Guyana Amazon Warriors are favorites to win
The 22nd game of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League 2018 will see Barbados Tridents go head-to-head with Guyana Amazon Warriors. The match is scheduled to be played on August 31 at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Live telecast will start at 8 PM local time.
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The side bowling first at the Kensington Oval has won more often in recent times than the side batting first which could tempt the toss-winning skipper in electing to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2018....
Barbados Tridents made plenty of changes to their side for the previous game against Jamaica Tallawahs and they could retain the entire line-up for their next game against Guyana Amazon Warriors. None of their players were reported to be injured at the time of writing.
Shai Hope has been the most reliable batsman for Barbados Tridents in this year's CPL. He scored 88 off 45 balls in the reverse fixture and the team will be hoping that he is able to fire for them once again. Martin Guptill finally got back amongst the runs with a 60-ball 73 last time against Jamaica Tallawahs and he will be expected to continue from where he left off. Steven Smith and Hashim Amla are the other key figures in this batting line-up. Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and Ashley Nurse are the main weapons in this bowling attack. Wahab was the pick of the bowlers against the Tallawahs and the skipper will most likely turn to him for getting the breakthroughs at crucial moments. Nurse had bowled reasonably well in the earlier encounter against the Warriors and his off-spin could be effective on this surface.
Barbados Tridents have won two and lost four out of the six league matches they have played so far and are currently lying at the bottom of the CPL 2018 standings with four points. They have faced defeats in their last three matches - they first lost to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by six wickets and then to Trinbago Knight Riders by four wickets before going down to Jamaica Tallawahs by five wickets in their most recent encounter.
Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Steven Smith, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jason Holder (c), Imran Khan, Ashley Nurse, Wahab Riaz, Chemar Holder, Mohammad Irfan
Shoaib Malik has returned to Pakistan to prepare for the forthcoming Asia Cup and Rayad Emrit has taken over the captaincy. Chris Green will continue to be with the team for the remainder of the season. Guyana Amazon Warriors won their previous encounter against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and so they are unlikely to fiddle with the winning combination.
Shimron Hetmyer and Luke Ronchi are the key figures for Guyana Amazon Warriors when it comes to batting. Hetmyer is featuring amongst the top five batsmen of the season with 238 runs which includes one century and a half-century. Ronchi is due for a big knock and the team will be hoping that he is able to fire this time around. The Warriors will also want Jason Mohammed and Chadwick Walton to step up. Imran Tahir, Keemo Paul and Chris Green are the main threats in this bowling attack. Tahir is one of the leading wicket-takers in this year's CPL - 11 wickets in 6 matches - and he is more likely to finish with the best bowling figures.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are currently positioned third in the CPL 2018 standings after having won four and lost two out of the six league matches they have played so far. Their most recent encounter came against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Basseterre. The Warriors overhauled the Patriots' first-innings total of 168 to win that game by four wickets.
Chadwick Walton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Cameron Delport, Sohail Tanvir, Roshon Primus, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit (c), Keemo Paul, Imran Tahir
Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors have faced each other ten times in the Caribbean Premier League with the latter leading the scoreline 6-4.
Barbados Tridents emerged victorious by 30 runs when they met Guyana Amazon Warriors earlier in the sixth match of the ongoing season. Batting first, the Tridents scored 185/4 in their allotted 20 overs and then restricted the Warriors to 155/8.
Matches Played: 10; Barbados Tridents Won: 4; Guyana Amazon Warriors Won: 6
Guyana Amazon Warriors begin as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this match at odds of 1.82 on Betfair and 1.80 each on Betway and Bet365. Barbados Tridents are playing at home but they find themselves as outsiders for this game at odds of 1.90 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 2.02 on Betfair.
Barbados Tridents will be playing at their home ground but they have fared poorly here in recent times - they have lost their last four matches at this venue and this could play on the back of their mind. They did beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors earlier this season but they had lost four in a row to them before that. The Tridents have faced defeats in their previous three encounters while the Warriors are coming on the back of a win against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The latter have the momentum on their side and so we predict them to win this match.
Final Verdict: Back Guyana Amazon Warriors to beat Barbados Tridents at 1.82 on Betfair and 1.80 each on Betway and Bet365.