Final, Trinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Zouks, Fantasy Tips, Playing XIs, Pitch and Weather

Fantasy Tips for the Final of CPL 2020.

Trinbago Knight Riders will be up against St Lucia Zouks

Trinbago Knight Riders will be up against St Lucia Zouks at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in the Final of CPL 2020. Both the teams won their semi-finals comfortable at the same venue.

The Knight Riders defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 9 wickets and 5 overs to spare whereas the Zouks defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by 10 wickets and more than 15 overs to spare.

Trinbago Knight Riders have won the CPL trophy three times whereas St Lucia Zouks haven’t even won once. The Zouks haven’t even reached the finals before this. This is the first time they have reached the finals.

Knight Riders will be targeting their fourth title whereas Zouks will be hoping that can lift the trophy for the first as both the teams will fight it out on Thursday in Trinidad.

Match Details

FINAL- Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks

10th September, 7:30 PM IST.

Tarouba, Trinidad

Pitch and Weather Prediction

There is a high chance of scattered thunderstorms on the matchday which is not great news for all the players or fans. Nobody would like to play a shortened game in the Final.

Both the semi-finals were low-scoring games as the team batting first failed to cross 120 in both the games. It seems as if the pitch has drastically slowed up. If the same pitch is used then we might see the spinners taking the limelight. Anything around 140-150 will be good enough considering the scoreboard pressure of the Final.


Trinbago Knight Riders

Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Tim Siefert (WK), Sikandar Raza, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan

St. Lucia Zouks

Daren Sammy (C), Andre Fletcher (WK), Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Nabi, Rakheem Cornwall, Chemar Holder, Mark Deyal, Leniko Boucher, Roston Chase, Scott Kuggeleign, Kavem Hodge, Obed McCoy, Kimani Melius, Saad Bin Zafar, Najibullah Zadran, Zahir Khan  

Team News

Trinbago Knight Riders

Trinbago Knight Riders extended their unbeaten run to 11 games as they defeated Jamaica Tallawahs in the semi-finals. They will be hoping that they remain unbeaten in the tournament and with their fourth CPL title.

Akeal Hosein, the left-arm spinner picked up three wickets in the powerplay and set the tone for the game. The likes of Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo didn’t get to bat as Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster finished off the game in 15 overs.

Most of the things are sorted for this team and they will just be hoping that they don’t have a bad day. Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine with all the experience will be key players in the Final.

St. Lucia Zouks

St Lucia Zouks just demolished Guyana Amazon Warriors as they bowled them out for 55 in 13.4 overs and then chased it down in 4.3 overs. All their bowlers were amongst the wickets which is a great sign going into the finals.

Rahkeem Cornwall played a superb cameo as he smashed 32 off 17 balls. Daren Sammy has led this team well and he can lead them to their first-ever CPL title. Mohammad Nabi and Roston Chase, the two all-rounders would be key in this important Final.

Fantasy Prediction

Kieron Pollard, Najibullah Zadran, Lendl Simmons, Tim Siefert, Andre Fletcher, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase, Scott Kuggeleign, Akeal Hosein, Zahir Khan

Captain: Kieron Pollard, Vice-Captain: Mohammad Nabi


By Shubham - 09 Sep, 2020

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