ABOUT THE MATCH
Unbeaten league leaders Guyana Amazon Warriors travel to Port of Spain for their match against Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2019 Caribbean Premier League. The game will take place on September 30.
The Warriors have set the pace so far, winning all seven games they have played. Brandon King’s excellent batting form continued last time out but there has been no shortage of big innings at the top of the order.
Trinbago Knight Riders, on the other hand, have faded a little after their excellent start. They did win three from three at home at the start of the tournament, however, so – back on home soil – this could be the chance for them to build a platform ahead of the play-offs.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Trinidad will be hot all day, though there is some cloud cover in the evening. With very little chance of rain and very little wind, it is set for an excellent evening.
The Queen’s Park Oval produced some generally even contests earlier in the tournament, though if it favored anyone it would have been the batsmen thanks to its good, consistent bounce.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Chris Jordan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Ben Laughlin, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Qais Ahmad
Trinbago Knight Riders
- With Mohammad Hasnain returning to Pakistan for international duty, Chris Jordan has been signed up and could make his first appearance in this game. Anderson Phillip could be the man to make way for the England all-rounder.
- Trinbago Knight Riders won their first four matches at the Caribbean Premier League, but the defending champions have not won since. Two defeats, either side of a no result, have halted their momentum a little.
- They lost to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in a super over, despite posting 216/4 from their 20 overs, and then after only 12.2 overs were possible against St Lucia Zouks were bowled out for 129 by Barbados Tridents last time out.
- That 63-run defeat has seen them drop to third in the table ahead of this match.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
- Ben Laughlin is going to be hard to drop after he claimed 3-12 last time out, after replacing Keemo Paul.
- Qais Ahmad who was seen getting advice from team-mate Imran Tahir and opposition leggie Fawad Ahmad as the players chatted on the pitch after the last game has missed the last two matches. He could replace Odean Smith, however.
- A dominant victory against St Lucia Zouks last time out means the Warriors have now won seven matches out of seven at this year’s Caribbean Premier League.
- The Zouks posted 161/7 but Brandon King led the reply with a superb 81*.
- The Warriors won by eight wickets. It followed similar convincing wins against Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents too King hitting half-centuries in those victories as well.
Guyana Amazon Warriors might be outsiders, but having won seven from seven so far this season and with bowlers and batsmen in good form, it is hard to overlook them.
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