Struggling Trinbago Knight Riders will run into the unstoppable Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday. The hosts are sitting right at the top of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 points table while Jamaica Tallawahs are placed at a distant second.
Warriors have won all their four matches in CPL 2016 and have been outstanding every time they have come out to play. The conviction and the will to perform better in every game can be seen in the eyes of Martin Guptill and Co. No wonder, they have managed to achieve the best results in all their four games in CPL 2016.
On the other hand, Trinbago Knight Riders have lost three of their four matches in this edition of the CPL and in no way look like poised to defend their title.
They have shown glimpses of individual brilliance but that will not help the Dwayne Bravo-led Trinbago Knight Riders. They will have to make a cohesive effort to win games, which they failed to do so far.
Their star player Brendon McCullum is yet to fire at the top of the order alongside the classy Hashim Amla, who has been good in the last few matches. McCullum started off well in the last match but got out just when Knight Riders needed him.
On the other hand, Warriors' skipper finally got back into form in the last match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. That will be an added incentive for the Warriors, who have been on a roll so far in CPL 2016.
Their bowlers have also been spot on with line and length and are populating the wickets column, especially Adam Zampa and Sohail Tanvir. Both the bowlers have picked up nine wickets from four matches. Zampa's economy rate (6.5) puts him ahead of others in the top wicket-takers' list.
Expected playing XI:
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill (C), Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad, Chris Barnwell, Anthony Bramble (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Steven Jacobs, Rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul, Adam Zampa.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Hashim Amla, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Umar Akmal (wk), Javon Searles, Dwayne Bravo (C), Kevon Cooper, Sunil Narine, Ronsford Beaton, Suliemann Benn.
Where to watch live:
Match no. 11 of CPL 2016 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders is scheduled to start from 7 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. IST, 12:00 a.m. BST) start. Below are the live streaming and TV options (Note: IST am timings are next day):
India: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: SonyLiv.
UK: BT Sport. Live Streaming: BT Sport Live Streaming.
USA: ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch Espn.
Australia: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel Play.
New Zealand: Sommet Sports
Barbados: Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Trinidad: Caribbean Communications Network, TV 6, CNC 3
Nevis: Caribbean Cable Networks
Guyana: National Communications Network, TVG
St Kitts: ZIZ Broadcasting Corp
St Lucia: Helen Television System, St Lucia Cable Vision