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@CPL is going to start in a few hours, the excitement among cricket fans to watch T20 cricket after a longtime will be sky high & I feel CPL won't disappoint us much!!!

Almost all teams are very much balanced (feel sorry for Zouks)

Team Analysis in d thread below

#CPL #CPL2020
Barbados 🇧🇧 Tridents

Let me start with the defending Champions @BIMTridents

Team is filled with young players and I feel their strong suite is their Bowling !!

Batting looks slightly weak compared to the bwlng department

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
Barbados had their Core local team retained!!

They have an experienced Captain in Holder who should hold the key for them down d order

JohnsonCharles will open alongside Kyle Mayers

They have @shaidhopein the middle to hold the inngs

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
There will be lot of burden on their new foreigner recruit @coreyanderson78 !!

Good thing for @BIMTridents , Corey would be itching to prove his worth n make a comeback into Nz setup

Then they have Justin Grieves n Carter to follow

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
They also have Brooks ( Grieves might missout )

Barbados should bank on the All Rounders they have

Holder at 7 , Rashid at 8 , Santner at 9 ( can change depending on Match situations)

Nurse n Reifer are certain startes in d XI

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Barbados 🇧🇧 also have @rashidi_jr_268

They’ll have some big headaches to pick the initial XI, I feel Barbados will win more games in the 2nd half when the pitches are tired n spin friendly, one of d best spin attacks in this year’s CPL

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
They also have “Young” Naeem n Harding waiting for chances(will play few

Just look at d spin bowling options they have in the squad

@rashidkhan_19 Rashid Khan , Ashely Nurse , @MitchellSantner Santner , @rashidi_jr_268 Hayden Walsh jnr
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Hard to pick the initial XI for @BIMTridents !!

My initial XI

Charles , KyleMayers , Hope , Corey , Brooks , Carter , Holder , Rashid Khan , Walsh Jnr , Nurse , Reifer

Excellent backup Options in Santner , Young , Greaves , Harding

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
Coming up next in the team Preview is last year’s runner up @GYAmazonWarrior

Just like most other teams they have their core team from last season retained !!

One player they’ll miss badly this year is @realshoaibmalik

#CPL #CPL2020 #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors #Guyana
I’ll keep it short as we all know what this batting lineup is capable of doing

Any T20 side with one of Pooran , Hetmyer , Sherfane Rutherford can be considered a threat but Guyana has all three of them in their lineup

#CPL #CPL2020 #Guyana #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors
Guyana’s batting looks rock solid ,they are definite title contenders this season

BrandonKing would love to continue last year’s purple patch n win them games

They have Hemraj to accompany him a the top( handy with d ball too)
#CPL #CPL2020 #Guyana #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors
They have tried to minimize the loss of Malik by replacing him with @RossLTaylor !!

Batting looks rock solid !!

Cmng to bwlng department , they are no less compared to their batting !!

Some big T20 names are present here

#CPL #CPL2020 #Guyana #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors
Guyana have @ImranTahirSA , Keemo Paul @chrisgreen_93 n Romario Shepherd at their disposal !!

They have recruited young @imnaveenulhaq n his yorkers and death bwlng are phenomenal n player to watch out for in the Guyana squad

#CPL #CPL2020 #Guyana #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors
They also have Nedd(young n exciting) n Odean

Picking Playing XI @GYAmazonWarrior is pretty straightforward

King ,Hemraj ,Hetmyer ,Pooran, Ross Taylor , Rutherford, Keemo Paul , Chris Green , Tahir , Shepherd , Naveen Ul Haq

#CPL #CPL2020 #Guyana #GAW #GuyanaAmazonWarriors
Next up is one more title favorite @JAMTallawahs

This team looks equally balanced as that of Guyana ,they have got all the bases covered

Gun Openers✅

Solid middle order✅


Pace attack✅

Match winning Spin options✅

#CPL #CPL2020 #JT #JamaicaTallawahs #Jamaica
Rovman Powell is out of limelight after the injury in the last season !!!

He is one of those clean strikers of the cricket ball , excited to see how@he’ll perform

They have Walton n @glennphillips32 at the top who are consistent

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Jamaica’s middle n lower MO looks rock solid with Rovman , @Russell12A , @AasifAli2018 n @TridentSportsX

Bowling too looks good with @Mujeeb_R88 , @Sandeep25 , Oshane Thomas n @EdwardsFidel

Anything less than top3 is disappointing
#CPL #CPL2020 #JT #JamaicaTallawahs #Jamaica
Jamaica @JAMTallawahs 🇯🇲 Playing XI

Walton , Phillips , Blackwood ( or Bonner ) , Rovman Powell , Andre Russell , Asif Ali , Brathwaite, Mujeeb , Sandeep , Oshane , Fidel Edwards

All 11 players have international experience 🔥

#CPL #CPL2020 #JT #JamaicaTallawahs #Jamaica
Lets move on to @TKRiders !!

