Cricket Match Information:
Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) vs Barbados Tridents will be the first qualifier of Caribbean Premier League(CPL) 2019. GAW finished the group stage at number one position with ten wins out of ten cricket games. Tridents, on the other hand, finished on the second spot with five wins out their ten games.
It is going to be yet another playoff game for GAW, who have repeatedly qualified for the knockout stages in the last few years. Tridents have also done well to reach the playoffs as it was not too long ago that they found themselves on the last spot on the points table. The winner of this cricket game will directly qualify for the final of this season of CPL, whereas the loser will have to play the winner of the Eliminator. Our prediction is of yet another final for GAW while other teams will continue to tussle.
- Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 07.10.2019
- Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: Maximum 31 degrees Minimum 24 degrees, Chance of rain: 40%
- Team A: Guyana Amazon Warriors
- Team B: Barbados Tridents
- Team A Captain: Shoaib Malik
- Team B Captain: Jason Holder
Guyana Amazon Warriors
GAW created history by winning ten group games of cricket in ten games. They won their tenth game of cricket by beating Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) by seven wickets. It was yet another display of complete ease with which GAW are playing their cricket at the moment.
GAW had to chase down a tricky total of 144 runs against TKR, which they managed to overhaul quite easily by seven wickets. Skipper Shoaib Malik once again led from the front and with some much-needed return to form from Nicholas Pooran, GAW reached their total without any trouble.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game. Their bowler, Qais Ahmed, has now gone for national duties and his place is likely to be taken again by Ben Laughlin.
Here is our prediction of Guyana Amazon Warriors’ playing XI:
- Shoaib Malik
- Ben Laughlin
- Chris Green
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Keemo Paul
- C Hemraj
- Nicholas Pooran
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Imran Tahir
- Brandon King
- Romario Shephard
Tridents are being led by Jason Holder in this tournament. He has been good from a leadership point of view but has failed to live up to the expectations with the bat. From being at the bottom of the points table for the majority of the tournament, they managed to finish among the top two teams.
Our expert prediction is that they are going to go with the same playing eleven that helped them qualify for the playoff spot. Shakib Al Hasan is once again going to be key for them due to his all-round skills.
Here is our prediction of Barbados Tridents’ playing XI:
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Jason Holder
- Johnson Charles
- Ashley Nurse
- HR Walsh
- Jonathan Carter
- Alex Hales
- RA Reifer
- CK Holder
- JP Duminy
- Harry Gurney
Expert Prediction: GAW vs BT
With TKR losing form rapidly, the competition has eased up for GAW. They finished as the runners-up on three occasions and now have a golden opportunity to win the tournament for the first time.
Tridents, by the virtue of finishing among the top two, have given themselves insurance. Even if they lose this game of cricket, they will get another chance to reach the final by taking on the winner of the eliminator game between TKR and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
In the last five games of cricket between GAW and Tridents, GAW have been the clear winner by winning four out of five encounters. Thus, our prediction guru is going with GAW as their clear winner of the first qualifier. Tridents are a good side but not as good a side that can halt the ten-match winning run. Hence, it is going to take something out of ordinary if Tridents have to win this cricket game.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first. T20 format is a chase-friendly format and with teams preferring to know what they need to chase, bowling first is a no-brainer.
Who will win? – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Top Batsman – Brandon King (GAW), Shakib Al Hasan (BT)
Top Bowler – HF Gurney (BT), Imran Tahir (GAW)
Most Sixes – Brandon King (GAW), Shakib Al Hasan (BT)
Man of the Match – Brandon King (GAW)
Team Scores Batting first – GAW 160+, BT 150+
Our Official Partner Odds for Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents
Guyana Amazon Warriors – 1.58
Barbados Tridents – 2.40
*odds may change anytime