The Caribbean Premier League 2020 has officially begun and the excitement among the cricket viewers is great. Alongside the matches, CPL match predictions and betting among the league’s fans are all over the internet. Since the tournament has begun on a high note so has the predictions for future matches. Match 15th of the tournament to be played between St Lucia Zouks against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, will be happening in the coming week on 27th August, 2020. So, let’s take a look at the overall statistics of both the teams and what can be predicted for the match:
Match 15th: St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
St Lucia Zouks is the latest entrant to the CPL league in 2019 when they replaced the Stars and ended up at 5th place in the six-team league. Unlike Kitts, Zouks don’t have a star line up but have an inspirational and experienced Captain, Darren Sammy, and useful T20 players like Mohammad Nabi, wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher, Obed McCoy, and Chemar Holder. However, the Zouks team has suffered a big loss even before the tournament started when Jamaica Tallawahs-transferred Chris Gayle announced that he is opting out of the tournament this year. The team lost one of their power-house and star player. Overall, the team lacks exposure as compared to other old teams, which may result in a lack of confidence and consistency. It is indeed going to be a rollercoaster ride for the team.
On the other hand, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots team is existing in CPL since 2015 and has been showing great consistency since the last three editions of the tournament. In 2017, they played their best and were the runners up of the league. The St Kitts 2020 team is a very well-rounded unit and has quite a few key players. They have star openers Chris Lynn and Evin Lewis, power players like Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin, Rassie van der Dussen, etc. What really stands out for this team is their bowling unit with pacers Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Pakistani veteran pacer Sohail Tanvir, and very experienced New Zealand leg spinner, Ish Sodhi. This team has a very well-balanced line-up of openers, bowlers, and mid-fielders, who can contribute to their team’s win. However, the team’s batting line up is known to collapse quickly as the young players are still not experienced enough to handle the pressure. One of St Kitt’s most important all-rounders, Fabian Allen missed his flight from Jamaica to Barbados and hence is unfortunately out of CPL 2020.
Talking about the win this year, as per our prediction, St Kitts has a higher chance of winning this match over St Zouks. The latter lacks experience as they are a newbie in the tournament and they also don’t have any key players to carry the team on their shoulders when needed. The team will have to give their best to win against their opposition. However, if St Zouks bowlers come up with a great performance and if history is to be repeated, Kitts line up will likely crumble giving Zouks team a hope to win the match.
If our predictions are perfectly analyzed and correct, we are sure you will definitely win this match’s bet. Fingers crossed!