The Barbados Tridents were put up against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their previous match. The Barbados Tridents were put into bat first by the Amazon Warriors. The Tridents surprised a lot of people as David Wiese came to bat at the No.3 position and did a great job, scoring 40 runs in 31 deliveries and supporting Shoaib Malik really well throughout the innings. The Tridents finished at 142 for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs.
The Warriors, in reply, had a great start from their openers, Dwayne Smith and Nic Maddinson, reaching the target in the 19th over and are now just a single point behind the Tallawahs. Raymon Reifer was the pick of the bowlers for the Tridents, conceding 22 runs in 4 overs and picking up a couple of wickets as well. Dwayne Smith was awarded the Man of the Match.
Probable Playing XI:
Openers, Ahmed Shehzad and Kyle Hope. could not get going against the Warriors in their previous match, gathering only 19 runs together. Shehzad has now appeared in 3 innings for the Tridents this season and needs to quickly find his touch with the bat. Shoaib Malik played a good knock of 55 in the previous match for the Tridents and showed that he can provide the stability in the batting department in the absence of AB de Villiers. Wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran could play an important role against the Warriors.
Skipper Kieron Pollard bowled well in his previous match, conceding 24 runs in 3 overs and picking up the wicket of Jason Mohammed as well. David Wiese was the surprise package as he was sent into bat at the No.3 position and scored 40 runs in 31 deliveries, but ended up being expensive while bowling for the Tridents.
Marchant de Lange has been filling in for Wayne Parnell and will need to make an impact against the Warriors. West Indies bowler Raymon Reifer picked up the wickets of Dwayne Smith and Chris Lynn and has increased his reputation as a bowler in this league after his previous performance.
Probable XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Kyle Hope, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (Wicket-keeper), Kieron Pollard (Captain), David Wiese, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer, Ravi Rampaul, Imran Khan, Marchant de Lange.
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Opener Dwayne Smith has scored 246 runs in 9 innings at a strike-rate of 126 including 3 fifties this season. Smith and Nic Maddinson were aggressive in their approach the last time round, adding 92 runs in 10 overs. Chris Lynn is currently the highest run-scorer for the Warriors in this season so far and will be an important player for the Warriors against the Tridents. Jason Mohammed has scored 207 runs in 9 innings for the Warriors, performing in tough situations and could play a key role against the Tridents.
Chris Barnwell could come in handy with his batting and bowling abilities. Barnwell picked up the wicket of David Wiese in the previous match, conceding 30 runs in 3 overs. Smith could also be utilized as an additional bowler against the Tridents.
Skipper Rayad Emrit bowled well in the previous game, picking up a couple of wickets and conceding 24 runs in 4 overs. Adam Zampa has been bowling economically for the Warriors and will certainly be expected to continue his form for the Warriors.
Probable XI: Dwayne Smith, Nic Maddinson, Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammed, Chris Barnwell, Rayad Emrit, Anthony Bramble (Wicket-keeper), Sohail Tanvir, Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Adam Zampa.
Prediction: The Warriors will start favorites and the Tridents will have to be at their best to beat them.