Date & Time: Friday, August 21, 03:00 IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, West Indies
Here comes one such clash which has all the elements in it to put fans on the edge of their seats. Both teams have got incredible lineups to make this contest an interesting watch for the spectators. Trinidad Knight Riders started the season on a positive note with an astounding victory against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
As always, the silent rock star of the team Sunil Narine has stolen the show with his incredible display of cricketing skills. Firstly, he was the pick of bowlers for TKR and later opened the innings to smash a brilliant fifty. He was well backed by Ali Khan with the ball, while Darren Bravo scored a handy 30-run knock to help his side secure a victory.
On the other hand, Jamaica Tallwahs has got a stunning squad in their lineup with Andre Russell, Glenn Philips, Walton and Carlos Brathwaite being their highlights. Further, the likes of Kesrick Williams, Mujeeb Zadran, Oshane Thomas will look after the bowling department alongside the world-class Sandeep Lamichchane.
All in all, it is going to be a massive clash on Thursday with both teams expected to go hard at each other. The likes of Sunil Narine, Andre Russell will be the major attraction alongside Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.
Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton (wk), Nicholas Kirton, Rovman Powell (c), Asif Ali, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Veerasammy Permaul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Oshane Thomas.
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Sikandar Raza, Dwayne Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed.
So far in the tournament, the pitch at Brian Lara stadium has given a lot of assistance for the bowlers. However, the second games of everyday have the impact of dew, which is helping batsmen to get a few freebies to smash out of the park. The new ball is giving assistance to the bowlers while the spinners come into play as the game progresses. All in all, it is once again going to be an even game between the bat and the ball.
Average 1st Inns scores – 150
Average 2nd Inns scores – 151
It doesn’t matter what tournament it is, a player like Andre Russell will always make an impact on the game either with the ball or the bat. The fearsome hitter of the ball not only gives you points with his batting but also possesses the ability to pick wickets with the ball.
One cannot just avoid having Sunil Narine in his/her team. He should have a spot for the all-rounder kick started the tournament on a high note and will definitely look forward to continue his streak against Jamaica. His form is also a factor to consider, while his stats back him up.
The youngster can be your match-winner in this game. While the eyes will be on the superstars, the Nepali bowler has the ability to take the headlines of the game. Besides that, his brilliant stats make him a must-have player for this game.
The perfect suit for this format, Glenn Philips is our final must-have player for this contest. The flamboyant batsman has got the ability to knock the ball out of the park with ease in quick time. His capability to find boundary fence is an added advantage of having him in your team.
The right-handed batsman is our big bet for this game. Despite failing to deliver in the first game, he has got the goods in him to deliver for his side on his day. We expect him to come up with a good show for this game.
The lanky all-rounder is known for playing match-winning knocks for his side. He has the calibre to make things happen with his bowling. He has the ability to deliver things for his side, which is why we chose him as our big bet for this contest.