Caribbean Premier League Bet Preview

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Cricket: Caribbean Premier League Preview

The 8th edition of the Caribbean Premier League gets under way on August 18th with the six biggest franchise sides in West Indian cricket facing off. All games in the competition will be played across two venues on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, with no fans in attendance as part of the ICC’s bio-secure regulations. With 33 matches to be played before now and the final on September 10th, it promises to be a fascinating month of cricket.

Team Previews:-

Trinbago Knight Riders

Whilst there are no fans allowed to attend the matches, playing all the games in home surrounds could very much suit the Trinbago Knight Riders. Captain Keiron Pollard looks central to their aspirations if they are to go all the way this year, with his ability with the bat and ball unquestionable. Having finished 3rd last season, they will be hoping to build on that this term and with experienced campaigners Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Nurine in their ranks, they could be the team to beat.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Having finished agonisingly close in 2019, the Guyana Amazon Wanderers look to have put together a squad capable of challenging once again in 2020. Legendary New Zealander Ross Taylor is one of the most feared batsmen in world cricket and he has the ability to take the game away from any opposition. In Imran Tahir they have one of the most experienced T20 bowlers in the world and youngsters Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer will be keen to put on a show.

Barbados Tridents

Defending champions Barbados Tridents look to be a team very much in the mix in 2020. Test captain Jason Holder will be leading his home side once more as they look to clinch their 3rd CPL title. With Holder a star across all three facets of the game, he will be looking for support in the batting ranks from the likes of Shai Hope. In the bowling department spinner Rashid Khan will take up most of the slack in what looks to be a very well-balanced side.

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Building on last season’s 4th place finish will be the key objective for the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, who have lost Rassie van der Dussen due to COVID 19 travel restrictions. Australian Chris Lynn will be the man to watch with the bat whilst he will be supported by compatriot Ben Dunk. West Indian test bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Sheldon Cottrell will provide some serious wheels to the pace attack, but they perhaps look a little short to go all the way this season.

Jamaica Tallawahs

Having finished with the wooden spoon to their name last season, the Jamaica Tallawahs will be hoping for a big improvement in 2020. Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane took the Big Bash by storm in Australia earlier this year and arrives in the Caribbean with a big reputation. Fidel Edwards will add lightening pace to the bowling attack and Andre Russell is one of the biggest hitters in the game, but consistency looks as if it could be an issue for the Tallawahs.

St Lucia Zouks

The St Lucia Zouks have picked an experienced squad for the 2020 CPL as they look to finish in the top 4 come the end of the season. They were well short in the race for the semi-finals last year but are hoping to be steered towards glory by legendary West Indian Darren Sammy. Roston Chase is one of the best performers in international cricket currently with bat and ball, whilst Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi is a very shrewd operator too.

BetXChange Best Bets:

Top Pick: Barbados Tridents- 3.50

Outside Pick: St Lucia Zouks – 9.00

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