About the Match
Trinbago Knight Riders will lock horns against Guyana Amazon Warriors in what is to be a thriller of a match at Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago. Though the Knight Riders lost their first game of the tournament only by a brief margin, both teams are coming off a win in their recent fixtures.
Trinbago Knight Riders
“Everybody knows that Bravo’s a Champion”; Trinbago’s last game proves it to every limit as DJ Bravo outclassed his opponents with a match-winning performance. In a state of tremor, when the Knight Riders were at a score of 20 for the loss of 4 wickets in the first innings, Bravo joined Hashim Amla only to put up a record T20 partnership of 150 runs for the 5th wicket.
At the end of the allotted 20 overs, Trinbago batsmen left the pitch with 170 runs on the scoreboard. The Tridents tried their best, but the wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals as the Trinbago bowlers did not allow much room to the Tridents.
Cooper and Narine grabbed a couple of wickets each while DJ and Benn took a wicket each. Despite a failing top-order, the Knight Riders pulled off the match and beat the Tridents by 11 runs.
The Knight Riders now have a win and loss as they head into the game against the Warriors. Not only do the Riders have a dominant squad, but they also have match-winners who can turn the game around at any point in time even against fierce opponents like the Tridents.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Guyana Warriors played out a nail-biting thriller against the Patriots. Both teams had an evenly matched performance, but the Warriors inched out with one ball remaining as Jason Mohammed hit the winning runs for the home team.
Pakistani pacer, Sohail Tanveer was the standout performer as he ended up with a maiden and 4 wickets while only giving away 20 runs. Adam Zampa also had a power-packed performance as he grabbed 3 crucial wickets, including those of Hodge and du Plessis.
The Amazon Warriors started off nicely, and Dwayne Smith set the stage for the middle order by scoring 62 off 36 balls with 5 huge maximums. Jason Mohammed stood headstrong in the face of adversity and dragged his team to the finish line while ending up with 42 runs off 29 deliveries.
Though the Warriors managed to steal a win, they were far from their best. Their strength is their bowling unit, which boasts two extremely talented bowlers in Sohail Tanvir and Adam Zampa, who are proven T20 hits.
Trinbago edges over Guyana Warriors in terms of overall team strength, experience, and talent. Despite the Warriors possessing some serious talent in the lineup, the Trinbago lineup is full of superstars who are hot favorites to dominate this match. To beat the DJ-inspired Knight Riders, the Warriors will have to be up on their heels