Who Will Win Guyana vs Trinbago, CPL 2018?
Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors will be going head-to-head in this top-of-the-table clash on September 5. This will be the 27th game of the Caribbean Premier League 2018 and it is set to be played at the former's home ground - the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Live action is scheduled to start at 8 PM local time.
TKR vs GAW, CPL 2018: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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Toss is going to be key here. Since eight of the past ten CPL matches played at the Queen's Park Oval have been won by the side bowling first and with the wicket not expected to change at all after the first period of play, the team that wins the toss in this match will most probably elect to field first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2018...
Trinbago Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11
TKR Team News
Trinbago Knight Riders made just the one change to their side for the last game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - they left out spinner Khary Pierre and brought in Anderson Phillip who impressed with a three-wicket haul. The Knight Riders will probably retain him for this match against Guyana Amazon Warriors and so we expect them to come up with an unchanged line-up.
TKR Key Players
Colin Munro is averaging close to 58 and is leading the CPL 2018 runs charts with 346 runs. The opening batsman has smashed four half-centuries so far, one of which came in the last game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. While the spotlight is definitely going to be on him, the Knight Riders will also have huge expectations from the likes of Chris Lynn, Darren Bravo and Brendon McCullum who has had three good hits this season. Fawad Ahmed and Ali Khan are two of the highest wicket-takers this CPL. Both have taken 10 wickets each in seven matches and will pose the biggest threat to the Warriors. Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine who is having an acceptable economy rate of under 8 are the other two players in the side who can make a major impact with the ball in this match.
TKR Recent Form
Trinbago Knight Riders are currently occupying the pole position in the CPL 2018 standings with five wins and a couple of defeats from seven league matches. They have won their last four matches in a row which includes a comfortable 46-run victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last match. The Knight Riders have been excellent with the bat since their last four games, scoring in excess of 180 on three of those occasions.
Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Anderson Phillip
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team News & Playing 11
GAW Team News
Guyana Amazon Warriors dropped pace bowler Keemo Paul in the last game against Barbados Tridents and replaced him with left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul. The Warriors ended up winning that match and we don't expect them to fiddle with the line-up that won them a game last time out. None of their players were reported to be injured at the time of writing.
GAW Key Players
Shimron Hetmyer and Luke Ronchi have been the most reliable batsmen for Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year's CPL. Hetmyer is having an impressive strike-rate of 158.57 and is amongst the season's top five batsmen. Ronchi is coming off an unbeaten 40-ball 67 against Barbados Tridents and the team will want him to bring that form into this match. Chadwick Walton made a handy contribution of 43 last time and the Warriors will be relieved to see him back amongst the runs. Imran Tahir with 13 wickets in 7 matches has been the standout performer for the team with the ball. The South African leg-spinner was the pick of the bowlers against the Tridents with figures of 4-0-21-2 and he is the key man in this bowling group. The Warriors, however, will also be hoping for good support from Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit and Chris Green.
GAW Recent Form
Like Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors have also won five and lost two out of the seven matches they have played so far in the league stage but are placed second on the CPL 2018 points table on account of lower net run-rate. After facing a six-wicket loss at the hands of St Lucia Stars at Gros Islet, the Warriors came back strongly with back-to-back wins against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Tridents respectively.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Predicted Playing 11
Chadwick Walton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Cameron Delport, Jason Mohammed, Sohail Tanvir, Roshon Primus, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit (c), Veerasammy Permaul, Imran Tahir