In an exciting clash set for Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the Trinbago Knight Riders are gearing up to face off against the Barbados Royals in the 20th match of the 2023 Caribbean Premier League. This upcoming match follows a previous encounter between the two teams in Match 13, which took place on the Royals’ turf in Barbados.
During their last encounter, the Trinbago Knight Riders delivered a resounding victory over their opponents. They chose to bat first and posted an impressive total of 194 runs on the scoreboard, with Martin Guptill leading the charge by notching up an unbeaten century. Kieron Pollard contributed significantly with 46 runs to the innings. In response, the Barbados Royals faced a devastating collapse. They managed to score only 61 runs before being bowled out. Waqar Salamkheil was the star performer for the Knight Riders, claiming four crucial wickets, while Andre Russell chipped in with three more. The match concluded with a commanding 133-run victory for the Trinbago Knight Riders.
As of now, the Trinbago Knight Riders occupy the third position on the points table, having earned seven points from five matches. They have three wins and a single loss so far. Meanwhile, the Barbados Royals have also accumulated seven points from an equal number of matches. Their performance reflects three victories, three defeats, and one match that ended with no result.
Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals, Match 20, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023
Date: Thursday, September 7, 4:30 AM
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar, Fan Code
The pitch at the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain in Trinidad is a good batting surface. The batters will be able to hit down the line. However, in the middle overs, the spinners might get some assistance. The team that wins the toss might opt to chase.
Predicted Playing XIs
Trinbago Knight Riders: Martin Guptill, Mark Deyal, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Lorcan Tucker, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Kadeem Alleyne, Waqar Salamkheil
Barbados Royals: Rakheem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Laurie Evans, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Carlos Braithwaite, Nyeem Young, Rivaldo Clarke, Roelof van der Merwe, Qais Ahmad
Captain: Jason Holder
Vice-captain: Andre Russell
Wicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran
Batter: Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell
All-rounders: Kyle Mayers, Mark Deyal
Bowlers: Roelof van der Merwe, Akeal Hosein, Qais Ahmad, Waqar Salamkheil
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad: Martin Guptill, Mark Deyal, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Lorcan Tucker(w), Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Akeal Hosein, Waqar Salamkheil, Jayden Seales, Kadeem Alleyne, Jaden Carmichael, Terrance Hinds, Ali Khan, Chadwick Walton
Barbados Royals Squad: Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Laurie Evans, Alick Athanaze, Rovman Powell(c), Jason Holder, Rivaldo Clarke(w), Nyeem Young, Roelof van der Merwe, Qais Ahmad, Obed McCoy, Kevin Wickham, Joshua Bishop, Ramon Simmonds, Akeem Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Justin Greaves