The Trinbago Knight Riders are hoping to snap their losing streak according to cricket match prediction CPL.
- The Knight Riders lost their third consecutive match, as their batting woes continued even at home.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors won their first match of the season by chasing down 162 runs.
- Shimron Hetymer and Heinrich Klaasen are in contact and will play important roles for Guyana.
Tournament – Caribbean Premier League T20 2022
Format – T20
Venue – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TKR VS GAW MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
Trinbago Knight Riders must have anticipated a turnaround when the CPL relocated to Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Oval. The Knight Riders had no home advantage as their batting order persisted to disappoint.
Every loss from now on will reduce Trinbago’s chances of making the playoffs. The same can be said for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have only won one of their four matches so far as per cricket prediction CPL.
However, the Warriors appear to be in a better position in comparison. Guyana’s batters are more promising than the star-studded Knight Riders’ batting lineup.
Hemraj, Hetmyer, and Klaasen have been consistent batters in the GAW lineup, and all-rounder Keemo Paul’s recent performance will increase their faith in the lower order. Trinbago’s big guns have all failed to deliver, whether it’s Colin Munro and Tim Seifert in the middle order or the mighty finishers, Pollard and Russell.
Trinbago Knight Riders Preview
With their recent loss to the Barbados Royals, Trinbago completed a hat-trick of defeats. Pooran hit a fifty after being promoted to bat first with Tion Webster.
The middle order of Munro, Seifert, and Pollard, on the other hand, crumbled, scoring 1, 0, and 6 runs, respectively. In CPL 2022, most teams have benefited from winning the toss, particularly in the Saint Lucia leg of the season.
The Trinbago Knight Riders were an exception, failing whether they batted or bowled first. Even though teams may prefer to bowl first at this Trinidad venue, losing the toss cannot be used as an excuse for the home team to lose a match.
Pollard must step up and deliver an inspiring performance, as he has done so many times before. Many teams have experienced a batting collapse, and their lower-order batters have attempted to salvage the innings, bringing the team to a tie.
Even with a highly experienced and talented lower order, the Knight Riders have not made such an effort. There is no substitute for good cricket, and that is what the TKR batting lineup lacks.
Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:
Tion Webster, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Daryn Dupavillon
Guyana Amazon Warriors Preview
Guyana was at the bottom of the points table after two losses in three matches, one of which ended in a tie. The Warriors climbed a few places in the table after winning their last game at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
Though not spectacular, the batters’ performances were adequate and sufficient to win a match if the team were to chase a total. Hetmyer won the toss and chose to bat against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, losing by 162 runs.
He quickly corrected his error by bowling first after winning the toss in the next game at the same venue. His team chased down 162 with 6 wickets in hand this time. This will have boosted the team’s confidence as the league season progresses.
In their previous match, Guyana replaced Paul Stirling with Colin Ingram, and Shai Hope was promoted to open the innings. None of these decisions had a significant impact on the GAW batting, and only Klaasen and the skipper himself delivered on the promise. The bowling attack is powerful and diverse. A struggling Knight Riders batting lineup will face stiff competition from Keemo Paul, Tahir, and Shamsi.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Predicted Playing XI:
Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Colin Ingram, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.
A high of 32 degrees Celsius is forecast, with scattered thunderstorms. If the match is hampered by rain, the DLS method may be used, and the team batting first will have an advantage. Both batters and bowlers will benefit from the pitch according to cricket betting tips.
The Knight Riders have delivered numerous outstanding performances at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain over the years. At this venue, the average score when batting first is 150 runs. In the 47 domestic T20s played here, teams have scored less than 150 runs 22 times.
Toss: To Bowl
Both teams will be eager to be the first to bowl at this venue according to CPL predictions. Setting a target on this terrain is difficult. Unless the team batting first scores 170-175 runs, its chances of defending the total are slim. Given the form of the TKR batters, GAW could still bat first and set a target for an out-of-form Knight Riders lineup.
TKR vs GAW
TKR’s home advantage does not appear to be working in their favour, and with a consistently failing batting order, they have little to no chance of winning. Guyana, on the other hand, has a few good middle and lower-order batters as well as a diverse bowling attack. GAW will have the upper hand over the Knight Riders and will be favoured to win this match. For more information related to cricket betting predictions, follow CBTF Speed News!