The much-awaited Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is all set to kick off from August 26 with their first match being played between the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park in St Kitts.
GUY vs TKR: Match 1 Preview
Trinbago Knight Riders are one of the strongest sides of the tournament, having won four CPL titles. This time they will be looking for their fifth CPL title. They played ten matches in the last season of the tournament, where they emerged victorious on all ten occasions. The Kieron Pollard-led side is full of big hitters and they will be looking to dominate their opposition in the opening match of the tournament.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the other hand, played ten matches in the last season of the tournament and won six of them. They have played plenty of finals, but are yet to win their maiden CPL trophy. The team consists of some experienced players namely – Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik and they will be aiming for a better start in the season.
The pitch at Warner Park has generally been a batting paradise. The last few seasons have even witnessed 200+ scores and the trend is expected to be the same in this season as well. Pacers might get some help in the latter half of the match while spinners may come into the game in the middle overs. Both the teams would look to chase after winning the toss.
Average First Innings Score
182 [Last 5 matches in the CPL 2020 at Warner Park]
Record Of Chasing Team
- Won: 3
- Lost: 1
- N/R: 0
- Tied: 1
Guyana Amazon Warriors & Trinbago Knight Riders Recent Form
Predicted Playing XI
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (C & WK), Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Waqar Salamkheil
Bench: Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith, Anthony Bramble, Odean Smith, Ashmead Nedd
Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert (WK), Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tion Webster, Isuru Udana, Akeal Hosein/Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul
Bench: Denesh Ramdin, Akeal Hosein/Khary Pierre, Ali Khan, Leonardo Julien, Anderson Phillip, Yasir Shah
GUY vs TKR Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
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