After conclusion of biggest T20 carnival Indian Premier League, cricket fans are set to move on Caribbean Soil to enjoy Caribbean Premier League’s third edition in June-July. 2015 CPLT20 title defending champion Barbados Tridents are set to meet previous tournament’s finalist Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening clash of this year’s competition.
Last year both these two teams met in the final clash in which Barbados Tridents beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by Duckworth Lewis method to claim title. Bridgetown in Barbados will witness the first match of 2015 Caribbean Premier League to be played on 20 June under the floodlights.
West Indies ODI team cricket captain Jason Holder believes that it will be an interesting contest between two franchise clubs in the inaugural game. Both teams are strong and always been rivals to each other on cricket field.
Jason Holder said, “The rivalry between Tridents and Amazon Warriors will be pretty intense and no doubt we would like to confirm to people that we would have beaten Guyana, even if the game had finished. No doubt Guyana will be looking to make amends for that hard loss so the opening day should be a cracker and one that I am really looking forward to be a part of.”
Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith and Kieron Pollard are some of the big names in the Barbados Tridents team.
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“We have a well balanced side in terms of our batting. We have plenty of batsmen who have not only done well in our domestic cricket in the Caribbean but guys like Dilshan Munaweera who did well for us in the Champions League last year.” Holder added.
“Shoaib Malik has obviously done well for us and obviously he has a very good international record. There’s also Robin Petersen and Justin Ontong so I’m very pleased with the make-up of our side.”