The 2020 edition of CPL is almost entering the final quadrant. In these kind of stages, every match becomes important. For the 19th match, we'd be witnessing Barbados Tridents up against St Lucia Zouks. It will be played on 30th of August and will start at 7:30 PM IST.
In their previous encounter on 20th of August, St Lucia won by 7 wickets. It was a rain affected match which saw Barbados Tridents scoring 131 for 7 wickets in their 20 overs. St Lucia Zouks were given a target of 50 runs in 5 overs which they chased down in with five balls to spare. Mohammad Nabi was handed over the Man of the Match award for his spell of 4-0-19-1 and 15(6) with the bat.
Looking at the points table, Zouks are at the second place with 8 points. Given their healthy run rate of +0.590, they've almost secured a playoff spot, but would like to strengthen their position.
Barbados Tridents, on the other hand, are on the third spot with 4 points. There are as many as two other teams - Guayana, Jamaica - with the same points, all separated on points basis. So the defending champions will live to secure their spot as well.
On the sluggish pitch of Queen's Park Oval which is favoring the spinners, BT have won only one of their three matches played. In their last game, they lost the game which they had almost won courtesy Pollard's 72(28). They've got some issues in their bowling department even with players like Rashid Khan and Mitchell Santner. This is something they'd like to rectify. For St Lucia, it's a matter of continuing with their winning form.
Barbados Tridents: Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, R Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Nyeem Young, Hayden Walsh
St Lucia Zouks: Andre Fletcher, Kimani Melius, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Najibullah, Nabi, Javelle Glenn, Darren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Kesrick Williams, Rahkheem Cornwall