The world is ready to witness another major battle of the Caribbean Premier League. The first match of the CPL 2020 match is to be played on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, between the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Bryan Lara Stadium, Tarauba, Trinidad. We are posting safe, accurate and safe today’s match prediction for all matches of CPL free.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders is a team that has been strong in almost all seasons of the Caribbean Premier League but in the last season, they have failed to give their best and they will be confident to give their best during this season. They could manage to win just four of the ten matches played in the league stage last season of CPL. They lost five matches while one of their matches ended without any result. They were ranked 4th in the points table after the end of league stage matches. They won the Eliminator match against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots but were defeated in qualifier two by Barbados Tridents.
If their batting order catches fire then the Trinbago Knight Riders will have a good season of CPL. There are some senior players and the best batsmen of the shorter format of cricket are part of the batting order of this team. Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons should take responsibility of the batting department. Alexander Raza, Tim Seifert and Colin Munro are also in good form and can take the Raiders to the next level of this tournament. Khairi Pierre, Fawad Ahmed and Sunil Narayan will take over the spin bowling department, while Jayden Celes and Ali Khan will lead the Knight Riders’ fast bowling department.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Guyana Amazon Warriors were the most successful and un-lucky team of the Caribbean Premier League last season. It was the team that set a record and won all league stage matches but unfortunately, they were defeated in the grand final led by Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Not only did they win league stage matches, but they also won the first qualifier match against Barbados Tridents. 11 consecutive wins is a record in CPL T20 history. He was defeated by Barbados Tridents by a margin of 27 runs in the grand final of CPL 2019.
For this season, the Guiana Amazon Warriors’ team is young and will go into this first match as the favorite team. The Warriors’ batting order is young and they should perform consistently. Shimron Hetimer, Brandon King, Nicholas Puran and Sherfen Rutherford are part of the team’s batting squad. Ross Taylor is another player who is regarded as the best batsman in the T20 format of cricket. Imran Tahir is the lead and leading bowler for the Warriors. Romario Shepherd, Chris Green and Chemo Paul will look after the bowling department.
Today Match PredictionTKR WILL WIN
Favorite team in today’s match prediction
As per our Cpl t20 prediction, the Guyana Amazon Warriors are the favorite team to win this match. There are several factors that make the Guyana Amazon Warriors a favorite team to win this match. Some of the major factors are mentioned as follows:
- Guyana Amazon Warriors is a young team and has the ability to defeat the riders.
- Both teams have strong batting order
- Knight Riders have a lot of experience but will take some time to get into form
- The Guyana Amazon Warriors also have a strong bowling department
- Today’s chances of victory are matches for both teams
- Trinbago Knight Riders are full of experienced and best players of T20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong, so the chances of winning today’s match for Trinbago Knight Riders has increased. The predictions of today’s cricket match and who will win the cricket match are mentioned below.
Toss prediction in today’s match prediction
The toss is going to play an important role in the outcome of each match of the Caribbean Premier League as we saw last season. As predicted by our toss, the team that wins the toss will choose to bat first as the pitch behavior will be the same during both innings.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The first match of the Caribbean Premier League is to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Turuba, Trinidad. We had seen in the last matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we’ve seen and helps the spinners tremendously. We are hoping that the surface will be slow and it will be a bit difficult to bat in this match. A score of 180 is going to be tough to chase.
Weather report for today match
The weather forecast for Guyana is not good for this cricket match. There is a lot of rain in this area and it is possible that we cannot see the entire match.