BAR vs SKN Dream11 Prediction: Barbados Tridents vs St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots – 19 August 2020 (Trinidad)
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots will take on Barbados Tridents in the second Match of CPL 2020 aka Caribbean Premier League which will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in the Trinidad. The T20 cricket is finally back on the T20 land of the Caribbean after the COVID-19 heartbreak.
Barbados Tridents will be led by Jason Holder and would be looking to defend their CPL title. The batting of this side looks a little weak on paper but the spin bowling line-up of this team is world-class. The likes of Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, and Hayden Walsh are brilliant spinners of this side. Barbados would certainly like to start their campaign with a win.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, on the other hand, have the most explosive batting line-up of CPL 2020. The likes of Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, and Evin Lewis can demolish any bowling line-up in the world. The bowling line-up also consists of star players like Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, and Sohail Tanvir. However, this team lacks a full-time all-rounder but this side will still be a big threat in this tournament.
We are in for a great contest in the first game of the CPL 2020.
Pitch Report –This pitch will not allow a high scoring contest as the average 1st innings score at this ground is just 157 runs.
Total Game Played: 8; Batting 1st Won: 4; Batting 2nd Won: 4
Match Details :
Time:- 3.00 AM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Barbados Tridents – Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr, Raymon Reifer.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots – Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Nick Kelly, Joshua da Silva, Denesh Ramdin, Imran Khan, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Sohail Tanvir.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Chris Lynn, Rashid Khan, Johnson Charles, Even Lewis, and Hayden Walsh Jr.
BAR vs SKN Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Johnson Charles (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Charles is a genuine match-winner and will open the innings for his side. He scored 415 runs in 13 games last season at an average of 31.9. Charles has to be in the team.
BAR vs SKN Dream11 Batsmen
Justin Greaves (Price 8) will be our batsman from the Tridents. Greaves is a talented player and he scored 101 runs in just 4 innings in CPL 2019. He is a good wicket-taker as well and can get a chance to bowl in this game as well. He will be a good pick to have in the team.
Chris Lynn (Price 10.5), Even Lewis (Price 9.5), and Ben Dunk (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Patriots. Lynn and Dunk were in a smashing form in the PSL 2020 and were the 2nd highest & 3rd highest run-scorers of the tournament respectively. Lynn scored 284 runs in 8 games whereas Dunk scored 266 runs in 7 games. Lewis is yet another T20 superstar who will open the innings for his side. He scored 265 runs in CPL 2015 at an S/R of 149.7. This trio will earn a lot of points and will be picked.
BAR vs SKN Dream11 All-Rounders
Mitchell Santner (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Tridents. Santner is a clever T20 player and is an asset with both bat and the ball. His bowling economy is just over 7 and his batting average is 20. He will be a good pick in this game.
Sohail Tanvir (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Patriots, he is a very big asset to the side. Tanvir is an experienced T20 campaigner and a genuine wicket-taker. He can play some cameos with the bat too and will be picked.
BAR vs SKN Dream11 Bowlers
Rashid Khan (Price 9.5) and Hayden Walsh (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Tridents. Rashid is the best T20 bowler right now in the world and he just cannot be dropped whereas Walsh was the highest wicket-taker of CPL 2019 and picked 22 wickets in just 9 games. Both of the spinners will be in our team.
Alzarri Joseph (Price 8.5) and Sheldon Cottrell (Price 9) will be our bowlers from the Patriots side. Cottrell picked 12 wickets in 8 games last season whereas Joseph picked 9 wickets in 9 games. Both of them are International level bowlers and genuine wicket-takers as well.
Match Prediction: St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Chris Lynn and Rashid Khan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Even Lewis and Hayden Walsh Jr
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