The Match 27 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors will be hosted by Kensington Oval, Barbados.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (Sep 30); 11:00 PM GMT (Sep 30); 4:30 AM IST (Oct 1). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
CPL 2019 action returns to Port of Spain as the Queen’s Park Oval hosts a top-of-the-table clash between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors. Guyana is the only team along with Tridents to have sealed a place in the top four. They are currently unbeaten in CPL 2019 with eight wins from as many games. On the other hand, the defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders had a similar start to the season with four consecutive wins before experiencing inconsistency.
Guyana’s bowling unit is arguably the best in the competition with Chris Green and Imran Tahir picking 17 wickets between them. Their form is one of the major reasons as to why they are still the team to beat. The home side is a slight underdog for this game in spite of welcoming Chris Jordan into their roster.
All eyes will be upon Colin Munro and Shimron Hetmyer, who haven’t backed their stellar 2018 season with consistent performances for their side this time around. A win for the defending champions would see them qualify for the playoffs although Guyana isn’t one to take any game lightly.
Clear weather is on the cards for this game with a cloud cover of 39%, according to AccuWeather. This could be a telling factor while the temperatures should hover between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.
In the three games played in Trinidad, teams were able to post scores of over 150 on five out of six occasions. The shorter boundaries here could well go against the bowlers. Teams have preferred to bowl first here with the pitch playing a touch better in the second innings although the record since CPL 2018 tells otherwise.
Average first innings score: 171 ( 3 CPL 2019 Matches at Queen’s Park Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 6 (Matches since the start of CPL 2018)
Injury and Availability News:
Chris Jordan has joined TKR camp and is expected to make his CPL debut in this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (WK), Darren Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Seekuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip
Bench: Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Mark Deyal, AkeaHosein, Javon Searles, Amir Jangoo
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir, Ben Laughlin, Romario Shepherd
Bench: Keemo Paul, Qais Ahmed, Keegan Simmons, Clinton Pestano, Veerasammy Permaul
Colin Munro was the highest run-scorer in CPL 2018 with the bulk of his runs coming at home turf for Trinbago Knight Riders. Sunil Narine has already scored a fifty this season at the top of the order and has the ability to turn the game on its head with both bat and ball. Chris Green’s tally of 10 wickets is impressive considering he bowls the tough overs with the field up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shimron Hetmyer, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine
Vice-Captain – Chris Jordan, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Green
Shimron Hetmyer’s ability against spin makes him a standout option over Colin Munro and Sunil Narine
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper –Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen –Chanderpaul Hemraj, Colin Munro (VC), Shimron Hetmyer (C), Lendl Simmons
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Khary Pierre
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – Brandon King (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo
All-Rounders –Sunil Narine (VC), Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Chris Green, Khary Pierre, Chris Jordan
Considering the nature of the pitch, top-order batsmen are a dependable option. Although Denesh Ramdin is a solid batsman as well, his batting position is a major put-off which should turn our attention to Nicholas Pooran, who has scored 99 runs at a strike rate of 167.8 in CPL 2019.
Expect Guyana Amazon Warriors to extend their winning run at the expense of Trinbago Knight Riders.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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