Can Tridents manage a win in their home?
Trinbago Knight Riders will win the match!
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||7||7||0||0||0||14||1.693|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||7||4||2||0||1||9||0.272|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||9||4||5||0||0||8||-0.172|
|St Lucia Zouks||8||2||5||0||1||5||-0.865|
The match number 23 is betweenTrinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents. This is their first encounter between them in this CPL.
Barbados Tridents opted to bowl in their previous match against Tallawahs in the Kensington Oval. After inform Phillips scored two boundaries, Holder removed the dangerous Gayle for just 1 run. Phillips and Walton scored 22 runs in no time. Lamichhane was introduced and he struck immediately with the wicket of Walton caught by a dicing Nurse in slip. Worker joined Phillips to see to that there was no more damage in the powerplay and they ended with 43/2. Then, spin from both ends brought quick wickets as Duminy’ s tossed up accounted for Worker and Lamichhane removed Dwayne Smith caught at deep mid-wicket. When Phillips was nearing yet another fifty Reifer tempted him to drive just to find the edge to the keeper. Holder brought himself back to take the wicket of Imran Khan and they were tottering at 79/7. After Springer fell to Gurney Lewis took them past 100. After a small rain interruption, Lewis slogged for 2 mighty blows and a boundary before perishing to take Tallawahs to 127. With a cakewalk chase in hands, Tridents openers started cautiously. Hales once again failed to convert his start holding out after hitting two maximums.
With quick wickets of Greaves and Duminy Tridents found themselves in a spot of bother. Charles continued to nudge his way while Carter imposed himself with 3 boundaries before getting caught at short third man. 54 needed from 42 looked serious after the wickets of the well-set Charles for 31, captain Holder for 2 and Nurse for 4, Springer picking 2 of the three. The run rate was climbing all the time and Reifer decided to make amends for his last over, as his six and couple of boundaries meant 15 were needed of last over. A six of the second ball brought the margin closer but a change of angle did for Smith as a slower and fuller ball outside off foxed Reifer. Tridents lost by 5 runs and they have themselves to blame.
Trinbago Knight Riders last match was abandoned due to rain against the Zouks. In the short span of play that was possible, Riders bowlers took regular wickets. Ali Khan removed Fletcher and Neesham accounted for Campbell in the powerplay. Pollard broke the dangerous stand of Ingram and Grandhomme. Pierre made further inroads removing Cornwall and rain started to have the match under its control.
The Tridents would be distraught with themselves after failing to secure 2 points from a team placed at the bottom and failing to chase target below 130. Duminy is short of runs and they needed him to fire big time. While Primus and Holder are controlling powerplays, Gurney and Reifer’s slower balls have been effective in the death. Lamichhane has been the key and he was impressive again with his 17/2. Batting group has much to improve and their qualification hinge on them.
Jason Holder: The Skipper has an impressive powerplay stat this season and has overall 9 wickets from 6 matches so far. But he must take the responsibility to bat higher up the order and he is capable of scoring runs.
JP Duminy: He has 153 from 6 innings and the sad part is that he is their team’s top scorer along with Walton. With his offices yielding rewards, his focus will be to bat right through with all his T20 experience.
J Charles (Wk), Alex Hales,Justin Greaves, JP Duminy, Jason Holder (C), J Carter, Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, R Reifer, Harry Gurney, Lamichhane
Alex Hales, Ashley Nurse, Justin Greaves, Roshon Primus, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, J Charles, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Jonathan Carter
They will consider themselves unlucky as their attempt to reach the top of the table got hit after a super over humdinger against St Kitts and a rain abandoned match against the Zouks. The top order has done the bulk of the scoring with the likes of Lendl Simmons and Colin Munro. Middle-order strengthened with the return of Darren Bravo with the new limited-overs West Indies skipper Pollard. They will be sweating over the fitness of Sunil Narine and he would have made the difference in their super over the loss.
Lendl Simmons: He has always been a consistent player in this format and has scores of 90,86 and 63 in his last three appearances. He would love to make the fifties in a row.
James Neesham: With the top order taking care of most of the matches, the team management would think of sending him higher up the order to get some match practice before playoffs. He has been excellent with his medium pace, picking up 9 wickets in 6 matches.
Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo,Denesh Ramdin (Wk), Kieron Pollard (C), James Neesham,Seekkuge Prasanna, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Anderson Philip, Ali Khan
Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Anderson Phillip, Khary Pierre, S Prasanna, LMP Simmons, James Neesham, Ali Khan
The weather will be cloudy and we can expect passing showers during the match.
The pitch has got a lot to offer for the bowlers as batsman struggled to adjust the pace of the pitch with scores not reaching the 140-mark in the last two matches at this venue.
Warriors won the first match by DLS method and Tridents failed to chase 130 in the next match. With the pitch offering a plenty and teams would like to bowl first.
Tridents have the experience of playing two consecutive matches in their home ground, but they have an uphill task against the Trinbago line up. Trinbago Knight Riders will hope their top order would again give a good start but they have much fewer things to worry with the likes of Pollard and Neesham to follow.
Trinbago Knight Riders will win the match!