One of the most exciting T20 leagues in the world, the Caribbean Premier league is all set to step into its third season. The quality of cricket already produced in the first 2 seasons promises a great 3rd season of the league.
This first match of the third season of the CPL will see the holders Barbados Tridents take-on Guyana Amazon Warriors at home. Both teams have a well balanced squad and will try to give their best to get their tournament off on a positive note. The game will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on the 20th of June. The forecast for the game is bright with almost no chances of rain.
The Barbados Tridents will be confident of making a good start to their CPL campaign with a victory against the Warriors who were not at their best in the previous campaign. The Warriors will want to hit the ground running and prove a point by getting a result against the reigning champions.
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Smith, Justin Ontong, Jonathan Carter, Shai Hope, Robin Peterson, Jason Hodler, Jeevan Mendis and Kyle Corbin.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, de Lange, DevendraBishoo, Dilshan, Brad Hodge, Sunil Narine, ThisaraParera, Umar Akmal, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons and Lasith Malinga.
With a well balanced squad, the Warriors may well prove to be a tough nut to crack but the holders, Barbados Tridents will have their own plans to reign over the Warriors. If he Tridents find the form of last season quickly, they may well run away with the victory in this game.
The Warriors will want to start on a positive note and get their team combination right very early in the league. This is what helped Tridents in the previous season. They were able to settle in as a group very quickly and the benefits of that were seen at the end of the season.
With only 6 teams fighting it out for the title, every match becomes very important and the first match of the CPL will be even huger as it will set the tone for the rest of the games. Do tune into one of the above mentioned source to follow all the games of he CPL without any interruptions.
Barbados Tridents will be favorites to win and as per Sports Mirchi predictions they have 65 percent chances over Guyana Amazon Warriors.