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Toss Winner - Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bowl first
Barbados Tridents beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 12 runs
The clash before the Final!
Expect Trinbago Knight Riders to beat Barbados Tridents!
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League 2019 | Format: t20 | Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, West Indies | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Defending Champions will be looking to qualify for the finals for the third time in a row when they take on Barbados Tridents in Qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League at Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
Kieron Pollard-led unit delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Eliminator game played at Providence Stadium. Reigning Champions will be determined to produce their best cricket in this contest in order to qualify for the finals of the competition.
Barbados Tridents will be looking to learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback in this knockout game. Captain Jason Holder will be hoping that the premier players can come to the party and deliver the goods in this contest.
In the round-robin stages, Barbados Tridents have managed to register comfortable victories over Trinbago Knight Riders.
Going into this match, Trinbago Knight Riders will be focused to maintain their discipline with bat and ball. Kieron Pollard and co. will need to bring their A-game to the table in order to beat Barbados Tridents
For this knockout game, the team’s batting department will be relying heavily on an in-form opening batsman, Lendl Simmons, who is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 429 runs at an average of 42.90 with five half-centuries to his name.
In the Eliminator game, Lendl Simmons was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 51 off 47 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes. He put on a crucial partnership with wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Ramdin to keep the side well in the hunt to win the game.
Simmons was being well-supported by Dinesh Ramdin, who chipped in with 32 off 38 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Ramdin added another crucial partnership with Kieron Pollard to see Trinbago Knight Riders complete a comfortable win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Captain Kieron Pollard has shown excellent form with the bat and regularly produced good scores for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 326 runs in 11 matches at an average of 65.20 with one half-century to his name.
All-rounder Kieron Pollard has also contributed significantly lower down the order in the Eliminator game played against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and the team management will be hoping he can continue his rich vein of form in this game as well.
In the bowling department, the team is heavily dependent on experienced off-spinner Sunil Narine, who has claimed 7 wickets in 6 matches at an impressive average of 20.42 and an economy rate of 5.95. He is being well supported by left-arm orthodox spinner Khary Pierre, who has bowled well right throughout this competition.
In the previous game, pace duo of Ali Khan and Chris Jordan did most of the damage and picked up five wickets between them to restrict Patriots to a below-par score.
Kieron Pollard (captain), Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Seekkuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan
Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, S Prasanna, Chris Jordan, LMP Simmons, Ali Khan
On the other hand, Barbados Tridents will be looking to make a strong comeback after suffering 30-run defeat against Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Qualifier 1 game played at Providence Stadium.
For this knockout game, the side will be relying heavily on their in-form opener Johnson Charles, who has topped the batting charts for Tridents in this year’s tournament. The right-handed batsman has accumulated 341 runs in 11 matches at an average of 31.00 with three half-centuries to his name.
In the previous game, Charles failed to capitalize on his good start and perished for just 15 runs. The team management will be hoping that he can deliver big innings against Trinbago Knight Riders.
Besides Charles, middle-order batsman JP Duminy has proven to be a bankable performer for the side so far in this competition. He has 281 runs at an average of 31.22 and also picked up four wickets at an economy rate of 7.97.
Tridents will be hoping that Duminy can raise his game with the bat and produce credible innings in this contest. Opening batsman Alex Hales found a form with the bat in the Qualifier 1 game played against Guyana Amazon Warriors. He produced quick-fire innings of 36 off 19 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.
Jonathan Carter also produced a valiant inning for Barbados Tridents in the knockout game played against Guyana. He fought till the end and finished the innings with the top-score of 49 off 26 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. Captain Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse also scored crucial runs against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, and Shakib Al Hasan. Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh is currently the leading wicket-taker in this year’s competition. He has claimed 19 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 11.73. The side will be hoping that Walsh can produce a good show with the ball against Trinbago Knight Riders.
Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, Shai Hope (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney
Alex Hales, Ashley Nurse, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, J Charles, Shakib Al Hasan, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter
Traditionally, the pitch at Brian Lara Cricket will be good for batting. The quick bowlers might something out of this pitch with the new-ball. The weather forecast for the Qualifier 2 game to be played on Thursday is expected to have thundery showers with light winds.
Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad is going to host Qualifier 2 game between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents. Trinbago Knight Riders will be confident to do well in this contest as they managed to win four out of five games played at this venue.
Barbados Tridents will take heart from the fact they have won both their round-robin matches against Trinbago Knight Riders this season.
Both the teams would be keen to win the toss and bowl first on this surface. Due to rain predicted for the game, chasing would be the most preferred option.
Reigning Champions Trinbago Knight Riders will be expected to win this game against Barbados Tridents. Kieron Pollard and co. have a slight advantage as they will be playing in their home conditions. With the bowlers delivering a clinical performance in the Eliminator game, Trinbago Knight Riders will be focused to keep the momentum going in this contest.
At the same time, Barbados Tridents will need to raise overall game in order to overcome Trinbago Knight Riders.
Expect Trinbago Knight Riders to beat Barbados Tridents!
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