And, so here we are! The biggest party of the summer in the form of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] is upon us.
The CPL is the first marquee T20 franchise league to commence after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
And, what better way to kick off the 2020 edition than with last year’s runners-up Guyana Amazon Warriors locking horns with Trinbago Knight Riders at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
Both teams are studded with celebrated T20 players like Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Imran Tahir and Keemo Paul, enough to whet our appetite.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match Match Details:
The 1st match of CPL 2020 will take place between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad. The match will start at 10:00 AM local time [07:30 PM IST].
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match Pitch Conditions:
Only three T20 games have been played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. The average first innings scoring has been 130 and all the three games have been won by the side batting first.
Average 1st innings score: 130 [ In 3 T20Is played at the venue]
Matches won batting first: W-3, L-0
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
- Both sides have enough batting talent at their disposal in the form of Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj- both of whom were brilliant last year- Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Shimron Hetmyer and Ross Taylor.
- Tim Siefert and Nicolas Pooran are more than brilliant choices for the wicket-keeper slot.
- Kieron Pollard, Dj Bravo are prudent options for the all-rounder’s slot.
- As far as bowling is concerned, the likes of Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir, Chris Green, and Fawad Ahmed are good enough options.
- In the pace bowling department, Keemo Paul with his cutters could be handy. Apart from Paul, the likes of Jayden Seales, Naveen Ul Haq, and prudent picks.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match Predicted Playing XI
Trinbago Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(WK), Tion Webster, Kieron Pollard(C), DJ Bravo, Khary Pierre Fawad Ahmed, M Ali Khan, and Jayden Seales.
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, C Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green(C), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Imran Tahir.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmeyer, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir
Vice-Captain: Brandon King, Chris Green, Tim Siefert
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper– Nicholas Pooran [C]
Batsmen– Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King
All-rounder– Sunil Narine [VC], Chris Green, Keemo Paul
Bowler– Imran Tahir, Khary Pierre, Naveen Ul Haq
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket
Wicket-keeper– Tim Siefert
Batsmen– Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons [C], Ross Taylor, Brandon King Sherfane Rutherford
All-rounder– Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard
Bowler– Fawad Ahmed, Imran Tahir [VC], Naveen Ul Haq
Both sides have got brilliant batting depth. Hence picking top-order batsman as captain/vice-captain could prove to be worth a punt.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match Live Streaming Details
The 1st match of CPL 2020 between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors can be watched live on the Star Sports network. You can also live stream it on the Disney Hotstar app.
You can also live text commentary on the Cricket Addictor website.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2020, 1st Match: Dream11 Fantasy Team