Caribbean Premier League 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Barbados Tridents, Match no. 9
Winners Prediction: Knight Riders are the undefeated so far while Tridents were unlucky to lose in a 5-over contest last night after rain shortened the match. Both teams rely heavily on their spinners and have a pack of experienced quality T20 spinners in their ranks. Knight Riders have a slight edge over Tridents with their seasoned T20 campaigners Narine, Bravo, and Pollard. We predict Trinbago Knight riders to win this match.
Score Prediction: We expect a low scoring match between these two teams filled with quality spinners on a sluggish track. The average score in this match will be around 120-140 runs.
Toss Prediction: Chasing teams have won 80% of the matches so far and we expect the trend to continue in this match too. Both captains will prefer to bowl first if they win the toss.
Predicted Playing XI
TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS: Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed
BARBADOS TRIDENTS: Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh
- Knight riders have 4 points from 2 matches while Tridenst have 2 points from same number of matches.
- Trinbago Knight Riders have a 8-7 win-loss record over Barbados Tridents.
- Barbados Tridents beat Knight Riders three times in the last season including the Qualifier 2.
Players to Bet on
- Jonathan Charles – Charles began the match in aggressive fashion scoring 35 runs off just 19 balls with 3 boundaries and 2 sixes in the power play. He will look to give yet another rapid start to his team in this match too.
- Jason Holder – Jason Holder has 65 runs at a strike rate of 160+ in the two matches. He is yet to take a wicket but has given runs at just over 7 RPO so far. He is one of the quality picks considering his all-round capabilities.
- Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan despite taking 2 wickets was taken for 24 runs in the 5-over contest last night. He will look to make a comeback with a strong performance in this match.
TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
- Sunil Narine – Sunil Narine is the most valuable player of the tournament currently with fifties in both matches (50 & 53) at a strike rate of 140+ and 3 wickets at an economy rate of less than 5 RPO so far.
- Colin Munro – Munro played a sensible knock of 49* off 42 balls to guide his team in the chase. His 75-run partnership with Sunil Narine set the platform for his team in the tricky run chase.
- Ali Khan – Ali Khan dismissed opposition openers in the first over in both the matches and put them in the back foot early on. He has 3 wickets in the power play so far at an economy of less than 7 RPO.
DREAM XI Picks
Wicket-Keeper: Jonathan Charles (BT)
Batsmen: Darren Bravo (TKR), Colin Munro (TKR), Jonathan Carter (BT)
All-rounders: Jason Holder (BT), Mitchell Santner (BT), Sunil Narine (TKR), Dwayne Bravo (TKR)
Bowlers: Fawad Ahmed (TKR), Rashid Khan (BT), Ali Khan (TKR)
Captain: Sunil Narine (TKR)
Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan (BT) or Jason Holder (BT)
BT – Barbados Tridents
TKR – Trinbago Knight Riders
Dhinesh is a cricket article writer with a good-understanding and love towards the game. He is aspiring to become a cricket journalist and column writer in the future. His favorite teams are the Indian Cricket team & Chennai Super Kings. He is an ardent fan of MS Dhoni and Dale Steyn.
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