BIG GAME NEXT UP AS THE TRIDENTS FACE THE PATRIOTS
Thu, 12th, Sep 2019
Barbados Tridents will be facing St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their upcoming fixture on Wednesday. With just two wins in eight games the SKNP have been a tough opponent for the Tridents.
The Patriots are coming off a big win – in fact the biggest win in CPL. The game will be important to the Tridents after the loss in their opener, and a win against the high-flying Patriots will be a huge boost to their confidence early in the tournament.
In Warner Park, the Tridents have won five out of their nine matches. Their 55% wins in the venue is the second most by a team in the venue after Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Going into the match, the Tridents will expect their big names to shine. Johnson Charles, Leniko Boucher and JP Duminy all had starts but were unable to convert it into big scores or forge partnerships. Their marquee signing Alex Hales will look to start afresh after a disappointing debut.
On the other hand, Roshon Primus will be raring to go again after picking up two important wickets in the last game, those of Shoaib Malik and Shimron Hetmyer. Ashley Nurse shone in with the bat with his 40 off 25 balls and will look to take his form into the next game, against the Patriots. Jason Holder has eight wickets in this stadium, his second favourite ground in CPL.
In the last season, Tridents faced SKNP in Warner Park in their ninth league match. The Patriots won the toss and opted to bowl first. Barbados Tridents put on a total of 168, thanks to skipper Holder’s quick fire 30 off just 11 balls. Some spirited bowling by Holder went in vain as the Tridents lost the closely fought game in the last over.
Big game, high pressure. Time for the Tridents to get that first win!
Upcoming Milestones for Tridents
- Alex Hales is 75 runs short of 6000 T20 runs
- Sandeep Lamichhane is one match short of playing his 50th T20 match