Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders- Preview
Barbados Tridents take on the Shah Rukh Khan owned Trinbago Knight Riders in a must win game for the Knight Riders as they are currently placed fourth in the league and desperately need their star studded side to click for once in order for them to have any chance of making it to the playoffs.
The Knight Riders came into this tournament with probably the most ‘star’ heavy side, boasting of international players like Hashim Amla, Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum and local heroes like Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo. But they have failed to find that glue that keeps a team together. They have failed at complementing each other and most importantly they have failed to find that killer instinct that separates the great teams from the good ones!
Hashim Amla has fired in almost all games, giving the Knight Riders a solid platform to work with but he has been let down by either the lower order batsmen or the bowlers. Sunil Narine has been brilliant with the ball, bowling miserly spells and threatening to take a wicket in every over, but he too hasn’t been able to make a huge impact because of the absence of a good bowling partner.
Both these players would be egging their team on to come together and perform as a unit against the high flying Tridents, as a loss tonight could mean curtains for their campaign!
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The Tridents have ridden the ‘ABD’ wave in the past few games. His blistering knock of 82 in the previous game helped the Tridents completely blow away the Patriots and hence jump up to number 2 in the table. Keiron Pollard has been amongst the runs as well. The Tridents haven’t really clicked as a unit as well but ABD is worth two match winners and thus he is able to guide his side to victory even when none of the other players fire.
Narine would be the major threat for ABD and co. as his trickery can leave any batsmen gasping for air. But if the Tridents sort him out, I don’t think there is much firepower in the Knight Riders bowling unit to stop ABD and Pollard.
Similarly, if one two from McCullum, Amla and Munro click, the Tridents fielders would be mere spectators on the field.
Let’s get to business now!
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