CPL 2020: Match 2: Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – Match Prediction, Teams Comparison, Pitch Condition

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CPL 2020 Match 2, Cricdaddy Match Live Updates: The cricketing monsoon is back with CPL T20 LIVE and the fans are on their edge to enjoy the Live action after a long wait. The Trinbago Knight Riders will battle the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first match while in the second encounter, Barbados Tridents will take on St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad. We are here to discuss the later one.

Barbados Tridents are the defending champions and they must be willing to prove that on the ground. Looking at the records of previous years, Barbados Tridents looks more competent between the two, Taking on the Tridents will not be an easy task for the Patriots as the Tridents are a much better side this year. Still, the Patriots have something up in their sleeves that can trouble the Tridents. The fans are expecting both sides to come out hard to conclude the opening day of the long-awaited Caribbean Premier League 2020 with a fire packed game.

Match Details
Date: 18th August (Tuesday)
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Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Pitch Conditions:
The average score on this ground in a T20 match is around 150. Spinners are well assisted by the pitch but with a little shower in the morning, pacers will also get the desired swing. With assistance likely to be there for the bowlers, the team batting first should go for any total of over 160.

Team Comparison:
Barbados Tridents: Tridents will be playing with their brilliant all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy this time. Unlike last year, Tridents have tried to improve their batting side. This time, Rashid Khan and Hayden Walsh will lead the bowling brigade for them. Hayden Walsh was the player of the series in the last tournament despite missing the first three matches and Rashid Khan has always been a key player in T20s. Ashley Nurse, Mitchell Santner, and Jason Holder will back Rashid and Walsh.
In the batting side, Corey Anderson will play the role of devastating finisher. Johnson Charles was the key player for the Tridents last time and he will have to prove his skills again for the team. Fans hope that the bowling all-rounders will do the job for the defending champions.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: The Patriots have been one of the most consistent sides of the tournament in recent years, but are waiting to clinch their first title. The Patriots have made quite a few changes to bolster their lineup this year. Carlos Brathwaite, Devon Thomas, Mohammad Hafeez, and Fabian Allen will not be playing for the Patriots this year and Sheldon Cotrell, Alzarri Joseph, Sohail Tanvir, and Rayad Emrit will replace them to strengthen their bowling attack.
With Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, and Nick Kelly on the side, the Patriot’s batting side looks strong. Denesh Ramdin’s is no doubt a game changer. The batting side of Patriots appears to be one of the finest in this tournament.

Patriots have the most explosive batting line-up but they will be up against the deadly bowling side, in this game. The winner will be decided upon who can expel their best when challenged. Fans are hoping for a nail-biting encounter today.

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