Caribbean Premier League 2020: 2nd Semi-final, Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Mohammad Nabi has been a great performer with both the bat and the ball in hand, scoring a total of 154 runs and taking 11 wickets in 10 games.
Updated - Sep 7, 2020 5:04 pm
The 2nd Semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 will be played between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St Lucia Zouks at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad.
The scheduled time for the match is 05:30 PM Local Time (03:00 AM, September 09) (09:30 PM UTC).
This series will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Fan Code.
Playing the second semi-final on Tuesday will be the second and third-ranked team of the tournament in the league stage, the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St Lucia Zouks. Both the teams were in top form during the league stages and are almost equally positioned in terms of ability and consistency.
Coming into the semis, the St Lucia Zouks romped past the Jamaica Tallawahs in the last match of the league stage. The Zouks won the match by 11 runs and gave the Tallawahs a big jolt, ahead of their semi-final match. The Guyana Amazon Warriors in their last match, which was played on Thursday, defeated the Barbados Tridents by a big 6-wicket margin. So, with both the teams equally matched, it will be interesting to see which one secures a spot for themselves in the all-important Final.
The weather on Tuesday is expected to be cloudy with the chances of rainfall being 20 per cent and the temperature being in the 27 to 29 degree Celsius range.
The pitch at the Brian Lara Stadium is expected to be bowler-friendly, so the batsmen would find it a little difficult to work their way around to scoring runs. And, among the bowlers, it will be the spinners who enjoy the most amount of help from the surface.
Average first innings score: 129 (Last five matches played here in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Sherfane Rutherford/Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.
Bench: Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Ashmead Nedd, Jasdeep Singh, Kissoondath Magram, Sherfane Rutherford/Keemo Paul.
St Lucia Zouks:
Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Javelle Glen, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Bench: Saad Bin Zafar, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Obed McCoy.
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Mohammad Nabi has been a great performer with both the bat and the ball in hand, scoring a total of 154 runs and taking 11 wickets in just the 10 matches he played in this tournament.
Roston Chase also made to the top performers’ list of both the batting and the bowling departments. He played in 9 matches and scored 203 runs at a strike rate of 106.84 and took 6 wickets too.
Shimron Hetmyer ended the league stage, being the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament. By the end of the 10th match he played this season, he had 267 runs to his name at an average of 38.14.
Nicholas Pooran in the 10 matches he played in, had 234 runs in his account, at a strike rate of 127.17, which came in all thanks to the 16 fours and 12 sixes he hit in total.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase
Vice-Captain Options – Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (VC)
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Najibullah Zadran, Javelle Glen
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (C), Roston Chase
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kesrick Williams, Romario Shepherd
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Andre Fletcher
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer (VC), Najibullah Zadran, Javelle Glen
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase (C), Chandrapaul Hemraj
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Chris Green, Romario Shepherd, Scott Kuggeleijn
If you want to, include an extra player form the wicket-takers’ list in your Dream11 Fantasy team, your go-to choice should be Andre Fletcher, as he has done well and looks to be in good touch with the bat.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are expected to win this match.