Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks, Final T20 Match Prediction 10 Sep 2020

Caribbean Premier League T20 2020

Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks, Final T20 Match Prediction


Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Trinbago Knight Riders

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St Lucia Zouks

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Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

TKR vs SZ Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can table-toppers TKR continue their red hot form to win their fourth CPL title against ZOUKS?

  • Head to Head, in the last five encounters, Knight Riders have won 4 games, while there was no result for one game against St Lucia Zouks.
  • Overall, TKR and ZOUKS had 13 clashes, out of which TKR won 11 times while ZOUKS won just 2 games.
  • With 10 wins in 10 games, TKR remains unbeaten in a league while with 6 wins from 10 matches, ZOUKS placed at 3 rd spot in the points table before qualifying for semis.

We predict that TKR will defeat ZOUKS to clinch CPL 2020.

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Match Preview

Kiron Pollard lead TKR has shown absolute dominance in this year’s CPL and they are still unbeaten in this year’s CPL. TKR will be looking to show that dominance in the finals also on Thursday against ZOUKS. On the other side, Sammy and Co. dominate the semi-final against GAW and booked their spot in the finals. Superb spin as well as fast bowling attack from ZOUKS, helped them to reach finals and they are looking forward to winning their first CPL title against TKR.

For TKR, L. Simmons and Kieron Pollard are in superb form with the bat while the Bravo brothers and Sunil Narayan have shown all-round skills in their CPL campaign. On the other hand for ZOUKS, R. Chase has got some runs on board along with R. Cornwall and in the bowling unit, Nabi and Kuggeleign have given remarkable spells.

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Teams Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders

The Knight Riders have managed to win their all games from the league stage to remain table-toppers. Early in the tournament, Sunil Narine’s two consecutive half-centuries helped the team with their initial two wins, as TKR defeated Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs. Sunil Narine had missed the next few games for TKR but they have shown very good team efforts in those games in absence of Narine to finish the league stage unbeaten.

Munro has shown some class in their second game against JT, scoring 49 and also smashed 50 in their first match against tridents in just 30 balls. Chasing 149 to win against Barbados Tridents in the second match, knight riders struggled at the start and lost four wickets in the first eight overs. But again captain Kieron Pollard led the team from the front, scoring 72 off just 28 balls and smashed 9 sixes to clinched victory over Tridents with 2 wickets.

In the first semi-final against Tallawahs, slow left-arm orthodox AJ Hosein has shown class with the bowl, clinched 3 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs including1 wicket-maiden over. In the batting department, L Simon scored unbeaten 54 to chase down the target. L.Simons is the leading run-scorer for TKR with 272 runs in 10 matches including 2 fifties. While in the bowling department F. Ahmed took the most wickets for TKR, clinching 11 wickets in 10 matches with an economy of 6.48.

Key Players: LMP Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Fawad Ahmed

Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Kieron Pollard(c), LMP Simmons, Tion Webster, Tim Seifert(wk)/ C Munro, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Sunil Narayan, Khary Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan.

St Lucia Zouks

St Lucia Zouks have delivered some superb cricket so far this season, especially with their bowling unit. Early in the tournament, after losing the first game against JT, ZOUKS won three consecutive matches against BT, STKNP, and GAW. SC Kuggeleijn and Kesrick Williams also bowled remarkably in the previous some games sharing 29 wickets.

In the semi-final against GAW, the ZOUKS bowling department performed exceptionally well to restricts the opposition for the second-lowest total in the CPL history. GAW were bowled out for 55 only in under 14 overs. In the bowling unit,  Deyal’s spell of 2 wickets for 2 runs along with Zahir Khan’s spell of 2 wickets for 12 runs and Kuggeleijn’s spell of 2 wickets for 12 runs, dismantled the GAWs batting line up. While chasing the target R Cornwall hits quick 32 from 17 balls with 3 huge sixes, helped Zouks to win the game by 10 wickets to make through finals.

Afghanistan’s 2 most valuable players are looking in great form while playing for ZOUKS. Mohammad Nabi has performed exceptionally well in the ZOUKS success taking 12 wickets from 10 matches and scoring some quick 30s with the bat. Left-handed batsman, Najibullah Zadran has been doing his job perfectly with 200 runs in 11 matches while playing in the middle order. For ZOUKS, R Chase scored 203 runs from 10 matches and Kuggeleijn is currently the best CPL 2020 bowler with 16 wickets from 10 games at an average of 14.75.

Key Players: R Cornwall, Mohammad Nabi, Scott Kuggeleijn

St Lucia Zouks Predicted Playing XI

DJG Sammy(c), R Cornwall, A Fletcher(wk), M Deyal, R Chase, N Zadran, M Nabi, J Glen, SC Kuggeleijn, K Williams, Zahir Khan.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 34 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: WNW 0%
03h 29 0 mm. 0.11 k/h From: NW 0%
06h 25 0 mm. 1.19 k/h From: SSW 3%
09h 23 0 mm. 1.4 k/h From: S 0%
12h 28 0 mm. 1.4 k/h From: S 0%
15h 42 0 mm. 1.4 k/h From: SSW 1%
18h 43 0 mm. 2.8 k/h From: NW 4%
21h 41 0 mm. 2.56 k/h From: NW 44%

On the match day, the weather at Tarouba is expected to be periodic clouds. There are 30-35% chances of precipitation in the match. The daytime temperature can reach 31°c. The pitch is expected to play slow and thus, the slow bowlers will have a crucial roleto play.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba which is a ground built-in 2017 to hold 15,000 people in a mix of fixed seating and grass banks. It has a history of hosting 3 CPL finals in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 season of the tournament.

Toss Prediction

The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium's ground is favourable to the spin bowlers. In CPL 2020, TKR registered victory in all games they played at this stadium whereas ZOUKS have won 5 games out of 8 they have played on this ground. A total of 22 matches have been played on this ground so far in this year's CPL from which 9 matches have been won by the team who batted first and 12 matches have been won by the team who bowled first while one match got washed off. The average first innings score on this ground is 157.

It is recommended to field first after winning the toss.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form and dominance in the league, Trinbago Knight Riders will be favourites to win their 4th CPL title. With all-round performances throughout the league and perfect team efforts, Trinbago Knight Riders will be looking to dominate the final against ZOUKS.


We predict that TKR will defeat ZOUKS to clinch CPL 2020.

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