After an intriguing league stage, the semifinals of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League is all set to burn the floors. Guyana Amazon Warriors will lock horns with St Lucia Zouks in the second semifinal of CPL 2020 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
Meanwhile, Zouks will come into this game on the back of a win. They defeated by 11 runs and gave the Jamaica Tallawahs a massive jolt ahead of their semifinal encounter against Trinbago Knight Riders.
On the other hand, the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their last match, which took place on Thursday, defeated the Barbados Tridents by a big six wickets. Both teams will be high on confidence going into their semifinal.
The spinners are likely to continue their dominance in the middle-overs. The pacers will have to take the pace off the ball to extract maximum out of the wicket. On the other hand, the batsmen will have to spend most of their time in the middle to make the most of the turf.
Meanwhile, the wicket is likely to remain the same for the whole game but the team winning the toss will hope to bat first after winning the toss. Something around 150 looks like a good score on the wicket.
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks – Fantasy Tips
It is important to pick players who are in good form and can play a decisive part in the match. This will help you earn more points throughout the game. Meanwhile, both teams have some quality players in their ranks who can light up the stage.
All eyes will be on Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who has had an excellent time in the tournament. He has scalped 11 wickets from 10 matches and has also contributed with 154 runs. Two star batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran can also make it big in the semifinal.
Predicted Playing XIs:
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Sherfane Rutherford/Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.
St Lucia Zouks: Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher (wk), Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (c), Javelle Glen, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Both teams finished with six wins in the group stages. Both Guyana and Zouks have produced tough competition whenever they have gone up against each other. However, Guyana Amazon Warriors have a slight advantage over their opponents going into the second semifinal CPL 2020.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Captain Options – Mohammad Nabi, Roston Chase
Vice-Captain Options – Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran
Wicket-Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (VC)
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Najibullah Zadran, Javelle Glen
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (C), Roston Chase
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kesrick Williams, Romario Shepherd