- Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
- Date: 5th September 2019
- Time: 4:30 AM IST
- League: CPL 2019
Trinbago Knight Riders Preview
TKR is one of the strongest sides in CPL with big names in T20 cricket like Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Colin Munro, and James Neesham. Led by Kieron Pollard, Trinbago Knight Riders has an experienced wicket-keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin in the squad. Darren Bravo and Simmons are explosive batsmen along with Munro, while Neesham and Pollard in the middle have the ability to chase big totals.
It will be interesting to see the young pacer Mohammad Hasnain from Pakistan featuring in CPL 2019. Sunil Narine will lead the spin attack and has been very successful in the past in CPL. In addition, Khary Pierre, left-arm orthodox bowler adds to TKR’s variety in the spin department. Sri Lankan right-arm leg-break bowler Seekkuge Prasanna has also been drafted in the Trinbago squad.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Preview
SNP is characterised by a strong batting line-up that includes Evin Lewis, Mohammad Hafeez and Laurie Evans. Bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite will lead the team in CPL 2019. In addition, Rayad Emrit, who recently played in GT20 Canada will also join the SNP.
Two big names in the bowling department for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph. Alzarri Joseph featured in IPL and impressed in his debut match. These two pacers will be expected to pick wickets early in the innings. Usama Mir from Pakistan is another pacer to make it to the SNP squad for the 2019 edition of Carribean Premier League.
Trinbago Knight Riders to win
Fantasy Team Tips
- Given the nature of T20 games in CPL, it’s better to include 2 wicket-keepers and here Ramdin and Thomas would be good options.
- There are a lot of big names from both teams for selecting batsmen. While there are many effective all-rounders, including them in fantasy team would mean restricting number of batsmen to 3.
- Dwayne Bravo, M Hafeez and C Brathwaite, are all experienced T20 all-rounders and are likely to feature in the playing XI.
- Joseph and Cottrell will be key bowlers to pick wickets while either Mohammad Hasnain or Rayad Emrit would be good choice for the 3rd bowler in fantasy team.
Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper – D Ramdin, D Thomas
- Batsmen – E Lewis, L Evans, L Simmons
- All-rounders – Dwayne Bravo, C Brathwaite, M Hafeez
- Bowlers – M Hasnain, S Cottrell, A Joseph
- Captain – E Lewis
- Vice-Captain – Dwayne Bravo