Will Trinbago Knight Riders proceed to the final? Photo credits: Sussex Cricket  |  Photo Credit: Twitter
In the Qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 edition, Trinbago Knight Riders will square off with Barbados Tridents in what promises to be an epic face-off between the two sides. In the group stages, both sides locked horns twice and Barbados had the last laugh on both occasions. Nonetheless, the previous meetings won’t matter as the winner will proceed to the final whereas the loser will be knocked out after coming very close to the title.
Trinbago rode on Sunil Narine’s two-wicket haul, fifty from opener Lendl Simmons and useful cameos from Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard to eliminate Carlos Brathwaite-led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots from the competition. On the other hand, Barbados stormed into the playoffs with five wins and an equal number of losses but went down to Guyana Amazon Warriors, by 30 runs, and have their last chance to make it to the summit clash.
My Dream 11 team for Qualifier 2, Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents
Sunil Narine (c), Kieron Pollard (vc), Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Shai Hope (wk), Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Chris Jordan, Imran Tahir, Keemo Paul, Shoaib Malik
BAR Playing XI: Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, Shai Hope (wk), JP Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Raymond Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney
TRK Playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Ali Khan