CPL 2021 Match Predictions and Betting Odds
August 26, 2021 12:00 pm
The CPL 2021 schedule has been announced. The tournament will begin on August 26, with a match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders. The playoffs will begin on September 14 after the completion of 30 league matches. In this article, we make our match predictions and discuss the betting odds.
CPL 2021 Full Squads
The following are the details of the full squads of the six franchises in the CPL 2021.
Barbados Royals (BR): Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Azam Khan, Chris Morris, Hayden Walsh, Johnson Charles, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Kyle Mayers, Mohammad Amir, Nyeem Young, Oshane Thomas, Raymon Reifer, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Shai Hope, Smit Patel, Thisara Perera.
Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW): Nicholas Pooran (c), Anthony Bramble, Ashmead Nedd, Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Mohammad Hafeez, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nial Smith, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, Waqar Salamkheil.
Jamaica Tallawahs (JT): Rovman Powell (c), Abhujai Mansingh, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chadwick Walton, Fidel Edwards, Haider Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Jason Mohammed, Joshua James, Kemar Lewis, Kirk McKenzie, Ryan Persaud, Shakib Al Hasan, Qais Ahmad, Veerasammy Permaul.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SNP): Rayad Emrit (c), Anrich Nortje, Chris Gayle, Colin Archibald, Devon Thomas, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Joshua Da Silva, Mikyle Louis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rassie van der Dussen, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Saint Lucia Kings (SLK): Faf du Plessis (c), Alzarri Joseph, Andre Fletcher, Javelle Glen, Jeavor Royal, Kadeem Alleyne, Keemo Paul, Keron Cottoy, Kesrick Williams, Mark Deyal, Matthew Wade, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Samit Patel, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz.
Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR): Kieron Pollard (c), Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Anderson Phillip, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Isuru Udana, Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons, Leonardo Julien, Ravi Rampaul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sunil Narine, Sikandar Raza, Tion Webster.
In the following table, we present the CPL schedule, an overview of the dates and fixtures of the CPL 2021. We also make our match prediction for each match.
|Schedule of the Caribbean Premier League 2021|
|Match No.||Date||Local Time||Teams||Match Prediction|
|1||Aug 26||10:00||GAW vs TKR||GAW|
|2||Aug 26||19:00||BT vs SNP||BT|
|3||Aug 27||10:00||JT vs SLK||JT|
|4||Aug 27||19:00||BT vs TKR||TKR|
|5||Aug 28||10:00||GAW vs SNP||GAW|
|6||Aug 28||14:30||BT vs JT||BT|
|7||Aug 29||10:00||SLK vs TKR||TKR|
|8||Aug 29||14:30||GAW vs SNP||GAW|
|9||Aug 31||10:00||SLK vs TKR||TKR|
|10||Aug 31||19:00||BT vs JT||BT|
|11||Sep 1||10:00||GAW vs TKR||GAW|
|12||Sep 1||19:00||JT vs SNP||JT|
|13||Sep 2||10:00||GAW vs SLK||GAW|
|14||Sep 2||19:00||BT vs SNP||BT|
|15||Sep 4||10:00||SNP vs SLK||SNP|
|16||Sep 4||14:30||BT vs GAW||GAW|
|17||Sep 5||10:00||SNP vs SLK||SNP|
|18||Sep 5||14:30||JT vs TKR||TKR|
|19||Sep 7||10:00||JT vs TKR||TKR|
|20||Sep 7||19:00||BT vs GAW||GAW|
|21||Sep 8||10:00||JT vs SNP||JT|
|22||Sep 8||19:00||GAW vs SLK||GAW|
|23||Sep 9||10:00||BT vs TKR||TKR|
|24||Sep 9||19:00||JT vs SLK||JT|
|25||Sep 11||10:00||BT vs SLK||BT|
|26||Sep 11||14:30||GAW vs JT||GAW|
|27||Sep 11||19:00||SNP vs TKR||TKR|
|28||Sep 12||10:00||BT vs SLK||BT|
|29||Sep 12||14:30||GAW vs JT||GAW|
|30||Sep 14||19:00||SNP vs TKR||TKR|
|31||Sep 14||10:00||TBD vs TBD|
|32||Sep 14||19:00||TBD vs TBD|
|33||Sep 15||10:00||TBD vs TBD|
The current season will witness the ninth edition of the Caribbean Premier League. The 2020 edition of the CPL was won by Trinbago Knight Riders who beat St Lucia Zouks in the final. TKR are the most successful franchise, having won the title on three separate occasions, including the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs have won it twice each, while Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel have won it once.
|Roster of Champions of Caribbean Premier League|
|2013||Jamaica Tallawahs||Guyana Amazon Warriors||GAW batted first and scored 128/5. JT chased down the target with 7 wickets and 15 balls to spare.|
|2014||Barbados Tridents||Guyana Amazon Warriors||BT batted first and scored 152/6. GAW scored 107/4 in 15.5 overs and lost by 8 runs (D/L method)|
|2015||Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel||Barbados Tridents||TTRS batted first and scored 178/5. BT replied with 158/4.|
|2016||Jamaica Tallawahs||Guyana Amazon Warriors||GAW batted first and were bowled out for 93 in 20 overs. JT replied with 95/1 in 12.5 overs.|
|2017||Trinbago Knight Riders||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||SNP batted first and scored 135/6. TKR replied with 136/7 in 19 overs.|
|2018||Trinbago Knight Riders||Guyana Amazon Warriors||GAW batted first and scored 147/9. TKR replied with 150/2 in 17.3 overs.|
|2019||Barbados Tridents||Guyana Amazon Warriors||BT batted first and scored 171/6 in their allotted overs before restricting GAW to 144/9.|
|2020||Trinbago Knight Riders||St Lucia Zouks||SLZ batted first and were bowled out for 154 in 19.1 overs. TKR in reply scored 157/2 in 18.1 overs.|
Betting odds favour Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the trophy for the first time after ending up as runners-up on five past occasions. They are followed in the pecking order by TKR, BT, JT, SNP and SLK.
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||5/2|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||11/4|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||6|
|St Lucia Kings||9|
Cricket fans can brace themselves for an exciting CPL 2021 season with full-strength teams boasting full contingents of overseas players rubbing shoulders with local superstars. While betting odds favour teams that have featured in title games of past seasons, you can expect the unexpected.