One of the biggest leagues in cricket will kickstart on August 26. The CPL will begin with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders locking horns with the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first game of the 2021 edition. All the games will be played at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
The Trinbago Knight Riders are the defending champions & will be aiming to win the fifth season of the CPL. On the other hand, Guyana Amazon Warriors haven’t won a single title yet & will be looking to clinch their first title by winning the CPL 2021.
Kieron Pollard-led Trinbago Knight Riders will be eager to repeat history by winning the CPL title this year. Trinbago has included some big names in their squad & will start as favorites in the league. However, the side will be without the services of Dwayne Bravo who has been traded to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Guyana Amazon Warriors will be headed by Nicholas Pooran. They are a team with some good batsmen who can easily hit long balls to score maximum runs. Nicholas Pooran has been in spectacular form for West Indies in the recently concluded series & this experience will come in handy for the Warriors. Imran Tahir will lead the team’s spin attack and will play a major role in the Warrior’s progress in the competition.
Match: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2021
Date and Time: August 26, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
The weather here in St Kitts is expected to be high & will range between 27 to 30 degrees Celsius. It will stay humid throughout the day. There are no chances of rain & fans can expect a full game on Thursday.
The pitch at Warner Park is really good for batting. The batsmen can score well while batting on this pitch & the ballers will be in trouble if they don’t hit the balls at the right line & lengths. We can expect a high-scoring match on the opening day of the league.
Predicted Playing XIs
Trinbago Knight Riders
Playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Tim Seifert, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Ali Khan, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales
Guyana Amazan Warriors
Playing XI: Brandon King, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir
Both the teams look strong & well-equipped & you can expect a cracker of the contest today at Warner Park. Fans will surely get to witness a thrilling contest as many experienced T20 Players will play in the opening match of the CPL 2021. The Trinbago Knight Riders have all the bases covered and their fans expect them to emerge victorious against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening clash of the CPL 2021
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