Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions for CPL 2018 Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents

Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate
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The confidence of the Trinbago Knight Riders will be sky-high as they come into this match after beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by 67 runs.

The match between TKR and Guyana Amazon Warriors was touted as the match between two top teams of the tournament and one that is likely to go down to the wire. But the way Knight Riders performed and came out victorious without breaking a sweat must have given a huge boost to their confidence.

 

TKR made a slight adjustment to their batting order, promoting the in form Colin Munro to open in place of Sunil Narine. Although Chris Lynn was dismissed for a duck, Munro went on to make a match-defining 98 off 56 deliveries.

Assisted by wicketkeeper batsman Denesh Ramdin who scored almost run-a-ball 39, TKR put up 170 on the board. In reply, the Pakistani origin bowling duo of Ali Khan and Fawad Ahmed put a stranglehold on the opposition while Khary Pierre and Dwayne Bravo also chipped in with two wickets each.

The performers of this match would be expected to reiterate their good show along with some support from Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum.

For Barbados Tridents, qualification to the playoffs is already out of question with just two wins out of nine games. It would certainly do them some good to finish on a high note.

Skipper Jason Holder has failed to inspire his troops till now and he would have the opportunity to do that for one last time. Dwayne Smith and Nicholas Pooran have been on and off with the bat while Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan have been far too inconsistent for their liking.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

Barbados Tridents - Jason Holder (C), Raymon Reifer, Wahab Riaz, Ashley Nurse, Mohammad Irfan, Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Steven Smith, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran

Trinbago Knight Riders - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Shannon Gabriel

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders

Head to Head – Matches 11, Barbados Tridents 4, Trinbago Knight Riders 7

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steven Smith (Barbados Tridents), Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Raymon Reifer (Barbados Tridents), Fawad Ahmed (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Most Sixes – Dwayne Smith (Barbados Tridents), Darren Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders)

Team Scores Batting First – Barbados Tridents 150+, Trinbago Knight Riders 180+

*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.