Tridents seeking home advantage against sizzling TKR

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…Barbados Tridents will be heading home to the Kensington Oval Ground as they bowl off their leg of home game versus the fiery Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) when Match 18 of the Hero CPL 2018 gets underway from 18:00h on Sunday, August 26.Darren BravoWith the Barbados Tridents losing out to the Trinbago Knight Riders in 4 out of their last 5 encounters, the home team will be looking for sweet revenge. However, so far in the 2018 season, the Trinbago Knight riders have been in scintillating form chasing down huge totals. ,In their last encounter with the Jamaica Tallawahs, the Bravo brothers led their home team to a shocking victory with combined scores of 86 runs from 36 balls, while the dangerous duo of New Zealanders Colin Munroe and Brendon Mc Cullum have been in rampaging batting form to date.Steve SmithJason Holder’s Barbados Tridents will look to take advantage of the home crowd at the Oval, especially after winning 2 of three matches. Aussie import, all-rounder Steve Smith has proven to be a great addition to the team as the former skipper has been finding his form with the bat while he has rolled back the years to produce a match-winning result for his team recently.With opener Dwayne Smith hitting form and hostile bowling from Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz along with his fellow pacers in Raymon Reifer, Mohammed Irfan and Holder; who have been amongst the wickets will need to utilize the familiar conditions to get the better of the champs.Wahab RiazTKR have showed their power in the batting but with the likes of Sunil Narine, Ali Khan, Kharry Pierre, Javon Searles and others who have been playing their roles well, the defending champs will want to have a better bowling perfromances against the dangerous Tridents line-up.The Tridents linger in 5th place while the defending champs sit pretty in number one position following the upset loss the Guyana Amazon Warriors suffered on Friday night at the hands of the St Lucia Stars.Tridents expected Playing XI: Jason Holder (C), Raymon Reifer, Wahab Riaz, Ashley Nurse, Mohammad Irfan, Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Steven Smith, Nicholas Pooran and Shai HopeColin MunroExpected Playing XI: Darren Bravo (C), Denesh Ramdin, Kevon Cooper, Shannon Gabriel, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Hamza Tariq.last_img read more