Cricket Match Information:
Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) vs Barbados Tridents will be the final of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019. GAW reached the final by winning the first qualifier against Tridents. Tridents, on the other hand, had to take the longer route to reach the final since they lost the first qualifier. They beat Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the second qualifier and made it to the final after a long time.
While Tridents have already won the title before, GAW are still awaiting their first tournament win. GAW have been the runners-up on three occasions and they would not want to waste their fourth chance. Our prediction guru predicts that GAW are going to break their title-drought this year.
- Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 2:30 am IST
- Cricket match date: 13.10.2019
- Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: Maximum 31 degrees Minimum 24 degrees, Thunderstorm: 29%
- Team A: Guyana Amazon Warriors
- Team B: Barbados Tridents
- Team A Captain: Shoaib Malik
- Team B Captain: Jason Holder
Guyana Amazon Warriors
GAW, led by Shoaib Malik, have not put a wrong foot in this competition so far. They were without a doubt the best team in the group stage as they won ten group games on the go. Then they won the first qualifier easily against Tridents and straightaway got through to the final.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game. They have won everything so far and with just one step away from their title, there is no reason to change the team.
Here is our prediction of Guyana Amazon Warriors’ playing XI:
- Shoaib Malik
- OF Smith
- 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 taken his team to the final after many years. They have already won the title back in 2014 and would like to win it for the second time now that they have got a good team.
They defeated TKR despite scoring just a par total. Their bowlers, especially Reifer and Gurney, did the job to perfection. Hence, our expert prediction is that they are going to go with the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game.
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
GAW are now one step away from fulfilling their dream of winning the first title. They have been unlucky thrice and they would like to believe that fourth time is a charm when they take on Tridents in the final.
It is going to be an exciting final as both these teams have played some exciting cricket. Tridents’ journey has been far more eventful than GAW’s. At one stage, Tridents were right at the bottom of the points table so to finish among the top two after the group stage was some achievement. The addition of Shakib Al Hasan really pulled their side up and they have not looked back since then.
GAW, on the other hand, have found heroes in every game of cricket. While Brandon King has been their stand-out performer with the bat, Shoaib Malik has led from the front whenever the situation demanded him to stand up. Another important cog in their wheel has been the spin bowling of Imran Tahir and Chris Green, both of whom have been among the highest wicket-takers of the tournament.
Going by the history of the last five cricket games, GAW hold all the advantage as they have won four out of those five games of cricket. But as GAW will themselves remember, any previous cricket game will have no bearing come the final at Trinidad. However, due to some unreal form shown by GAW and past dominance over Tridents, our prediction guru is going with GAW as the winner of CPL 2019.
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 – 1.60
Barbados Tridents – 2.30
*odds may change anytime