CPL 2020: Match 5 | STZ vs BT Match Prediction | Today’s Game Playing XI, Weather Report, Pitch Conditions

CPL 2020: Match 5 | STZ vs BT Match Prediction | Today’s Game Playing XI, Weather Report, Pitch Conditions

Here is the Today’s Match Prediction of STZ vs BT and in-depth Analysis of the game.

STZ vs BT Match Prediction

The defending champion Barbados Tridents of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will take on ST. Lucia Zouks on Thursday. This is the 5th game of this year’s edition and will be played on 20th August at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad.

The Tridents clearly emerge as a strong unit on paper, however, after the close competition in their opening match in this edition, they cannot take anything away. His spin bowling unit is notable, with the likes of Rashid Khan, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh Jr., and Mitchell Santner.

Trident had Rashid and Sentner picks in the first encounter as they both made a cameo with the bat and took two wickets in all-round performance, while captain Jason Holder hit his 38 runs. The Tridents ended victorious in their opening fixture against St Kitts, however, there are some issues they want to address.

St. Lucia Zouks, on the other hand, will be expected to face their players in today’s match after losing to the Jamaican Tallawahs, who beat them by 5 wickets and chase the target with 7 balls remaining. The margin of loss has badly dipped the net run rate (NRR) of the 5th-based Zox.

The absence of some star players is hurting them. However, in the presence of Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahkem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, and Darren Sammy, he has enough power in his favor to turn things around.

STZ vs BT Match Playing Combinations Prediction

St. Lucia Zouks
Rakheem Cornwall is expected to open with Andre Fletcher and both of them will look forward to taking advantage of the powerplay after missing out against Jamaica Tallava. Young Mark Deyl should come in at number 3. He looked promising for 5 of his 17, however, he would like to contribute more and come between runs with consistency.

Roston Chase has performed well and made a brilliant half-century the last game, he should come at number 4 as he wanted to continue the momentum with the bat. Najibullah Jadaran, Mohammad Nabi, and Darren Sammy will form the middle order. Scott Kugleijn and Zaheer Khan were both expensive in the previous match and could replace the Zooks Kuggelin in the Kemer Holder.

On the other hand, Zaheer can be retained and given another chance to be a spinner. Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy need to be consistent with the ball and have to bowl with better control.

Barbados Tridents
Tridents specifically seek contributions from Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, and Corey Anderson at the helm. Hope and Charles will be in their regular opening slots. Shamer Brooks may be given a chance after Anderson’s duck against the St. Kitts.

After the top order broke, it was Kyle Meyers and Jason Holder who stabilized the ship with their responsible knock and should form a middle-order alongside Jonathan Carter who missed the first match.

On the other hand, The Trident bowlers looked well under control and it is unlikely that they will make any changes to their line-up. Therefore, everyone should be in action between Ramon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, and Walsh Jr.

STZ vs BT Match Playing Combinations Prediction

St. Lucia Zouks

  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Andre Fletcher
  • Mark Deyal
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Roston Chase
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Darren Sammy (C)
  • Scott Kuggeleijn/Chemar Holder
  • Kesrick Williams
  • Zahir Khan
  • Obed McCoy

Barbados Tridents

  • Shai Hope (WK)
  • Johnson Charles
  • Shamarh Brooks/Corey Anderson
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Jonathan Carter
  • Jason Holder (C)
  • Rashid Khan
  • Ashley Nurse
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Hayden Walsh Jr.

STZ vs BT Match Captain & Vice-Captain Prediction

St. Lucia Zouks

Small League Captain Vice-Captain: Andre Fletcher, M Nabi, R Chase

Grand League Captain Vice-Captain: K Williams, N Zadram, R Cornwall

Barbados Tridents

Small League Captain Vice-Captain: S Hope, J Holder, R Khan

Grand League Captain Vice-Captain: M Santner, A Nurse

slz vs bt match prediction

Head to Head Record

Matches Played- 14 | Barbados Tridents Won- 10 | St. Lucia Zouks Won – 4


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