The 11th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between the Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Queen’s Park Oval. The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM Local Time (07:30 PM IST) (02:00 PM GMT). The match will be live on Star Sports and can be streamed live on FanCode.
The 11th match of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will see the defending champions Barbados Tridents lock horns against the struggling St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The caravan of the tournament also moves to Queen’s Park Oval and it will be interesting to see if the fortunes of either teams change. Both the sides are struggling at the moment and this is a crucial game for them.
The Patriots are yet to get off the mark in the CPL 2020 having lost all three matches they played. The Jason Holder-led Tridents started off well beating the Patriots itself but have lost their next two matches since then. This presents them with a perfect opportunity to get back to the winning ways and bring their title defence back on track.
The pitch at the Queen’s Park Oval isn’t a featherbed for the batsmen either. It has helped the bowlers, especially the spinners if the stats in the last year’s CPL are considered. Also, a better pitch can also be on offer given the fact that this is the first match of the season.
Average first innings score: 131 (Last three T20s played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Joshua Da Silva/Nicholas Kelly, Denesh Ramdin, Ben Dunk, Kieran Powell, Rayad Emrit, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr.
The Patriors skipper has bowled his heart out for his team. He is leading from the front with the ball and has picked six wickets at an exceptional average of 10.17. He has conceded only 61 runs in 11 overs he has bowled in the tournament so far.
Rashid Khan is always a key player thanks to his heroics with the ball. He has so far picked up four wickets in three outings and was economical until the last game. But one bad game doesn’t make him a bad bowler and the leggie will be keen to make amends. He scores crucial runs down the order too.
Jason Holder has surprisingly been the highest run-scorer for the Tridents so far. In three matches, he has mustered 99 runs at a strike-rate of close to 187. If he starts picking wickets with the ball, the team will benefit a lot.
The Patriots have a brittle middle-order and the teams are targetting them as expected. The Tridents, despite losses in the last two matches, will be feeling confident of overcoming the opposition thanks to their win over them earlier in the season.
Our Prediction: Barbados Tridents are expected to win the match.
Best Bet:Rayad Emrit to be the Home Team Top Bowler @4.00 at 10Cric - 6 Units
Value Bet: Barbados Tridents @1.68 to win at comeon! – 10 Units