The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was off to a flying start on the opening day with Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents securing a win. Meanwhile, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks will lock horns in the 3rd match of the tournament at The Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. We bring you the fantasy tips from the encounter between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks from CPL 2020.
The Tallawahs and the Zouks had a forgettable tournament in 2019 and will hope to start afresh. While Jamaica have won the title once, St Lucia are yet to win the title. In fact, the side led by veteran all-rounder Darren Sammy have the lowest win percentage in the entire tournament.
However, both the sides boast some of the star cricketers, who can light up the stage on any given day. Jamaica Tallawahs will hope their star all-rounders Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite to fire and give them their first victory. On the other hand, the likes of Andre Fletcher and Mohammad Nabi needs to fire to help St Lucia make a winning start.
The Brian Lara stadium has consistently provided slow and low turf which has aided the slow bowlers. Both teams have some quality spinners in their ranks and it will be a close battle. The team winning the toss will look to bat first as the wicket can get really slow in the second half.
CPL 2020, Jamaica Tallawahs 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. All eyes will be on the big man Andre Russell, who returns to cricket after a long time.
He will be keen to hit strides from the word go with IPL 2020 following next month. On the other hand, Rahkeem Cornwall can come in handy for the Zouks. With his gentle off-spin and big hits, he can turn out to be a match-winner for his side.
Glenn Phillips can also light up the stage. The wicket-keeper has been a key member of the Jamaica Tallwahs and has a good strike-rate of close to 145.
Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fidel Edwards/Ramaal Lewis
St Lucia Zouks
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Leniko Boucher (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Kavem Hodge, Daren Sammy (C), Chemar Holder, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Obed McCoy
It is very difficult to ascertain as both teams are playing their first game of the season. Cricketers are also coming back to action after a long time and will be a bit rusty in the approach. However, on paper, Jamaica Tallawahs look like a better side and have good chances of starting CPL 2020 with a win.
Dream 11 Fantasy Picks
Wicket-keeper – Andre Fletcher
Batsmen – Glenn Phillips, Jermaine Blackwood, Najibullah Zadran
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad Nabi (VC), Rahkeem Cornwall
Bowlers – Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Obed McCoy
Best Captain Picks – Andre Russell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher
Best Vice-Captain Picks – Mohammad Nabi, Glenn Phillips, Carlos Brathwaite