Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals: Trinbago Knight Riders will take on Barbados Royals in the third match of the CPL 2021 on Friday. Both teams are coming into the tournament on the back of a loss in their last respective games. Trinbago Knight Riders remained unbeaten in the last season. They suffered defeat in their first game of the CPL 2021 campaign. Guyana Amazon Warriors batted first and posted 142 runs in the first innings. Shimron Hetmyer top-scored with the bat, scoring 54 runs off 41 balls.
Akeal Hosein and Sunil Narine picked up two wickets each, while Jayden Seales, Rampaul and Udana claimed one wicket each. In the fightback, Trinbago Knight Riders were bundled up within 133 runs. The Knight Riders lost their opportunity by not converting the starts into big scores. Dinesh Ramdin was the leading run-scorer with 28runs off 25 balls. Skipper Kieron Pollard couldn’t pull off big scores and contributed only two runs off seven balls.
On the other hand, Barbados Royals too lost their last game against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo made significant contributions with the bat as the Patriots compiled 175 runs in the first innings.
175 was perhaps too big a score for Barbados to chase down. Shai Hope showed some fight, scoring 44 off 38 balls, while Azam Khan and Hayden Walsh too smashed a few sixes. But Barbados Royals, in the end, fell short of 21 runs. None of the players could go on to score a big knock and that led to the defeat.
Both teams would be looking to make amends and open their account in the tournament. Currently, Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals are languishing at the bottom two spots on the points table.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals: Squads
Trinbago Knight Riders Squad
Kieron Pollard (captain), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Denesh Ramdin, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Leonardo Julian, Ali Khan.
Overseas Players: Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Sandeep Lamichchane, Isuru Udana.
Barbados Royals Squad
Jason Holder (c), Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr., Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Oshane Thomas, Ashley Nurse
Overseas: Mohammad Amir, Azam Khan, Smit Patel, Glenn Phillips, Thisara Perera
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