GAW vs TKR Match Preview

After the inception of the Caribbean Premier League in 2013, the Guyanese team has succeeded in reaching the finals on 4 occasions. However, they could never go all the way and win a title. They have appeared to be in terrific touch during this season again and will be keen to pick up a win in this Qualifier 1 against one of the more successful teams of CPL this year. Guyana has a lot of depth in their batting order. The dependable lower order will allow the top-order batters to make an all-out attack against the opposition.

Odean Smith and Saim Ayub managed to add 56 runs for the opening wicket while chasing a score of 177 runs against Trinbago Knight Riders. This was followed by Odean Smith and Shai Hope putting together 61 runs for the second wicket after the dismissal of Ayub. In an all-important match like this one, Imran Tahir will be keen to bring in all his main weapons back in the side such as Dwaine Pretorius and Keemo Paul. Tahir himself is doing well at the moment and will be the one to play carefully.

This has been a good comeback season for the Trinbago team who are 4 times champions. They ended up finishing in 2nd position in the points tally with 6 victories and 3 losses to reach the first Qualifier. They will have to face a difficult challenge in this game though. Beating Guyana and reaching the finals is not going to be easy. Two of their three losses this year have come against the team of Warriors. Despite scoring 176 runs while batting first Trinbago Knight Riders ended on the losing side to Guyana by a margin of 6 wickets in their last encounter.

The Trinbago bowling attack has been their strong point in the competition and needs to keep performing well. One of the key bowlers for Trinbago in the pace bowling department is Andre Russell. As far as the spin bowling alternative is concerned Sunil Narine and Akeal Hossein will be their best bowlers. However, other support bowlers such as Terrace Hinds and Jayden Seales have not been too successful during the competition. Ali Khan did show a bit of promise but fast bowling has not been his best suit. Waqar Salamkheil might also make his way into this team for this match.

Weather Report

Some early morning showers are expected in Guyana tomorrow. That apart, you can expect sun and clouds to hover over Providence Stadium during the game. You can also expect wind gusts in the region of 30 km/hr. The temperatures during the game will be close to 32 degrees.

Pitch Report

The venue for this game between Trinbago and Guyana is Providence Stadium. It is famous for its playing conditions and provides support to both batsmen and bowlers. We will likely get favorable weather conditions for this game for the quicker bowlers. Even the spinners will have opportunities to do well in the game. It will progressively be difficult to score runs as the wicket gets slower and lower. 

Notable stats

Shai Hope has a terrific average-to-strike rate combination in CPL.

In his last 10 games for Guyana, Shai Hope has scored 407 runs with an average of 58.14 and a strike rate of 149.08.

Andre Russell has a good strike rate with the ball in recent games.

In his last 10 appearances for Trinbago, Andre Russell has picked up 11 wickets from 9 games with a strike rate of 12.63.

Team News

Both teams are likely to make changes to their teams for this all-important game. There do not seem to be any injury updates available at the moment.

GAW vs TKR Probable 11

GAW Playing 11

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

TKR Playing 11

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

The Guyana Amazon Warriors team is entering the play-off stages as the winners of the league stages of the competition. They lost just once in their 10 games of CPL 2023. They won 8 games which includes 2 wins against Trinbago Knight Riders who are their opposition this time around as well. This is unlikely to psyche the Trinbago side too much though. They have a lot of experience in their ranks and players who are capable of contributing match-winning performances. Having a good record against this opposition in the earlier portion of CPL helps the Guyana team psychologically. Jamaica was ruthless in their approach in the league stages of the competition even after it was clear that they would reach the playoffs. It tells a lot about their resolve as a unit. All-in-all you can expect a close game for booking a place in the finals of CPL. We will bet with Guyana Amazon Warriors to win.

Top Picks

Shai Hope: Hope has scored 407 runs from his last 10 games for Guyana Amazon Warriors with a strike rate of 149.08 and an average of 58.14.

Andre Russell: Andre Russell has done a terrific job with the ball in CPL 2023. He has picked up 11 wickets from his 9 appearances with a strike rate of 12.63.

Saim Ayub: Saim Ayub is in great form at the moment having picked up 357 runs from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 148.13 and an average of 39.67.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran will return to the Trinbago team for this game. He has scored 257 runs from 9 games with a commendable strike rate of 162.65.

GAW vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran , S Hope (VC)

Batters: M Guptill, M Deyal, S Ayub

All-rounders: S Narine, A Russell (C), R Shepherd

Bowlers: I Tahir, G Motie, A Hosein

GAW vs TKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction