Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: CPL 2020 - Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots - Match 4
The 4th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad.
Given that the opening fixture of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 was curtailed to 17 overs per side due to rain, last year's runners-up Guyana Amazon Warriors did well to post a 144-run total.
After their openers, Brandon King and Chanderpaul Hemraj failed, Shimron Hetmyer and Ross Taylor had a 50-run partnership. There were crucial contributions from Nicholas Pooran and Keemo Paul all as well.
Despite a good effort from Naveen-ul-Haq, the Warriors could not prevent Trinbago Knight Riders from chasing down the total in the last over. While Naveen-ul-Haq was brilliant with figures of 3.4-21-2, Imran Tahir despite taking two wickets was a bit too expensive, conceding 40 runs.
Like the Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots also suffered a 6-run defeat in their first match of the competition.
Sohail Tanvir, Sheldon Cottrell and skipper Rayad Emrit picked up two wickets each in the match while being economical. But they did not receive support from Ish Sodhi and Alzarri Joseph, both of whom were quite expensive.
Joshua Da Silva did remain unbeaten almost throughout the innings but scored at run a ball, not helping the team's cause. Ben Dunk was their only aggressor with a 21-ball 34. A couple more batsmen need to chip in for the Patriots to win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Guyana Amazon Warriors - Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jahmar Hamilton, Joshua Da Silva, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit (c), Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Guyana Amazon Warriors
Who will win? – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nicholas Pooran (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Ben Dunk (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Sheldon Cottrell (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Most Sixes – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Ben Dunk (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)
Man of the Match – Nicholas Pooran
Team Scores Batting first – Guyana Amazon Warriors 180+, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 165+
Match Handicap Guyana Amazon Warriors
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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