trend to continue in this contest as well. Picking a balanced team with equal batting and bowling options is a key take away on this surface.
The veteran spinner has lived up to the expectations of him in the first game. He may have been a touch expensive to his liking but it is due to bowling the crucial death overs of the innings. The very aspect might bring him wickets as well which is key in fantasy.
He has proved his class in the first game of the tour and we expect nothing short of the ordinary from him in this match as well. His PPM of close to 50 and MDTA of 1.25 make him a must-have in any fantasy team.
One can’t miss out on one of the top bowlers in the country. In the first game of the tour, he has been the most productive bowler. He has a PPM of 44 and an MDTA of 1.59 in CPL.
He is one of those players who can score big and can be an outstanding performer just like the first game of the tour. He can be tried as a captain option in Grand League.
His style of game is quite similar to Hetmyer, whenever he gets going he can change the game. In the first game, he got a good start and got run out, but we expect him to fire big in the second game given his credentials.