The juggernaut in the Caribbean Premier Leagues, Trinbago Knight Riders, lost the first match of CPL 2021. The Knight Riders had a staggering streak of 12 matches of being undefeated in CPL 2020.
The Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors match has humbled and woken up the TKR franchise from a long victory sleep. The Warriors’ gave an outstanding and all-round performance. The Guyana Amazon Warriors are known for their persistence, especially when times look tough.
The splendid defensive play that Guyana Amazon Warriors pulled off made it hard for the Knight Riders to score. Imran Tahir’s exceptional practical cricket knowledge led the team to a nine-run lead victory. Tahir took two wickets in four overs, giving away only 12 runs. That impressive performance completely derailed the TKR’s winning streak.
The target for Trident Knight Riders in Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors match was not too high – 142 runs. TKR started downhill as they failed to reassess their plans per the GAW’s squad. The franchise continued the “slam start” with Lendl Simmons hitting a few good blows before going out in the second over. Romario Shepherd followed Lendl with figures of 3-1-15-3.
Tim Seifert couldn’t read the spinners and so couldn’t score much. The budding Ashmead Nedd was a good match for Imran Tahir. The wickets for the team kept falling with the final hopes on Kieron Pollard. In his T20 career, Kieron Pollard has revived many matches from the jaws of defeat, so the hopes were high.
The hopes were short-lived as Shepherd bounced the ball a little, which caught Pollard by surprise. The ball landed close to the keeper ending any hopes for TKR. Ramdin tried his best to save the sinking ship but was of no avail. Check out the CPL 2021 schedule on our website.