Trinbago Knight Riders are the top of the points table while Barbados Tridents have won and lost a game each as the teams face off on Sunday at Tarouba, Trinidad. The Jason Holder-led Barbados Tridents made some questionable decisions in their loss to St Lucia Zouks in the rain-marred game at the same venue on Thursday. As they head into the Knight Riders, the Tridents can’t afford another slip up.
The Knight Riders have begun the tournament on a good note with their two wins in two games coming against the two strongest teams in the competition, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs. The franchise has been led well by Kieron Pollard with Sunil Narine winning the Man of the Match in both their matches so far.
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Trinbago Knight Riders have won five of the six matches against Barbados Tridents at Trinidad
The overall head-to-head record between these teams is close with the Barbados Tridents winning seven matches and Trinbago Knight Riders winning eight matches. But at Trinidad, where the CPL matches have been shifted to this season, the Knight Riders have stupendous record against the Tridents, winning five of the six matches between the sides.
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However, the recent head-to-head matches have been dominated by Barbados Tridents. They won all three matches between these sides in the 2019 edition of the CPL. Since 2017, they have won four and lost three games.
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The Knight Riders’ batting: Sunil Narine has been the star for Trinbago Knight Riders this season in the two matches, making half-centuries in both. But their batting is so much more than just Narine with Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo all adorning the top-order. In Dwayne Bravo and Tim Seifert they have further firepower in the batting line-up to punish bowling attacks.
The Tridents all-rounders: Barbados Tridents played with two wicket-keepers, one batsman, one bowler and seven all-rounders in their last game. From Corey Anderson to Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan and skipper Jason Holder, the Tridents all-rounders are a cut above the rest. They could well define the fortunes of the team this season.
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