Barbados Tridents begin their Caribbean Premier League when they take on St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, in the second scheduled game of the 2020 tournament.
Last time out at this ground the Tridents were victorious, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in last year's final as Raymon Reifer bowed them to victory. Also crucial was the contribution of Hayden Walsh Jr in the latter part of the tournament, but from that win, they will be without key players-Harry Gurney and Alex Hales. Also, Marcus Stoinis and Wahab Riaz were forced to withdraw.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots lost last season in playoffs. Captain Carlos Brathwaite has quit this season, ensuring that for the 2020 season, Rayad Emrit leads a squad that has recruited big-hitting Chris Lynn.
Storms are expected all day, but by the evening the rain is set to stop.
A well-balanced wicket had found a good match last season between bat and ball.
Probable Playing XIs:
Jason Holder (c), Shai Hope (wk), Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Shamarh Brooks, Corey Anderson, Johnson Charles, Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh Jr
St Kitts & Nevis
Rayad Emrit (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ben Dunk, Chris Lynn, Imran Khan, Dominic Drankes, Sohail Tanvir, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, Ish Sodhi, Sheldon Cottrell
Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Dream 11:
Rashid Khan (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Shai Hope (wk), Justin Greaves, Sohail Tanvir, Chris Lynn, Shamarh Brooks, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh Jr
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