TKR vs SLZ Dream11 Match Prediction Cricket Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks CPL T20 Final 10 September

Updated on: Sep 10, 2020 2:31 pm IST

TKR vs SLZ Dream11 Prediction: So, the stage is set for the final of Caribbean Premier League’s 2020 season. The fact that organizers managed to conduct an event involving players from multiple countries across the globe is an achievement in itself. We will be staring at two of the most clinical teams this season in the grand finale. Trinbago Knight Riders are a T20 machine while St Lucia Zouks have utilized the resources they have to the maximum effect under the eyes of Andy Flower. We will preview the match in our Dream11 fantasy cricket.

Trinbago Knight Riders have played each match this year considering it’s their final. But they wouldn’t want to falter on the day of the actual final. They have unbeaten so far in a streak of 11 matches this year. You can judge the magnitude of a cricket team with this type of run in the most unpredictable format of the game. In the semi-final, TKR didn’t give a single moment of hope to Jamaica Tallawahs. They played the match-ups brilliantly and left-arm spin duo of Akeal Hosein and Khary Pierre ran riot against the right-handed dominate Jamaica batting lineup. Akeal Hosein picked up 3 while Khary Pierre bagged 2 wickets to restrict the Tallawahs to a total of 107 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Sunil Narine went early to Mujeeb Ur Rahman but Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster completed the emphatic win with an unbeaten stand of 97 runs.

St Lucia Zouks have made it into their first CPL final after pipping some of the big teams in their campaign. But knowing Andy Flower, this team would still be aiming for their first title against all the odds. They have upgraded their intensity with each passing match this season. In the semi-final against Guyana Amazon Warriors, they blasted the opposition like no one had imagined. Bowling first, Scott Kuggeleijn rocked the Warriors with a couple of blows in the very first over of the match. Guyana seemed to have never recovered from that as Roston Chase, Zahir Khan and Mark Deyal also scalped 2 wickets each as Guyana Amazon Warriors were blown away at the score of just 55 runs. In reply, St Lucia Zouks didn’t need to look beyond their openers as Rahkeem Cornwall and Mark Deyal finished off the chase in just 4.3 overs to complete the hammering.

In head-to-head comparisons, Trinbago Knight Riders enjoy an upper hand over St Lucia Zouks like they do against most of the oppositions. TKR have taken 11 matches while St Lucia Zouks have managed only 2 wins out of 15 matches played between them including the 2 wash-outs. In last 5 matches, TKR have swept the results with a lead of 4-0. Trinbago Knight Riders have also won both the earlier meetings this year pretty convincingly.     

Pitch and Conditions

Light rain showers are forecast for Thursday in Tarouba. However, this spells should not last long enough to endanger the final. If we talk about the pitch, a new strip will be in use for the final game. A good bounce can help both the spinners and the batsmen to up their game. Both the teams would be hoping to finish the season with a run-scoring fest by this year’s standards but there will be significant help for the slower bowlers in any given circumstances.

TKR vs SLZ Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Trinbago Knight Riders Vs St Lucia Zouks, Final, CPL T20

Competition: CPL T20

Date: 10th September 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Trinbago Knight Riders: 04, St Lucia Zouks: 00, NR: 01

TKR vs SLZ Dream11 Team Prediction

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

Trinbago Knight Riders Squad

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

  • Trinbago Knight Riders will not disturb their playing XI unless any injury at the last moment.
  • Sunil Narine will be opening with Lendl Simmons, who has found his touch towards the business end of the season. Tion Webster again showed his potential in the semi-final chase against Jamaica Tallawahs.
  • Darren Bravo has been exceptional this year in the middle-order while Tim Seifert will be used as a floater in the batting lineup. Kieron Pollard will be pushing the bar again in the death overs while Dwayne Bravo has got limited opportunities with the bat this year.
  • The spin trio of Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre and Fawad Ahmed will again have some right-handers to work over while Ali Khan will be their only specialist in the pace-bowling department.

TKR Playing 11 (Probable)

Lendl Simmons

Sunil Narine

Tion Webster

Tim Seifert (wk)

Darren Bravo

Kieron Pollard (C)

Dwayne Bravo

Khary Pierre

Akeal Hosein

Fawad Ahmed

Ali Khan

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

  • Just as their rivals, St Lucia Zouks are also likely to go in with the same playing XI from their semi-final match.
  • Rahkeem Cornwall has had a relatively quiet season this year and he will be looking to correct it when it matters the most. Mark Deyal will be oozing with confidence after his semi-final performance while Andre Fletcher will remain their number 3 for the final.
  • Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi and Javelle Glen will be their all-rounders and will provide much needed balance to the Zouks. Najibullah Zadran will remain the only specialist batsmen in the middle while Daren Sammy would hope to put on a special one for the St Lucia public after a disappointing season individually for him.
  • Scott Kuggeleijn and Kesrick Williams have played important roles to complement the spinners while Zahir Khan did come back strongly after a poor start to the season.

SLZ Playing 11 (Probable)

Rahkeem Cornwall

Mark Deyal

Andre Fletcher

Roston Chase

Najibullah Zadran

Mohammad Nabi

Javelle Glen

Daren Sammy (C)

Scott Kuggeleijn

Kesrick Williams

Zahir Khan

TKR vs SLZ Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Tim Seifert
Batsmen: Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal
All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Scott Kuggeleijn, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan

Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Sunil Narine has remained a top quality option for the fantasy leagues all through the season. He has given nothing away with the ball while you can never discount a Narine onslaught in the power-play with the bat. He should be in one of the hottest picks for the final.
  • Kieron Pollard is one of the veterans of T20 cricket. He has plenty of experience in his ranks of these high-pressure situations as he has won 4 IPL titles with Mumbai Indians. Most importantly, he can take St Lucia off-spinners on with ball spinning into him. Keeping this factor in mind, he can promote himself up the batting order to disturb the game-plans of the Zouks.
  • Scott Kuggeleijn will be having an opportunity to end the season with highest number of scalps in CPL this year. He currently has 16 wickets and is at the first position jointly. The success that he has had this year is quite astonishing given the pitches we have seen. His name can be recommended even ahead of some of the all-rounders from the Zouks.

For Grand Leagues

  • Akeal Hosein is having a breakthrough season this year with Trinbago Knight Riders. A left-arm spinner on a pitch which is turning is invaluable in T20 cricket. He will be enjoying another game with good match-ups against the Zouks as there are 5 right-handers in the top 7 batsmen.
  • Mohammad Nabi has not grabbed the headlines in last couple of matches but his performances have been consistent. He has immense scoring potentials in both facets of the game. Looking at his experience, he is a safe bet for this big stage.
  • Mark Deyal is playing like a proper deal from the moment he got an opportunity to open for his team. This dashing left-hander has picked the gaps perfectly and has brought out his long handle when it was needed. Also his contributions with his part-time off-breaks need to have a special mention as we saw in the semi-final against Guyana Amazon Warriors.  

Who will win TKR vs SLZ Today Match Prediction?

As per our Dream11 predictions, Trinbago Knight Riders are overwhelmingly favourites in this final against St Lucia Zouks. TKR have displayed every bit of their potential on the paper to the playing field. Clearly, it will take something special from the opposition to stop this Trinbago Knight Riders juggernaut. And St Lucia Zouks would love to do that just for their fans back home. Remember, funny things do happen in championship finals and especially in this format.

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