The 4th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (9:30 PM GMT) (3:00 AM IST – 20th August). This series will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Fan Code.
The caravan of the CPL 2020 moves on as the fourth match is set to be played between the runners up of the 2019 season, Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St Kitts Nevis and Patriots. The Warriors lost a close game to the Trinbago Knight Riders in the tournament opener. They couldn’t defend a 145 in a rain-affected game. Their opponents, St Kitts Nevis and Patriots also lost their opening game against the defending champions Barbados Tridents after they failed to chase down 154 falling short of the target by seven runs.
The pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium has turned out to be slow as expected. When it comes to the second match of the day, the spinners come into the game even more and it becomes tough for the batsmen to play their shots.
Average first innings score: 153 (Unaffected matches in 2020)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (C), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Joshua Da Silva, Ben Dunk, Jahman Hamiton, Rayad Emrit (C), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph.
Shimron Hetmyer, playing his first proper game after the pandemic-enforced break, slammed 63 runs against the Trinbago Knight Riders. He looked in good touch from the word go and the onus will be on him again to propel the Warriors.
Chris Lynn couldn’t get going after a decent start in the previous game. But he is dangerous batsman and on his day, can literally blow away any opposition bowling line-up.
Imran Tahir is a key bowler when the pitch is on the slower side. He will bamboozle the batsmen with his variations and he did the same in the first game as well. However, the leggie will be aware of not being expensive this time around.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have dominated the St Kitts Nevis and Patriots in terms of head to head battles so far. The team seems to have all bases covered and given their recent record in the tournament, the Warriors are expected to win the battle against the Patriots.
Our Prediction: Guyana Amazon Warriors are expected to win this match.
Best Bet: Ben Dunk to be the top St Kitts batsman @5.00 at bet365 - 6 Units
Value Bet: Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the match @1.61 at betway - 10 Units