The two of the most successful teams of CPL 2019 – Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders will be up against each other Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on Tuesday morning (04:30 AM).
While the Guyana Amazon Warriors are comfortably sitting at the top spot with seven wins in as many encounters, Knight Riders seem to have lost their way in the mid-way. They started with four wins in starting four games but since then have failed to secure a single win. In seven encounters, they now have four wins, two defeats and a no result.
This will be the first time both the teams will come face to face in this season. However, Trinbago Knight Riders have won three out of last five encounters against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
So, can the Riders hand Guyana their first defeat of the season?
When: October 01 at 04:30 AM IST
Where: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The last game played here between Knight Riders and St Lucia saw a total of 167 set by Zouks easily chased down by the Riders. It is a high-scoring venue with the average first innings score 159. The sides chasing down the total have managed more wins than the teams setting up the target. So, expect the toss winning side to opt to bowl first.
Total Match Played: 33
Batting First Won: 16
Batting Second Won: 17
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 159
Guyana Amazon Warriors- 02
Trinbago Knight Riders- 03
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Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, James Neesham, Denesh Ramdin, Seekkuge Prasanna/Shakib Al Hasan, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan
Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Ben Laughlin, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Green, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir
Top performers from Trinbago:
Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Colin Munro have done the bulk scoring for the side. In six innings, L Simmons has amassed 272 runs and skipper K Pollard has managed 173 runs so far. While in 3 innings, Colin Munro has managed 147 runs with an average of 73.50. Going by the current form, the onus of scoring runs will be on these three.
With the ball, James Neesham, K Pierre, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are the most effective. Neesham has bagged 9 scalps in 7 innings while K Pollard and K Pierre share 6 wickets each.
Top performers from Guyana:
Brendon King and C Hemraj are the two key batters in the side. Scoring at an average of 55.00, B King has amassed 275 runs in 7 innings. C Hemraj has scored 191 runs in 7 innings.
Shoaib Malik and Shimron Hetmyer are two other notable contributors with the bat who have managed some runs under their belt.
In bowling, Chris Green, R Shepherd and Imran Tahir are the key. Green Has picked 10 scalps so far while Shepherd and Imran Tahir are not far in the line.