Qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Barbados Tridents and Trinbago Knight Riders will be hosted by Brain Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (Oct 10); 11:00 AM GMT (Oct 10); 4:30 AM IST (Oct 11). 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 shifts to Tarouba for the final two games of what has been a highly entertaining tournament. Defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders is pitted against Barbados Tridents with a place in the final beckoning for both sides. Both teams played their last match on Sunday where only TKR were good enough for a win. Barbados Tridents came across a rampant Brandon King, who scored a superlative hundred to pummel the opposition into submission.
In the league phase, Barbados Tridents demolished Trinbago on both occasions. While JP Duminy led the way with the fastest-ever fifty in CPL history in Barbados, Harry Gurney and Johnson Charles were the architects of a stunning win at the Queen’s Park Oval.
They would be wary of Trinbago Knight Riders at this venue though considering their record. TKR is yet to lose a game at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy with the home side winning the last two CPL finals at this very venue. On paper, both sides are equally matched and should partake in what promises to be an exciting contest to compete against Guyana Amazon Warriors for the Championship.
Although rainfall is expected on Thursday, it should stay away during the match hours. There is a small chance that the match is delayed or interrupted with a cloud cover of 96% expected during the start of the game. While the temperature should hover around 26 degrees Celsius, at least a shortened match should be completed.
A good batting track with ample turn for the spinners awaits both sides. Considering the persistent rain prior to the start of the match, the pitch could be a touch on the slower side. Pacers will also tend to revert to off pace deliveries which should make for an even contest between bat and ball.
Average first innings score: 153( 6 CPL Matches at the venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, JP Duminy, Jason Holder (C), Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer
Bench: Josh Lalor, Roshon Primus, Justin Greaves, Chemar Holder, Leniko Boucher
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (WK), Seekuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Ali Khan, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre
Bench: Tion Webster, MarDeyal, Anderson Phillip, Jimmy Neesham
Colin Munro starred in the final with a superlative fifty as he guided TKR to the CPL 2018 Trophy. Although he has scored 215 runs in seven innings so far, he is capable of much more in the Trinbago Knight Riders’ top order. Sunil Narine returned with a bang in the previous game with an astonishing spell of bowling. With figures of 2/10 to show for, Narine looks to be in good form and should make good use of the conditions.
JP Duminy has been one of the best middle-order batsmen in the CPL this year. His tally of 281 runs is quite commendable with his part-time off-spin also coming into play. In spite of playing only seven games, Hayden Walsh has picked 19 wickets so far for the Tridents. His record against the Knight Riders is also good with the leggie picking a fifer earlier in the season.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Shakib al Hasan
Vice-Captain – Darren Bravo, Alex Hales, JP Duminy
Colin Munro’s record in the T20 format makes him a bankable option with the Kiwi due for a big knock in CPL 2019.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper –Shai Hope
Batsmen –Colin Munro (VC), Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Jonathan Carter
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan (C), JP Duminy
Bowlers – Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin
Batsmen – Colin Munro (C), Alex Hales, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons,
All-Rounders –Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan (VC)
Bowlers – Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Khary Pierre
With the powerplay restrictions in play, top-order batsmen should be able to make full use of them early on, picking the likes of Colin Munro and Alex Hales would be an ideal punt for this game.
Spinners are a safe choice for this game with the likes of Hayden Walsh and Khary Pierre available for a reasonable 8.5 credits each.
Trinbago Knight Riders should make it to yet another final 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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