The defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders wouldn’t have wanted to start their campaign with 2 defeats in their first 3 games. They lost their first game against Guyana Amazon Warriors but came back strongly to win against Barbados Royals.
TKR lost their experienced middle order batter Darren Bravo due to injury coming into this game against SLK and the junior Bravo’s absence was felt in their defeat to SLK.
There is always some swag about Caribbean players. The way they play their shots and the way they field, they are the pioneers when it comes to the shortest format of the game. They introduce so many celebrations on the field but Andre Fletcher introduced a new shot which he whips it through mid wicket without watching the ball after it has made contact with the bat. This shot is popularly called as No-Look shot.
He brought out this short in the game against TKR against the bowling of Isuru Udana. The shot went viral in social media.
TKR bowled well in the powerplay but they didn’t have any luck whatsoever as so many edges flew over the keeper’s head for fours. SLK lost wickets in a hurry in middle overs but it was that man again in Tim David who made a rescue act by scoring 43 off 32 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes. He along with Roston Chase helped his team post 157 runs on the board which their bowlers defended later on.
TKR lost their game due to pathetic batting show by Colin Munro and Lendl Simmons. Both the batters played 76 balls together and scored a mere 65 runs which sucked the momentum of TKR’s chase.
Even a 16 ball 40 by Tim Seifert couldn’t help TKR to go past SLK’s total. These 2 teams meet again in a day’s time and TKR would like to set things straight with that game.