The 2nd Semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St Lucia Zouks at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad. The scheduled time for the match is 05:30 PM Local Time (03:00 AM, September 09) (09:30 PM UTC). This series will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Fan Code.
After hard-fought 30 league matches, the CPL 2020 is into its climax with the semi-finals set to take place on Tuesday. The second knockouts match will see the Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks locking horns against each other. Coming into this crucial game, the St Lucia Zouks romped past the Jamaica Tallawahs who ended up at the fourth position in the points table and will be facing the Trinbago Knight Riders in the first semi-final.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the other hand, haven’t played their best cricket, one would say, and will be keen on finally laying their hands on the trophy after failing constantly in the finals over the years. But for that to happen, they will have to go past the St Lucia Zouks who are performing really well this season under Darren Sammy’s leadership.
The pitch is likely to assist the spinners once again and the team with better bowling performance will have an upper hand throughout. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
Average first innings score: 129 (Last five matches played here in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Sherfane Rutherford/Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.
Bench: Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Ashmead Nedd, Jasdeep Singh, Kissoondath Magram, Sherfane Rutherford/Keemo Paul.
St Lucia Zouks:
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.
Shimron Hetmyer is the second-highest run-scorer of the CPL 2020. He has scored 267 runs at an average of 38.14 in 10 matches and will be keen on taking his team to the final.
Mohammad Nabi has been a brilliant T20 freelancer and he proved it again in CPL. He has so far scored 154 runs and picked 11 wickets proving his mettle in both the departments.
Imran Tahir is the joint’highest wicket-taker of the tournament with Mujeeb Ur Rahman. He has picked 15 wickets in 10 matches at an exceptional average of 14.33 and has delivered 39 overs so far conceding 234 runs only.
It is 1-1 as far as head to head battles are concerned in this year’s CPL. While the Zouks won the first game of the season by 10 runs, the Warriors hit back winning the turnaround game by seven wickets. The Warriors have the experience of giving their best in the knockout matches, at least in the semi-finals, and they are expected to go past the Zouks in this game as well.
Our Prediction: Guyana Amazon Warriors are expected to win the match.
Best Bet:Mohammad Nabi to be the Away Team Top Bowler @4.25 at 10Cric - 9 Units
Value Bet: Guyana Amazon Warriors @1.62 to win at comeon! – 17 Units