BAR vs SKN Dream11 Prediction: The second match of CPL 2020 will be played between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. This match will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. While Barbados Tridents are the defending champions coming into this season while St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were knocked out in the eliminator last year. Having said that, both teams had a similar run in the group stages of the season with both winning 5 out of their 10 matches.
Jason Holder will lead two times CPL champions Barbados Tridents in this season as well. Although the Tridents look strong on their domestic players, they will be the only team to have only 3 overseas players in the playing XI. Marcus Stoinis and Alex Hales were ruled out of the season earlier due to various reasons. Domestic players will have to stand up and take responsibility this year if they have any hopes of repeating last year’s performance.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have a new captain this year with Rayad Emrit at the helm of affairs. Patriots have been dominant against the Tridents with 7 wins out of 10 matches against them. Even in recent history, St Kitts franchise has taken 4 out of the last 5 games between both sides. They are meeting for the first time at the Brian Lara Stadium.
The weather is expected to remain clear for this encounter. Clear skies and high humidity will be the flavours of the day at Tarouba. If we talk about the pitch, same strip will be used for this match after the opening encounter between TKR and GAW. The conditions are anyways slow at this venue and having tired pitch will only add to this factor. Spinners will be the key again for both the teams.
Fixture name: Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match 2 CPL T20
Competition: CPL 2020
Date: 19th August 2020
Time: 03:00 AM IST
Stadium: The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba
Barbados Tridents: 01
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 04
Let’s take a look at the likely playing XIs for both the teams in today match prediction.
Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Nyeem Young, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr., Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Shayan Jahangir, Mitchell Santner, Keon Harding
Shai Hope (wk)
Jason Holder (C)
Hayden Walsh Jr
Rayad Emrit (C), Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ben Dunk, Nicholas Kelly, Joshua Da Silva, Sohail Tanvir, Jahman Hamilton, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Imran Khan
Denesh Ramdin (wk)
Joshua Da Silva
Rayad Emrit (C)
WK: Johnson Charles
Batsmen: Jonathan Carter, Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Ben Dunk
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Sohail Tanvir
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr, Ish Sodhi, Rayad Emrit
Toss will have a significant role to play as the same pitch will be in use for the second straight match. If we look at both the lineups, Barbados Tridents definitely look stronger than their opponents on the paper. The presence of only one quality spinner will haunt St Kitts and Nevis Patriots all through the course of the season. Barbados Tridents are favourites for dream 11 fantasy cricket prediction to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.