Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik has been the lone bright spot for Barbados TridentsGetty Images

Barbados Tridents take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 28th match of the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, on Saturday (30 July).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 9pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport and Dave TV in the UK. The CPL T20 app will live stream every match, which is only available on Android phones. Click here to download the app.

Overview

Barbados Tridents play what is the most important match of their campaign so far on 30 July, needing to win in order to stay in contention for a play-off spot. The Tridents currently are placed fifth on the league table with seven points from nine games, losing five while winning only three games.

Even if they win on Saturday, they will need Trinbago Knight Riders to lose their last game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which will be played on 31 July. Tridents in fact played Guyana in their last game on Thursday, losing by six wickets.

The loss of South African superstar AB de Villiers has been a big blow and while Shoaib Malik has performed in his absence it has not been enough to win them games, due to the failure of skipper Kieron Pollard and opener Ahmed Shehzad.

Pacer Ravi Rampaul has been the lone bright spot with the ball for the Tridents, picking up 12 wickets, but barring him the bowlers have been disappointing, in particular South African's Marchant de Lange and David Wiese. If Tridents are to win here, they will need their big guns to fire.

Their opponents, Guyana Amazon Warriors have already qualified for the play-off spot and a win here will assure them of a place in the top two. Despite losing influential skipper Martin Guptill midway through the tournament, the Warriors have managed to grind out wins.

Chris Lynn in particular has been the go-to man with the bat for the Warriors, scoring 341 runs at a strike rate of 140.32, with him second in the leading run-scorers list for the tournament. The Guyana outfit though will know that their middle order is relatively inexperienced, which means that if Dwayne Smith, Nic Maddinson and Lynn don't fire, they might find themselves in trouble.

With no injury worries at present, Guyana are expected to field the same 11 who played on 28 July.

Prediction

Guyana Amazon Warriors to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Barbados Tridents to win: 5/4
  • Guyana Amazon Warriors to win: 8/13

Team news

Barbados Tridents

Possible XI: Kyle Hope, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), David Wiese, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Marchant de Lange.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Nic Maddinson, Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad, Anthony Bramble (wk), Chris Bramble, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit (c), Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Adam Zampa.