Who will win Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents Final, CPL 2019?
In-form Guyana Amazon Warriors are favourites to win the 2019 Caribbean Premier League as they prepare to take on Barbados Tridents in the final at Tarouba. The match, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, will take place on October 12 and is scheduled to start at 17:00 local time.
The Warriors made it 11 consecutive wins when these teams last met, in the first qualifier, with Brandon King’s superb batting form continuing. He smashed 132* from 72 balls as the Warriors posted 218/3 on their way to a dominant 30-run win to maintain their perfect record this season.
Barbados Tridents’ strong finish to the league phase – buoyed by the arrivals of Harry Gurney and Shakib Al Hasan and the return of in-form Hayden Walsh Jr – did not go unrewarded, however. They bounced back from that defeat to beat Trinbago Knight Riders and earn their place in the final too. They do start as outsiders, however.
GAW vs BT, CPL 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming
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GAW vs BT Toss Prediction
Guyana Amazon Warriors have won the toss in each of their last three matches, while the Tridents are overdue a win after losing both in the play-offs so far. Judging by their qualifier win, the Tridents could opt to bat first again at Tarouba.
GAW vs BT Weather Report
Prospects of play are excellent, with conditions set to be clear through the evening and the chances of rain extremely low.
GAW vs BT Pitch Condition
The Tarouba wicket was balanced for the second qualifier, with something for the bowlers and batsmen. Recent history at the stadium suggests a score of 160 will be a very competitive one.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team News & Playing 11
GAW Team News
While Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd were expensive last time out, they did take five wickets between them – it could be enough to confirm their places in the team for the final. It would mean Ben Laughlin and Qais Ahmad missing out.
GAW Key Players
Brandon King: Hammered an unbeaten 132 at the top of the order when these teams met in the qualifier to move to 453 runs in 11 innings. King has scored three half-centuries and that century, and he has a strike rate of 151 too.
Shoaib Malik: The veteran captain has led from the front in this campaign, scoring 73*, 28* and 32 in his last three innings to move to 313 runs. He has also taken a wicket in each of the last four matches to move to six in total for the tournament.
Imran Tahir: Took two more wickets when these teams last met, taking him to 15 in eight matches in this tournament. Not only has he taken wickets regularly – taking at least two in seven of those eight matches – he has an economy rate of 5.58 too.
GAW Team Form
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect campaign saw them win ten from ten in the league phase – the first team ever to do so – and they continued that form by beating Barbados Tridents in CPL 2019 qualifier.
Shoaib Malik (73*) and Imran Tahir (3-12) helped them to a convincing win against Jamaica Tallawahs, before Chandrapaul Hemraj (3-15) and Nicholas Pooran (54*) sealed the unbeaten league record as they beat Trinbago Knight Riders by seven wickets.
Then, last time out, Brandon King was back in top form. He smashed 132* as the Warriors posted 218/3 against Barbados Tridents. In reply, Imran Tahir’s 2-13 from four overs was vital as they restricted the league runners-up to 188/8.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Predicted Playing 11
- Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Odean Smith
Barbados Tridents Team News & Playing 11
BT Team News
With Shai Hope fit again, Barbados Tridents have fielded the same team for both matches in the play-offs – Justin Greaves the unlucky one to have had to make way. After JP Duminy suffered a hamstring injury in the second qualifier, however – retiring hurt while batting – Greaves might be called back into the team for this final.
BT Key Players
Johnson Charles: A scratchy 35 last time out lacked the fluency of his previous good batting for, but more runs at the top of the order nevertheless proved vital. He will need to score quicker this time, but generally his batting form has been good.
Harry Gurney: The defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first qualifier marked the only game the English left-arm seamer had not taken wickets in this tournament. He claimed 2-31 last time out to move to 11 in seven matches.
Hayden Walsh Jr: The US international skipped his country’s first ODI series to play in this tournament and he has been in supreme form. Another two wickets last time out means he has 21 to his name from eight games in this tournament. He has taken at least two in every match.
BT Team Form
Barbados Tridents won three of their four final group games but needed two attempts at reaching the final. They lost to Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first qualifier – finishing on 188/8 in pursuit of 219 to win after their bowlers had taken a battering.
They were back to their best last time out, however – Ashley Nurse hitting three sixes as the seventh-wicket partnership of him and Raymon Reifer posted 48 from the final 14 balls, helping the Tridents to 160/6. That gave them something to defend, and Nurse cemented his man-of-the-match award by taking 2-14 from his four overs. Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney and Raymon Reifer also took two wickets apiece as they bowled the Knight Riders out for 148.
Barbados Tridents Predicted Playing 11
- Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, Shai Hope, Justin Greaves, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh Jr, Harry Gurney