Who Will Win Barbados vs Trinbago, CPL 2018?
Bottom-placed Barbados Tridents will look to end their CPL 2018 campaign on a high when they take on the table-toppers Trinbago Knight Riders at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This 28th fixture of the Caribbean Premier League 2018 will be played on September 7 with live action scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.
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The Queen's Park Oval has tended to offer the best conditions for batting during the first period of play and also three out of the four matches played at this ground so far this season have been won by the side batting first. So toss is going to be key here and whichever team wins it is more likely to bat first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, CPL 2018...
Trinbago Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11
TKR Team News
Trinbago Knight Riders left out Anderson Phillip in their last game against Guyana Amazon Warriors and brought in left-arm spinner Khary Pierre. He did a good job with the ball and is likely to be retained. This will be the last CPL outing for Australian batsman Chris Lynn who will return to his country after this match. The Knight Riders have added South African batsman Colin Ingram to their squad as replacement for Lynn.
TKR Key Players
Colin Munro is hitting top form at the moment with three big knocks of 67, 76* and 90 in his last four matches. The opening batsman is leading the CPL 2018 runs charts and he is the key figure in Trinbago's batting line-up. Darren Bravo is having a strike-rate of close to 160 while Brendon McCullum who scored 66 in the reverse encounter against the Tridents has been the team's next best batsman. The team will also expect a few fireworks from Chris Lynn who will be playing his last game of the season. Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed and skipper Dwayne Bravo have been the top performers for the Knight Riders with the ball and it is likely that one of them will cause problems for the Tridents in this match. Ali is amongst the season's highest wicket-takers with 13 wickets in 8 matches while Ahmed and Bravo have taken 12 and 10 respectively.
TKR Recent Form
Trinbago Knight Riders have hit sensational form in this year's Caribbean Premier League. They are currently topping the league standings with six wins and a couple of defeats from eight matches and a win here will assure them of a top two finish. The Knight Riders thrashed Guyana Amazon Warriors by 67 runs in their last match which means that they have now won their last five matches on the bounce.
Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Sunil Narine, Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Khary Pierre
Barbados Tridents Team News & Playing 11
BT Team News
Barbados Tridents replaced Shamar Springer and Ashley Nurse with Roston Chase and Dominic Drakes respectively in the last match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Apart from that, they made one forced change as well, bringing in Indian batsman Sunny Sohal for New Zealand's Martin Guptill who was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Guptill will return to his opening position if he clears his fitness test ahead of this match. The rest of the line-up is expected to remain unchanged.
BT Key Players
Dwayne Smith, Hashim Amla, Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope are the big guns in this batting line-up. Hope is amongst the season's leading run-getters with 262 runs and he had also top-scored with a knock of 42 in the reverse fixture against Trinbago Knight Riders. Nicholas Pooran has scored in 40s twice in his last three innings and he is one of the top candidates to hit a fifty in this match. Mohammad Irfan has been the best bowler for Barbados Tridents this CPL with 11 wickets in 9 matches. The Pakistani pacer claimed a three-wicket haul last time against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and he is likely to finish with the best bowling figures for his side. Wahab Riaz has been fairly economical and he will look to build up the pressure from the other end. Imran Khan bowled well last time and the leg-spinner will want to make a mark in his final outing for the Tridents this year.
BT Recent Form
Barbados Tridents find themselves right down at the bottom of the CPL 2018 points table with two wins and seven losses from nine matches. They will bow out of the tournament as the bottom-ranked team even if they win their final league-stage encounter against Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday. The Tridents suffered a narrow two-wicket loss to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last game which means that they have now lost six matches in a row.
Barbados Tridents Predicted Playing 11
Dwayne Smith, Sunny Sohal/Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Dominic Drakes, Imran Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan