TKR vs GAW Match Preview

In the first qualifier of the CPL, Trinbago Knight Riders clashed with Guyana Amazon Warriors to ensure that they would be playing the final. They played an exceptional brand of cricket in this game. Guyana set a target of 166 runs in the game from their 20 overs. However, the Trinbago batters were in terrific form. They chased this target in just 18 overs for the loss of just 3 wickets. The standout performance for Trinbago in this game was Chadwick Walton. He smashed 80 runs in the game. Waqar Salamkheil and Terrace Hinds were the best bowlers on the scene picking up 2 wickets each.

Although Guyana lost the first qualifier, they did a wonderful job in the second. They were in a dominant mood in the game against Jamaica Tallawahs to clinch a win by a margin of 81 runs. The Guyana team succeeded in posting a huge total of 182 runs on the board setting up a competitive score for the Jamaican batters. The top batters for Guyana were Azam Khan and Shai Hope who contributed vital runs to the total putting together 54 and 40 runs respectively. During their effort in the field, Imran Tahir was in prime form picking up 3 wickets.

In the first qualifier played at the Providence Stadium, the Trinbago team managed to win the toss and put the opposition in. The opposition was Guyana Amazon Warriors who put together a score of 166 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their quota of 20 overs. But this score was nowhere close to being enough. Trinbago was led during the Chase by a super innings from Chadwick Walton putting together an unbeaten 80 from 57 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes. He was well supported during this effort by the skipper Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran.

After losing the first qualifier to Trinbago, Guyana played their next game against Jamaica Tallawahs. It was the second qualifier and they succeeded in beating Tallawahs by a big margin of 81 runs. The Jamaican batters could not handle the pressure of reaching a big target of 183 runs and they were bowled out in 15.2 overs for a score of 101 runs. Dwaine Pretorius was adjudged player of the match for his effort of 2 wickets for 21 runs. Apart from Shai Hope and Azam Khan, Shimron Hetmyer also scored 31 runs from 29 balls with 2 fours and 1 six in the Guyana innings.

Weather Report

We are likely to get clear weather during this game. The temperature during the match will be close to 27 degrees and you can expect winds in the region of 13 km/hr. The relative humidity during this match will be close to 80% and there are no chances of getting showers during this match.

Pitch Report

The final will be hosted by the Guyanese team at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. The surface on offer at the stadium is likely to be a slow one and there will be help for the spinners from the track. So, it might be a good idea to bowl first on this track. This doesn’t mean that chasing a target will be simpler on this track. A chase will also be tough for the side batting second as the wicket slows down.

Notable stats

Nicholas Pooran has had a good average-to-strike rate combination in recent games for Trinbago.

Nicholas Pooran has scored 290 runs in his last 9 games with an average of 36.25 and an excellent strike rate of 159.34.

Andre Russell has an excellent strike rate with the ball.

Andre Russell has picked up 11 wickets from his last 9 games with a strike rate of 13.72.

Team News

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

TKR vs GAW Probable 11

TKR Playing 11

  • Chadwick Walton
  • Mark Deyal
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Andre Russell
  • Keacy Carty
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Terrance Hinds
  • Ali Khan
  • Waqar Salamkheil

GAW Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Odean Smith
  • Shai Hope
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Kevlon Anderson
  • Gudakesh Motie
  • Shamar Joseph
  • Imran Tahir (C)
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

Both these teams have played some exceptional cricket to reach the final of the CPL. But Trinbago has a better side man-to-man than Guyana. Guyana is playing at home so they are better aware of the conditions at the venue but we expect Trinbago to win this contest and clinch the title.

Top Picks

Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran has been one of the consistent batters for Trinbago. He has scored 290 runs from his last 9 appearances for Trinbago with a strike rate of 159.34 and an average of 36.25.

Dwaine Pretorius: Dwaine Pretorius has picked up 15 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 14.66.

Imran Tahir: Tahir has collected a haul of 14 wickets from his last 10 games for Guyana with a strike rate of 15.71.

Saim Ayub: Ayub has been a consistent batter for Guyana during this season. He has scored 371 runs from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 37.1 and a strike rate of 141.6.

TKR vs GAW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran (C), S Hope (VC)

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

All-rounders: A Russell, R Shepherd

Bowlers: I Tahir, G Motie, A Hosein

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