Match: Trinbago vs. St. Lucia
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Date and time: Sept. 10, 2020, at 7.30 PM IST
Preview: Trinbago are taking on St. Lucia in the final of the Caribbean T20 League on 10th September at 7.30 PM IST. Trinbago has entered the final with its well-oiled bowling attack and sensible batting throughout the tournament. Trinbago didn’t lose a single match and are the favorites to lift the trophy this year. On the other hand, St. Lucia bludgeoned Guyana in the second semi-final. St. Lucia bowled the entire Guyana team out for just 55 runs and won the match comfortably in just 5 overs with 10 wickets to spare. Even though St. Lucia lost the previous two encounters against Trinbago in this year’s tournament, they’ll surely put up a strong fight in the final.
Pitch and Weather Conditions: A lot of rain has been predicted for the morning of the match and that is not a good sign. The weather does improve as the day goes on and so we could just have a slight delay. The conditions have been spin-friendly and we saw how much help the slower bowlers got even though a new surface was used for the semi-final. Teams are going to want to get something around 150 batting first, something that is going to be difficult to chase down.
Probable Playing 11 and Key Players
Probable Playing 11 for Trinbago: S Narine, L Simmons, T Webster, Darren B, T Seifert, K Pollard, D Bravo, A Hosein, K Pierre, F Ahmed, M Ali Khan
Probable Playing 11 for St. Lucia: R Cornwall, M Deyal, A Fletcher, N Zadran, R Chase, M Nabi, D Sammy, S Kuggeleijn, K Williams, J Glen, Z Khan
- A Hosein, K Pierre and S Narine have bowled well in this tournament and will be looking to take full advantage of the pitch conditions.
- L Simmons and T Webster have been batting well at the top and should give a solid start to Trinbago.
- Even if the top order fails to deliver, Trinbago has the brilliant K Pollard to rely upon to secure a win.
- M Deyal has been a find of the tournament. He has batted brilliantly throughout the tournament for St. Lucia.
- S Kuggeleijn and M Nabi have been bowling wonderfully. Add Z Khan to the mix and they are a solid bowling unit.
Howzat Dream Team
NOTE: The Howzat dream team above is just a suggestion. You can select your own fantasy cricket team by using your knowledge of cricket. Also, don’t forget to make any necessary changes to your team once the actual playing 11 is announced by each team (15 to 30 minutes before the start of the match) as some players you have selected might not be part of the playing 11.