Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Today Match Prediction CPL 2020
17 August 2020
>The 2020 Caribbean Premier League begins as two tournament favorites at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba – the Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors – head-to-head in the opening game. The match takes place on August 18 and the live action starts at 10:00 pm local time.
Winners Trinbago Knight Riders finished third in the previous season in 2015, 2017 and 2018. They lost both group games to the Guyana Amazon Warriors and eventually reached the play-offs for the Barbados Tridents. He previously defeated the Amazon Warriors in the 2018 final. They start this year’s tournament as joint-favorites, however, who are in contention after the 2019 campaign after a strong squad and key players were injured.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have never won the tournament, but have finished as runners-up in each of the last two seasons and have five out of a total of seven. They are without captain Shoaib Malik, but some key players remain from last season – Chandrapal Hemraj won both wins against Knight Riders, while Brandon King was the tournament’s leading run-scorer.
Trinbago Knight Riders
The Trinbago Knight Riders are the only team not to change their plans for this season. Dwayne Bravo is fit again and ready to play a leading role, while Sunil Naren – who missed most of the tournament last season – is also fit from the start.
The Trinbago Knight Riders won at the end of last season’s group stage, but still reached the play-offs, defeating the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots to reach the second qualifier. However, they were bowled out for 148 – chasing 161 to defeat the Barbados Tridents – who went on to win the tournament.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The main selection change applied to the Guyana Amazon Warriors is the absence of skipper Shoaib Malik, who is in Pakistan’s squad in England. Shadab Khan is also on tour, while Kas Ahmed retreated due to visa issues. However, the main part of the team remains, while Ross Taylor is one of his big acquisitions.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors were in great form last season, winning all ten of their group games and beating Barbados Tridents in the first qualifier, with Brandon King scoring 132 * in a total of 218/3. Once again, however, they fell at the final hurdle. King scored 43 but chasing 172, a total of 144/9 meant that the Amazon Warriors had to settle for second place for the fifth time in seven seasons.
HEAD TO HEAD
Who Will Win Today Match Prediction
The Trinbago Knight Riders are the favorites to defeat the Guyana Amazon Warriors, but both teams are packed with talent and among the favorites for the tournament. However, Shoaib Malik could be a big miss for Guyana and could start with a Knight Riders victory.
Toss prediction in Today Match Prediction
The team recorded its first win in two Turba matches last year. Both these teams have come on the field first in their matches and may prefer to bat first this time.
The forecast of morning weather in Tarauba is not ideal – scattered thunderstorms with a 50 percent chance of rain.
Brian Lara Cricket Academy’s wicket is generally used for finals, and last year’s finals continued to have well-balanced pitches between the bat and the ball.
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