TKR vs JT Match Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders did not make a good beginning to their CPL campaign this year. They were bowled out for a mediocre 113 when they were chasing 168 runs against St Lucia Kings. It appeared as if the Trinbago team had carried over their batting problems into this year's CPL form last year. But, in the next match, their middle order put up a terrific show with Trinbago chasing down a relatively large total of 180 runs with six wickets in hand. Nicholas Pooran was in splendid touch in this game with a 61 from 32 balls.

Trinbago also boasts of Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell in their ranks as finishers. They have also found a useful cricketer in their middle order in the form of Akeal Hossein. Hossein was provided an opportunity to bat in the number five position against Guyana. He scored 44 runs not out from 35 balls. But he did not seem to have impressed his captain with this effort. He was removed from the number 5 spot in the subsequent games. The strength of the Trinbago team lies in their middle order. Their bowling attack will be led by Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.

Jamaica has some high-quality bowlers in their ranks who did do well this year but the overall team effort appears to fall short of what is required. Mohammad Amir also did a good job picking up 3 wickets for 20 runs and even bowled a maiden over against TKR in their last contest. However, it was Kelvin Pitman who succeeded in getting rid of the dangerous Kieron Pollard. Knight Riders were restricted to a score of 142 runs after a terrific bowling display by Jamaica. Although Chris Green scored a valiant 32 from 16 balls towards the end of the innings, the Jamaicans could not win the game.

Another problem for Jamaica is Alex Hales who is struggling for runs near the top of the order. The Jamaica captain Brandon King has appeared to be out of touch. Everybody will be looking at Hales to stage a comeback for the Jamaicans. The middle order has appeared fragile for the Jamaicans and they are still not sure who the right batters will be for these positions. They do have a good bowling attack though in the form of Fabien Allen, Chris Green, and the all-rounder Imad Wasim. The skipper is more likely to rely on his bowlers to get the elusive win.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this match is that of partially cloudy conditions. You can expect temperatures of close to 33 degrees during the game.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer in Trinidad is a slow one. This might make chasing a score difficult at the venue. All the teams bowling first will look to make sure that they are not conceding too many runs. This has all the makings of a close contest and the game can go right down the wire. The venue is located in Tarouba, Trinidad. The average first innings score at this venue is 141 runs and the highest score set at the venue is 189 runs. Any score in the region of 160 runs will be a promising score at the venue.

Notable stats

Andre Russell has had a good strike rate in recent matches.

Andre Russell has picked up 13 wickets in his last 10 games for Trinbago with a striker ate of 11.15.

Shamarh Brooks has a terrific average/strike rate score.

In his last 8 games for Jamaica, Shamarh Brooks has put together 331 runs with an average of 55.17 and a strike rate of 163.86.

Team News

There are no pressing injury worries for either of the teams at the moment. You can expect them to have the entire team available for selection.

TKR vs JT Probable 11

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

JT Playing 11

  • Brandon King (C)
  • Alex Hales
  • Shamarh Brooks (Wk)
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Jermaine Blackwood
  • Imad Wasim
  • Fabian Allen
  • Chris Green
  • Salman Irshad
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Kelvin Pitman
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 Jamaican batters will be up against a quality bowling attack of Trinbago Knight Riders. On the slow wicket at Tarouba, they will have to face a top-quality bowling attack. These are not perfect conditions for the likes of King and Hales to stage a comeback. But the Jamaican bowlers will be happy with the track on offer. They will be keen on a repeat performance from the last game. But TKR has an overall stronger team and has a long batting line-up. There are several in-form players in the Trinbago outfit in all the departments. Knight Riders will begin as favorites to win this game.

Top Picks

Brandon King: Although the Jamaican skipper has not done a good job in his last few games, he has an impressive record in his last 10 appearances for Jamaica.

Shamarh Brooks: Brooks has scored 331 runs from his last 8 games with an average of 55.17 and a strike rate of 163.86.

Andre Russell: Andre Russell has picked up 13 scalps from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 11.15.

Imad Wasim: Imad Wasim has picked up 12 victims from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 17.

TKR vs JT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran , S Brooks

Batters: K Pollard, M Guptill, B King

All-rounders: S Narine, A Russell (VC), I Wasim (C)

Bowlers: M Amir, A Hosein, C Green

TKR vs JT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction