BR vs TKR Match Preview

After getting off to a bad start to the season, Barbados was bowled out for a score of 147 runs while chasing a target of 201 runs. But they did make a comeback in their next game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Their bowlers are still giving away far too many runs as they are bowling after a big gap after their first game. But Qais Ahmad has improved his economy rate and is continuously providing well-times breakthroughs. Other players such as Obed McCoy and Nyeem Young are still struggling. This will be a major concern for the Barbados management.

As this is a balanced surface, the Barbados bowlers can get some assistance from it. Players such as Nyeem Young and Jason Holder can be expected to make a comeback to this side. Their opening batter Rahkeem Cornwall appeared to be in good touch at the top of the order. He will be a key batter for them again in this game. Royals have a couple of big hitters as their openers and if Kyle Mayers gets going you can expect a huge ending to the contest. Jason Holder was promoted to the number 3 position in the last game. The Royals' skipper Rovman Powell played the role of a finisher perfectly while batting at the number 5 position hitting 67 from 29 balls.

The Trinbago Knight Riders are one of the toughest sides to beat in the 2023 version of CPL. They have several experienced campaigners with them and they also have some established and proven talent as well. The victory in their last match would have given them confidence for the upcoming season after the debacle last year. The biggest positive to have come from their recent performance is the contribution from Russell and Pollard. These two are big assets for the middle order of Trinbago. If they continue their good work in this match, it will be great news for the team

Another crucial batter for Trinbago is Nicholas Pooran. He was already in a good nick before the CPL got off. His recent performances would have bolstered the confidence level of the Knight Riders' management. The bad news is that Martin Guptill is still struggling near the top of the order. TKR provided a new partner for him in the form of Chadwick Walton but this move did not realize fruits. But, having Lorcan Tucker in the number 4 position has worked out well for the team. The Irish campaigner is a vital batter in the middle order with Pooran.

Weather Report

The wicket on offer at the Barbados venue is a slow track and the spinners are more likely to benefit from the conditions. It is expected that we will get some rain during the match in Bridgetown. The temperatures during the match will remain close to 31 degrees. 

Pitch Report

This game between Trinbago and Barbados will be played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. This venue has been selected for the next few games of the CPL 2023 before the competition moves to Trinidad. An average first innings total scored at this ground in 149 runs and the 170-run mark has been crossed here on just several occasions. We think a score in the region of 160 runs will be competitive here.

Notable stats

Jason Holder has a great strike rate with the ball for Barbados.

Jason Holder has picked up 17 scalps from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 12.05.

Rahkeem Cornwall has a good strike rate with the bat.

Rahkeem Cornwall has scored runs with a strike rate of 145.13 in his last 10 contests for Barbados.

Team News

There are no injury updates available at the moment. So, you can expect the full teams to be up for selection.

BR vs TKR Probable 11

BR Playing 11

  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Alick Athanaze
  • Justin Greaves
  • Kevin Wickham (Wk)
  • Rovman Powell (C)
  • Jason Holder
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Nyeem Young
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Obed McCoy

TKR Playing 11

  • Martin Guptill
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Chadwick Walton
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Andre Russell
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Sunil Narine
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Ali Khan
  • Jayden Seales
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Trinbago Knight Riders will be looking for their 5th CPL title this year and another victory here will not harm their chances. They have some world-class all-rounders in their ranks and some specialist batters and bowlers as well. It will be difficult to imagine the Barbados team managing to pull one across Knight Riders who have Pollard, Russell, Bravo, and several others on their side.

Top Picks

Rahkeem Cornwall: Cornwall has scored 209 runs from his last 9 games with an average of 23.22 and a strike rate of 145.13.

Jason Holder: The former Caribbean international Jason Holder has succeeded in picking up 17 victims in his last 10 games for Barbados with an excellent bowling strike rate of 12.05.

Andre Russell: Russell has not only scored runs with the bat he has also picked up 7 wickets in his last 10 contests with a strike rate of 17.

Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran has not scored too many runs for TKR in recent games but he looked good in the last match. This augurs well for TKR.

BR vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran

Batters: K Pollard, R Rossouw, R Powell

All-rounders: D Bravo, A Russell (VC), J Holder (C), K Mayers

Bowlers: T Curran, A Hosein, Q Ahmad

BR vs TKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction