CPL 2020: Match 1 : Trinbago Knight Riders Vs Guyana Amazon Warriors – Match Prediction , Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs

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CPL 2020 LIVE is all set to commence on August 18, 2020. Caribbean Premier League will consist of 33 T20 games with all matches taking place in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will host 23 games, including
the semi-finals and the final, and the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain
will host 10 matches.

The CPL 2020 LIVE will begin on 18th Aug and finals of the season will be played on September 10th. The organizers have finally got the nod from the T&T government to host the entire season of CPL in Trinidad itself

Match Details

Date: 18th August(Tuesday)

Time: 7:30 PM(IST), 2:00 PM(GMT) and 10:00 AM(Local)

Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

T20 Match 1, Team Player’s information :

Trinbago Knight Riders :

Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons should open the batting for the Knight Riders with Colin Munro set to bat at number three. Tim Seifert is expected to be the man behind the stumps while Tion Webster could get in a look-in at no.5.

Kieron Pollard, the captain of the CPL side, and DJ Bravo will have to make meaningful contributions with both bat and ball. Fawad Ahmed and Khary Pierre should be the two spinners along with Sunil Narine, while Ali Khan and young Jayden Seales will be their two main pacers.

Predicted Playing XI:

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 and Chanderpaul Hemraj will look to continue their successful opening combination from last season. Shimron Hetmyer will be an explosive option at No. 3, and he’ll look to carry on the momentum created by the openers. Ross Taylor should be the sheet anchor for the side, similar to the role Shoaib Malik previously played. 

The flamboyant Nicholas Pooran is expected to keep wickets and slot in at No. 5. He can also move up the order if the side needs some quick runs. Sherfane Rutherford will bat at No.6, followed by Keemo Paul at No.7. Paul will also be one of the lead pacers for the side.

Skipper Chris Green and Imran Tahir are expected to be the CPL side’s main spin bowlers while Romario Shepherd and young Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq will be the side’s main pacers. Sherfane Rutherford can bowl some medium pace as well.

Predicted Playing XI:

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.

Who will win TKR vs GAW cricket match predictions ?

  1. If Trinbago Batting First than prediction
    6 Over Fancy Runs is : 48-54
    20 Over Lambi Pari Runs is : 145-167
  2. If Guyana Batting First than Match Prediction
    6 Over Session Runs is : 42-51
    20 Over Lambi Pari Runs is : 151-175

It’s been a while since we’ve had top-level T20 cricket, so predicting the winner isn’t going to be easy. However, based on pure squad strength as well as the home advantage, the GUY have an edge over the knight riders in this CPL match.

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