TT vs WNI Match Preview
The Trinidad and Tobago side played their last match against the Guyana outfit. They won this game by a convincing margin of 6 wickets and with 93 balls to spare. Batting first in this game Guyana was bundled out for a smallish total of 182 runs. Romario Shepherd did provide some heroics towards the end of the innings to provide some respectability to the team score with Gudakesh Motie. The most successful bowler for Trinidad and Tobago in this game was Yannic Cariah. He picked up 3 wickets for 30 runs in the match. The opening ball fast bowlers for Trinidad, Akeal Hosein, and Shannon Gabriel picked up a couple of wickets each. Terrance Hinds and Jyd Goolie also picked up a wicket apiece. In reply to this total, Guyana did make some early inroads in the Trinidad and Tobago batting order. They picked up 4 wickets in the innings before the team reached the halfway mark in Guyana innings. But there was a good partnership between the skipper Nicholas Pooran and Jyd Goolie that took the side to a victory. Both these batters scored in the fifties in the match. Jyd Goolie was declared the player of the match for his all-around performance.
The Windward Islands cricket outfit on the other hand also registered a win in their last encounter. Jonathan Charles scored a brusque 89 at the top of the order for the Windward Islands from 87 balls with 8 fours and 5 sixes. He was ably supported by the likes of Sunil Ambris who scored 69 runs from 57 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes and Justin Greaves with a 46-run contribution. The Windward Islands team managed to score a total of 277 runs from their quota of 50 overs although they were bowled out in the last over of their innings. In their reply to this good total, the Combined Campuses and Colleges side could muster just 180 runs with a loss of 9 wickets. Dinesh Ramdin was the top scorer for them with an 82-run innings from 107 balls. Kavem Hodge was the most successful bowler for Windward islands as he picked up 4 wickets for just 15 runs in the game. Larry Edward and Darel Cyrus also picked up a couple of wickets each. Sadrack Descarte picked up a solitary wicket. Jonathan Charles was declared player of the match for his heroics with the bat for Windward islands.
The temperature during the game at Tarouba will hover close to 24 degrees during the match. We are likely to get broken clouds during the game. You can expect to get a little bit of wind at the venue of around 9 km/hr. There will be relative humidity on offer in the region of 93 %. Not many chances of the players perspiring during the match. There are no chances of any rain during the match.
Although most of the wickets on offer for the limited overs games are in favor of batters, this wicket is a bit different. The pitch at the Tarouba venue will be a challenge for the batsmen. Spinners from both sides will have a key role to play, especially in the middle overs. Both these outfits will be looking to bat first and defend a total later in the innings.
Both Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands cricket teams have a near identical recent records.
Trinidad and Tobago have picked up 3 wins from their last 5 games and lost 1 match while 1 game ended in no result. The Windward Islands has also picked up 3 victories from their last 5 matches and lost a couple of games in the process.
Alick Athanaze has a great batting average in his last 7 appearances for the Windward Islands.
In his last seven appearances for the Windward Islands, Alick Athanze has scored 344 runs with a batting average of 49.14 and a strike rate of 82.47.
None of the two sides have any injury updates for this game. So, it looks as if the entire sides will be available for selection.
TT vs WNI Probable 11
TT Playing 11
- Kjorn Ottley
- Amir Jangoo
- Jason Mohammed
- Darren Bravo
- Nicholas Pooran (C)
- Jyd Goolie
- Yannic Cariah
- Akeal Hosein
- Sunil Narine
- Terrance Hinds
- Shannon Gabriel
WNI Playing 11
- Alick Athanaze
- Johnson Charles
- Kavem Hodge
- Sunil Ambris
- Andre Fletcher (C)
- Justin Greaves
- Sadrack Descarte
- Tevyn Walcott (Wk)
- Larry Edward
- Preston McSween
- Darel Cyrus
Although there is little to choose between these two sides, we expect Trinidad and Tobago to come out trumps in this game. They are playing at home and are in the better form overall as a team than their counterparts. Windward islands have also had a few wins under their belt and will not be pushovers in the match. They will have every opportunity to record a victory in the game. But all-in-all we will bet with Trinidad and Tobago to win this match and improve their position in the points table.
Alick Athanaze: Alick Athanaze has easily been the top batter for the Windward Islands. He is not only scoring these runs with a great average but also scoring them quickly with a terrific strike rate.
Jason Mahmood: Jason Mahmood has been a top batter for Trinidad and Tobago in the last ten games. He is also scoring big runs although they are coming at a slower rate.
Imran Khan: Imran Khan has picked up 12 wickets in his last 5 matches for Trinidad and Tobago. He is bowling with a terrific strike rate of 22.08.
Akeal Hosein: Akeal Hosein is another bowler that is doing well for Trinidad and Tobago with 12 wickets from his last 9 matches.
TT vs WNI Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: N. Pooran
Batters: Darren-Bravo, J. Charles, S. Ambris, A. Athanaze
All-rounders: S. Narine (VC), K. Hodge (C)
Bowlers: S. Gabriel, Y. Cariah, A. Hosein, O. McCoy