2018 Caribbean Premier League – Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 1st September, 01:00 (UK)

Where? Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

Weather? 28-30c with sunshine expected

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available? https://wi.bookmyshow.com/sports/caribbean-premier-league

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Barbados Tridents W4, Guyana Amazon Warriors W6

THE TEAM NEWS

BARBADOS TRIDENTS

Coach: Robin Singh

Captain: Jason Holder

  • The Tridents have lost their last three matches now as they run the risk of missing out on a final four spot and they desperately need to get back to winning ways against the Amazon Warriors who are one of the two teams they have beaten earlier in the tournament.

  • They have batted first in the last three matches and been unable to set good enough totals as their 147/6, 128/8 and 151/9 have been woefully short of setting their opponents a big enough total to even come close to defending.

  • The batting line-up has struggled to fire even with all the big names at their disposal and they have not managed to score at a quick enough rate neither so that is an area they simply have to improve on to have any chance of beating the Amazon Warriors.

GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS

Coach: Johan Botha

Captain: Rayad Emrit

  • The Amazon Warriors picked up a vital win on Tuesday evening against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots to make their position in the top four a little more comfortable and they will look to try kill off the Tridents’ hopes of a knockout spot here.

  • The win over the Patriots came largely thanks to Imran Tahir’s superb bowling figures of 4/22 and they did not have to rely on Hetymer this time as Ronchi, Mohammed and Tanvir were instrumental in chasing 168/7 down.

  • Emrit has been named captain in the absence of Shoaib Malik and he will have to improve his decision making after bowling himself for four expensive overs which went for 55 runs and only giving Paul two overs despite taking 1/7.

THE PREDICTION

This is almost last chance saloon for the Tridents who cannot afford to lose this one against a direct rival for the top four places. That urgency should in theory see an improved display but recent performances give little confidence that that will happen. The Amazon Warriors are inconsistent themselves which makes this tough to predict, and one has to think the Tridents cannot continue to bat so badly. They may spring a surprise here but this one is safer left alone.