Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: CPL 2020 - Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs - 1st Semi-final
The 1st semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad.
There's little incentive in finishing at the top this year, given that the playoff format has not been opted for. Still, Trinbago Knight Riders will gain immense confidence after finishing the league stage at the top of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 points table following an unbeaten run across 10 games.
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Bravo were not part of TKR's last league match but are expected to return for the big semi-final.
Darren Bravo has been the top run scorer for Trinbago Knight Riders with 239 runs from 10 matches at a strike rate of 113. Lendl Simmons has 218 runs from 9 matches at a strike rate of 110.
Colin Munro (207 runs at 34, SR: 133) and Kieron Pollard (207 runs at 51, SR: 204.95) are TKR's enforcers in the batting order.
Apart from Sunil Narine, who almost guarantees 4 economical overs with one or two wickets, Fawad Ahmed and Dwayne Bravo, who have picked up 10 and 9 wickets respectively, will lead the TKR bowling.
Jamaica Tallawahs finished the group stage at the 4th spot in the Caribbean Premier League 2020 points table. The team has won 3 and lost 6 of its 10 matches.
Glenn Phillips is the top run scorer for Jamaica Tallawahs with 314 runs from 10 matches at a strike rate of over 125. Back after injury, Andre Russell has scored 220 runs.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has picked up 15 wickets with the best of 3/11 for the side, bowling at a sublime economy of 5.23. Sandeep Lamichhane has also picked up 12 wickets, with the best of 2/8.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Jamaica Tallawahs - Chadwick Walton, Glenn Phillips (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Asif Ali, Rovman Powell (c), Nkrumah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fidel Edwards, Veerasammy Permaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Trinbago Knight Riders - Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Ali Khan, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Fawad Ahmed
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Trinbago Knight Riders
Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Phillips (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Jamaica Tallawahs), Dwayne Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Most Sixes – Chadwick Walton (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Man of the Match – Kieron Pollard
Team Scores Batting first – Jamaica Tallawahs 150+, Trinbago Knight Riders 165+
Match Handicap Trinbago Knight Riders
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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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