Clear weather is on the cards for this game with a cloud cover of 39%, according to AccuWeather. This could be a telling factor while the temperatures should hover between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.
In the three games played in Trinidad, teams were able to post scores of over 150 on five out of six occasions. The shorter boundaries here could well go against the bowlers. Teams have preferred to bowl first here with the pitch playing a touch better in the second innings although the record since CPL 2018 tells otherwise.
Average first innings score:171 ( 3 CPL 2019 Matches at Queen’s Park Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 6 (Matches since the start of CPL 2018)
Injury and Availability News:
Chris Jordan has joined TKR camp and is expected to make his CPL debut in this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Kieron Pollard (C), Denesh Ramdin (WK), Darren Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Seekuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip
Bench: Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Mark Deyal, AkeaHosein, Javon Searles, Amir Jangoo
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir, Ben Laughlin, Romario Shepherd
Bench:Keemo Paul, Qais Ahmed, Keegan Simmons, Clinton Pestano, Veerasammy Permaul
Colin Munro was the highest run-scorer in CPL 2018 with the bulk of his runs coming at home turf for Trinbago Knight Riders. Sunil Narine has already scored a fifty this season at the top of the order and has the ability to turn the game on its head with both bat and ball. Chris Green’s tally of 10 wickets is impressive considering he bowls the tough overs with the field up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shimron Hetmyer, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine
Vice-Captain – Chris Jordan, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Green
Shimron Hetmyer’s ability against spin makes him a standout option over Colin Munro and Sunil Narine
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues: