Match 20 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023 will see the clash between Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) and Barbados Royals (BR). The two sides will square off at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Thursday, September 7.
Speaking about their head-to-head records in the last five matches, Trinbago have a minor lead with three wins to Barbados’ two. Both teams have seven points apiece in the ongoing tournament and will be eager to clinch the two points to make a place in the knockout rounds.
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League 2023
Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals, Match 20
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Date & Time: Thursday, September 7, 04:30 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and FanCode
Queen’s Park Oval Pitch Report
The surface at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad has historically favoured balanced gameplay for both batters and bowlers. However, the spinners will be able to exploit the early movement at the venue. Either skipper winning the toss will likely fancy chasing.
Probable Playing XI
Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR)
Martin Guptill, Mark Deyal, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan, Kadeem Alleyne, Waqar Salamkheil
Barbados Royals (BR)
Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Laurie Evans, Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Nyeem Young, Rivaldo Clarke (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Qais Ahmad
TKR vs BR Head-to-Head
Played – 22, Trinbago Knight Riders – 13, Barbados Royals – 9
Probable Top Performers of TKR vs BR
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Rahkeem Cornwall (BR)
Rahkeem Cornwall slammed a blistering 102 runs off 48 balls, smoking 12 maximums and four boundaries at a jaw-dropping strike rate of 212.50. The swashbuckling right-hander will be eager to maintain his momentum and play another brutal knock against Trinbago.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Waqar Salamkheil (TKR)
The left-arm wrist spinner was quite impactful with the ball as he gave just 21 runs in his four overs at an economy of 5.25. In addition to this, Waqar Salamkheil added two wickets to his account, which proved to be crucial in his team’s victory. The spinner will look to replicate a similar performance in the upcoming game to keep his side ahead.
Today’s Match Prediction – Trinbago Knight Riders to win the match