The table-topper Trinbago Knight Riders will take on Jamaica Tallawahs in the 21st match of the Caribbean Premier League 2020.
Trinbago Knight Riders are on a different planet. You put them in any circumstances and they still came out as a winner. Trinbago become the only team that has qualified for the semifinals. In the absence of Narine and Bravo, Knight Riders still defeated Barbados Tridents by 2 wickets. It was Pollard who rescued his side and changed the game in death-overs when Trinbago needed runs with the required run-rate of 13. Pollard smashed 72 off just 28 balls with 9 sixes and after getting him out on the 2nd delivery of the final over, Tridents made comeback but Khary Pierre’s one six cleared the game for the Hosts.
Meanwhile, Jamaica Tallawahs are fresh off of 37 runs victory on Saturday and after winning two games from the previous three, Tallawahs look quite confident. They are the side who can challenge Trinbago with a strong bowling unit. In the last encounter, Jamaica put 147 on board, riding on Glenn Phillips’ 79. Against a quality spin attack, Patriots looked so poor and bowled out on 110. The duo of Lamichhane-Mujeeb is providing huge strength to Jamaica and on Monday’s encounter, Jamaica looks like a strong side against Trinbago. If the batting unit doesn’t disappoint, they can stop the winning streak of Knight Riders.
Queen’s Park Oval is offering different results from last one week. St Lucia defended just 92 and Guyana chased down 151 with 15 balls left. Batsmen need to play smartly against the spin and take advantage on poor balls. The surface requires patience and some temperament with the bat. The weather is cloudy on Monday and it might be another low-scoring game.
Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell (c), Asif Ali, Nkrumah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Veerasammy Permaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fidel Edwards
Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sikandar Raza, Khary Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, Jayden Seales, Akeal Hosein
M: 6, Runs: 207, Avg: 41.40
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
M: 6, Wickets: 13, Avg: 7.15
Trinbago Knight Riders
M: 6, Runs: 153, Avg: 51
M: 6, Runs: 132, Avg: 44, SR: 206.25