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CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. BT vs TKR Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

So, who will it be to try inflict a fifth defeat on Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL Finals; the team that has won 11 out of 11 matches in CPL 2019?

Whether Barbados Tridents want that challenge after being on the end of a Brandon King onslaught in Qualifier 1 remains to be seen. How quickly they can get off the blocks might prove critical against a star-studded Trinbago Knight Riders, who broke a losing streak in their win against St Kitts.

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Key to a Barbados Tridents win

When Shakib Al Hasan, Hayden Walsh Jr and Harry Gurney go for a combined 134 runs off 12 overs, BT are always going to be up against it. Along with Jason Holder, these three bowlers can offer plenty against the likes of Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro and Kieron Pollard. Unlike Qualifier 1, can BT stem the runs with regular dot balls and wickets?

Also, with plenty of experience at the top of the order, along with hitting capabilities further down, BT will be craving for a strong powerplay that sets the tone. The return of Sunil Narine took TKR to another level in their Eliminator, so how well they keep the score ticking against he and the likes of Chris Jordan, Kharry Pierre and Ali Khan will be key. The stage is set for the internationals Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy to deliver with the bat.

CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. BT vs TKR Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report
CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 – Pollard to go big?

Key to a Trinbago Knight Riders

Sunil Narine bowled 19 dot balls in his return to the team, soon before GAW plundered 218 against TKR’s opponents in this match. With Narine in such form, the rest of the bowling attack can create chances as the batsmen could look to release the pressure. Chris Jordan is one such threat, with the experienced bowler tasked with picking up wickets as he did, along with Ali Khan, in the last game.

However, TKR need to answer the questions regarding their batting. The up-and-down form of Colin Munro and Darren Bravo has put pressure on Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard to deliver the goods. When you also add Denesh Ramdin’s almighty crawl in the Eliminator, TKR need to ensure they don’t rely too heavily on Simmons and Pollard in another crucial game.

CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. BT vs TKR Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report
CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11: JP Duminy is a key player.

Possible Playing 11

BT: 1. Johnson Charles (wk), 2. Alex Hales, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Shai Hope, 5. JP Duminy, 6. Jonathan Carter, 7. Jason Holder (c), 8. Raymon Reifer, 9. Ashley Nurse, 10. Hayden Walsh Jr, 11. Harry Gurney

TKR: 1. Lendl Simmons, 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Darren Bravo, 5. Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6. Kieron Pollard (c), 7. Chris Jordan, 8. Kharry Pierre, 9. Seekkuge Prasanna, 10. Ali Khan, 11. Akeal Hossain

Pitch and Conditions

The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad is yet to host a match in CPL 2019 to date. It was the same case last season, with a winning 165 scored by TKR in the 2nd Qualifier. The pitch is usually a little slower at this ground, and could be the case again. However, rain could interrupt this one.

Stats and Facts

  • Trinbago Knight Riders won both their games at Tarouba in CPL 2018, to win the Title.
  • Colin Munro scored 68 off 39 balls on this ground in the CPL 2018 Final. Kharry Pierre was man of the match with his 3/29.
  • Hayden Walsh (19) is the highest wicket-taker in CPL 2019.
  • Lendl Simmons is now second in the list of most runs in CPL 2019, overtaken by Brandon King.

Dream11 Prediction

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Option 1:

CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. BT vs TKR Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report
CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11

Option 2:

CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. BT vs TKR Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report
CPL 2019 Qualifier 2: BT vs TKR Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

Really difficult match to predict, as both sides have enjoyed success at this time of season in the past. However, TKR have more know-how in the big games, and could sneak home in a close match.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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