Barbados Tridents: The Tridents made numerous blockbuster signings for the 2020 version of the CPL. However, solely Rashid Khan has travelled in time for the event amid COVID-19 restrictions and the likes of Alex Hales and Marcus Stoinis are set to overlook out. Wahab Riaz can be unavailable as a consequence of commitments with Pakistan in England, whereas Harry Gurney is one other notable absentee.
Jason Holder nonetheless boasts a commendable crop of gamers from the West Indies to select from and can even depend on the likes of Corey Anderson and Mitchell Santner to accompany Rashid within the abroad contingent.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Fabian Allen grabbed the headlines forward of CPL 2020 by lacking his flight to Trinidad. As such, he won’t be obtainable for the Patriots. The 2017 runner-ups can even be with out Rassie van der Dussen and Sunny Sohal.
However, the addition of Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk has been an actual increase to the facet, who’ve additionally added veteran Denesh Ramdin and the dynamic Joshua Da Silva, who went on tour to England this summer season. Ish Sodhi is one other star identify that completes their abroad contingent for the event.
Head to go (final 5 matches)
Tridents – 1
Patriots – 4
Players to be careful for
Rashid Khan: The Afghanistan leg-spinner is one in all solely two bowlers to have recorded a hat-trick in CPL historical past. During his meteoric rise in T20 cricket leagues all all over the world, Rashid has rapidly turn out to be some of the wanted gamers. As such, he could have an integral function to play for the Tridents within the upcoming season. Furthermore, the absence of a number of key abroad gamers means Rashid has to step up and ship proper from the beginning.
Player to be careful for
Chris Lynn: The hard-hitter is not any stranger to the CPL after serving to the Trinbago Knight Riders win the title in 2017 and 2018. However, Lynn was launched by his former group forward of the 2020 version and Patriots wasted no time in recruiting him. The Queenslander can rip aside any bowling unit on his day and is effectively conscious of the enjoying floor in Trinidad. The Patriots may do with a few of his fireworks on the high.
Player to be careful for
Sheldon Cottrell: The lanky pacer picked up his highest wickets tally throughout the CPL final 12 months, as he picked up 12 wickets from eight matches. Notably, Cottrell’s financial system additionally improved from the earlier editions and he will likely be eager to proceed the great work that has made him a daily at worldwide stage for West Indies. The Patriots will likely be hoping he can hit the bottom operating right away, regardless of the enforced break.
Hayden Walsh Jr: The 28-year-old completed CPL 2019 as the very best wicket-taker and was duly retained by the Tridents for the upcoming version. Walsh Jr picked up 22 wickets from 9 video games at a powerful common of 12.68 final 12 months, together with a five-wicket haul. He stays an integral member of the facet and could have the benefit of working alongside Rashid this season. Nobody would complain having each of them as striker bowlers, least of all Holder.
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder (c), Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ben Dunk, Nicholas Kelly, Joshua Da Silva, Rayad Emrit (c), Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph.