SLZ vs BAR Dream11 Prediction: In the 5th match of this year’s CPL, St Lucia Zouks will be facing Barbados Tridents in a day game. This will be the second round of games for both the teams at Tarouba. Initial matches have always been of significant importance in any T20 competition. Let’s take a look at our Dream11 fantasy cricket preview.
Barbados Tridents have started really well this year after their victory against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the first match. The Tridents won the match on back of good performances from their bowlers. But in the batting scheme of things, there is lot to ponder upon for the team management. They lost their top 3 on the score of just 8 runs against St Kitts. Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder jolted a good partnership before another late collapse. Almost all the bowlers were economical but spin duo of Mitch Santner and Rashid Khan provided breakthroughs at regular intervals.
St Lucia Zouks had a difficult outing against Jamaica Tallawahs in their first game of the season. They are in serious need of some quality performances from their overseas stars. Roston Chase top scored for them with an eye-catching half-century. This is the first time Roston Chase has made an impression in T20 cricket and he will look to continue the same throughout the season. Najibullah Zadran also looked in touch but others were rusty in the batting department. Their overseas bowlers in Scott Kuggeleijn and Zaheer Khan proved very expansive against the Tallawahs. Obed McCoy and Kesrick Williams picked up useful scalps.
In results over the years, Barbados Tridents are having dominant record against St Lucia Zouks. They have won 10 out of 14 matches against the St Lucia franchise. In the last 5 encounters, Zouks have managed to take a couple of games their way.
Isolated thunderstorms are predicted in the morning of the match. Fans would be hoping that it clears up enough to have a game in one way or another. If we talk about conditions, pitches have been playing better than the earlier expectation at The Brian Lara Stadium. But still bowlers would prefer pace off the ball if they are skillful enough.
Fixture name: St Lucia Zouks Vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5 CPL T20
Competition: CPL T20
Date: 20th August 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba
St Lucia Zouks: 02, Barbados Tridents: 03, Tie: 00
St Lucia Zouks: Played- 1, Won- 0, Lost- 1, Standing- 5th
Barbados Tridents: Played- 1, Won- 1, Lost- 0, Standing-4th
Let’s take a look at possible playing XIs for the both teams in today match prediction.
Daren Sammy (C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Leniko Boucher (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Kavem Hodge, Roston Chase, Chemar Holder, Kimani Melius, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Obed McCoy, Javelle Glenn, Saad Bin Zafar, Mark Deyal, Scott Kuggeleijn
Daren Sammy (C)
Zahir Khan Pakteen
Jason Holder (C), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Nyeem Young, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr., Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Shayan Jahangir, Mitchell Santner, Keon Harding, Raymon Reifer
Shai Hope (wk)
Jason Holder (C)
Hayden Walsh Jr
As per our Dream 11 prediction, Barbados Tridents are marginally favourites for this match given their superior bowling lineup. But St Lucia Zouks also have some match-winners in their ranks. All in all, a very good contest in the offing but Barbados Tridents should win if they play to their potentials.