The Caribbean Premier League is huge building up to the 9th game of 2020, where defending champions Barbados Tridents meet current table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders. The Knight Riders have won both of their games so far and are looking in red hot form at the moment. On the other hand Trishul happens once in two games and will be keen to win this competition. He had won the last three games against the Knight Riders which would add to his confidence.
The problem for Barbados Tridents has been their batting as we have seen individual talent in both games so far but the batting unit as a team was not in great form as was evident in their previous games. Knight riders will try to take advantage of this weakness. But the Tridents are a good team and that’s why we expect such players in both camps to turn into an epic battle.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Kiron Pollard will be a jovial man. His side came with a lot of hopes of being one of the strongest team in the tournament and they did nothing to the contrary. They have won both their games so far and have registered a 7-wicket win in their last game against the Jamaican foothills. Pollard wants his men to carry the same pace in this game.
The opening combination of Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine will provide the side with a good start. Naren has shown his good performance in the series so far. Colin Munro and Darren Bravo have also done well and they want to give the perfect platform for the likes of Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Tim Seifert to score big hits. The command has good firepower downstream and will be put to good use.
Their bowlers have performed well so far in the series with the new pair of Ali Khan and Jayden Seal. Naren is also helping Fawad Ahmed so far from the surface. The captain would like to see better bowling efforts from Dwayne Bravo and Khyali Pierre, who were expensive in the last game.
Jason Holder and his men may consider themselves unlucky to lose the last game against St. Lucia Zox under the DLS system but it was actually a very poor effort from them. Now they are against the table toppers and to win it they will need to play their best brand of cricket. Holders will be expecting senior players in the squad for the challenge.
Johnson Charles and Shai Hope need to play long innings in the next game. They have not yet made a big partnership in this tournament. Corey Anderson has had a poor outing so far and will be eager to contribute in the next game. Given the form that Kyle Meyers, Holder and Jonathan Carter have seen from their top order so far in the season, they will have to hit big by the end.
Kyle Meyers will have to improve his line while bowling with Jason Holder in the next game. Hayden Walsh and Rashid Khan have two great spinners and will have to spin a web for the Riders batsmen. Mitchell Sentner seems to be in good form at the moment and will be counted on to include the team as a bowler from one end to the other.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents today match prediction
It is one of the best games of the time, with such talent and batting strength that both sides can bring to the table at the moment. Barbados Tridents are coming into the game after a loss and they will be eager to rise to the occasion and perform well. The Knight Riders have been dominating so far and most of their key players appear to be in good form. It will be a very close game for now but with this momentum we will pour our money on the Trinbago Knight Riders to win this game.
The sky over Trinidad will be clear on 23 August and it will be a welcome change from what we have seen in the last few days. The pitch is expected to slow down a bit and this will make it difficult for the batsmen to play their strokes and the spinners are expected to perform well on this surface. Any score above 160 runs will be the fighting total on this track.
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarauba, Trinidad is a good T20 wicket where the batsmen as well as the bowlers are supported. The batsmen who adjust to the pace of the surface perform well at this location while the fast bowlers are assisted by them in the early overs. However, it is the spinners who enjoy bowling on the surface the most as the odd ball here quickly raises suspicion in the batsmen’s mind.
Toss: to bowl
Bowling first spells victory on this wicket as teams have failed to find a really good score as the odd ball here is misbehaving. This is why most teams have opted to win the toss and invite opponents to bat and we expect the same in this game.
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