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STZ v BT 5th T20: Score, TV Guide, Preview, Prediction, Possible XI, CPL 2020

STZ v BT 5th T20: Score, TV Guide, Preview, Prediction, Possible XI, Squads, CPL 2020

The 5th T20 match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 between St Lucia Zouks v Barbados Tridents on August 20 at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad; the match starts at 02:30 PM GMT. There is a lot of rain prediction in Tarouba during this season, but most of the rain tends to fall early in the day. The defending CPL champions Barbados Tridents began their title defence with a triumph over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Tuesday night but St Lucia Zouks lost to the Jamaica Tallawahs on Wednesday.

Date: August 20, 2020
Match: St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents, 5th T20
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Time: 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM LOCAL

Prediction: According to us, Barbados Tridents likely to win the match

  • St Lucia Zouks lack expertise and are likely to weaken under pressure
  • Barbados Tridents have a marvelous spin attack that is likely to shine on the surface of Tarouba
  • The appearance of talented all-rounders add to the stability of Barbados Tridents

St Lucia Zouks ended second from the bottom last year and with Colin Ingram and Rilee Rossouw unavailable this year, achieving better than the last year would be a difficult challenge for them. The Zouks play their first match against Jamaica Tallawahs and given that the Tallawahs was the only team that did worse than Zouks, the battle between the two teams could rise a lot of valuable points. St Lucia Zouks seems best, Although they have an expert player leading the side in Daren Sammy. Mohammad Nabi, who knowledge of playing hundreds of T20 matches across the world, will have a enormous task to play for the Zouks to make it out of the group stage. Nabi, along with Roston Chase, will form the backbone of Zouks’ middle-order. There are a few domains where St Lucia Zouks can do well and that might be something they’ll be looking to play to their benefit. They have Kimani Melius, who stunned one and all in St Lucia T10 Blast with his big hits, he could be a surprise part. With the batting they have, they’ll have not choice but to go hard right from the word go and hope that the order comes off. The lack of solid all-rounders, Zouks’ batting looks weak and there is good chance that their batting might collapsing under pressure. They’d need their top and middle order to do make the majority of the contribution and that will be important for their success, not only in the forthcoming game but also in the matches to follow. St Lucia Zouks seemed listless in their opening match. They had their opportunities but failed to grab those chances. They never seemed in control with the bat and challenged the Tallawahs with a modest total to chase down. Their bowlers kept them in the game with two early wickets. They need to do a enormous amount of work to do in both units of the game to challenge the other teams as the game is likely to grow more intense with every passing match.

Although Barbados Tridents had a poor start last season, they finished on a high note with the trophy. Despite not having the services of some of their last year’s key players, the Tridents will be looking to use the spirit and earn momentum early in the tournament. They play a match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots before their match against the Zouks and their execution in that match could be a good symbol of things to come their way. Their execution more after their game against the Patriots, but till then there are lots of things that could be talked about the Tridents. Barbados Tridents had a weak batting lineup last year and while they have worked to support the batting strength with the addition of Corey Anderson, their top-order still seems to be a bit weak. Their fortunes may well depend on whether or not Shai Hope can replicate his fifty-over form in T20 Cricket. Besides Corey Andreson, they have signed Rashid Khan for this season, and considering the splendid record Khan has, this signing could show to be game-changing for the Tridents. To guard Rashid Khan in the spin unit, the Tridents have the services of Hayden Walsh Jr., Ashley Nurse, and Mitchell Santner, who all have a proven record in the shortest version of the game. In the pace area, Barbados Tridents seem to be needing depth and that is a vulnerability that can easily be utilized in death overs. Jason Holder, their only veteran fast bowler, has shown magnificent skills in red-ball cricket, his T20 record at the death is usual. With the bat, the Tridents have Johnson Charles prepared at their disposal and he will be looking to have a tournament as good as he had last year. He was the leading run-scorer for the franchise and in the lack of experience at the top, his performance will be important. Shamarh Brooks recently starred against England in the test series and while he looked a strong player for the shortest format of the game, he still has to establish himself. Barbados Tridents is a team that is reliant massively on its spinners and that could prove to be a blessing in disguise considering the nature of the surface. With Corey Anderson, Rashid Khan, and Jason Holder available as the all-rounders, they have a batting lineup that goes long. If their top-order can set a stable foundation, it won’t be surprising to see Barbados Tridents resuming from where they left off in 2019. Barbados Tridents began their title defense with a much-needed determined win and they’d unquestionably be relieved at the end of the match. It was the brilliance of their spinners, in particular Rashid Khan, as they bowled tight spells towards the end of the Patriots’ innings and made it challenging for the Patriots. Earlier with the bat, their batsmen fought to find their feet and were.

BT Possible XI: Shai Hope (Wicketkeeper), Johnson Charles, Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (Captain), Rashid Khan, Ashley Nurse, Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, and Hayden Walsh Jr.

STZ Possible XI: Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Mark Deyal, Najibullah Zadran, Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn/ Chemar Holder, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, and Obed McCoy.

St Lucia Zouks: Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Najibullah Zadran, Kesrick Williams, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Zahir Khan, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar

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

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

TV Channels Listing

Australia Fox Sports
United Kingdom Sky Sports/BBC
New Zealand SKY Sport NZ
USA/Canada Willow
India Star Sports
Trinidad & Tobago CNC3
South Africa SuperSport
Barbados TV8 & MCTV
St Lucia HTS
Antigua & Barbuda CNS
Guyana E- Networks
Grenada Sportsmax
St. Vincent & the Grenadines VC3
Pan-Caribbean SportsMax TV

CPL Live Streaming Partners for 2020

India Hotstar, FanCode
Singapore 1 Play Sports
Thailand 1 Play Sports
Malaysia 1 Play Sports
Vietnam 1 Play Sports
Myanmar 1 Play Sports
Indonesia 1 Play Sports
Brunei 1 Play Sports
Philippines 1 Play Sports
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UAE Etisalat
Bangladesh My Sports, GameOn and GP Sports

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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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