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After waiting for months and some intense planning, we are finally at the Caribbean Premier League. Everything outside of the ground including biosecure-bubbles, testing, controversies, and gripes are going to cease to matter. Cricket will take centre stage and we should be treated to some of the best T20 cricket that we have seen in a long time.
The first match is going to be played between the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Guyana Amazon Warriors, two of the strongest teams in CPL 2020. Guyana Amazon Warriors won all ten of their group stage matches and only lost the grand final.
The Trinbago Knight Riders are on home soil and with a point to prove. Who is going to start with a win?
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors CPL 2020 is going to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on the 18th of August 2020.
The Trinbago Knight Riders have been one of the stronger sides in the CPL traditionally. They did not have a very good last season the last time around and will be hoping to do much better now that they are essentially playing all matches at home.
For the Trinbago Knight Riders to do well, its batting must fire. The form of senior players like Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, and Kieron Pollard is going to be crucial. We think Pollard is one of the best batsmen in this format of the game and his consistency has really improved over the last year or so.
Unfortunately, he bats quite low and often does a fire-fighting job rather than setting up the game.
Colin Munro, Tim Siefert, and Sikandar Raza are the overseas players, all of whom can help in the batting.
Two out of Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmed, and Khary Pierre are the likely spinners to start CPL 2020 for the Knight Riders with Jayden Seales and maybe Ali Khan to lead the fast bowling.
The Trinbago Knight Riders have a lot of experience but they need to hit the ground running or else they risk falling behind.
Tim Seifert, LMP Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, SP Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sikandar Raza, Fawad Ahmed, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan.
A much younger side than the Trinbago Knight Riders, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will go into this match as the favorites.
The batting is going to consist of the brightest young stars from the Caribbean. Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, and Sherfane Rutherford are all a part of the squad and should be in the starting eleven as well.
They also have Ross Taylor in there as well to provide some stability and experience among the explosive batting lineup. All in all, this is one of the strongest batting lineups in CPL 2020.
Imran Tahir is going to be the leading bowler for the team. The ageless leg-spinner from South Africa is still a force to be reckoned with in T20 cricket and is going to be difficult to score off. He has had some problems against Kieron Pollard and so that contest is going to be very interesting to watch.
Keemo Paul, Chris Green, and Romario Shepherd are some of the other bowlers to look out for.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors are a young T20 side that is used to success. They will come into this match expecting nothing less than a win.
Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Christopher Green, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Imran Tahir, Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd.
The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat second as there is rain predicted.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
There is a lot of rain that is forecast in Trinidad on the day of the match. The islands get a lot of rain during this time of the year and so we have to be lucky to get a full match. The conditions are going to be batting friendly to start out with and the rain could make it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball as well.
Batting second could be a big advantage of DLS calculations come into play.
Dream11 tips and Dream11 team for TKR vs GAW CPL 2020. We are trying to focus on the spinners in this match as well as some of the big-hitters in both the sides. Players that start quick and can clear the boundaries should be a priority. Chris Green is our low-owned pick to be a differentiator if you are playing head to head contests or a private league.
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We think that the Guyana Amazon Warriors are a better T20 team than the Trinbago Knight Riders. The Guyana Amazon Warriors have a younger team but one that is used to success. It has shown the capability to perform consistently and we think it is a good team to back for the first match.
Bet on the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win. ($2.00) (10Cric)
CPL T20 is expected to be a tournament of spinners and we have seen leg-spinners be the most successful in recent tournaments. Fawad Ahmed has an excellent temperament for T20 cricket and has proven himself in BBL as well.
Brandon King was the most prolific batsman in the CPL last season. He is going to be opening the batting for the Warriors and could give them a good start. We also expect Colin Munro to open for the Knight Riders. While he is a very dangerous batsman, he is also likely to get out very early in most matches.
Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, and a number of other very attacking batsmen all give the Guyana Amazon Warriors tremendous hitting power.
We know that the Trinbago Knight Riders have Pollard but as a team we think the Warriors can score more sixes.
We think this bet can be used as a hedge in case you don’t win the highest opening partnership. A small bet will help you protect your losses or add to your profits in case things go to plan.
The presence of a dangerous big-hitter like Colin Munro and perhaps Sunil Narine means that TKR can cross the threshold of 20 runs in the first two overs itself.
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