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Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, free match prediction 23 Aug 2020

23 Aug 2020 | 19:30 | Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
166/6 in 20.0 8.30 winner
185/3 in 20.0 9.25

Toss Winner - Barbados Tridents won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Trinbago Knight Riders beat Barbados Tridents by 19 runs

The Epic Battle between Knight Riders and Tridents

  • Trinbago Knight Riders have won both their games and they are currently sitting on the top of the points table
  • Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro and Sunil Narine are in great form with the bat for Riders and this offers edge to the side
  • Barbados Tridents’ famed batting line-up hasn’t fired yet as a unit and many of their players are struggling with form

Trinbago Knight Riders to win

  • Tournament: Caribbean Premier League T20 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  • Toss: To Bowl

Caribbean Premier League T20 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Guyana Amazon Warriors 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.607
Trinbago Knight Riders 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.584
St Lucia Zouks 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.208
Barbados Tridents 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.192
Jamaica Tallawahs 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.301
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 3 0 3 0 0 0 -0.733
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.607 3 2 1 0 0
4 0.584 2 2 0 0 0
4 0.208 3 2 1 0 0
2 -0.192 2 1 1 0 0
2 -0.301 3 1 2 0 0
0 -0.733 3 0 3 0 0
Name
GAW
TKR
SLS
BT
JT
SNP

Match Preview

The build up to the 9th game of the Caribbean Premier League 2020 is huge where defending champions Barbados Tridents meet the current table toppers Trinbago Knight Riders. The Knight Riders have won both their games so far and look in red hot form at the moment. The Tridents on the other hand have one once in two games and shall be eager to win this contest. They had won the last three games against the Knight Riders which will add to their confidence. 

The problem for the Barbados Tridents has been their batting as in both the games so far we have seen individual brilliance but as a team the batting unit hasn’t been in great form as was evident in their previous game. Knight Riders would look to exploit this weakness. But Tridents are a good team and hence we expect to this to turn into an epic battle given the kind of players in both the camps. 

Teams Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders Preview

Kieron Pollard would be a happy man. His side came in with a lot of expectations being one of the strongest squads in the tournament and they haven’t done anything to the contrary. They have won both their games so far registering a convincing 7 wicket win in their last game against Jamaica Tallawahs. Pollard would want his men to carry the same momentum into this game. 

The opening combination of Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine will look to provide the side with a good start. Narine has already shown his good form in the series so far. Colin Munro and Darren Bravo have also done well and they would look to lay the perfect platform for the likes of Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Tim Seifert to do the big hitting. The side has good firepower down the order and shall look to put it to good use. 

Their bowlers have done a good job so far in the series with the new ball pair of Ali Khan and Jayden Seales doing well for the side. Narine has also been extracting good assistance from the surface so far is Fawad Ahmed. The skipper would want to see better bowling efforts from Dwayne Bravo and Khary Pierre who were expensive in the last game. 

Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed

Trinbago Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game Of Caribbean Premier League T20 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Narine 53 38 7 2 139.47
C Munro 49 46 5 2 106.52
D Bravo 14 17 1 0 82.35
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Khan 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
J Seales 3.0 0 21 2 7
S Narine 4.0 0 19 1 4.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Khan 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
J Seales 3.0 0 21 2 7
S Narine 4.0 0 19 1 4.75

Trinbago Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Johnson Charles, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kyle Mayers, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Rashid Khan, Corey Anderson, Shai Hope, Jason Holder

Barbados Tridents Preview

Jason Holder and his men might consider themselves unlucky to have lost the last game against the St Lucia Zouks under the DLS system but it was indeed an extremely poor effort from them. Now they are up against the table toppers and shall need to play their best brand of cricket to win it. Holder will expect the senior players in the squad rise up for the challenge. 

Johnson Charles and Shai Hope need to play long innings in the next game. They haven’t stitched big partnerships yet in this tournament. Corey Anderson has had poor outings so far and shall be eager to contribute in the next game. Kyle Mayers, Holder and Jonathan Carter have to do the big hitting towards the end given the kind of form we have seen from their top-order so far in the season. 

Kyle Mayers will need to improve his line as he opens the bowling with Jason Holder in the next game. The side has two wonderful spinners in Hayden Walsh and Rashid Khan and they will need to spin a web for the Riders’ batsmen. Mitchell Santner looks in good form at the moment and the side will count on him to contain from one end as other bowlers wickets in the game. 

Barbados Tridents Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Holder (c), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Corey Anderson, Kyle Mayers, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh

Barbados Tridents Key Players From Previous Game Of Caribbean Premier League T20 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Charles 35 19 3 2 184.21
J Holder 27 12 2 2 225
S Hope 19 16 3 0 118.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Khan 2.0 0 24 2 12
R Reifer 1.1 0 13 1 11.14
J Holder 1.0 0 13 0 13
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Khan 2.0 0 24 2 12
R Reifer 1.1 0 13 1 11.14
J Holder 1.0 0 13 0 13

Barbados Tridents Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Fawad Ahmed, LMP Simmons, Ali Khan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 1.57 k/h From: S 92%
03h 15 0 mm. 1.69 k/h From: S 41%
06h 13 0 mm. 1.69 k/h From: SSE 19%
09h 12 0 mm. 1.73 k/h From: SSE 1%
12h 15 0 mm. 1.82 k/h From: SSE 0%
15h 29 0 mm. 0.77 k/h From: SE 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 1.89 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 30 0 mm. 2.53 k/h From: WNW 0%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Trinidad would be clear on August 23 and this will be welcome change from what we have seen in last few days. The pitch is expected to get bit slower and this will make it difficult for the batsmen to play their strokes and spinners are expected to do well on this surface. Any score above 160 runs would be a fighting total on this track. 
 

Venue Details

Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad is a good T20 wicket where there is support for the batsmen as well as bowlers. Batsmen who get adjusted to the pace of the surface do well at this venue while fast bowlers do get their assistance in the early overs. It is however the spinners who enjoy bowling on the surface most as the odd ball here tends to turn sharply creating doubts in the mind of the batsmen.

Toss: To Bowl

Bowling first seems to be the winning mantra on this wicket as teams have failed to really figure out a decent score here with the odd ball is misbehaving here. This is the reason most teams have opted to invite the opponents to bat upon winning the toss and we expect the same in this game as well. 

Winning Prediction

This is building up to be one of the best games of the season so far with the kind of talent and batting firepower the two sides bring to the table at the moment. The Barbados Tridents are coming into this game after a loss and they would be eager to rise up to the occasion and do well. The Knight Riders have so far dominated and most of their key players are looking in good form. It will be a very close game for now but going with the momentum we shall put our money on the Trinbago Knight Riders to win the game.     
 

Trinbago Knight Riders to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee