The 27th match 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 on 5th September 2020. The match can be viewed live on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. IST.
The Trinbago Knight Riders seem to be unstoppable even while playing their bench strengths. The Knight Riders confirmed their place in the playoffs a long time ago and have been testing their back-ups by resting regular players including their skipper Kieron Pollard. However, success doesn’t seem to go out of TKR’s direction who have now extended their winning streak to 8. They will now face St Lucia Zouks on Saturday who is looking for a win and the No.2 place in the points table.
The track at the Brian Lara Stadium has favoured the spinners quite a lot but at the same time, the batsmen found conditions easy due to the dryness.
Average first innings score: 130 (Based on last 5 completed games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Lendl Simmons, Amir Jangoo, Collin Munro, Darren-Bravo, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Kharry Pierre, Pravin Tambe, Anderson Phillip
Bench: Jayden Seales, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Fawad Ahmed
St Lucia Zouks: Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy, Javelle Glen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder
Bench: Roston Chase, Saad Bin Zafar, Kimani Melius, Zahir Khan
Colin Munro has been solid with the bat this season and his record at the Brian Lara Stadium is easily the best for any player. Across 11 CPL innings at the venue, Munro scored four fifties and average over 55.
Roston Chase has been quite good with both bat and ball in this season. He has scored 170 runs from the 6 innings he batted and claimed 6 wickets with the ball at an economy rate of 4.6.
Scott Kruggeleijn has been the best bowler for St Lucia Zouks having claimed 12 wickets thus far. His economy rate of 7.82 isn’t too great in a low-scoring tournament but has done well in terms of wicket-taking.
Trinbago Knight Riders might continue making experiments with their playing XI. It decreases the possibility of their winning slightly.
Trinbago Knight Riders are expected to bag this one.
Best Bet:Colin Munro to be the Home Team Top Batsman @3.25 at 10Cric - 10 Units
Value Bet: Trinbago Knight Riders @1.54 to win at comeon! – 12 Units