Date & Time: Tuesday, October 01, 04:30 IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Will Knight Riders end Warriors’ unbeaten streak?
After a 22-days long break, Trinidad gears up for its fourth match of the season as the home side face on unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors for the first time in the season. Last night Barbados’ victory meant there are clear Top 4 teams in the playoffs. Another victory for Trinbago Knight Riders will seal them a spot in Top 2 alongside Guyana. They may need only one victory in the remaining 3 games but they face tough opposition which is the challenge that lies ahead for them. On the other hand, the Warriors are placed at the top of the table with seven victories from as many games. Although they may be unbeaten in the tournament the big game lies ahead in the playoffs where they need to sustain the winning momentum.
Chris Jordan is likely to make his CPL debut, he will replace either Anderson Philip or Ali Khan in the Knight Riders camp. While Guyana is likely to bring back Kemo Paul who missed the last match.
The surface in Trinidad has produced mostly batsmen friendly surfaces in the season where the average score of teams that bat first in the season is around 170. So expect more or less a similar surface for Tuesday’s contest as well.
The responsibility of Captaincy seems to have brought the best out of him in the season. In the last five matches, he’s been in impeccable form that he has come up with a PPM of 51.6.
The veteran leg spinner may have played only 4 games in the season but he has become the top performer for Guyana. He has come up with a couple of wickets in every match of the season. His PPM of 65.5 makes him the most sought after player in the Dream11 cricket team.
The Trinbago Skipper has been in red hot form in the season where he has come up all-round performances. The PPM of 58 and MDTA of 1.17 in this tour makes him a must-have in today’s game.
The inconsistent form of a few experienced players in Guyana camp hasn’t cost them much as the young star puts up a great show in this stellar season so far. He has been the top run-getter for them where he has a PPM of 60.
The willy off-spinner may have missed a few games due to injury but that hasn’t hampered his performance on his return in the last match. He has a PPM of 56.8 in the top, and he has made it to the Dream team in 4 out of 5 matches he has played so far.