Trinbago Knight Riders
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Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on Trinbago Knight Riders in the first match of the CPL 2021 on Thursday. Both teams faired well last season, having finished in the top-four. Trinbago Knight Riders went onto win the title, while Guyana Amazon Warriors lost in the second semi-final.

Trinbago Knight Rider have 4 titles to their name and ahead of a new season, they would be eager to make it five. They have a well-rounded squad at their disposal. The batting department consists of the likes of Lendl Simmons, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, and Darren Sammy.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

The presence of Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine will add depth to the batting. Simmons was the highest run-getter for Knight Riders last season. He will be a vital cog for the team, once again. Dwayne Bravo has switched to a new team and his absence could affect Knight Riders’ combination.

Jayden Seales will be the guy to watch out for in the seam-bowling department. They have some solid options in the spin department as well, namely Narine, Yasir Shah, and Akeal Hosein.

On the other hand, Guyana Amazon Warriors would be aiming to win their first title in the tournament. Nicholas Pooran will be the leader in chief. He had a great outing last year with the bat. He along with Shimron Hetmyer would be the two biggest bets for them in the batting department. Besides, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and M Hafeez will add depth to their batting.

As far as the bowling is concerned, Imran Tahir and Naveen Ul-Haq will hold key to the team’s fortune. As compared to the other teams, the Warriors’ bowling looks lean given the lack of prominent names in the squad.

Stats Matches Trinbago Knight Riders  Won Guyana Amazon Warriors Tied
Overall 21 12 9 0
At Warner Park, St. Kitts 1 1 0 0
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2 0

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

CPL 2021: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders- Head-To-Head Records
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Innings Trinbago Knight Riders  Won Guyana Amazon Warriors
1st batting 3 2
2nd batting 9 7

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles

Stats TNR (vs GAW) GAW (vs TNR)
Highest total 180/6 (20 overs) at Queen’s Park Oval on 24th July 2014 185 (20 overs) at Port of Spain on 30th September 2019
Lowest completed total 103 (17.4 overs) at Port of Spain on 5th September 2018

(Top players’ stats)

Stats TNR (vs GAW) GAW (vs TNR)
Highest individual score 100 by Colin Munro at Port of Spain on 2nd July 2016 77 by Chris Lynn at Porn of Spain on 2nd July 2016
Most runs scored 482 runs by Colin Munro 303 runs by Lendl Simmons 
Most wickets 25 wickets by Dwayne Bravo 13 wickets by V Permaul