As the league stage of CPL 2019 nears its end, the Trinbago Knight Riders will look to seal a spot in the playoffs as they face off against the Barbados Tridents in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash.
Both teams are firmly in the running for a top-two spot, with the likes of Hayden Walsh and Kieron Pollard starring for either side. While the defending champions did get off to a brilliant start in CPL 2019, injuries have dented their campaign, which could see them struggle against a star-studded Barbados Tridents side on Wednesday.
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Squads to choose from
Trinbago Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard (C), Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Mohd Hasnain, Khary Pierre, James Neesham, Seekuge Prasanna, Amir Jangoo, Anderson Phillip, Mark Deyal, Tion Webster, Javon Searles, Akeal Hossain and Ali Khan
Jason Holder (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Josh Bishop, Imad Wasim, Jonathan Carter, Chemar Holder, Leniko Boucher, Roshon Primus, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Harry Gurney, Daniel Christian and Hayden Walsh
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Trinbago Knight Riders
Not many changes are expected from the home side with their batting form bringing about some big wins. Colin Munro and Lendl Simmons are crucial to their fortunes at the top of the order, with the likes of Kieron Pollard and Jimmy Neesham consistently providing the impetus towards the end of the innings. In the bowling department, they have an able leader in Sunil Narine, whose off-spin could prove to be a handful for the Tridents. Watch out for Khary Pierre and Englishman Chris Jordan with the ball in hand in this crucial game.
Possible XI: Munro, Simmons, Narine, Pollard (C), Ramdin(WK), Neesham, Prasanna, Jordan, Pierre, Phillip and Bravo.
With this encounter being their final league game, they will look to seal their place with a solid win under their belt. Alex Hales is due for a big knock while the likes of Johnson Charles and JP Duminy have done their part. Shakib Al Hasan's arrival has added solidity to the team structure, with the Bangladesh all-rounder in fine form for the Tridents.
The surprise package has been Hayden Walsh, who has picked 10 wickets in his last three outings for Barbados. The team should remain unchanged for this blockbuster clash at the Queen's Park Oval.
Possible XI: Hales, Carter, Charles (WK), Shakib, Duminy, Holder (C), Nurse, Walsh, Gurney, Reifer and Greaves
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, Match 28
3rd October 2019, 4:30 AM IST
Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago
A flat pitch awaits both sides with some turn also adding spice into the equation. 170 should be par on this surface considering the firepower on either side.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Johnson Charles has consistently scored runs at the top of the order in spite of Alex Hales' poor form. He is the preferred option ahead of Denesh Ramdin, owing to higher batting position and better form heading into this game.
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons and Colin Munro are two of TKR's best bets with the bat. Both of them are expected to score some runs as the defending champions look to seal a top-two finish in the league stage. In spite of his poor form, Alex Hales is another decent option while one of Kieron Pollard or Darren Bravo should do the trick as well.
Allrounders: Many high-profile allrounders feature in this game with Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan being two must-have players for this game. Although Jason Holder has picked 12 wickets, JP Duminy is preferred ahead of him along with Kiwi all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham.
Bowlers: Harry Gurney and Hayden Walsh picked seven wickets among themselves in the previous game and are ideally picked in the side as well. Chris Jordan is finding his feet in CPL 2019 and is a decent option as well, while Khary Pierre also presents a decent case to be picked.
Captain: Colin Munro is due for a big one in CPL 2019 and he will be key to lead Trinbago Knight Riders to a top-two finish. While the southpaw is one option, Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy are also worthwhile candidates. If a Barbados batsman is to be picked as captain or vice-captain, Alex Hales could be backed despite his poor form.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, JP Duminy, Jimmy Neesham, Shakib Al Hasan, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney and Chris Jordan. Captain: Colin Munro, Vice-Captain: Alex Hales
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Jason Holder, Jimmy Neesham, Shakib Al Hasan, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney and Khary Pierre. Captain: Colin Munro, Vice-Captain: Shakib Al HasanPublished 02 Oct 2019, 07:27 IST