Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) CPL 2021 Match Prediction

The Guyana Amazon Warriors will be starting the ninth season of CPL 2021 with a match against Trinbago Knight Riders. The match will be held on August 26 in St. Kitts and Nevis. Both the teams have recruited excellent players and are all set to begin the ninth season with a win. 

Please have a look at the teams and check our prediction on the Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Match.

Trinbago Knight Riders

Strength:

The Trinbago Knight Riders have a committed and intelligent captain. Kieron Pollard is a veteran when it comes to T20 matches. His vast experience in this format makes him a veteran master. It is not surprising to see the Mumbai Indians in the IPL pick him as the stand-in captain when their regular captain is unavailable, and he has led the Mumbai Indians more often than not.

TKR has a lot more than just the T20 master. Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Colin Munro and Sandeep Laminchhane are all explosive players capable of taking the match on their own. Isuru Udana and Denesh Ramdin are valuable players when considering the bowling attack.

Weakness

The implicit team strength of the Trinbago Knight Riders makes it easy for them to overcome hurdles and minor hiccups quickly. The most important aspect where the TKR is short of is in the bowling lineup. Except for Narine and Isuru Udana, there’s not much to the Trinbago Knight Riders’ bowling order. Narine and Udana threaten the opposing batters, but the two can not play the whole match. The franchise hopes the team will get through with the strong premium batting lineup.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Strength

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have six elite batters in the batting lineup for CPL 2021. Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj and Mohammad Hafeez are at the top of the list with their vast experience. Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, and Nicholas Pooran are the following top players after the three.

The GAW will probably start with a left and right combo from the top batting order, followed by Hetmyer or Mallik. Hafeez’s adaptability to bat at any position will be a valuable ticket to the GAW. The bowling unit is filled with off-spinners, left-arm spinners and a wrist spinner. Imran Tahir, Ashmead Nedd and Kevin Sinclair have improved a lot since the last few games and will perform better.

Weakness

Since the Guyana Amazon Warriors are packed with excellent bowlers, they lack a batting order. After the top six batters, there isn’t much the GAW can do to pump the scores. As for the pace attack, there is little hope as the starters Naveen ul Haq and Romario Shepherd have close to nil backing after their turn. Romario’s consistency has been varying lately. If Naveen doesn’t receive any backing at the death overs, the GAW will face some difficulties.

After analysing the data, the GAW and the TKR are closely balanced for the top batting order, with the TKR having a slight advantage. However, the GAW has better bowlers, which could be a problem for the TKR after the pitch wears down as the spinners rule the worn-down pitches. All in all, the matchup looks like it will be head to head in CPL. 

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  1. https://cricfit.com/cpl-2020-trinbago-knight-riders-vs-st-lucia-zouks-match-prediction/
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