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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for CPL 2018 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders

Dwayne Bravo and Soca Singer Machel Montano
Dwayne Bravo (R) of Trinbago Knight Riders and Soca Singer Machel Montano (L) celebrate
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Trinbago Knight Riders ended the league stage as the top-ranked team but somehow lost their way in the playoffs. However, after an easy victory in the qualifier 2, the team is looking back on track for the all-important final against Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Guyana Amazon Warriors have beaten Trinbago Knight Riders twice in this year's playoffs. In the last three matches, they have won two against TKR. However, what would be in TKR's favour is that they are the defending Champions and have tasted victory quite recently.

So, they have been there, done that and know the feeling of the Finals. And sometimes nerves can play the most important part in big matches like these.

Guyana Amazon Warriors are still searching for their first CPL title and they would have a golden opportunity. Shimron Hetmyer and Imran Tahir are at the top of their game. Hetmyer is the top scorer for the Warriors and has 425 runs in his kitty. He will get support from Luke Ronchi and Chadwick Walton.

With the ball, Imran Tahir has been sensational with 16 wickets from 11 matches. He would team up with Sohail Tanvir, Riyad Emrit and Chris Green to put up a good show. The Warriors would also be considering the inclusion of a second spinner in the form of either Devendra Bishoo or Veerasammy Permaul.

Colin Munro has been the shining light for TKR in the season with just one run shy of the magical 500-run mark. He has been well complemented by Brendon McCullum. In the bowling department, Fawad Ahmed has been outstanding. He also claimed three wickets for just 13 runs in the last match to lead the side to a 20-run victory.

 Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

Guyana Amazon Warriors- Cameron Delport, Luke Ronchi, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Chadwick Walton, Chris Green, Sherfane Rutherford, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit, Devendra Bishoo, Imran Tahir

Trinbago Knight Riders - Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Colin Ingram, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Khary Pierre, Kevon Cooper, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders

Head to Head – Matches 16, Guyana Amazon Warriors 7, Trinbago Knight Riders 9

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Fawad Ahmed (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Most Sixes – Cameron Delport (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Brendon McCullum (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Team Scores Batting First – Guyana Amazon Warriors 150+, Trinbago Knight Riders 160+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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