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The CPL 2020 semi-finals have been drab, one-sided affairs that were frankly no fun to watch. We can now hope for something more dramatic and better-contested as the CPL T20 final comes our way. The two teams playing this match absolutely deserve to be here. The Trinbago Knight Riders have won every single match they have played and have bossed their way into the final.
The St. Lucia Zouks have had some hiccups along the way but there is no doubt that they are the second-best team of CPL 2020. Can they give the seemingly unstoppable TKR team a fight, though? The Guyana Amazon Warriors reach the CPL final last season without losing a match and then fumbled in the final. TKR will not want that to happen to it this time around.
TKR vs SLZ CPL T20 2020 Final is going to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on the 10th of September 2020.
The Trinbago Knight Riders were barely tested as they ran over the Jamaica Tallawahs in their semi-final. Kieron Pollard showed some very innovative captaincy as he attacked the Tallawahs with his left-arm spinners.
We are not sure if that tactic will work against the likes of Cornwall and Mark Deyal at the top of the order. TKR may return to a more traditional form of attack against SLZ in the final.
That means more of a workout for Ali Khan and Dwayne Bravo.
Akeal Hosain, Khary Pierre, and Sunil Narine all bowled very well. Fawad Ahmed was a bit expensive considering the situation he came to bowl in but he also did decently.
There was no significant score to give the batting any real trouble but it was great to see Lendl Simmons continue in his good form. Tion Webster also scored some runs to give the TKR batting more solidity at the top.
A batting collapse is the only thing that can stop TKR from winning the CPL title. With most batsmen in form, including the brilliant Kieron Pollard in the middle-order, TKR should be confident of winning this match.
Tim Seifert, LMP Simmons, Darren Bravo, Tion Webster, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sikandar Raza, Fawad Ahmed, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan.
The Zouks believe they can win and that shows in the manner in which they play. All throughout the tournament, the Zouks have not let anything bring them down. A number of their first-choice players were not available but the replacements have been fantastic.
Mark Deyal has been one of the finds of CPL 2020 and we think it is a matter of time before he gets a chance in West Indian colors. Scott Kuggeleijn and Mohammad Nabi have been wonderful in the bowling departments.
We know they are good T20 players but they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Add Zahir Khan to the mix and the St. Lucia Zouks have a very good bowling attack.
They bowled out the Guyana Amazon Warriors for just 55 runs in their previous match.
Can do something similar against TKR as well? We think they might be able to.
The real test for the Zouks is going to be their batting. Cornwall, Deyal, Fletcher form an explosive but a bit unreliable top-order. Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, and Najibullah Zadran are a decent middle-order but nothing like what TKR has in its team.
One or more of the batsmen have to be exceptional to give TKR a fight.
ADS Fletcher, N Zadran, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, DJG Sammy, Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase, Javelle Glen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Zahir Khan, KOK Williams.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. Both teams won chasing in their semi-finals. We think batting second should be seen as a significant advantage.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
A lot of rain has been forecast 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-finals.
Teams are going to want to get something around 150 batting first, something that is going to be difficult to chase down.
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TKR is the easy favorite in this contest. It has been phenomenal so far by winning every single match and that is why we are not getting a good price for it. We do believe there are some weaknesses in the TKR batting lineup, though. Kieron Pollard has bailed them out more than once in CPL 2020. If they get in trouble and Pollard cannot deliver, we could see the Zouks pull off one of the great upsets of this year.
An excellent bowling attack makes the Zouks competitive and we think you should take a punt on them.
Bet on the St. Lucia Zouks to win.
We have seen wickets tumble at the start of the inning, especially while batting first. Both teams open up with some ultra-aggressive players to try and make the most of the powerplay overs. This makes the likelihood of losing a wicket very high.
Spinners in the powerplay, aggressive batsmen to face them, and pitches that are turning a lot. All of these point to situations in which the batsmen can make a mistake going for the big hits and lob on straight in the air. Any batsman, any bowler, any team. All you need is the first wicket to be a catch and you get a 50% return on your stake.
Zahir Khan has been brilliant in the previous two matches. He has picked up six wickets and is going to be full of confidence. He is also very aggressive and not afraid to go for a few runs in search of wickets. If the Zouks have to win, they must get early wickets against the strong TKR batting. We think Zahir Khan may be used very aggressively by Darren Sammy. This is a risky bet by 4x returns make it worth it!
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