Date & Time: Thursday, August 20, 19:30 IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, West Indies
CPL 2020 has been all about close contests in the opening two days of the tournament. In the first match of the doubleheader on day, 3 St Lucia Zouks takes on Barbados Tridents. Barbados was on the right side of the result in their opening match and St Lucia found themselves on the opposite side in their first match of the tournament. Both sides are heavily dependent on their bowling attacks because they have slim batting line ups. So picking decisive all-rounder’s and bowlers from surplus options is going to be the key for fantasy players in this match.
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy(C), Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, Scott Kuggleijn, Obed McCoy.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (C), Jonathan Carter, Mitchell Santner Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Batting hasn’t been easy at the Brian Lara Stadium so far in the tournament. Scores around 145 to 150 has been the norm. So expect the same trend to continue in today’s match as well. From a fantasy perspective picking as many bowling options as possible is the key.
He is a given in any fantasy team with the track record he posses in the format. In the first game of the tour, he showed why he is the best going around. He has a PPM of 44 and an MDTA of 1.36 in all major leagues.
He has been an underrated bowler in the world cricket. It’s time we need to rate him high among top spinners going around. His performance in the first game of the tour is a clear indication of it. He has a PPM of 51 and an MDTA of 1.41 in the T20s.
He has a low key game in the first match of the tour but is an established all-rounder around various T20 Leagues. Given his PPM of 45 and an MDTA of 1.56 makes him a must-have in this match.
He has a good record when it comes to CPL and also at this venue. Given he is the key batsman for Barbados we expect him to bounce back in this game.