Date & Time: Saturday, October 05, 05:30 IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies
A win takes Knight Riders into the top 2
Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders face off for the second time in space of 4 days and it will become thrice in the week if Knight Riders end the Warriors’ unbeaten streak in what will be the final match of the league phase in CPL. Last time, when two sides meet in Trinidad, Guyana overcame Pollard’s blitz to hand Trinbago a three-match losing streak. Even though, they can still finish in the Top 2 if they can keep Guyana calm at their bay.
If fit, Sunil Narine is likely to replace Mark Deyal and there is a temptation to bring Prasanna into the Playing XI in place of Ali Khan. Guyana on the other hand, would like to stick with their winning combination.
Another spin-friendly surface likey in offering for Friday’s contest and batsmen can also take the short boundaries into their advantage if they can negate spin.
Guyana’s Top-order has been in great form in the season which didn’t allow the middle order for much action. But Malik was not one to not prove himself, as his performance has solidified the middle order whenever the top order failed to perform. He has a PPM of 53 and an MDTA of 1.29 in the season.
The Knight Riders’ skipper has been phenomenal in the season where he proved to be one of the most successful all-rounders in the season. He has a PPM of 53 and MDTA of 1.26 which make him a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
He may not be one of the consistent players like Pollard or Malik in the season but whenever he performed, he has played big in the season. He has a PPM of 61 in this season which makes him a preferred choice.
The veteran leg spinner has been most consistent for Guyana in the season as he made it to the Dream Team on every possible occasion. On Friday, once again, he will be crucial as spin plays a crucial role for his side.