TKR vs GUY Dream11 Prediction: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors – 18 August 2020 (Trinidad)
Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on Trinbago Knight Riders in the first 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.
Trinbago Knight Riders will be led by Keiron Pollard who was brilliant in the last edition of CPL as well. This side boasts some star players such DJ Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, etc, and will be looking to get their 4th CPL title. Trinbago looks settled in all aspects and would want to start with a bang.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the other hand, are the unluckiest team of the CPL. They have been to the final for the maximum number of times and still have not won the trophy yet. Warriors won all of their games last season apart from the Finals. This side has some really good core Windies batting in Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran whereas Tahir will lead the bowling attack of the side. Guyana also would like to start the tournament on a positive note.
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:- 7.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Trinbago Knight Riders – Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert, Keiron Pollard, DJ Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip.
Guyana Amazon Warriors – Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Lendl Simmons, Keiron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Brandon King, and Imran Tahir.
TKR vs GUY Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Seifert is a really good batsman and will help in managing the credits as well for the team. He has scored 1 century and 8 half-centuries in his T20 career and will be a really good pick.
TKR vs GUY Dream11 Batsmen
Lendl Simmons (Price 9.5) and Colin Munro (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Knights. Simmons was brilliant in the CPL 2019 and his average was almost 40 with the bat. He will open the innings for his side and will be a definite pick whereas Munro has 3 T20I centuries to his name and is a genuine T20 match-winner. Both of them are T20 superstars and will definitely be in our team.
Shimron Hetmyer (Price 9.5) and Brandon King (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Warriors. Hetmyer underperformed in the CPL 2019 but we all know about the quality this young guy possesses. He will be match-winner at the number 3 spot whereas King was the highest run-scorer of the CPL 2019 and would like to repeat his heroics this time too. Both of them are the core of Guyana’s batting and will be picked for this game.
TKR vs GUY Dream11 All-Rounders
Sunil Narine (Price 10) and Keiron Pollard (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Knights. Sunil is a T20 superstar and will be an asset with his destructive batting at the top and his wicket-taking abilities. The batting S/R of Narine in T20s is 146.95 whereas his bowling economy is just 6.04 whereas Pollard was immense in the CPL and scored with an average of 58 runs at an S/R of 160. Both of them are match winners and will be un-droppable from the side.
Chandrapaul Hemraj (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Warriors, he is a very big asset to the side. Hemraj will open the innings and is a very good wicket-taking bowler too. He has to be in the team for this game.
TKR vs GUY Dream11 Bowlers
Fawad Ahmed (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from Knights. Ahmed picked 10 wickets in 9 CPL 2019 games and his economy rate was just above 6. He is an underrated T20 bowler and can be a very good wicket-taker on this track.
Imran Tahir (Price 9) and Romario Shephard (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Warriors side. Tahir was the highest wicket-taker of the Guyana side in CPL 2019 and was the leading wicket-taker of IPL 2019 as well. He is a genuine wicket-taker and cannot be dropped whereas Shephard is the leading fast bowler of the side and picked 13 CPL wickets last season. Both of them will be great to have in the squad.
Match Prediction: Guyana Amazon Warriors will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Sunil Narine and Keiron Pollard
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Imran Tahir and Shimron Hetmyer
SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team for the Game
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