For Barbados Tridents to qualify for the playoffs, they will have to win their remaining two games and will have to hope that Jamiaca Tallawahs, who are currently holding the fourth spot in the points table, lose all their remaining 3 games.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the contrary, are through to the playoffs. They had lost their way a little bit mid way through the tournament, but with emphatic performances in the last three games, they are well and truly back on track.
Here are our fantasy cricket tips for match 26 of CPL 2020 –
The last time Barbados Tridents had faced Guyana Amazon Warriors, it was an incredibly slow pitch and they were bundled out for less than 100.
The surface tonight might be pretty similar, given the fact that it’s going to be the second game of the double header and 40 overs would already have been bowled on the surface before the second game starts.
Predicted XI of both teams
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (C), Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir.
Shai Hope, Johnson Charles (WK), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (C), Corey Anderson, Ashley Nurse, Justin Greaves, Hayden Walsh, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Santner and Raymon Reifer.
Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are in top 3 among the highest run scorers in CPL 2020 as the two of them have scored 234 and 235 runs respectively in the 9 games so far. While Pooran has scored a hundred and a fifty, Hetmyer has scored three fifties and both of them are going to be extremely vital for Guyana tonight.
While the batting line-up of Barbados Tridents has struggled as a whole, Kyle Mayers is the only player who has scored more than 200 runs for them so far in the tournament. The 27-year old, who has got the opportunity to bat in the top order in this year’s CPL, has consistently scored runs in most of the games with the highest score of 85.
Jason Holder’s performance in the last couple of games hasn’t been anywhere as good as it should have been, but his overall performance in the tournament has still been pretty decent with both bat and ball. While he has scored 120 runs in 8 games at a strike rate of 144.57, he has chipped in with 7 wickets as well for the Tridents.
Both Imran Tahir and Rashid Khan are in top 10 among the highest wicket-takers in CPL 2020 and both of them are averaging less than 20 runs per wicket. While Rashid has got 10 wickets in 8 games at an average of 19.40, Tahir has got 12 wickets in 9 games at an average of 16.91. Neither of them can be left out of the fantasy XI.
Captaincy pick: Shimron Hetmyer
Vice-captaincy pick: Jason Holder
Fantasy XI: Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles, Shimron Hetmyer (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Kyle Mayers, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder (VC), Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd, Rashid Khan