The Final of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between the Trinbago Knight Riders and the St Lucia Zouks at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad.
The scheduled time for the match is 10:00 AM Local Time (07:30 PM IST). This series will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Fan Code.
St Lucia Zouks qualified to a CPL final for the first time following a resounding 10-wicket win against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the semi-final. They will now be up against the hosts Trinbago Knight Riders in the finale. The Trinbago team were the table-toppers in the league stage having won all the ten matches on their way to the semi-final. They got the better of Jamaica Tallawahs in the knockout fixture to extend their winning streak to 12 matches. The final will be hosted by the Brian Lara Stadium on Thursday morning.
Tuesday was probably one of the worst days for the T20 format as totals of 107/7 and 55 were recorded by the teams batting first. The pitch doesn’t look like improving either for the final and hence, we could be in for yet another low-scoring match.
Average 1st innings score: 120 (Last 6 matches)
Record of Chasing Teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Tim Seifert (wk), Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, Akeal Hosein.
Bench: Amir Jangoo, Pravin Tambe, Anderson Phillip, Jayden Seales.
Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Javelle Glen, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Bench: Saad Bin Zafar, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Obed McCoy.
Sunil Narine started the tournament with back to back fifties but hasn’t done much with the bat since then. However, he has been quite economical with the ball having conceded only 91 runs in the 20 overs alongside picking up six wickets.
Roston Chase has been used pretty smartly by his skipper Daren Sammy which played a key role in the off-spinner’s success with the ball. Chase scored 203 runs in eight innings at an average of 40.60 and picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 4.88 only.
Lendl Simmons started the tournament with low scores but currently, his tally of 272 runs at 30.22 is the highest this season for TKR. Simmons recorded scores of 54* and 96 in his last three matches and will be crucial in the final.
The St Lucia Zouks have been a spin-dominant team and have got enough resources to bowl full 20 overs through the spinners. Hence, they do have the potential to stop the unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders.
Trinbago Knight Riders are expected to win this match.
Best Bet:Lendl Simmons to be the Home Team Top Batsman @3.50 at 10Cric - 10 Units
Value Bet: Trinbago Knight Riders @1.46 to win at comeon! – 15 Units