Champion team with champion @DJBravo47 in it 😁

This team is lead by @windiescricket limited overs captain @KieronPollard55 !!

They also have retained most of the core team from the last season

#CPL #CPL2020 #TKR #TrinbagoKnightRiders #Trinidad
@TKRiders should finish in d top4 without a doubt if not in d top3

Batting looks rock solid with @lendlsimmons at d top alongside @manuz05 followed by @DMBravo46 n @KieronPollard55

Dont forget KKR (TKR) opener @sunilpnarine74

#CPL #CPL2020 #TKR #TrinbagoKnightRiders #Trinidad
TKR in the draft have signed ever young Pravin Tambe ( will be handy in d 2nd half)

They also have @SRazaB24 in the squad !!

Bowling too looks good with @IamAlikhan23 , @bachaji23 , Pierre

Batting looks TKR strong suite
#CPL #CPL2020 #TKR #TrinbagoKnightRiders #Trinidad
My playing XI

Simmons ,Munro ,Seifert ,Bravo, Pollard, Bravo, Seales ,Narine, AliKhan ,Fawad ,Pierre
(Would love Narine at d top , then batting order prblms,Seifert misses out)

Tambe/Raza should get a lookin in d later half

#CPL #CPL2020 #TKR #TrinbagoKnightRiders #Trinidad
Next up is @sknpatriots !!

This looks like a settle squad with some seasoned campaigners !!

The experience of Rayad Emrit and @sohailmalik614 will be key for St Kitts success

Should punch above their weight to be in top4 imo

#CPL #CPL2020 #SKNPatriots #stkittsandnevis
Batting looks dangerous with Evin Lewis and @lynny50 at the top !!

They also have Experienced Ramdin( out of form but exp. will count ) n @bendunk51 who had a tremendous 2019 across the t20 leagues

Joshau Silva might open n Lynn @3

#CPL #CPL2020 #SKNPatriots #stkittsandnevis
St Kitts n Nevis team to me doesn’t look threatening but they can definitely give their opponents run for their money

Bowling looks more settled with Emrit, Joseph , Sodhi , “Salute”Cottrell @SaluteCotterell

#CPL #CPL2020 #SKNPatriots #stkittsandnevis
Nick Kelly will be exciting to watch batting lower down

St Kitts n Nevis Patriots Playing XI

Lewis , Joshua Silva , Lynn , Dunk , Ramdin , Kelly , Tanvir , Emrit , Joseph ,Sodhi , Cottrell

Hamilton can replace Ramdin if needed

#CPL #CPL2020 #SKNPatriots #stkittsandnevis
One team is left now St Lucia Zouks @Zouksonfire !!

They were hit hard even before d start of the season with @henrygayle opting out due to personal reasons n @CAIngram41 @Rileerr missing out due to Corona will definitely dent their batting

#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
Zouks just like SKN patriots looks ok compared to other 4 teams !!

But strike them off at your own peril

They have a great leader in @darensammy88 leading them

We all saw glimpses of what destruction Cornwall can cause in the last season

#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
St Lucia Zouks has a decent enough squad to win some games,but for them to finish top4 individual brilliances wont be enough imo

They need to perform together as a team ,hunt down d opponents as a pack!!

@MohammadNabi007 is a great addition

#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
St Lucia Zouks even though Sammy is good as a captain , i doubt his performances with the bat !!

Its been on a downward curve last few seasons

Fletcher, Cornwall at d top with Boucher ; K Williams , Obey, Zahir Khan with ball will be vital
#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
They have also recruited the spinner from 🇨🇦 Saad Zafar n NZ (Ex CSK) rounder Kuggeleigen

Nabi should take all the burden as he is the experienced campaigner in this setup

He needs to step up both with d bat n ball ,should finish them games
#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
Excellent opportunity for young Chemar Holder n Kimani to showcase their skills

Oops forgot Najibbullah

My playing XI

Fletcher ,Cornwall, Kimani Milius Boucher ,Najibullah ,Nabi ,Sammy , Kuggeleigen, Zahir , McCoy , Kescrick

#CPL #CPL2020 #StLuciaZouks #StLucia
I feel bad to say this but Sammy in d playing XI disturbs this playing XI more !!

Overall i rate Guyana and Jamaica very high ( my top2 ) followed by TKR , Barbados , SKN n Zouks

#CPL #CPL2020 #TKR #JT #TKR #BT #SNP #SLZ #Trinidad #Barbados #StLucia #Jamaica #Guyana #SNK
Even i thought of having him but in T20s his bowling wont be that effective n Others are better batters than him ( he can make it tk d XI in the later half 🤞🏻👍🏻)
Looks like a innovative idea !! Moreover he has all the shots !!

Can he do what Shadab did for Islamabad ?!! ( I dont think he’ll bat at 3 , but but its a very good n brave call to have him bat at 3 👍🏻 )
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