Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks CPL 19th Match Prediction
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Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks CPL 19th Match Prediction

30.08.2020, 19:30 IST
Queen's Park Oval (Port of Spain)
In their most recent match - a thriller against Trinbago Knight Riders that ended with the league leaders winning off the penultimate ball of the match, Barbados Tridents felt a double blow. One was the raw, brutal, gloveless, knuckle-digging punch of Kieron Pollard’s physical strength, and the other was the bitter realization that they need to either win at least two off their last four matches and hope no one crosses them either in pure points or net run rate, or bury their hopes of defending their title before the playoffs begin. Their opponent for their next match will be the high-flying St Lucia Zouks, who are in good spirits after trouncing the Patriots and making their place in the number two spot stable for the time being. The Zouks are arguably on their best run in the history of the CPL, and it will be hard to bring them down without something special from the Tridents. Before the gladiators don their gear and enter the arena, let’s take a look at the pavilion.

Barbados Tridents Preview & Form

The Tridents must be kicking themselves after what could have been their ticket back to prominence went up in flames and burned their hands while at it. Now, with just 2 wins and a whopping four losses, they find themselves in dire straits, low on points, possibilities, and morale. Somewhere in the distance, Guyana fans are laughing with a sense of Schadenfreude. If the Tridents are to make a miracle comeback, it almost certainly has to start right away, as another loss might break their morale past the point of no return.

St Lucia Zouks Preview & Form

The Zouks will be part happy, part disappointed, and part intimidated by what transpired between the Tridents and the Knight Riders. Happy because their opponents will be low on morale, disappointed because Knight Riders will almost certainly finish the league on top now, and intimidated by the sheer depth of the Trinbago team’s batting. Nevertheless, as Guyana and Barbados proved beyond doubt last year, league standings mean absolutely nothing when a playoff follows. For now, that is what the Zouks will look forward to.

Match Prediction

Barbados have their backs against the wall, and that is precisely when some people fight their best. Expect Johnson Charles and Kyle Mayers to continue their good form with the bat, while Rashid Khan and Raymond Reifer get some Zouk scalps.

The Zouks have been a force of nature this season, and not one that has any reason or intention to stop now. Expect Roston Chase and Mohammad Nabi to hit them long, while Scott Kuggeleijn continues his antics with the ball alongside Zahir Khan. 

Who will win the 19th match?

Match Prediction: St Lucia Zouks To Win (1.80 @ 1XBET)

Other Betting Tips:

  • Toss - ZOUKS

  • BT top batsman – J Charles

  • ZOUKS top batsman – R Chase

  • Players with most boundaries - J Charles (BT), R Chase (ZOUKS)

  • Players to score a fifty – J Charles/K Mayers (BT), R Chase/M Nabi (ZOUKS) 

  • Players to take most wickets - R Khan (BT), S Kuggeleijn (ZOUKS) 

  • Most fours - ZOUKS

  • Most sixes - ZOUKS

Can Barbados bounce back to take the fight to the end? Or will the Zouks lay them out with a knockout fist? Find out on Sunday!

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