Both TKR and St Lucia have already qualified for the playoffs and TKR is also certain to finish at the top of the table. So, this game has no real meaning, but neither of the two teams will want to take it lightly and lose the momentum at such a crucial stage of the tournament.
T20 cricket is all about momentum and both the teams will like to go into the playoffs on the back of a couple of wins.
Here are our fantasy cricket tips for match 27 of CPL 2020 –
This match will be held on a fresh surface and might offer a little bit of extra carry. However, it still isn’t likely to be a quick surface by any stretch of imagination. The fast bowlers will have to take the pace off the ball and the cutters will come to good effect.
The spinners will continue to call the shots as they have done right through this tournament.
Predicted XI of both teams
St Lucia Zouks
Rakheem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Mark Deyal, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy (C), Scott Kuggeleijn, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Zahir Khan and Kesrick Williams
Trinbago Knight Riders
Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Amir Jangoo, Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert, Khary Pierre, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales and Pravin Tambe
Lendl Simmons, with a stroke-filled knock of 96 the other day, has now got into top 10 leading run-scorers in CPL 2020. He is also the highest scorer for TKR in the tournament despite not being in the best of forms.
Colin Munro is another TKR batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in CPL 2020 at an average of 34.50 with two half-centuries. TKR will be hoping for another substantial from Simmons and Munro in the top order.
Mohammad Nabi has been one of the most valuable players in the tournament as he has not just delivered for St Lucia with the ball, grabbing 11 wickets in 8 games at an average of 12.45, but he has come to the party with the bat as well whenever he has been required lower down the order.
Kieron Pollard, although he is not in the top 10 leading run-scorers in CPL 2020, is still right at the top in terms of hitting the most number of sixes in the tournament as the TKR skipper has hit a total of 17 sixes as compared to just 6 fours. His strike rate in CPL 2020 is 206.25.
Pravin Tambe has played just 2 games this CPL so far as he has not been TKR’s first choice leg spinner, but in the 2 games that he has played recently, he has gone at a rate of less than 6 per over and has taken a couple of wickets as well.
Captaincy pick: Lendl Simmons
Vice captaincy: Mohammad Nabi
Fantasy XI: Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons (C), Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi (VC), Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard, Scott Kuggeleijn, Jayden Seales, Pravin Tambe