Guyana Amazon Warriors have not lost a single match since the Caribbean Premier League final last year. They will be determined to cross the one last hurdle as they take on Barbados Tridents tonight (early morning tomorrow – Sunday) for the Caribbean Premier League 2019 crown at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.
The top two teams from the CPL 2019 round robin phase make it a fitting finale. The Amazon Warriors have won all their three matches against the Tridents in the CPL 2019 this year, including a 30-run win over Barbados in the Qualifier 1.
On a winning spree, all-conquering Guyana Amazon Warriors will be keen to make amends to their fault in the last hurdle a year ago. They have emerged as the most balanced team of the competition this year.
Barbados Tridents have eliminated defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the second qualifier to set up the final with the Warriors. On their way to the final, Tridents have emerged as one of the most-balanced side of the tournament. J Charles (376) and JP Duminy (291) have been among the top scorers of the tournament. On the bowling front, HR Walsh (21) wickets has been the leading wicket taker of the CPL 2019. He is ably supported by JO Holder (14 wkts), HF Gurney (11) and RA Reifer (10) in the bowling department.
Seasoned Imran Tahir (15 wkts), CJ Green (13), R Shepherd (12) and KMA Paul (10) are the most lethal weapons in the Guyana Amazon Warriors bowling line-up. Tournament’s highest run-getter BA King (453 runs), Shoaib Malik (313) and C Hemraj (298) make the Warriors a formidable batting line-up and an unbeatable combine. They will have to guard against complacency and be ready to defy the law of averages.
On way to the final, the Warriors have won all their 11 matches, defeating the Tridents on three occasions and every other team twice. Tridents will have to raise their game several notches to ensure a result that no team has been able to do this CPL 2019.
The match will start at 2.30 am India time tonight (Saturday-Sunday). Catch all the action LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. The action will also be simulcast on Hotstar VIP.