Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents Prediction
- Trinbago Knight Riders have won 7 out of the 11 games they have played against Barbados Tridents
- Trinbago Knight Riders have won all the four games the sides have played at this venue over the last few seasons
- Barbados Tridents have lost the last six games they have played in this league and have lost momentum.
- Colin Munroe has odds of 3.25 to be the best batsmen in the game while Martin Guptil has odds of 4.0 to top score for his side Get your free bet with Betway
- Mohammad Irfan has odds of 3.5 to be the best bowler in the game while Dwayne Bravo has odds of 4.25 to be the best bowler for Trinbago Knight Riders Get your free bet with Betway
Our Prediction Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents
Trinbago Knight Riders will win this game
Four teams have already qualified for the play-off stage of 2018 Caribbean Premier League and now is only matter of which team finishes at the top of the points table. Trinbago Knight Riders head into this game leading the points table with 12 points. Skipper Dwayne Bravo would surely like to maintain his side’s winning streak and finish the league stage at the top of the table. For Jason Holder’s Barbados Tridents it has been a miserable campaign as they are at the bottom with two wins in nine games played so far. They would like to end the season on a high as they take the hosts at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Dwayne Bravo would be a very happy skipper after the kind of performances his side has delivered in the last few games. While they may not have looked the strongest sides at the start of this season now they can surely stake that claim. The team comes into this game on the back of some solid performances. In fact they have won their last five games on a trot which is excellent for any side in a 20 over league. They have defeated every team in the tournament so far including Barbados Tridents whom they humbled by 4 wickets in a low scoring game at Barbados last week.
As far as batting goes Colin Munroe seems unstoppable this season being the leading run scorer this season. While the side has persisted with Chris Lynn he continues to fail which will worry Bravo going into the play-off stage. Denesh Ramdin is in great form and so is Brendon McCullum which makes them a strong batting line up Darren and Dwayne Bravo in the finishing act. The lower order has also played its part when asked for. In the bowling department Fawad Ahmed has been great with his economical spells and so is Ali Khan and skipper Bravo. Sunil Narine is finally finding his form with the ball and this makes them a strong bowling line-up which the Tridents with the form they are in will find tough to deal with.
It has been a nightmare for the Tridents and Jason Holder’s team would like to get done with the tournament and think about the next season. While they were well placed winning two out of their first three games this season it has been a downhill ride for them ever since. They come into this game having suffered six consecutive losses. The team is badly demoralized as they have been found wanting in all the departments. Most of the stars in the side have failed to inspire the youngsters. Holder would have to inspire confidence in the side and ensure that they go into this last game of the season with positive frame of mind.
It is their poor batting performances that have left the team in mess on most occasions. Steven Smith was on and off this season and is back in Australia nursing an injury. Martin Guptil has failed more often than he has succeeded. Shai Hope has been the only person who has brought some stability into the batting order. Holder has played is part in small bits and so has Nicholas Pooran. Bowling was a shade better for the side and we have seen some good performances from Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and youngster Imran Khan. But overall the bowling has not been able to earn victories for the side.
Given the difference in performance and momentum between the two sides we expect Trinbago Knight Riders to win this game easily.