Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: CPL 2020 - Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors - Match 1
The 1st match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad.
Guyana Amazon Warriors were the runners-up last season and lost to Barbados Tridents in the final by 27 runs. The Warriors had earlier finished atop the points table after the league stage with a 10 on 10 record.
Brandon King topped the run charts in CPL 2019 with 496 runs from 12 matches at an average of over 55 and a strike rate of close to 150, with the best of 132 not out. King has now graduated to the Windies national team.
Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor and Shimron Hetmyer are the other leading batmen in the team.
Imran Tahir was the team's top wicket taker in the last season with 16 wickets from 9 matches at 12.31 and will be a major threat for the opposition alongside Keemo Paul.
They will be up against Trinbago Knight Riders who lost to Barbados tridents by 12 runs in qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 after finishing at the fourth spot in the league stage with four wins and five losses from 10 games.
Trinbago Knight Riders have big names like Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Colin Munro. Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert and Sikandar Raza can also be dangerous on their day.
There is buzz about 48-year-old leggie Pravin Tambe who becomes the first Indian player to be a part of the CPL.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Trinbago Knight Riders: Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Muhammad Ali Khan.
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Chandrapul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeeo Singh, Kissoondath Magram.
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), Lendl Simmons (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Most Sixes – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Man of the Match – Nicholas Pooran
Team Scores Batting first – Guyana Amazon Warriors 180+, Trinbago Knight Riders 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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