The Caribbean Premier Leagues 3rd season has begun and we have already seen some great cricket by all the teams who have played. The 5th match in the competition is between Barbados Tridents and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and we bring you the preview of the match along with predictions and expected line ups of both the squads.
Barbados Tridents have already begun their campaign in fine fashion. They have taken maximum points from both their matches and will be confident of their form in the league. T&T Red Steel have not been able to post a win in their first match as the match was washed out due to rain after an innings and 5 balls. So their batting line-up is not yet tested and they will want to give a tough fight for the Tridents who have raced into the lead in the points table.
The 5th match between the Tridents and the Red Steels will be played on Thursday the 25th of June. This game will be a home game for the Tridents and will be played at Bridgetown. This is the third game in this ground in the league and has been kind to the hosts.
The pitch at Bridgetown has provided balance between the bat and ball. It has assisted the bowlers but has given the batsmen with patience a lot of help. It will deteriorate in the wake of continuous games but will still be true to its nature. The weather at Barbados has been a bit dark but the first two games were not affected by the rain. It is forecasted that this game may also run without being interrupted by the rain.
The Tridents have had a sizzling start to the league and have already taken the top position with 2 victories in 2 games. They have had a good start in both departments and will be confident of giving the away team a tough time. They will want to keep the winning momentum and will want to stay on top of the league after an impressive start.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steels will consider themselves unlucky after a wash out at the Islet. They gave too many runs away but the pitch was too good for batting and the Steels would have fancied themselves in the run chase. They have a very well balanced start studded squad and will want at least one of their match winners to step up in this game.
Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Rayad Emrit, Dilshan Munaweera, Jonathan Carter, Robin Peterson, Akeal Hosein, Navin Stewart
Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel
Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Samuel Badree, Kevon Cooper, Jacques Kallis, Johan Botha, Kamran Akmal, Cameron Delport, Sulieman Benn, Jason Mohammad, Javon Searles.
The defending champions will come into the game high on confidence and will want to stamp their authority on the game early on. They will know the threat that the Steels posses and will want to start the game positively. The hosts will go into the game as firm favorites. But the Steels have a very good lineup that will make the match even more interesting. As per Sports Mirchi predictions Barbados Tridents have 57 percent winning chances over Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.