CPL T20: Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders Preview

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The Caribbean Premier League is getting intense with every game. Teams are starting to find the right rhythm in their play along with the perfect combination of players. Last season’s champions Barbados Tridents have had a topsy-turvy ride this campaign. They have been very inconsistent while their upcoming opponents, Trinbago Knight Riders have been in exceptional form. Therefore, they are on the top of the standings with four wins out of their first four fixtures.

The clash between the Tridents and the Knight Riders will take place on August 29 at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Barbados Tridents

The Tridents are coming to this fixture on the back of a resurgent victory against the Jamaica Tallawahs. The Tridents batted first and posted only 148 with only Kevin Mayers scoring an influential knock of 85 runs as he continuously ran out of partners on the other end. However, the Tridents redeemed themselves with a great bowling performance as bowlers like Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, Rashid Khan and Jason Holder all chipped in with two wickets each as the Tallawahs could only manage 112/9 at the end of 20 overs.

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Trinbago Knight Riders

The most consistent team in this edition of CPL till now have been the Knight Riders. Their perfect win record after four matches speaks volumes about their current form. Their previous game was against the St. Lucia Zouks where Dwayne Bravo and company bowled first and restricted the Zouks to only 111/6 in 17.1overs when the match got suspended due to rain. However, on the restart, it was Knight Riders chasing a tricky total of 72 in 9 overs as play was shortened due to rain. Bravo and team reached their target with an over to spare losing four wickets as Darren Bravo played brisk innings of 23 from only 13 deliveries to bag another win.

Head-to-Head

Both the teams went up against each other in this edition’s CPL and the Knight Riders emerged victorious by 19 runs. In overall head to head statistics also the Knight Riders edge the Tridents with nine wins. Both teams have played each other 16 times including this edition’s matchup and the Knight Riders have won the battle nine times while the Tridents have had the last laugh only seven times.

Prediction

Trinbago Knight Riders Win

Match Winners Odds

Trinbago Knight Riders Win- 1.62

Barbados Trident – 2.33

Date and Time

August 29, 2020, 7:30 PM (IST).

Venue

Queens Park Oval

(The odds might change without prior notice)

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