Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, 16th match, Port-of-Spain
Our XI: Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Colin Munro, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Fawad Ahmed
NOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so do keep an eye out for the toss before making your final picks.
Captain: Colin Munro
Munro, with 133 runs in his first four games, is always a good prospect in the CPL; he rarely fails in this tournament and loves the Caribbean. This is another chance for him to continue his good form and show how reliable an opener he is.
Vice-captain: Shimron Hetmyer
Hetmyer has had three average games after a good start but will be looking to get back to form. The last time these two teams met, Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 63. The law of averages might work in his favour.
Dwayne Bravo: Dwayne Bravo has passed the landmark of 500 wickets. Now it is time to get more. Man of the Match in the previous game, Bravo has found his form. He bowls in the death and in the powerplay. Pollard turns to Bravo for wickets and he also bowls four overs more often than not.
Imran Tahir: It's impossible to not pick Tahir when the Amazon Warriors are playing. Tahir has nine wickets from five matches and an economy rate of 6.45. He will be vital if the Amazon Warriors are to move ahead in the tournament. Tahir needs to get more wickets in those middle overs. Against the Knight Riders in the last game, Tahir took 2 for 40.
Naveen-ul-Haq: His slower balls and cutters have impressed everyone in the tournament. Naveen has five wickets at an economy rate of 6.89. He bowled a wonderful over to Andre Russell in the death to win the match for the Amazon Warriors. He also took 2 for 21 the last time these two teams met.
Fawad Ahmed/ Khary Pierre: Fawad and Pierre have similar roles. They are bowlers who contain more than taking wickets. However, if Narine is playing there is a good chance that batsmen may look to attack these two spinners and they get the wickets. Pick one of the two and hope they deliver.
Point to note
- The Knight Riders rested Narine the last game and played Pravin Tambe. Wait for the teams to be announced before picking your XI. If Narine plays then he becomes an automatic choice as captain.