GAW vs TKR Match Preview

Saim Ayub, who is opening the batting for the team this season, has been very consistent and has scored 304 runs in 8 innings. He is likely to be joined by Matthew Nandu, who has played just 2 matches this season but looks promising.

Shai Hope is a solid performer in the number 3 slot, while Shimron Hetmeyer and Keemo Paul will look to end the inning on a high. Azam Khan, who has been struggling for runs right throughout this season, scored a rapid 40 runs in the last match and will look to carry on from there.

The seamers have done a good job so far, with Dwaine Pretorius and Romario Shepherd picking up 10 and 9 wickets respectively. Odean Smith has been a bit expensive though. Gudakesh Motie is pretty impressive with his left-arm spin, while skipper Imran Tahir has played second fiddle to him. 

Martin Guptill and Mark Deyal will likely open the batting for the Knight Riders. Guptill is the leading run-scorer for the team, while Deyal scored a half-century in the last match and that should give him some confidence. The Knight Riders’ biggest strength lies in its middle order.

Nicholas Pooran continues to have a sensational year and will be the most important batsman for the visitors. He will have the support of Kieron Pollard, Lorcan Tucker, and Andre Russell, all of whom are capable of striking lusty blows.

Russell and Sunil Narine will be the key bowlers for the team as they have picked up 21 wickets between them. In addition to them, Trinbago will depend on Waqar Salamkheil, Ali Khan, and Akeal Hosein to bowl well. 

Weather Report

The skies are likely to remain clear with warm and humid conditions. 

Pitch Report

The pitch is on the drier side with no grass. There will be some cracks on the surface and the spinners will find some grip and turn. There is a chance of dew coming along in the latter half, making the ball skid. A score of around 170 is a par score on this ground.

Notable stats

Andre Russell’s all-round performance

Andre Russell has been an excellent asset for the Knight Riders. He has scored 141 runs at a strike rate of 169.87 and has also picked up 11 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


GAW vs TKR Probable 11

GAW Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Matthew Nandu
  • Shai Hope
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Shimron Hetmeyer
  • Keemo Paul
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Imran Tahir (C)
  • Gudakesh Motie
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Odean Smith

TKR Playing 11

  • Martin Guptill
  • Mark Deyal
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Jayden Seales
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Ali Khan
  • Waqar Salamkheil
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

We are backing the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win. They have been clinical in their performance so far and have excelled in all departments. They have lost just 1 of their last 5 matches against the Knight Riders and that should give the team plenty of confidence. 


Top Picks

Saim Ayub: Saim Ayub is the leading run-scorer of this tournament and has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 4 innings.

Keemo Paul: A handy all-rounder, Keemo Paul has scored 164 runs and has also picked up 4 wickets.

Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran is in red-hot form this year. In the current CPL, he has scored 257 runs in 8 innings, including a century and 2 half-centuries. 


GAW vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran, S Hope

Batters: S Hetmyer, K Pollard, M Guptill, S Ayub

All-rounders: A Russell (C), R Shepherd (VC), K Paul, D Pretorius

Bowlers: G Motie

GAW vs TKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction