Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
- Barbados Tridents have the best batting line-up in this tournament with Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith and Steven Smith in their side.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors haven’t lost a game against the Tridents in the last two seasons and have an impressive 6-3 win record.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors have home advantage and are likely to hold their fort strong in this game
- Barbados Tridents would fancy their chances against the Warrior spinners with big hitters in the side.
- Tridents bat deep and this can play to their advantage going into the game
Our Prediction: Barbados Tridents will win this game
The Caribbean Premier League has made the perfect start and we have seen some close encounters so far. Guyana Amazon Warriors who have so far won both their opening games play on home turf as they take on Barbados Tridents who play their opening encounter in the tournament. With home crowd behind them the Warriors would like to repeat the performance of last season when they defeated the Tridents in both their games. As for the Tridents who have a star studded line-up they would like to start their campaign with a win. It promises to be great encounter and the crowds at Guyana can definitely expect to see some fireworks.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
They are arguably the best side we have seen over the five seasons of the League. They have made it to the finals on three occasions but sadly the crowning trophy still eludes them. Led by the Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik they have comfortably won their opening games against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Stars. Going by the records the side enjoys a 6-3 win record over the Tridents and has not lost against them in the last two seasons. Record aside the core players in the side have performed well in both the matches so far.
In the two games so far everyone in the top order Chadwick Walton, wicket keeper Luke Ronchi, Shimron Hetmyer and skipper Malik have had good knocks so far. Their bowling attack has also looked good so far with Sohail Tanvir having bowled economical spells in both the encounters so far. Imran Tahir was brilliant against St Lucia Stars while Chris Green, Keemo Paul and Rayad Emrit have looked in great touch so far in the tournament and helped their side defend a small total of 141 in the second game. The only thing that would worry the home side in the game is that they would be up against one of the strongest batting line-ups in this league.
Going into the first game of a league is never easy in franchise cricket as it often takes a while for a side to get the team composition right, and that makes our cricket betting predictions more crucial. But skipper Jason Holder would take heart from the fact that he has one of the strongest batting line-ups in this tournament. Though he would miss the services of Hashim Amla who is busy representing his country but the inclusion of Australia’s Steven Smith is surely expected to strengthen the batting which already has Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith and Shai Hope. Although his side doesn’t have the best records against the Warriors who also have home advantage going into the game, Holder would know that past records can often mean nothing in this format unless the players let that play on their minds.
The bowling attack appears to be heavily dependent on speedsters Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and the captain himself along with Dwayne Smith. This is in complete contrast to the home side which has two world-class spinners in their side. While they have a few spinners in the side with the likes of Sunny Sohal and Roston Chase they will have to bring out something exceptional if the fast bowlers go for runs. Shakib Al Hasan’s absence this season may create a few worries for Holder. Barbados Tridents’ victory would surely depend on the performance of their batsmen as the bowling attack looks a little one-dimensional but they would definitely play according to their strengths.
There is little to differentiate between the two sides given that it is still early stages in the tournament. Guyana Amazon Warriors have had a good season so far but here they would be up against some of the best batsmen in the game. It is a close call but Tridents definitely have their nose forward going into the game.