ABOUT THE MATCH
The match between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents will take place on October 2 and the play is scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time.
The Knight Riders won their first four games back to back but were seen dropped down since the match lost at Warner Park. However, a win in this game can seal a second-place to them and a place in the qualifier, rather than the eliminators.
Barbados Tridents are confident enough of a play-off place too and need to win to stand any chance of playing in the qualifier themselves. The victory against Knight Riders will lift them into second place and with Hayden Walsh Jr in superb bowling form, an away win could still be on the cards.
Last time Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss at home for the first time and will be winning this time too, and may go with the bat first after losing fielding last time.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The game which is set to start in the evening time will once again be hot all day with any chance of rain. The temperatures would be at the high 20s, possibly 30s, in the evening.
The pitch at the Queen’s Park Oval has leaned slightly towards the batsmen – a good, consistent bounce means there are runs to be had, particularly when combined with the lightning-fast outfield.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
Lendl Simmons, Mark Deyal, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Chris Jordan, Javon Searles, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF BARBADOS TRIDENTS
Johnson Charles (wk), Alex Hales, Shakib-al-Hasan, JP Duminy, Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh Jr, Harry Gurney
TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS
- Chris Jordan who couldn’t take part in the last match has been called up as a replacement for Mohammad Hasnain.
- Javon Searles and Mark Deyal also came into the team, with Sunil Narine absent. Searles should retain his place after taking three wickets.
- Narine who has been suffering from a finger injury was replaced with Khary Pierre as the main spinner of the Knight Riders left out with a hat-trick in the last match.
- Trinbago Knight Riders who have won the first four matches were seen with a huge fall from the last four plays with one among them being washed out.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors bowled out Knight Riders with 19-run defeat in the last match. They were also defeated by 129 runs when they faced the Tridents for the first time.
- Barbados Tridents sealed a play-off place with two wins in their last three games.
- Shakib-al-Hasan and Harry Gurney have come into the team, though Dan Christian has not played. Shai Hope is due back for the play-offs but this game could be too soon, so it could be an unchanged team from the win against St Lucia.
- The Tridents made victory against the Knight Riders when they last met and should see if they could retain the same in this clash too.
- Tridents’ dominant win against the Knight Riders was with JP Duminy, Johnson Charles and Jonathan Carter all in outstanding batting form in a total of 192/5 before Hayden Walsh claimed 5-19 with the ball.
- The Tridents lost their next game blowing a chase of 150 to beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots when they only managed two runs from the final four balls to finish 148 all out.
- With Walsh’s excellent bowling form, defending 141/6, the Tridents knocked out St Lucia Zouks for 117 in the last match.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
Trinbago Knight Riders are favorites to beat Barbados Tridents with not only sealing second-place but also getting back to winning ways ahead of the playoffs too.
Click Here for Fantasy Picks.