The Caribbean Premier League 2021 to kick off with a match between the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) and the Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders (TKR). These two teams are most likely the most successful in CPL history.
The defending champions, the Trinbago Knight Riders, went undefeated the previous season. That will be a difficult achievement to duplicate. Guyana Amazon Warriors did not have a successful season last year, but they do have some of the top young batters in the Caribbean on their squad.
On August 26, 2021, the match will be held at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
Match Details to Note
Match: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League 2021
Date: August 26, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, Basseterre
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Team Previews
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have some extremely good batters on their side, and we don’t think you should underestimate them. They have a solid core of Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran.
We realize King had a bad season the prior year, but he was the CPL’s top scorer the year before. Furthermore, Hetmyer and Pooran are true superstars who can win matches on their own.
The international team, which includes Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, is very seasoned. Malik had a strong PSL season, but his power-hitting has dipped in recent encounters. Hafeez has excelled in T20 cricket for Pakistan, but his position in the CPL is sometimes unclear.
Imran Tahir, Naveen ul Haq, Romario Shepherd, and Kevin Sinclair lead the bowling attack. Warriors will have to work around the seam-bowling stocks, which appear to be a little thin.
Much relies on how well the club’s young West Indian superstars perform in the CPL 2021, but this is hardly a poor team.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad
Brandon King, Anthony Bramble (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Ashmead Nedd, Romario Shepherd, Jasdeep Singh, Kevin Sinclair, Kissoondath Magram, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith
Pooran has been struggling for a long time and will seek to overcome his run drought with a strong performance in this year’s CPL. He is just too talented a player to be struck out of form.
Tahir has extensive experience playing in several T20 competitions across the world. We anticipate him to set the pace with a spectacular performance in the first math.
Predicted XI: Nicholas Pooran (C & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik/Mohammed Hafeez, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Romario Shephard, Kevin Sinclair, Imran Tahir, Ashmedd Nedd, Odean Smith
Trinbago Knight Riders
The Trinbago Knight Riders have an excellent starting lineup. They may have lost a few guys from the previous season, but they remain loaded in every category.
Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Tim Seifert, and Kieran Pollard will all be in the starting lineup. Sunil Narine may also be utilized as a floating pinch-hitter to add to the batting depth.
Before getting injured, Lendl Simmons was in superb form for the West Indies; but the rest of the team looks a little questionable. Colin Munro may be temperamental, and Darren Bravo hasn’t been at his best at the international level either.
Kieron Pollard is perhaps the finest T20 batsman in the world; but he cannot be expected to repeat his feats from the previous season.
There are also a number of solid alternatives in the bowling lineup. Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Yasir Shah, and Sunil Narine should all be included in the starting XI. Pollard can bowl alone, and he has a number of alternatives in the team to pick from if he wants to add to his bowling unit.
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad
Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Dwayne Bravo; Khary Pierre, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Pravin Tambe, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Amir Jangoo, Akeal Hosein, Sunil Narine, Jayden Seales
Pollard has appeared in over 500 T20 matches and scored over 10,000 runs. He can also bowl some crucial overs and will be expected to lead their team from the front with both bat and ball.
Jayden Seales has been highly good for his national side in all formats of the game; picking up 11 wickets in just two Test matches against Pakistan. This season, we anticipate him to spearhead their speed assault from the front.
Predicted XI: Kieron Pollard (C), Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Tim Seifert/Denesh Ramdin, Darren Bravo; Isuru Udana/Ali khan, Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hossain
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Toss Prediction
Teams are increasingly choosing to chase totals in T20 matches;, and we anticipate both captains to bowl first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Conditions
Because the weather prediction for St. Kitts and Nevis is favorable, we do not anticipate any stoppages or DLS computations. The pitch is typically flat, sluggish, and quick in the outfield. Six of the eight completed matches have been won by the chasing team; suggesting that the pitch will not alter significantly.
England’s highest total in a T20 match here is 182 against the West Indies. We believe that a score of 160 or more should be fairly competitive.
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Match Prediction
The season’s opening match offers a lot of unknowns concerning team strategy, player fitness, form, and circumstances. We believe the Trinbago Knight Riders are the favorites because of their batting prowess and somewhat stronger bowling attack.
Trinbago Knight Riders is the favourite to win this match.