The Match 28 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents will be hosted by Kensington Oval, Barbados.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (Oct 2); 11:00 PM GMT (Oct 2); 4:30 AM IST (Oct 3). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
Defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders host the Barbados Tridents in one of the most awaited games of CPL 2019. Both teams are already assured of a top-four finish. With the evolution of the playoff system in franchise cricket, both sides look to seal a top-two finish to give them one more chance in making it to the final. While Trinbago Knight Riders have nine points in the points table, Barbados Tridents isn’t too far behind with eight. A win would see either side jump into the second spot behind Guyana Amazon Warriors although Trinbago has another match to be played after this.
The previous fixture between the two sides saw Barbados Tridents trump the defending champions. JP Duminy scored the fastest fifty in CPL history in the corresponding fixture which saw Barbados Tridents kickstart a good run of form. Trinbago Knight Riders will depend on the captain, Kieron Pollard to lead them to a top-two finish. The star all-rounder scored a quick-fire fifty in TKR’s previous game against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Clear weather is on the cards for this game with a cloud cover being less than 10% according to AccuWeather. The temperatures should hover between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.
The pitch should play host to a high-scoring game with not much swing also on offer for the pacers with the new ball. The relatively short boundaries will help the batsmen although the pitch should slow down as the game progresses
Average first innings score: 174 ( 4 CPL 2019 Matches in Queen’s Park Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 7 (Matches since the start of CPL 2018)
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (WK), Darren Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Javon Searles, Chris Jordan, Khary Pierre and Ali Khan
Bench: Tion Webster, Mark Deyal, Akeal Hosein, Seekuge Prasanna, Amir Jangoo
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles (WK), JP Duminy, Shakib al Hasan, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Harry Gurney, Hayden Walsh and Jason Holder (C)
Bench: Daniel Christian, Josh Lalor, Leniko Boucher, Josh Bishop, Chemar Holder, Roshon Primus
Lendl Simmons has scored 288 runs in seven innings for Trinbago Knight Riders. He is ably complemented by Kieron Pollard, whose tally of 244 runs is the highest for any captain in CPL 2019. For the Barbados Tridents, Shakib Al Hasan has hit the ground running with sixty runs and two wickets to show for. The talk of the town is Hayden Walsh with the leg-spinner picking a whopping fifteen wickets in five games this season for Barbados Tridents
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shakib al Hasan, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham
Vice-Captain – Lendl Simmons, Alex Hales, Harry Gurney
Shakib al Hasan’s form with bat and ball makes him a standout player from either roster.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Johnson Charles
Batsmen – Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro (VC), Alex Hales, Darren Bravo
All-Rounders – Shakib al Hasan (C), Jimmy Neesham, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Johnson Charles
Batsmen – Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro (C), Alex Hales, Darren Bravo
All-Rounders – Jimmy Neesham (VC), Jason Holder, Shakib al Hasan
Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Hayden Walsh, Chris Jordan
Allrounders are the key on a pitch that is pretty flat. Jimmy Neesham and Shakib al Hasan, who can earn double points with bat and ball are safe picks for this game. With a number of established players in for the taking, Hayden Walsh, who is available for just eight credits, is a useful player to have in the fantasy side to accommodate the likes of Colin Munro and Harry Gurney.
Trinbago Knight Riders should seal a top-two finish at the expense of Barbados Tridents
*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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