In form Trinbago Knight Riders are ready to take on title defenders Jamaica Tallawahs in a crunch game on Wednesday in Port of Spain. Riders have won two successive games in the CPL 2017 so far meanwhile Tallawahs lost opening game against Barbados. However Jamaica beat Barbados Tridents in their second match of the season played other night.
Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro had fantastic first match for Knight Riders against St. Lucia Stars where both batsmen played brilliant innings to help the side to register easy victory on 9 wickets. Hence these two are going to be crucial again for TKR in the batting lineup along with Scantlebury-Searles and Shadab Khan.
Kevon Cooper, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Shadab Khan have been sensational for the Knight Riders who bowled brilliantly in the first 2 matches. TKR managed to strict opposition under 125 runs and will look forward to repeat the same against strong Jamaica Tallawahs who has been captained by Kumar Sangakkara.
Jamaica Tallawahs are highly relying on top order batsmen that includes skipper Sangakkara, Simmons, Imad and McCarthy. Middle order star Andre McCarthy smashed 60 runs in the last game to guide Tallawahs to post fighting total against Tridents.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Dwayne Bravo (C), Khary Pierre, Sunil Narine, Hashim Amla, Javon Searles, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Anderson Phillip, Ronsford Beaton, Brendon McCullum, Nikita Miller, William Perkins, Darren Bravo, Mehedi Hasan, Hamza Tariq, Kevon Cooper.
Kumar Sangakkara (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Muhammad Sami, Andre McCarthy, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathruin, Lendl Simmons, Krishmar Santokie, Imad Wasim, Kennar Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Odean Smith, Timroy Allen, Jonathan Foo.
Trinidad’s pitch is not looking so effective for the twenty20 format and we can hope for an exciting and a low scoring match between Jamaica and Knight Riders. It’s a slow wicket and we can hope for 140-150 score while team batting first at Port of Spain.
Both teams are coming into the game by winning their respective last games but Trinbago Knight Riders are looking stronger than Jamaica Tallawahs. And as per twenty20wiki.com’s predictions, TKR have got 60 percent winning chances over JT in the 7th match of Hero CPL 2017.