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| On Updated : Aug 20, 2020 4:30 PM IST

SLZ vs BAR Dream11 Match Prediction Cricket St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents CPL T20 20 August

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.

Pitch and Conditions

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.

SLZ vs BAR Dream11 Teams Match Details

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

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

St Lucia Zouks: 02, Barbados Tridents: 03, Tie: 00

Points Table Standings

St Lucia Zouks: Played- 1, Won- 0, Lost- 1, Standing- 5th

Barbados Tridents: Played- 1, Won- 1, Lost- 0, Standing-4th

SLZ vs BAR Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at possible playing XIs for the both teams in today match prediction.

St Lucia Zouks Squad

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

St Lucia Zouks Team News

  • Even after the loss against Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks are unlikely to make any changes to the playing XI for this clash.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher will open the innings for them again as both are seasoned campaigners in T20 cricket.
  • In the middle-order, youngster Mark Deyal looked all-class in the first match. Although he couldn’t make a significant contribution but all eyes will be on him in the upcoming matches. Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran & Mohammad Nabi is decent combination but captain Daren Sammy’s form is a major worry.
  • St Lucia Zouks will stick to the same bowling lineup of Scott Kuggeleijn, Zaheer Khan, Obed McCoy & Kesrick Williams even after mixed performances against Jamaica. Chemar Holder is an option if they want to have a change.

SLZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Rahkeem Cornwall

Andre Fletcher

Mark Deyal

Roston Chase

Najibullah Zadran

Mohammad Nabi

Daren Sammy (C)

Scott Kuggeleijn

Kesrick Williams

Zahir Khan Pakteen

Obed McCoy

Barbados Tridents Squad

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

Barbados Tridents Team News

  • Barbados Tridents have plenty of all-round options in both the departments. They are also most likely to go unchanged for this match.
  • Johnson Charles and Shai Hope need some runs under their belts to get the season going. Corey Anderson at number 3 is an interesting option but they will stick to it at least for this match. Their lower-middle order may be a concern for the team management.
  • Barbados Tridents have plethora of bowling options up their sleeves. They started with Kyle Mayers in the last match but Raymon Reifer might be an ideal choice for them if any swing available upfront. Mitch Santner and Rashid Khan were outstanding but last year’s hero Hayden Walsh Jr was under-bowled for some reasons.

BAR Playing 11 (Probable)

Johnson Charles

Shai Hope (wk)

Corey Anderson

Kyle Mayers

Jason Holder (C)

Jonathan Carter

Rashid Khan

Mitchell Santner

Ashley Nurse

Raymon Reifer

Hayden Walsh Jr

SLZ vs BAR Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Rashid Khan has always been the value for money choice in franchise cricket. He has started the season brilliantly and will enjoy the conditions here as the season goes ahead. He had a couple of scalps in the first match and his batting can also earn you some important fantasy points.
  • Mitchell Santner is another spinner from Barbados Tridents that should be on your radar for the captaincy choice. He picked up 2 for just 18 runs against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and contributed with some useful runs down the order.
  • Mohammad Nabi had a moderate outing in the first match by his standards but that shouldn’t be for long in T20 cricket. He is a genuine all-rounder with match-winning abilities in both the departments.

For Grand Leagues

  • Jason Holder has been really good in recent history in all forms of the game. Given the top-order that Tridents have, Jason Holder may some work to do in this season with the bat also. He comes in at number 5 and takes the new ball. He can be your logical pick to earn maximum points.
  • Roston Chase has finally arrived in CPL cricket after so many years of disappointments. He made his first half-century in CPL against the Tallawahs. Going by his form, he can be a pick for the Grand Leagues.
  • Najibullah Zadran looked very good in his short stay at the crease in the match against the Tallawahs. This Afghanistan international can make his presence felt with some of the outrageous shots. He can counter left-arm spin from Mitchell Santner in this particular match.

Who will win SLZ vs BAR Today Match Prediction?

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.

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