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The 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is off to a flier with some close encounters already. The fifth match of the tournament will see St Lucia Zouks lock horns against Barbados Tridents on August 20 (Thursday). We bring you the fantasy tips from match 5 of CPL 2020 between St Lucia Zouks and Barbados Tridents.

Meanwhile, the defending champions made a winning start to their campaign beating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The Tridents produced a team effort with skipper Jason Holder leading them from the front. They will eye to keep up their winning run and take an early lead in the points table.

On the other hand, Zouks will be eyeing to return to the winnings ways after going down against Jamaica Tallawahs. They have some quality players in the rank and will strive to strike the perfect combination. The big guns need to fire with the bat to help St Lucia Zouks post a decent total on the board.

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Fantasy Tips from match 5 of CPL 2020 between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks

Pitch Report

The Brian Lara stadium is yet to produce high scoring games so far in CPL 2020. The wicket is likely to behave the same and will have something for the slow bowlers. The team winning the toss will like to bat first as the pitch will get extremely slow in the second half.

CPL 2020: St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents – 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 Rashid Khan and Jason Holder. They have the ability to shine in all departments and can be a good choice for captain or vice-captain’s role. All eyes will be on Roston Chase after his fantastic knock in the first game.

Predicted Playing XIs:

St Lucia Zouks: Andre Fletcher (wk), Rakheem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Leniko Boucher, Darren Sammy, Kavem Hodge, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Scott Kuggelejin, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder.

Barbados Tridents: Johnson Charles, Shai Hope(w), Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder(c), Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh

Match Prediction

It is extremely difficult to predict in the shortest format of the game. A wicket or two or a couple of big hits can completely change the face of the game. Despite, that Barbados Tridents, who are coming from the back of a win starts with an advantage over St Lucia Zouks.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: Shai Hope

Batsman: Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Corey Anderson

All-rounder: Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy

Bowlers: Scott Kuggelejin, Kesrick Williams, Rakheem Cornwall

Captain: Rashid Khan, Jason Holder

Vice Captain: Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy