About the Match
It’s time for some T20 action in the Caribbean and teams are getting geared up as the tournament has already started; Red Steel will go up against the Tridents in the second match of the series at St. George’s grounds on 12th July. Both teams have a good mix of hard-hitting batsmen as well as a deadly combination of bowling attack; they will fight hard to dominate the other right from the start, providing complete entertainment to this cricket frenzy nation.
Trinidad & Tobago Red Steels
With names like Dwayne Bravo, Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Ross Taylor, Kevin O’Brien and Nasir Jamshed, the team definitely comes off as one of the favourites this season and will try to live up to the expectations of its fans. Established bowlers like Badree, Sulieman Benn, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Bravo, with good support from youngsters like Kevon Cooper, Shannon Gabriel and Delorn Johnson, will definitely bring out their best in restricting the opponents’ run-flow and stifle them by taking regular wickets. Overseas players Kevin, Jamshed and Ross Taylor are in good form and have been performing well for their respective teams, batting consistently and going for the big runs; they will definitely boost the confidence of the side under the leadership of Dwayne Bravo, who is an established all-rounder. The younger lot will get a good experience of playing under stalwarts, and will naturally be motivated to do well and exhibit their skills here. Overall, the team has good resources, which if used well can pose a threat to any of the top teams this season.
Kieron Pollard leads the team that comprises of some big names like Shoaib Malik and Shakib Al Hasan, who have the capacity to turn the match in their team’s favor with their impressive batting skills as well as providing breaks with the wickets too. While Shakib was an important pillar for the Kolkata team, which went on to win the IPL trophy this year, Shoaib has been in good nick with the bat playing at the NatWest series. Neil McKenzie, the South African player, joins the team and brings his experience and batting skills to the table; youngsters like Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers and Shane Dowrich have a good opportunity to do well for the team and prove their abilities. Players like Kirk Edwards, Jonathan Carter, Rayad Emrit and Ashley Nurse, need to step up and provide their support to increase their team’s chances of succeeding this time around.
Both sides will have the services of talented players, from overseas as well as from the national side; with the competition set to get stiffer as the tournament progresses, each team will be eager to gain the first advantage here. While the contest could swing either way and it could be anybody’s game, we feel that Red Steel will strategize well and use its resources in a better way to triumph in the end.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steels, 1.80 @ Titan Bet