Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: CPL 2020 - Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks - Final
The Final of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.
Both the semi-finals turned out to be completely one-sided affairs. While Trinbago Knight Riders, unarguably the best team of the tournament, romped home to a 9-wicket victory against Jamaica Tallawahs in the first semi-final, Guyana Amazon Warriors were all out for just 55 to hand St Lucia Zouks a 10-wicket victory in the second semi-final.
With the return of all three of their big guns Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Bravo in the semi-final, Trinbago Knight Riders proved too strong for Jamaica Tallawahs, who were anyway expected to fall short of the mark.
Akeal Hosein and Khary Pierre shared 5 wickets between them to thwart the opposition but it was Narine and DJ Bravo who were extremely difficult to get away.
Lendl Simmons, the top scorer for TKR in the tournament, remained unbeaten on 54 and got support in the form of a 44* run hand from Tion Webster as the team won with five overs remaining.
Scott Kuggeleijn, Roston Chase, Zahir Khan and Mark Deyal picked up two wickets each to bowl out Guyana Amazon Warriors for just 55 and set up a comfortable victory for the Zouks.
Openers Rahkeem Cornwall and Mark Deyal then remained unbeaten to complete the formality within 4.3 overs.
It will be both a surprise and an upset if Trinbago Knight Riders do not win the final.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Trinbago Knight Riders - Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tion Webster, Tim Seifert (wk), Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan
St Lucia Zouks - Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Javelle Glenn, Daren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan
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) – Roston Chase (St Lucia Zouks), Lendl Simmons (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Scott Kuggeleijn (St Lucia Zouks), Sunil Narine (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Most Sixes – Andre Fletcher (St Lucia Zouks), Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Man of the Match – Sunil Narine
Team Scores Batting first – St Lucia Zouks 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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