Trinbago Knight Riders will take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in Match 11 of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 at Warner Park on Tuesday (September 1). Guyana defeated Trinbago in the first match of the season but have lost their last two games. Meanwhile, defending champions Trinbago have won two of their four encounters and are still looking for that consistency this season.
Total: 22 | Trinbago: 10 wins | Guyana: 12 wins
Last five matches: Trinbago: 2 wins | Guyana: 3 wins
GROUND DETAILS AND TEAM COMBINATION
The Warner Park stadium will be hosting all the matches of CPL 2021. In 10 games so far, batsmen here have scored runs at an average of 25.2 and have lost a wicket every 19.2 deliveries. Fast bowlers (average 24.6 | strike rate 17.4) have done well so far but it would be ideal to have a couple of spinners (average 28.2 | strike rate 26.4) in your team. In Imran Tahir, Sunil Narine and Akeal Hosein, there are some quality spinners on offer and you could go with any of them.
While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Based on your preferences, the platform will guide you to create the ideal fantasy XI.
Mohammad Hafeez is 40 but is still a utility player in the shortest format of the game. The all-rounder was dismissed for 8 in the first game of the season but managed 38* in the second and was promoted up the order. Having batted at No. 6 in the first two matches, Hafeez opened the innings against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and scored 70 off 59 deliveries. If needed, he could also fetch you some points with his offspin.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Hafeez could score 20-30 runs and pick 0-1 wicket in this match.
Shimron Hetmyer is a dangerous T20 batter. The left-hander has smashed two fifties in three games so far and has operated at a strike rate of 135.80. Hetmyer has done well against Trinbago in the past, smoking 324 runs in nine innings at an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 129.6. You could also go with him as your captain.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Hetmyer could score 34-50 runs in this match.
Ravi Rampaul and Isuru Udana have been on fire this season. The Trinbago seamers have claimed 17 wickets in four games and could easily fit in your XI. While Rampaul has taken nine wickets at a strike rate of 10.2, Udana has eight scalps at a strike rate of 12.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Rampaul and Udana could pick 0-1 and 2-3 wickets respectively in this match.
Kieron Pollard has been in pretty decent form this season. The TKR skipper has scores of 2, 58*, 9 and 41 in four innings, and Trinbago have won both the encounters in which Pollard has been good with the bat. However, the right-handed dasher will have to be careful against Imran Tahir who has dismissed him thrice in this format. But, Pollard has also slammed 52 runs in 39 deliveries against the legspinner. For more match-ups, click here.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sunil Narine, Isuru Udana, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein.
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, Anthony Bramble (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Nicholas Pooran (c), Odean Smith, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Nial Smith.