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CPL – MATCH 29 – BARBADOS TRIDENTS VS TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS – FANTASY PREVIEW

Barbados Tridents faces top of the points table Trinbago Knight Riders in a must win game on Saturday. The come back win on Thursday night, gives a lot of boosts to the Tridents side and that should continue in this game to stay in the competition. On other side, Knight Riders sits pretty with 16 points and looking forward to go Play-offs with two more points. Match 29 between Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders scheduled to begin at 9 PM Local | 6:30 AM IST (Sunday) on Saturday, 2nd September 2017.

 

BARBADOS TRIDENTS :

After four consecutive losses, finally Barbados Tridents registered a win on Thursday. Now they have 3 wins and 5 losses to their name. As two more matches left to play this weekend, Tridents needs to win both the matches and also needs to win in big margin to keep their play-offs chances alive. Dwayne Smith smashed his second century of the season against St Lucia Stars and guided his team to victory. As Kane Williamson struggled at opening spot, Nicholas Pooran promoted up in the order and opened the innings along with Dwayne Smith. Pooran was in good touch and scored 32 off 20 balls. That innings may allow him to open the innings again on Saturday. Dwayne Smith is the pillar of Tridents top order batting and he will play another key role in this game as well. Kane Williamson batted at no. 3 and once again had a bad game on Thursday. Based on the experience, he will keep his place in the XI. England’s T20 Captain Eoin Morgan failed in his both innings, but expecting to score runs against the team in good form Knight Riders. Captain Kieron Pollard had several memorable batting and bowling performances in the season. But he struggles to score runs in last few matches. Hopefully, the big-hitter will play big role on Saturday.

The all rounder Christopher Barnwell back in the XI against Stars and scored crucial 26 runs off 12 balls in end overs. He bowled expensive two overs, but will get another chance in this game. Spinner Akeal Hossain bowled well against Amazon Warriors, but gone expensive in the last game. He would come with an impressive spell once again and he will play key role in Tridents bowling department. Ravi Rampaul’s expensive spells continues, he bowls expensive spells consistently but based on the experiences and what he did for Tridents in past, he will remain in the XI. The bowling all rounder Wayne Parnell consistently bowls good spells. He deserves a place in each fantasy teams. Wahab Riaz who conceded 44 runs in the game against Warriors, came with 1 for 15 in 4 overs against Stars. He is the major bowler in the squad and will play upto his level.

 

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS :

The strong team st the moment, Trinbago Knight Riders has 6 wins a row and playing their last league game on Saturday. Their current form may help them to shine once again and earn two more points before go to play-offs. Knight Riders top order is in good form, especially Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro are scoring runs consistently. The experienced McCullum scored 40 runs off just 14 balls against Patriots and then he scored 91 runs against Tallawahs in the last game. He is in good form and he is dangerous when ever in form like this. Sunil Narine opens the innings and also bowls key spells. He played few good knocks with a bat, but did not score runs in last few games. Narine is the major bowler of Knight Riders who could turn the match single handedly. Colin Munro’s good form continued when he scored another 42 runs off 24 balls. He deserved a place in all your teams. Darren Bravo started to explore his batting skills and scored 38 off 10 balls and 28 off 13 balls respectively in last 2 innings.

The all rounder from South Africa Robert Frylinck came into the XI for last two games. He did not contributed much with both bat and bowl in those games. But he is well experienced player in the format and he will keep his place safe in the XI. Captain Dwayne Bravo had some poor games in the recent times. But he is the match winner and could surprises you with big performances at any time. Javon Searles bowled well and picked 3 wickets in the last game. That might makes his stay in the XI for some more time. Wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin is one of the in-form player in the side. His quick scoring skills helps the side in the end overs and he has capabilities to win the game. Ashley Nurse gone expensive in both matches. He was in good form in recent months and expects come back spell from him on Saturday. Nikita Miller and Ronsford Beaton are the front-line pacers who played in the last game. Miller might make a way for Khary Pierre.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

BARBADOS TRIDENTS :

  • Dwayne Smith
  • Kane Williamson
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Akeal Hossain
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Wahab Riaz

 

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS :

  • Brendon McCullum
  • Darren Bravo
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Colin Munro
  • Sunil Narine
  • Denesh Ramdin
  • Ashley Nurse
  • Ronsford Beaton

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

BARBADOS TRIDENTS :

1. Dwayne Smith, 2. Nicholas Pooran, 3. Kane Williamson, 4. Eoin Morgan, 5. Kieron Pollard, 6. Christopher Barnwell, 7. Imran Khan, 8. Akeal Hossain, 9. Wayne Parnell, 10. Wahab Riaz, 11. Ravi Rampaul.

 

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS :

1. Brendon McCullum, 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Darren Bravo, 5. Denesh Ramdin, 6. Dwayne Bravo, 7. Robert Frylinck, 8. Javon Searles, 9. Ashley Nurse, 10. Ronsford Beaton, 11. Khary Pierre / Nikita Miller.

 

 

 

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