Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents will be playing their sixth game when they take on each other at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. Both the teams have won their previous game but that’s just a normal thing for the Knight Riders as they have won each all their games.
On the other hand, the Tridents won just their second game and are third on the points table.
Half of the tournament is completed, so a team like Tridents would want to win as many games as possible so that they remain in the top four. The Knight Riders are almost there and a couple of more wins and they can have a Q before their name in the points table.
The Tridents have good spinners and Knight Riders have great batsmen, so it would be a great contest when these two come up against each other.
Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Match 17
29th August, 7:30 PM IST.
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Pitch and Weather Report
The temperature might be in the mid and high 20s and low 30s with partly cloudy weather with very little chance of rain, on 29th August at the Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The average score batting first at this ground is 156 and the highest score at this venue is 223/6 by TKR. There is a slight advantage for the team batting second as they have won 54.76% of the matches. This is the seventh game at this venue so there is a high possibility that the pitch might get slower and slower.
Jason Holder (C), Rashid Khan, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh, Johnson Charles, Nyeem Young, Shayan Jahangir, Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Keon Harding
Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Tim Siefert (WK), Sikandar Raza, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan
Jason Holder who was criticized for his captaincy, used his spinners well in the last game as they picked up 5 wickets between them. Kyle Mayers played a superb knock in the last game as he scored 85 off just 59 balls with 8 sixes to his name.
The likes of Rashid Khan and Mitchell Santner are doing their job perfectly. Players like Johnson Charles and Shai Hope need to step up and do something special for the Tridents. A big score might be round the corner for Shai Hope. As usual, the Tridents will bank on their spinners to come good.
Trinbago Knight Riders
The Trinbago Knight Riders have won five out of their five games and it seems as if they just don’t know how to lose which is a great sign for them. To be honest, they had the best side on paper before the start of the tournament but they have managed to execute it.
Players like Khary Pierre and Tim Siefert are coming good which is a great sign for the Knight Riders. Sunil Narine’s absence will be the only worry for them at the moment. Other than that, they are in good shape and looking good to win one more game.
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Tim Siefert, Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Ali Khan, Khary Pierre
Captain: Kieron Pollard, Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan