Barbados Tridents’ must-win game against Guyana Amazon Warriors
Guyana Amazon Warriors to win
|Trinbago Knight Riders||8||8||0||0||0||16||1.008|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||10||6||4||0||0||12||0.6|
|St Lucia Zouks||8||5||3||0||0||10||0.069|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||9||1||7||0||1||3||-1.264|
The 26th game of the Caribbean Premier League would be a very important one for Barbados Tridents as they take on Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Tridents have lost their last three games and need to win this one by a big margin to keep their hopes of reaching the semifinals alive. The Warriors on the other hand have won their last three games and the side is already into the knock-out stage.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have an excellent record against Barbados Tridents and have won the last five out of six games played between the two sides including the one earlier this season. Barbados Tridents who came in as the defending champions haven’t really lived up to the expectations of their fans. It remains to be seen if they are able to win this game and keep their hopes alive.
It has been a terrible season for Jason Holder’s side as they have managed just two in eight games. The side suffered a massive 8-wicket loss against the Warriors in the last game. As they face the same opponents in this contest Holder’s side will have to win this one by a big margin. They still have slim hope of making it to the semifinals and need to improve their net run rate.
Their batting has looked horrible in the last two games where they have got bowled out for less than 100 runs. Johnson Charles and Justin Greaves need to do well at the top as they have failed in most games. In the middle order Kyle Mayers, Holder and Shai Hope will need to score runs which they haven’t done so far. Ashley Nurse and Mitchell Santner have to assume additional responsibility down the order considering the form of batsmen at the top.
Their bowling attack hasn’t had much to defend so far in the tournament. Holder and Santner looked good in the last game with the ball and they will have to pick early wickets in the game. Rashid Khan and Hayden Walsh form a very strong spin bowling attack and the side would look forward to a good show from them in this game. Nurse adds depth to this bowling attack.
Jason Holder (c), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh
Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran, Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Sherfane Rutherford, Christopher Green
Chris Green’s side has sealed a spot for itself in the semifinals with their win over St Lucia Zouks in the last game. It was a dominating performance from the side and Green would want to carry the same form into the next game. They had defeated Tridents earlier in the season and this is likely to add to their confidence.
Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj will look to provide a good start to the side in this game. The pair hasn’t done well at the top and need to get back into form at this important stage of the tournament. Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are looking in great touch at the moment. Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Chris Green and Keemo Paul follow them and this makes the batting line-up look very strong going into this game.
Their bowling attack is looking well balanced at the moment with Sinclair and Chris Green doing well with the new ball. Naveen-ul-Haq has been picking regular wickets in the tournament and adds to the side’s strength in this game. With Imran Tahir troubling the batsmen with his variations the side has a very strong bowling attack to take on the Tridents.
Chris Green (c), Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir
|H Walsh Jr||12||12||1||0||100|
|H Walsh Jr||2.0||0||9||1||4.5|
|H Walsh Jr||2.0||0||9||1||4.5|
Mitchell Santner, Nyeem Young, Johnson Charles, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||1.23 k/h||From: WSW||51%|
|03h||25||0 mm.||0.68 k/h||From: SW||27%|
|06h||23||0 mm.||1.73 k/h||From: S||12%|
|09h||21||0 mm.||1.69 k/h||From: SSE||22%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||1.53 k/h||From: SE||27%|
|15h||39||0 mm.||1.02 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|18h||40||0 mm.||2.19 k/h||From: NW||2%|
|21h||37||0 mm.||2.29 k/h||From: W||50%|
It would be overcast skies over Trinidad on September 04 as we have seen in the last few games. The pitch has become difficult to bat on as the ball isn’t coming on to the bat nicely. Fast bowlers have done well with the new ball and spinners too have grabbed wickets. The side batting first must balance caution with aggression and target a score in the range of 150 runs.
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad balances it out nicely between the batsmen and the bowlers. While the shorter boundaries do offer plenty of big scoring opportunities it is a difficult track to bat on. Fast bowlers have done well with the new ball here as there movement off the surface and spinners too enjoy the slowness of the surface that creates doubts in the minds of batsmen.
Most of the recent games have been low scoring encounters where the surface hasn’t been the easiest one to bat on. Setting targets have been difficult for the sides that have batted first here. In this scenario we believe the side that wins the toss in this game would opt to bowl first.
The two camps are in completely different moods at the moment. The Tridents haven’t played like defending champions so far and most of their key players have looked completely out of form this season. Having lost to the Warriors earlier also adds to their woes going into this game. The Guyana Amazon Warriors on the other hand have peaked at the right time and they have already booked their spot in the semifinals. They would be able to play carefree in this game and this makes them favorites of the two sides.
Guyana Amazon Warriors to win