TKR vs GUY Dream11 Prediction: After the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the cricket world to a standstill, various cricketing boards have started finding ways to get the game moving. Major sigh of relief for T20 fans is just around the corner as 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League is about to get underway. The whole season will be played in Trinidad and Tobago between 18th August and 10th September.
The opening salvo will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. If we look at the history between both the sides, TKR is slightly ahead with 10-9 record against GAW out of 19 matches between them. However, Guyana won both the matches during the last season. TKR enjoy an upper hand at Tarouba with two wins against GAW in as many games.
Both teams are being considered as favourites to take the championship this year. TKR, as well as GAW, have retained most of their players from the last season in this year’s draft. Kieron Pollard will lead Trinbago Knight Riders while returning Chris Green will take the reins of Guyana Amazon Warriors in pursuit of their first-ever CPL title.
Pitch and Conditions
There are showers predicted in Tarouba early in the morning but the weather is expected to set fair during the match time. The temperature will be in the range of 31 degrees Celsius. The pitch has always been on the slower side here at the Brian Lara Stadium and with a decent boundary size, spinners will be in high demand. Both the teams will look to put up a score on the board first in the given conditions for dream 11 fantasy cricket.
TKR vs GUY Dream11 Teams Match details
Fixture name: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Match 1 CPL T20 Competition: CPL 2020 Date: 18th August 2020 Time: 7:30 PM IST Stadium: The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba
Kieron Pollard (C), Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Sikandar Raza, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan, Anderson Phillip, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Pravin Tambe
Trinbago Knight Riders Team News
TKR is expected to go with a set formula to start the proceedings for them this season. Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine will open the batting with Colin Munro coming in at number three position.
In the middle order, Tim Seifert and Darren Bravo will complement the experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.
Fawad Ahmed and Khary Pierre are set to feature in the spin bowling arsenal along with Sunil Narine. While in the pace bowling department, impressive Ali Khan will most likely to start in the opening match. Their only dilemma for playing XI will be between Anderson Phillip and Sikandar Raza. First one will provide fast bowling option while the latter will be a handy all-round option with his off-spin credentials.
TKR Playing 11 (Probable)
Lendl Simmons Sunil Narine Colin Munro Tim Seifert (wk) Darren Bravo Kieron Pollard (C) Sikandar Raza Dwayne Bravo Fawad Ahmed Khary Pierre Ali Khan
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Kissoodath Magram, Chris Green (C), Romario Shepherd, Ashmead Nedd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jessy Singh
GUY Team News
Guyana batting lineup is having plenty of firepower up their sleeves. The middle order of Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran and Sherfane Rutherford is second to none in the competition.
Last year’s top scorer Brandon King will begin the innings with Chandrapaul Hemraj at the top. While Keemo Paul will play the role of a finisher, their main concern would be to fit in Ross Taylor in this middle order.
Imran Tahir is a seasoned T20 campaigner but Chris Green is making a comeback to professional cricket after the suspension last year. Romario Shepherd and Afghan import Naveen-ul-Haq will round-off the lineup with their fast-bowling skills.
GUY Playing 11 (Probable)
Brandon King Chandrapaul Hemraj Shimron Hetmye Nicholas Pooran (wk) Ross Taylor Sherfane Rutherford Keemo Paul Chris Green (C) Romario Shepherd Naveen-ul-Haq Imran Tahir
TKR vs GUY Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match
Brandon King can be your straight forward captain’s pick from Guyana. He is coming into this season with a proper reputation as he was the top-scorer in the league last year. He made 496 runs last year including a magnificent 132 not out.
Imran Tahir is an asset regardless of any conditions. In particularly, pitches like Tarouba will suit his bowling style along with the size of the ground. He has picked up 32 wickets from 21 matches in the Caribbean Premier League.
Sunil Narine is playing as a genuine all-rounder in TKR lineup. He will open the batting and with field restrictions in power-play, his hitting can surely make scoreboard ticking. His spin bowling will also be effective in conditions like this.
Nicholas Pooran is shaping his career in the right directions in last couple of years. This elegant left-hander has become mainstay of West Indies middle order. He had a reasonable season last year with 192 runs at an average of 38.40.
Colin Munro will be hoping to continue his good run in CPL from the last season. Most probably, he will be batting at number 3 position for TKR. He can be your logical pick for the captain’s position.
Fawad Ahmed will enjoy his time at Tarouba with his style of leg-spin bowling. He is expected to start for TKR along with Khary Pierre as specialist spinners. Fawad took 10 scalps from as many matches last year playing for the Zouks.
Who will win TKR vs GUY Today Match Prediction
Team batting first will have a significant advantage for this clash. Having said that, both teams are equally matched and fans can hope for an exciting encounter to kick-off the season. Trinbago Knight Riders are slight favourites only because of the home conditions in today's dream 11 prediction.
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