It’s semi-finals time in the Caribbean Premier League. Trinbago Knight Riders take on Jamaica Tallawahs in the 1st semi-final of CPL 2020 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Tuesday.
Kieron Pollard’s Trinbago Knight Riders are looking to edge closer to their 4th CPL title as they have heeded into the knockout stages with a perfect record. With 10 wins from as many games, the Knight Riders have been an unstoppable force so far in CPL 2020.
On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs sneaked into the semi-final with just 3 wins in 10 matches. They finished the group stages with 7 points, one more than defending champions Barbados Tridents.
The 1st semi-final seems to be a mismatch, given the way the 2 teams have performed so far in the competition. However, the Tallawahs have the firepower to finish on the right side of the result on Tuesday.
The Tallawahs are largely dependent on Andre Russell and Glenn Phillips who have done the bulk of scoring. Captain Rovman Powell, who has been out of form, will be hoping they click as a unit to trouble the Knight Riders.
Tallawahs will be relying heavily on their Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamicchane on Tuesday. The duo has picked up 27 wickets and is the trump card for Tallawahs against the Knight Riders.
On the other hand, the Knight Riders have found different heroes stepping up and delivering at different stages of the match. Captain Pollard has been in fine form both the bat and the ball and his leadership has been a standout feature of CPL. With an array of in-form cricketers, Knight Riders begin as overwhelming favourites to book a final berth.
When and where will the CPL 2020 1st semi-final be played?
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Tuesday, September 8 from 7:30 pm IST.
How can I watch CPL 2020 1st semi-final on TV in India?
Star Sports will provide the live telecast of Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs CPL 2020 1st semi-final in India.
How can I watch CPL 2020 1st semi-final live online in India?
Fan Code App will provide live streaming of Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs CPL 2020 1st semi-final in India.
What are the squad for CPL 2020 1st semi-final?
Jamaica Tallawahs: Jermaine Blackwood, Glenn Phillips(w), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell(c), Andre Russell, Nicholas Kirton, Carlos Brathwaite, Veerasammy Permaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fidel Edwards, Nkrumah Bonner, Asif Ali, Ramaal Lewis, Preston McSween, Oshane Thomas, Ryan Persaud.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Tion Webster, Amir Jangoo, Tim Seifert(w), Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard(c), Sikandar Raza, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Pravin Tambe, Anderson Phillip, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales.