The second game on a double-header Tuesday features a repeat of the CPL 2019 final as the Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the defending champions Barbados Tridents at the Brian Lara Stadium.
Despite both sides boasting of well-rounded rosters, they haven't been at their best in this tournament. While the Warriors have managed three wins in seven games, the Tridents are placed fifth on the points table with just two wins so far.
Both sides come into this game with contrasting fortunes. The Tridents weren't able to chase down a paltry 92 against the Zouks in their previous game, which should give them added impetus to perform well this time around. However, they come across a rampant Nicholas Pooran, who struck a whirlwind hundred in his previous outing.
With two valuable points on offer, both teams should field their strongest sides in what should be a nail-biting encounter in Trinidad.
Squads to choose from
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Kissoondath Magram, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeep Singh
Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Mitchell Santner, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh Jr, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Shayan Jahangir
Predicted Playing XI
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Kevin Sinclair, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ross Taylor, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (C), Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir and Ashmead Nedd
Shai Hope, Johnson Charles (WK), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (C), Corey Anderson, Ashley Nurse, Shamarh Brooks, Hayden Walsh, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Santner and Raymon Reifer
Match: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents
Date: 2nd September 2020, at 3:00 AM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
With this being the second match of the day, the pitch could be a tad slower with spin expected to play a significant part in the proceedings. However, it isn't all gloomy for the batsmen with the ball likely to skid on nicely to the bat under lights.
The toss shouldn't matter a great deal, with the conditions not expected to change much. 150 is expected to be a decent score at this ground.
GUY vs BAR CPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Brandon King, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Imran Tahir and Ashmead Nedd
Captain: Ross Taylor, Vice-Captain: Jason Holder
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Brandon King, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh, Imran Tahir and Ashmead Nedd
Captain: Ross Taylor, Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan