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SNP v BT 2nd T20: Preview, Prediction, Possible XI, Squads

SNP v BT 2nd T20: Preview, Prediction, Possible XI, Squads, CPL 2020

The 2nd T20 match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents on August 19 at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad; the match starts at 09:30 PM GMT.

Date: August 19, 2020
Match: Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 2nd T20
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Time: 03:00 AM IST, 09:30 PM GMT, 05:30 PM LOCAL

Last year, The Barbados Tridents were not remarkable during the group stage, they began hitting their stride at just the appropriate time in the competition. The Barbados Tridents converted every single game on their side that was played in Trinidad and Tobago, which is the sole venue for this year’s tournament. Spin is supposed to play a very big role in this year’s tournament and this is why the Tridents have preferred Rashid Khan to extend their already well-established bowling unit. Hayden Walsh was the leading wicket-taker of the competition with 22 wickets to his name. Jason Holder and Raymon Riefer were also in the top-four giving the Barbados Tridents three out of the top-four spots. The center of the bowling attack has continued the same. Harry Gurney returns as does Ashley Nurse to turn things out. Sandeep Lamichhane is no longer a part of the Barbados Tridents but Rashid Khan should more than makeup for his absence. The batting, though, is a bit of a concern. JP Duminy and Shakib Al Hasan are not going to be a member of the squad this year. This takes two out of their most reliable batsmen and two very valuable bowlers out of the circle.cJohnson Charles obtained 419 runs last season and was easily the most trustworthy batsman for the Tridents. 

  • An Excellent bowling attack that will get stronger as the pitches start to turn more.
  • A lot of T20 specialists in the side.
  • No Duminy, Shakib, or Lamichhane for this season
  • Johnson Charles and Jonathan Carter are not the most dependable batsmen to base their side around

The Patriots ended up third in the league after the group stage in the last season, that was an exceptional outcome for them and showcased the most immeasurable of them. The team could not make it count and got knocked out in the Eliminator but most of its players for this season are the same and will be expected to improve in CPL 2020. The batting is a concern with the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, they did not have an individual player that scored more than 300 runs in the previous season. Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, and Evin Lewis got more than 200 runs each but the rest of the batting was very bad. Fabian Allen was maybe the most impactful performer for the Patriots last season. The addition of Chris Lynn is a tremendous point for the Patriots. Lynn is a dominant hitter of the ball and has been notably successful in the CPL in previous seasons. Denesh Ramdin, Ben Dunk, and Rassie van der Dussen are the other batsmen in the squad. Rassie van der DUssen will not be able to go to the Caribbean because of COVID-19 travel limitations. The Patriots need all of their batsmen to be at their best to be competing. Sheldon Cottrell and Rayad Emrit were the picks of the bowlers for the Patriots in the last season. They are both back once again and will have Sohail Tanvir, Alzarri Joseph, and Ish Sodhi for support.

  • A lot of power in the batting
  • Bowling attack seems well-settled
  • Depth in the team is an issue
  • Batting is always going to be a bit shaky
  • Consistency is something we are concerned about from this squad

Barbados Tridents: Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Mitchell Santner, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh Jr, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Shayan Jahangir

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Evin Lewis, Nick Kelly, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Rayad Emrit, Imran Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua de Silva, Dominic Drakes, Colin Archibald, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Jahmar Hamilton

Where to watch Live on TV and Where to Live Stream CPL 2020 Matches

  • India: Star Sports, Hotstar, FanCode
  • USA: Willow TV
  • UK: Sky Sports, Now TV, Sky Go
  • Australia: Fox Sports, Foxtel, Kayo Sports
  • New Zealand: SKY Sport NZ, SKY GO
  • Caribbean: SportsMax TV
  • Canada: Dazn
  • South Africa: SuperSport

About League: The 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) will be the eighth season of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic Twenty20 cricket league in the West Indies. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a request was made in June 2020 to play all of the matches in Trinidad. The tournament is scheduled to start from 18 August and end on 10 September 2020. The local government gave its approval for the tournament to go ahead, with all the matches taking place at two venues behind closed doors.

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