Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Barbados Tridents: CPL Match 28 Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders vs. Barbados Tridents: CPL Match 28 Preview

Match details:

Series/tournament name: Caribbean Premier League 2019

Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date: October 3, 2019

Time: 4:30 a.m. IST

Preview:

Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents will face off in the 28th match of the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Both teams have already qualified for the playoffs, therefore, this match is all about availing an opportunity to finish on the second spot. As things stand, Knight Riders are placed on the third spot on the league table with nine points after eight games whereas Tridents are placed on the fourth spot with eight points. Therefore, a win would increase either team's chances to finish in top-two. During the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was the Tridents who came out on top with a massive 63-run margin.

Weather report:

The weather is expected to be cloudy, but there are no major chances of rain affecting the match.

Pitch report:

Pitch at the venue has produced some big runs in the tournament and has particularly favoured teams batting first.

Injuries and replacements:

No known injuries.

Probable Playing XI:

Trinbago Knight Riders:

In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of veteran right-hander Lendl Simmons, left-handed batsman Darren Bravo and captain Kieron Pollard to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of off-spinner Sunil Narine and right-arm medium-pacer Jimmy Neesham

Match details:

Series/tournament name: Caribbean Premier League 2019

Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date: October 3, 2019

Time: 4:30 a.m. IST

Preview:

Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents will face off in the 28th match of the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Both teams have already qualified for the playoffs, therefore, this match is all about availing an opportunity to finish on the second spot. As things stand, Knight Riders are placed on the third spot on the league table with nine points after eight games whereas Tridents are placed on the fourth spot with eight points. Therefore, a win would increase either team's chances to finish in top-two. During the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was the Tridents who came out on top with a massive 63-run margin.

Weather report:

The weather is expected to be cloudy, but there are no major chances of rain affecting the match.

Pitch report:

Pitch at the venue has produced some big runs in the tournament and has particularly favoured teams batting first.

Injuries and replacements:

No known injuries.

Probable Playing XI:

Trinbago Knight Riders:

In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of veteran right-hander Lendl Simmons, left-handed batsman Darren Bravo and captain Kieron Pollard to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of off-spinner Sunil Narine and right-arm medium-pacer Jimmy Neesham to produce timely breakthroughs.

Lendl Simmons, Mark Deyal, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Jimmy Neesham, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan, Chris Jordan

Barbados Tridents:

In the batting department, the visitors will be relying on the likes of veteran all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy and wicketkeeper-batsman Johnson Charles to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of captain Jason Holder and Hayden Walsh to produce timely breakthroughs.

Johnson Charles (WK), Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Greaves, Raymon Reifer, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (C), Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney

Top picks:

Wicketkeeper: Johnson Charles (9 Cr)

Johnson Charles is an established player in the shortest format of the game. The 30-year-old is having a pretty decent tournament for the Barbados Tridents with the bat in hand. The West Indies international is the leading run-getter for the franchise with 271 runs in nine innings at an average of 30.11 and with a strike-rate of 126.63, which included two half-centuries as well.

All-rounder: Kieron Pollard (10 Cr)

Kieron Pollard in the star T20 performer in the world of cricket. The 32-year-old is having a good tournament for the franchise where he has scored 244 runs at an outstanding average of 61 along with a strike-rate of 160.21 which included one half-century. That's not it as with the ball in hand. Pollard has six wickets to his name at a strike-rate of just 18.

Batsman: Lendl Simmons (9 Cr)

Lendl Simmons is an established T20 player. The right-hander is having a great tournament with the bat in hand where he is the franchise's leading run-getter with 288 runs in eight innings at an average of 41.14 and with a strike-rate of 174.54, which included three half-centuries. However, Simmons' recent form would be a concern for the team management as he has scores of 11 and 16 in the last two innings.  

Bowler: Hayden Walsh (8 Cr)

Hayden Walsh is having a really good tournament with the ball in hand. The 27-year-old is the franchise's leading wicket-taker with 15 scalps in just five matches at an outstanding strike-rate of just 7.80 and with an average of 9.80.

Captaincy options: Kieron Pollard, Jean-Paul Duminy, Lendl Simmons

Dream XI team:

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