The defending champion Barbados Tridents (BT) will lock horns with St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN) in the second game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.
West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder will be captaining the Tridents while Rayad Emrit, one of the most consistent bowlers of the league, will lead the Patriots.
Tridents have arguably the most balanced squad, with the likes of T20 veterans like Rashid Khan and Shai Hope in their arsenal. On the other hand, SKN’s impressive bowling attack, led by the pace duo of Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph somewhat compensate for their mediocre batting line-up.
BT vs SKN, Probable XI:
Tridents will be aiming towards defending their championship which they won last year after defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) in the final. Johnson Charles was the leading run-getters for the franchise in 2019, and he will look forward to replicating his performance this year too.
Apart from Charles, the likes of Corey Anderson and Shai Hope makes them a force to reckon with. At the same time, Jason Holder and Afghanistan’s maestro Rashid Khan spearheads the bowling attack.
Probable XI: Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder (c), Rashid Khan, Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, Keon Harding and Hayden Walsh
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
SKN dealt with a massive blow after their captain Carlos Brathwaite shifted his base to Jamaica Tallawahs (JT). There will be a considerable burden on the shoulders of Rayad Emrit who inherited the captaincy throne from Brathwaite.
Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk are some of the big names for the franchise in their batting department. In Cottrell, the franchise has one of the most skilful bowlers at their disposal.
Probable XI: Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Denesh Ramdin, Nick Kelly, Joshua da Silva, Rayad Emrit (C), Alzarri Joseph, Ish Sodhi, Jon-Russ Jaggesar and Sheldon Cottrell
Here are the fantasy Dream11 suggestions:
Fantasy Suggestion #1:
Denesh Ramdin, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter, Mitchell Santner, Corey Anderson, Rashid Khan, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph
Captain: Sheldon Cottrell, Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan
Fantasy Suggestion #2:
Denesh Ramdin, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, Mitchell Santner, Corey Anderson, Rashid Khan, Rayad Emrit, Sheldon Cottrell and Hayden Walsh
Captain: Jason Holder, Vice-Captain: Hayden Walsh
Here are the full Squads:
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 and 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.