After the first phase of the league took place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, the action now shifts to Queen’s Park Oval and it’s the reigning Champions Barbados Tridents who will be in action against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Tuesday.
While St Kitts are right down to the bottom of the table, the Tridents have also lost 2 out of their 3 games and are in dire need to get their campaign back on track.
Here are our fantasy cricket tips for Game 11 of CPL 2020 –
It’s going to be the first game on this surface. So, it might be hard and good for stroke-play initially, however the spinners might get a little bit of assistance as well, particularly when the ball gets old and soft.
None of the two teams has got too many crafty players. So, if the pitch is ideal for stroke-play, it will serve both the teams well.
Predicted playing XI of both teams
Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder (C), Rashid Khan, Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers and Hayden Walsh
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin, Nick Kelly, Joshua da Silva, Rayad Emrit (C), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Jon-Russ Jaggesar and Sheldon Cottrell
Johnson Charles has looked the most threatening out of all the Tridents batsmen in the last three games. He has been asked to go bonkers at the top and he has been doing that with utmost efficiency and it won’t be wise to leave him out of your fantasy XI.
Chris Lynn has not quite gone on a rampage yet despite having been able to middle the ball alright and that’s not a great sign for the opposition going forward in the tournament. He is not too far away from one of his insane onslaughts.
Kyle Mayers is really someone whom the Tridents have backed a lot, not just with the bat, but with the ball as well. He has failed in the last couple of games, but his batting hasn’t been scratchy and he has also hit some good areas with the ball. He might, as well, make a difference in tonight’s game.
Rashid Khan and Jason Holder are automatic picks as they are so vital for the Tridents and are also proven performers over a long period of time. Even in the last game where the Tridents lost to TKR, Holder launched some lusty hits into the hands after bowling a very decent spell with the ball.
Raymon Reifer and Ryad Emrit are very experienced with the ball, bowling in West Indies conditions. Both of them hit the surface and try and take the pace off the ball subtly, making it really difficult for the batsmen to play the big shots.
Captaincy Pick: Chris Lynn
Vice-captaincy Pick: Jason Holder
Fantasy XI: Johnson Charles, Corey Anderson, Chris Lynn (C), Evin Lewis, Ben Dunk, Jason Holder (VC), Kyle Mayers, Sohail Tanvir, Rashid Khan, Raymon Reifer, Ryad Emrit