Trinbago Knight Riders take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in the fifth match of the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Queens Park Oval, Trinidad on 2 July.
Where to watch live
Match starts at 2am BST (Sunday morning). Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport and Dave TV in the UK. The CPL T20 app will provide live streaming of every match, which is only available on Android phones. Click here to download the app.
The defending champions finally registered their first win of the tournament beating Barbados Tridents by 11 runs on 1 July. Hashim Amla, who not many consider to be fit for T20 cricket showed that class is permanent regardless of the format, scoring 81 runs off just 54 balls in a knock that included four hits above the fence.
Skipper Dwayne Bravo too played his part with a 43 ball 66 run knock and he along with Amla put a record 150-run stand for the fifth wicket to take the Trinbago outfit to 170 in their full quota of overs. Spinner Sunil Narine was the stand out bowler for Trindad, his two wickets for 21 runs helping his team restrict the opposition to just 159.
Despite the win, the team management will be worried by the form of Colin Munro and in particular Brenon McCullum with the hard-hitting batsman yet to get going. Knight Riders have arguably the strongest batting line-up in the tournament and considering that bowling is their weakness, the batsmen will need to step up further.
Their opponents Guyana Amazon Warriors come into this clash after winning a thriller against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Thursday (30 June), scraping through to win on the penultimate ball of the match. The Warriors had Dwayne Smith and Jason Mohammad to thank, with the duo playing important knocks to take them home.
The bowling looks impressive, especially Sohail Tanvir and spinner Adam Zampa who combined to take seven off the nine St Kitts wickets to fall. The Warriors have potentially the best bowling attack in the CPL 2016, which makes this game a potential blockbuster.
Trinbago Knight Riders to win
Betting odds (betway)
- Trinbago Knight Riders to win: 8/13
- Guyana Amazon Warriors to win: 13/10
Trinbago Knight Riders
Possible XI: Hashim Amla, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Umar Akmal (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Kevon Cooper, Sunil Narine, Nikita Miller, Ronsford Beaton, Suliemann Benn.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill (c), Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad, Chris Barnwell, Anthony Bramble (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Veerasammy Permaul, Rayad Emrit, Adam Zampa, Devendra Bishoo.